Industry News

Mack Trucks Announces 2025 Mack Calendar Contest Winners

GREENSBORO, NC – Mack Trucks today announced the winning entries of the 2025 Mack Trucks Calendar Contest. Twelve Mack® trucks will be spotlighted in the 2025 Mack calendar, each representing a month in the year.

Thousands of Mack fans chose among 177 submissions in seven separate categories. The winning dozen will be professionally photographed by Mack for the 2025 edition of the calendar.

Alliance Donates a New Pump to the CIM Education Program

Alliance Concrete Pumps, a leading manufacturer in the concrete pumping industry, has once again made a significant contribution to the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program by donating a brand-new Alliance JMP-60H, truck-mounted concrete pump to their annual fundraising auction.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Initiates a SANY Specific Sales Team

Putzmeister America, Inc. is pleased to announce Jon Carrier as its SANY sales and product specialist. Jon joined Putzmeister in 2018 where he worked in the technical support department, and over the years has assisted in the role of promoting new Putzmeister products and eventually the SANY product line. Jon played a pivotal role in SANY product improvement, service and training. With his in-depth knowledge of the SANY product line, Jon assisted with the design and implementation of the SANY training program. In 2022, Jon was promoted to technical training manager.

Concrete Industry Management Program Raises $1.75 Million at 2024 World of Concrete Auction

The National Steering Committee (NSC) for the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program — a business-intensive program that awards students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in concrete industry management — is thrilled to announce it raised more than $1.75 million in gross revenue at its annual auction, held in conjunction with the World of Concrete, on Wednesday, January 24.

CPMA Welcomes Two New Members

The Concrete Pump Manufacturers Association (CPMA) extends a warm welcome to two new members: Mud Demon MNKOTA and Concrete Pump Supply.  

Concrete Pump Supply offers parts to placers, and everything in between (, while Mud Demon MNKOTA ( supplies construction equipment-powered concrete pumps. 

RapidWorks Hires Tim Curran as CEO

RapidWords (formerly Rapid Applications Group), the leading ERP software solution for heavy equipment construction subcontractors, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Curran as chief executive officer, along with four highly experienced construction technology leaders to its executive team.

Statement from U.S. Cement Industry on EPA Particulate Matter Standard

In response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement of its finalization of the new Particulate Matter 2.5 standard under the National Ambient Air Quality Standards, the Portland Cement Association (PCA) — representing America’s cement manufacturers — released the following statement.

SCHWING America Welcomes New Business Development Manager

SCHWING America is excited to announce the appointment of Justin Moore as business development manager. As a key member of the leadership team, Moore will strengthen SCHWING’s business strategy and encourage new market development.

Rapid Applications Group Changes Name to RapidWorks

Rapid Applications Group, the leading ERP and dispatch software solution for the heavy equipment services industry, announced that it is renaming the company to RapidWorks.  

SCHWING America Presents Industry Leaders with Lifetime Achievement Awards

SCHWING America was honored to present several industry leaders with the “SCHWING America / Tom Anderson Lifetime Achievement Award” during World of Concrete in Las Vegas. This is the company’s top award, acknowledging a person’s outstanding contributions to SCHWING and the concrete pumping industry.

This year’s recipients were Bob Haight from Opportunity Equipment, Roy Thompson from Champion Concrete Pumping and Jim Toothaker from Independent Concrete Pumping.