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Mack Announces Booth Lineup for World of Concrete 2015

LAS VEGAS (Jan. 22, 2015) – The spotlight will shine brightly on Mack Trucks’ famous Bulldog at World of Concrete 2015, Feb. 3-6 in the Las Vegas Convention Center. Each of the five trucks featured in Mack booth C-5203 proudly wears a gold Bulldog, indicating a fully integrated Mack® Pedigree powertrain.

            Mack truck models featured in the booth will be:

Dennis Ahal Receives ASCC Lifetime Achievement Award

Dennis C. Ahal, past president, American Society of Concrete Contractors, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the ASCC on September 18, 2014 at the organization’s annual conference in Denver, Colorado. The Lifetime Achievement Award is ASCC’s highest honor, acknowledging recipients for their body of work within the industry and their service to ASCC.

Ahal was president of ASCC from 1997 to 1998. He has also served on the technical review, liaison, nominating and administrative committees and led the organization’s first strategic planning process.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Names Rico Heinz Director of Production

Putzmeister America, Inc. has named Rico Heinz director of production, responsible for restructuring the company’s manufacturing process to improve efficiency on all of its production lines. As a result of Putzmeister’s production increasing dramatically over the past few years, the company is looking to Heinz to help ensure it continues to meet customer demands efficiently without compromising the proven quality of its products.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Launches Service Locator Tool on Website

Putzmeister America, Inc. now offers its website users a new search tool that allows them to locate qualified service technicians and local distributors nearest them.

“Using this new tool, our customers can even more easily connect with service technicians in their area,” said Doug Brunet, director of customer support for Putzmeister. “They can identify their exact service needs and be matched with a certified provider specifically qualified to solve their challenge.”

Retiring Executive Director to Be Honored at Winter Tilt-Up Jubilee

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association will be honoring Ed Sauter, the association’s longstanding executive director, at their Winter Tilt-Up Jubilee during World of Concrete February 4, 2015.

Sauter will enter part-time retirement at the end of this year and step down as TCA executive director. He began his tenure at the association in 1992, when—attending a meeting also held at WOC—he agreed to take over as interim director. He continued in the position for 23 years, bringing passion, commitment and leadership to the organization.

First Putzmeister Mexico Concrete Mixer Rolls off the Assembly Line

Putzmeister Mexico, a division of Putzmeister America, Inc., reached a milestone and has begun producing concrete ready mix trucks for the U.S. and Latin American markets. The first manufactured unit was displayed at the recent Mexican Ready Mix Association Convention held in Cancun, Mexico. The Monterrey, Mexicobased plant, which is the primary concrete mixer manufacturing facility for the Americas, will be manufacturing at full capacity by spring 2015.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Promotes Eric Zimmermann to Director of Parts Sales and Pipe Technology

Putzmeister America, Inc. has promoted Eric Zimmermann to director of parts sales and pipe technology. In his new role, Zimmermann will be responsible for overseeing Putzmeister’s new parts sales customer support group, while continuing his leadership role managing Putzmeister Pipe Technology.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Teams with Emissions Control Company to Help Reduce Pollution at California Ports

Putzmeister America, Inc. has partnered with Advanced Emissions Control Solutions (AECS) to create a system to help control emissions from vessels at berth, following stricter government regulations at California ports.

Wisconsin Pumper Thinks Pink For Breast Cancer

“It’s hard to find anyone who hasn’t had a friend or relative that has been affected by breast cancer,” says Mike Salmon, manager of Gordy’s Concrete Pumping, Milwaukee. So when they purchased a refurbished Schwing S 61 SX from Concrete Pump Repair (CPR), they decided it was time to make a statement about the issue. “It was something we had been thinking about for several years,” Salmon adds, regarding Gordy’s owner, Jim Walters, and the rest of 20-pump company’s team. “We figured if we were going to go pink, we would do it on a large scale with the 61,” Salmon says.

Schwing Announces 2015 Training Schedule

Schwing has announced its 2015 service seminar schedule, which has been divided into different levels to appeal to a wide audience of concrete pumping professionals. The four-day seminars are held at Schwing’s dedicated training facility in White Bear, Minnesota, and include multi-media training aids and hands-on troubleshooting. Students also receive a training manual on CD-ROM, along with a printed copy.

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