Industry News

2016 Decorative Concrete Council Award Winners

ST. LOUIS, MO  February 5 -- The Decorative Concrete Council, a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors, St. Louis, Mo., has announced the winners of its eighth annual Decorative Concrete Awards competition.  The winners were recognized at a ceremony at the World of Concrete, Las Vegas, on February 2, 2016.

Mack Trucks’ Vehicle Lineup Announced for World of Concrete 2016

LAS VEGAS (Jan. 25, 2016) – Mack Trucks today announced the vehicle lineup it will showcase during World of Concrete 2016, Feb. 2-5 in the Las Vegas Convention Center. Mack® truck models featured in booth C-5203 will be:

Spanish Finishing Video Available

ST. LOUIS, MO  January 18 – The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, has completed the Spanish translation of its Concrete Finishing Training DVD.  The 45-minute presentation provides finishers with basic instruction in hand and machine finishing slabs-on-ground and suspended slabs. 

Putzmeister Mexico Adds Sales Coordinator Fermin Oviedo

Putzmeister Mexico, a division of Putzmeister America, Inc., has hired Fermin Oviedo as sales coordinator. In the role, he will be responsible for coordinating orders between the sales department and production plant, coordinating and receiving chassis for production, and communicating directly with customers on their orders.

Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping, Inc. Makes Three Strategic Acquisitions in Southeast

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 that will expand the company’s presence in the southeastern U.S. The company has acquired Action Concrete Pumping, Inc., which is based in Greenville, South Carolina, and has operations in Knoxville, Tennessee; Birmingham, Alabama; and Augusta, Georgia.

Schwing Pumping World’s Tallest Building

At more than 3,281 feet, the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia will be the tallest building in the world upon its scheduled completion in 2020. The observation deck, which offers a breathtaking view over the kingdom at a height of 2,067 feet, will break another world record.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Extends Parts Customer Support Hours

Putzmeister America, Inc. has extended its parts customer support hours to better serve customers across all time zones. Putzmeister parts staff is now available to process orders and answer questions weekdays from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, Central Standard Time.

Pink is a Modern Color

Another ACPA member has joined the pink parade of concrete pumps supporting breast cancer awareness. “Everyone knows someone who is affected by this disease,” says Marcus King, owner of Modern Concrete Pumping, Newington, Connecticut. In King’s case, it was an operator’s wife and a dispatcher at a ready mix plant who were affected, so Modern decided to order its Schwing S 20 boom pump painted pink.

How Many Pumping Dollars "WOOD" You Lose On This Project?

by Christi Collins, ACPA Executive Director

Negotiating Contract Language

by Art Kirkner