Industry News

Robert Hamilton Rejoins SCHWING America

Robert Hamilton has rejoined SCHWING America as a field service technician. Robert brings more than ten years of relevant experience with heavy machinery, including concrete pumps. His most recent experience was with a concrete pumping company in the Southwest.

“We’re excited to have Robert back on the team,” reports Tom Jaeger, SCHWING’s service manager. “Robert’s attention to detail, excellent customer service and outside-thebox thinking elevate the product support level we provide.”

American Concrete Institute Launches New Center of Excellence for Carbon Neutral Concrete

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announced the launch of NEU: An ACI Center of Excellence for Carbon Neutral Concrete, at its spring convention in Orlando, Florida. NEU aims to collaborate globally to drive research, education, awareness and adoption of carbon neutral materials and technologies in the industry.

Concrete Pumping Holdings Announces Promotions

Concrete Pumping Holdings has announced that Clint Price has been promoted to the role of director of risk management, replacing Randy Waterman. Clint has been with Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping since the acquisition of CPI in 1999. Clint started with the company as a concrete pump operator and has worked in the safety department as branch safety manager, regional safety manager, and most recently as Concrete Pumping Holdings’ director of EHS. Clint will be relocating from Utah to the Denver area to work out of the corporate office.

Beton America Appoints Brent Weilbacher as Southern Regional Sales Manager

Beton America has appointed Brent Weilbacher as the new regional sales manager for the South region covering seven states, including Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, New Mexico and Arizona.

Brent comes to Betonstar with industry experience, having previously worked for a Putzmeister small line dealer in Texas. His knowledge and dedication will help customers easily transition into Betonstar Concrete Pumps’ full product offering.

SCHWING Service and Training Seminars

Due to popular demand, SCHWING America has added two more service seminars this fall. The level II service seminar is scheduled for October 17–20, and the level III service seminar is October 31–November 3. The four-day seminars are held at SCHWING’s dedicated training facility in White Bear, Minnesota, and include multi-media training aids and hands-on troubleshooting. Students also receive a training manual on USB, along with a printed copy. Sign up at https://schwing.com/service/service-seminars.html.

WORLD OF CONCRETE ANNOUNCES 2022 WEATHERTON AWARD

World of Concrete continued its support for the concrete industry’s legacy through its sponsorship of the 2022 Weatherton Presentation Award on Wednesday, January 19. World of Concrete welcomed students from California State University — Chico, Middle Tennessee State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Texas State University to present their industry papers at a competition on Monday afternoon.

ASCC Published 2 New Safety Bulletins

ST. LOUIS, MO – The Safety and Risk Management Council (SRMC) of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, has published two new Safety Bulletins: Emergency Rescue Baskets and Concrete Burns.

TACA Hires Matthew Posey as Manager of Government Affairs and External Relations

AUSTIN, Texas  – The Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association (TACA) has named Matthew Posey as its manager of Government Affairs and External Relations. In this newly created Austin-based position, Posey is responsible for the development and implementation of public, regulatory and local and state government relations strategies and initiatives for the aggregate, cement and concrete industries in Texas.

ASCC Safety Summit 2022

ST. LOUIS, MO – The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO, and the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA), Mt. Vernon, IA, announce the ASCC/TCA Safety Summit 2022. Following the success of last year’s inaugural summit, this event is designed to bring together those responsible for safety in their companies for a day of information exchange. “Safety professionals from ASCC and TCA members across the country will come together to share best practices and their most daunting challenges,” says Bev Garnant, executive director of the ASCC.

Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping Promotes Jonas Barboza to Texas North Regional Manager

Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping is pleased to announce the promotion of Jonas Barboza to Texas North regional manager, effective January 5, 2022.

Jonas brings a wealth of knowledge and years of concrete pumping industry experience to his new role. In 1997, he began his career with Brundage-Bone as a pump operator and held several key positions at the Dallas Branch, including branch manager, for the past six years.

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