Industry News

ASCC Specialty Council Publishes a Pre-Construction Checklist for Safety Policies & Procedures

ST. LOUIS, MO – The Safety & Risk Management Council (SRMC), a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) has published a Pre-Construction Checklist for Safety Policies & Procedures. The purpose of the document is to stimulate discussion of job-specific safety protocol and procedures, with all pertinent parties prior to project start-up.

ASCC/TCA Safety Summit 2020 Announced

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 2020. This is a new event, designed to bring those responsible for safety in their companies together for a day of information exchange.

ASCC and NRMCA Announce Paving Tool Kit

ST. LOUIS, MO – The joint Paving Committee of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO and the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, MD has assembled a Paving Tool Kit, a library of resources for concrete paving contractors and designers.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Hires Mike Eubank as North Region Sales Representative

Putzmeister America, Inc. has hired Mike Eubank as a North Region sales representative. In this role, Eubank will be responsible for securing direct sales and dealer channel sales. Eubank has eight years of sales experience in concrete materials and supplies. He began his career with an inside sales position at a construction equipment rental company, and most recently worked with Logan Contractors Supply in Olathe, Kansas.

Cemstone Announces 2019 Scholarship Recipients

Cemstone, the upper Midwest’s leader in high-performance concrete, announces the 2019 Cemstone Companies Scholarship recipients. The 2019 recipients include Laura Gagnon (New Richmond, Wisconsin); Jillian Grundhoffer (Waseca, Minnesota); Morgan Lynch (Fonda, Iowa); and Nicolas Tourtillott (Lakeville, Minnesota).

Schwing Adds Boom Inspector

Due to increased sales of Schwing concrete pumps, the company’s service department has added a certified boom inspector for customers in the Southeast U.S. Jim Indelicato will join the nationwide team of Schwing certified boom inspectors located throughout North America. He comes to the position with extensive welding experience—an important skill if a boom inspection reveals repairs are needed.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Receives More than $10,000 in Training Grants

Putzmeister America, Inc. has received $10,260 in training grants from Racine County and the Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership. The funds will be invested in the company’s hands-on training for the electrical assembly department.

“Employees are Putzmeister America’s greatest asset,” said Mo Murray, senior human resources business partner at Putzmeister. “We take pride in investing in our talent, and we look forward to further developing the skills of our employees.”

Conco Pumping Receives Two Significant Safety Awards

Conco Pumping recently received two different safety awards: the 2019 Albert H. Atwood Safety Achievement Award and the Southern California Contractor Association (SCCA) Zero Accidents 2018 award.

The Atwood Award was made on the basis of Conco’s diligent efforts over the course of four years to address the safety risk posed by the lack of fall protection systems on concrete boom pumps, separate placing booms and Telebelt mobile conveyors. As a prominent commercial concrete contractor, Conco was uniquely positioned to address the issue.

Schwing Adds Florida-Based Service Tech

Krzysztof Jechorek has been added to the Schwing field service team, expanding the ranks of technicians to support customers with diagnoses, repair and inspection of their Schwing equipment. Jechorek brings more than four years of relevant experience with heavy machinery, including concrete pumps. His most recent experience was with a concrete pump manufacturer.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Hires Tracy Turner as Regional Sales Director North

Putzmeister America, Inc. has hired Tracy Turner as regional sales director North. In this role, Turner will be responsible for overseeing direct sales and dealer channel sales.

Turner has 20 years of experience in industrial sales and sales management. He began his career as a national account manager for Cintas Corporation, and most recently worked with Storage Battery Systems in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.