Industry News

Marketing Analyst Joins Schwing Staff

Schwing America has added a marketing analyst to their staff at company headquarters in White Bear, Minnesota. Glenn Donoghue joined Schwing after a stint as an intern that led to a marketing communications position at LiuGong Machinery, a 50-year old Chinese manufacturer of construction equipment. He spent three years at the company’s headquarters in Guangxi, China, providing support for trade shows, public relations, sales training and website development.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Promotes Jorge Reza to Latin America After Sales Parts and Service Manager

Putzmeister America, Inc. has promoted Jorge Reza to Latin America after sales parts and service manager, responsible for coordinating all aspects of parts sales, service, warranty, and training for Putzmeister’s Latin American and Central American distributors and customers.

In 1999, Reza started his career at Putzmeister in the paint department, transferring to the customer support group five years later. This year, he will celebrate 15 years at the company.

Schwing Adds Vice President of Operations

Responding to increased demand for the company’s concrete equipment, Schwing America has hired a new vice president of operations, Arne King. “We are bringing increased efficiency to Schwing’s purchasing, quality control and manufacturing,” states Brian Hazelton, Schwing’s CEO, “with the end result being even higher standards of workmanship and customer satisfaction.” King’s background lends itself to the job, having held similar positions at Pentair, manufacturers of pumping systems and WEIR mining equipment.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Promotes Scott Zamecnik to Field Service Technical Support Manager

Putzmeister America, Inc. has promoted Scott Zamecnik to field service technical support manager, responsible for coordinating the efforts of Putzmeister’s technical services representatives.

Zamecnik started his career at Putzmeister in 1998, recently celebrating 15 years with the company. In addition to working in the customer support group, he has worked in Putzmeister’s Telebelt ®, truck-mounted concrete boom pump, large line trailer pump, final finish and test stand departments.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Recognizes Top International Distributors at 2014 ConExpo Trade Show

Putzmeister America, Inc. recognized six of its top international distributor partners with its annual “International Distributor of the Year” awards at a special VIP event in Las Vegas during the 2014 ConExpo trade show.

Construction Forms, Inc., Announces Launch of New Website

Construction Forms, Inc. is excited to announce the launch of its new website, www.conforms.com. The website has been redesigned to improve usability and appeal. In addition to the design update and layout of the pages, new features have been implemented in this version.

The design of the web pages and structure of the information have been changed to improve flow and usability. Also, all navigation links have been brought to the top level to make information easier to find.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Promotes Jim Bury to Vice President—Operations

Putzmeister America, Inc. has promoted Jim Bury to vice president— operations. In the new role, he will be responsible for personnel and policy decisions in engineering, production, documentation, quality, and test stand departments.

With 25 years of progressive responsibilities in diverse manufacturing environments and product lines, Bury has served in various roles within Putzmeister for more than 15 years. Most recently, he acted as director of engineering. In his current role, he will report to Dave Adams, Putzmeister’s president and CEO.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Promotes Tom Easter to Director of Production Control and Material Planning

Putzmeister America, Inc. has promoted Tom Easter to director of production control and material planning. In his expanded position, he will assume the overall responsibility for all material planning and control, while continuing the responsibilities of his previous role as production control manager.

Concrete Employee Safety DVD Released by the ASCC

The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, has released its new Employee Safety Orientation DVD for concrete contractors. The training tool was developed by members of the ASCC’s Safety & Risk Management Council (SRMC) and released at the World of Concrete 2014.

“This 40-minute presentation on the basics of concrete construction safety topics can be used by concrete contractors to educate new employees and as a refresher for seasoned workers,” says Janet Greco, SRMC chair.

ASCC Thirteenth Annual Conference

The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) will hold its thirteenth annual conference on September 18-21, 2014 at the Westin Westminster, Denver, Colorado.

Concrete contractors, manufacturers, designers and other industry professionals will gather for three days of educational and networking opportunities. Speakers include Jerry Holland, Bob Simonelli, Wally Adamchik and Jeff Coleman.

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