Industry News

Concrete Polishing Council Added to ASCC

ST. LOUIS, MO – Bev Garnant, executive director of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, announced today that the Concrete Polishing Association of America, (CPAA) will merge with ASCC.  CPAA will become the Concrete Polishing Council, a specialty council of ASCC.  ASCC has three other councils: the Decorative Concrete Council, the Safety & Risk Management Council, and the Manufacturer’s Advisory Council.

Putzmeister America Welcomes John Roberts as Director of Engineering

Putzmeister America, Inc. has added John Roberts as director of engineering. In the role, he will manage the engineering functions for the design and manufacturing of products at Putzmeister facilities in the U.S., Brazil, and Mexico.

Mack Leasing System Adds 19 Dealer Locations in 2015

Mack Leasing System, which offers lease, rental and contract maintenance agreements for Mack Trucks customers in North America, added 19 member-dealer locations in 2015, bringing its total to 210 full-service Mack Trucks dealers offering leasing options in addition to traditional sales, parts and service.

Putzmeister America Names Phillip Ketcham Southeast Sales Representative

Putzmeister America, Inc. has added Phillip Ketcham as Southeast sales representative for the company’s full line of equipment, working alongside Southeast regional sales manager, James Rogers, with current and prospective customers in that region of the U.S.

The Hammer Letter

By Rob Edwards, NBIS

What It Is, and How It Can Hurt You

Pump Operator Roundtable

Concrete pump operators meet challenges daily on the job site. Highly skilled and trained, concrete pumpers keep a constant eye on safety and often adapt to unknown conditions on site. The pumping industry has changed in many ways over the years, and today’s pump operators undergo rigorous certification to demonstrate their knowledge of safe practices and proficiency with their valuable equipment.

Schwing Customers Attend Bauma 2016

A contingent of more than 100 Schwing customers and employees joined a recordsetting crowd at Bauma 2016, the largest construction trade show in the world, held April 11-17 in Munich. The Schwing customers earned their trips by purchasing a concrete pump through a 2015 sales promotion. The international trade fair attracted more than 580,000 attendees from 200 countries, with 3,423 exhibits spread over 140 acres.

American Concrete Pumping Association Announces the Co-Location of 2016 Education Conference with the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association ConcreteWorks

The American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA) and the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) announce the co-location of the 2016 ACPA Gaining the Edge Education Conference and NRMCA ConcreteWorks conference.

Putzmeister Exhibits at Bauma 2016 in Munich

Putzmeister Concrete Pumps GmbH, Putzmeister America, Inc.’s parent company, headquartered in Germany, had a significant presence at Bauma 2016, the world’s leading trade fair for construction, building material and mining machines and construction vehicles and equipment. At the trade show, held April 8-14, 2016 in Munich, two large Putzmeister booths focused on various concrete pumps, mixers and placing booms.

Schwing and CPI KC Partner with Blue Hat Crane for Parts and Service

Schwing and its local dealer CPI, KC has expanded their ability to service concrete pump customers in the Kansas City and the surrounding area with a new partner for parts and service. Blue Hat Crane, a division of JE Dunn, provides its national customer base with turnkey service, expertise and technical support for all crane-related activities. In the Kansas City area, the company now provides service and parts support for Schwing customers.