Industry News


NBIS Increases Expertise within the Concrete Pumping segmentKyle Rask, NBIS

Atlanta, GA - NationsBuilders Insurance Services, Inc., the industry leader in specialty construction insurance, is pleased to welcome Kyle Rask to the Company, where he will assume the position of Concrete Pumping Program Manager.

ASCC Elects New Officers

ST. LOUIS, MO – Chris Plue, Webcor Concrete, San Francisco, CA, has been elected president of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO for 2017-2018.  Anthony DeCarlo, Cincinnati, OH; Chris Forster, Tustin, CA; Mario Garza, Southville, MI, were re-elected vice-presidents and Rocky Geans, Mishawaka, IN, was elected as a vice-president. Keith Wayne, Kannapolis, NC, was re-elected treasurer.  Tim Manherz, Houston, TX, was elected as a director and Bill Bramscreiber, Glendora, CA and Steve Lloyd, Rustburg, VA, were re-elected directors. 

Mack Donates Mack® Granite® Model to Benefit Concrete Industry Management Program

LAS VEGAS (Jan. 17, 2017) – To help support the Concrete Industry Management’s (CIM) educational programs, Mack Trucks donated a 2016 Mack® Granite® Axle Forward model to the 12th annual CIM Auction conducted during World of Concrete 2017. All auction proceeds will go toward the development and support of CIM’s educational program.

Mack® mDRIVE™ Transmissions Gain New Performance, Safety Features

LAS VEGAS (Jan. 17, 2017) – Mack Trucks introduced today Mack®mDRIVE rolling start and auto neutral, two new features designed to improve the jobsite performance and safety of trucks equipped with Mack’s mDRIVE and mDRIVE HD automated manual transmissions. Both features are standard on all Mack mDRIVE and mDRIVE HD transmissions. Mack made the announcement at World of Concrete 2017 in Las Vegas.

Bill Zachary Joins Concrete Pump Supply

Bill Zachary has joined Concrete Pump Supply as an outside sales and application specialist. With over 25 years’ experience in the concrete pumping industry, Bill will support Concrete Pump Supply products for all applications. Bill will be based in Nashville, Tennessee, and can be reached at (615) 922-0211.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Announces 2017 Service School Schedule

Putzmeister America, Inc. has announced the 2017 schedule for its growing service school program. This year, the company has once again expanded classes and updated the curriculum to help meet customers’ ever-changing needs.

The 2017 Putzmeister Service School schedule includes the following courses:

Truck-Mounted Boom Pump Maintenance & Service – Ergonic® Systems

• February 6 – 10

• July 17 – 21

• September 18 - 22

• December 4 – 8

Putzmeister America, Inc. Wins Two International Marketing Awards

Putzmeister America, Inc. has received two 2016 Summit Creative Awards in the Summit International Awards’ (SIA) 22nd annual competition. The winning entries were selected from 5,000 submissions from 21 different countries.

Putzmeister received a Silver Award in the “Card / Announcement / Invitation – Print” category for its “2015 Holiday Card,” which highlighted both a truck-mounted concrete boom pump and a concrete transit mixer in a tri-fold design, featuring intricate die-cutting and foil stamping.

Build With Strength: Report Examines Costs and Benefits of Building with Resiliency

Recent research from MIT’s Concrete Sustainability Hub found that a $10 million non-engineered wood building is expected to face $0.505 million in hazard related damages over 50 years, while a $10 million engineered concrete building is expected to face only $0.165 million over the same period. According to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the global cost of climate-related disasters has dramatically increased each decade: from $50 billion in the 1960s (16 disasters) to $400 billion in the 1990s (70 disasters).

Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping Acquires Three Businesses in the UK

Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping, Inc., a leading provider of concrete pumping services in the U.S., announced today that it has completed three strategic acquisitions in the United Kingdom: Camfaud Concrete Pumps Limited, a national concrete pumping service provider based in the southeast of England, as well as Premier Concrete Pumping Limited and South Coast Concrete Pumping Limited. Terms of the transactions were not disclosed.

Putzmeister America Welcomes William Mollet as Regional Sales Manager

Putzmeister America, Inc., has added William (Bill) Mollet as regional sales manager for the company’s mixer division. In the role, he will oversee concrete transit mixer sales in the southwestern U.S.

With more than 30 years of industry experience, Mollet previously worked in sales and product development for a major concrete truck manufacturer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Hamline University.