Industry News

Autocar Cuts Ribbon on Birmingham Manufacturing Plant

Autocar hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new manufacturing plant in Center Point, Alabama on April 19, 2018. Governor Kay Ivey, Jefferson County commissioner Joe Knight and Center Point mayor Tom Henderson were in attendance at the event, along with Autocar chairman Andrew Taitz and president Jim Johnston.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Hires Justin Fagan as Director of Product Management

Putzmeister America, Inc. has hired Justin Fagan as director of product management. In this role, Justin will focus on leveraging his skills and experiences in strategy development, product management and aftermarket services to support Putzmeister’s key initiatives and continuous improvement efforts.

Fagan joins Putzmeister after eight years with Komatsu Mining Corporation, where he held increasingly responsible positions in product management and aftermarket services. He began his career by serving in the U.S. Army as an infantry leader.

Schwing Adds Vector Service Seminar

Operators will have a better understanding of the Schwing Vector Control system after attending the VEC Seminar October 22–23, 2018. “Vector offers so much for operator productivity, machine diagnostics and data for fleet management,” according to Jeff Popa, Schwing service training manager. “Owners will get the most out of this state-of-the-art system after they send their employees to this seminar.” The seminar will also include using Vector for setup and deployment of the company’s EASy one-sided outriggers using Vector controls.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Wins American Advertising Award

Putzmeister America, Inc. has received a silver award in the Midwest regional 2018 American Advertising Awards (ADDY). Putzmeister received the award in the Special Event Material category for its beautiful 2017 Holiday greeting card.

Putzmeister’s holiday greeting card reimagined the classic song, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee, to include the Putzmeister 39Z-meter truck-mounted boom pump and other industry-related lyrics. The lyrics were placed inside a white card that unfolded to resemble a snowflake and included a Putzmeister keychain.

Schwing America Showcases Loop Belt Telescoping Conveyors in New Video

Schwing America announced the release of a video highlighting the unique features of the company’s Loop Belt truck-mounted telescopic conveyors. A worldwide designer, manufacturer and distributor of premium concrete production and handling equipment, Schwing has created the new video to introduce the company’s Loop Belt conveyor line to a wider customer base.

Concrete Pump Supply Moves to Georgia

Concrete Pump Supply is excited to announce the move into its new location in Mableton, Georgia. Conveniently located right inside the perimeter of I-285 in Atlanta, the new building features over 80,000 square feet of warehouse space which will be used to store the company’s expansive inventory of parts, system and Envirosac concrete washout bags, as well as house its pipe, concrete pump hose and primer production. This added space allows the firm to better serve customers across the concrete industry.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Hires Rob Demuth as Head of Service and Training

Putzmeister America, Inc. has hired Rob Demuth as head of service and training. In this role, Demuth is responsible for the service organization in North, Central and South America for Putzmeister distributors and customers, including field service technicians, the inside technical support team, training, warranty and the Putzmeister Service Centers.

Wayne Allen Joins CPE America as National Sales Manager

CPE America is proud to announce that Wayne Allen has joined as national sales manager. Wayne has over 30 years’ experience in concrete pump sales, 25 of which were with Putzmeister. “Wayne’s knowledge, experience and relationships will be a huge asset to our growing organization. We are very excited to have him on our team,” noted Tony Inglese, vice president, operations.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Maintains CPMA Safety Certification

Effective February 21, 2018, Putzmeister America, Inc. was successfully re-certified in safety from the Concrete Pump Manufacturers Association (CPMA). Putzmeister’s 30-, 40-, 50-, 60-meter class boom pumps, placing booms, BSA Large Line trailer pumps and Thom-Katt® trailer pumps have been awarded compliance by the CPMA.

Quist Moves to Schwing Field Service

Longtime Schwing employee Carl Quist has transitioned to a field service technician position serving the Midwest. He has served in multiple roles at the company since starting in 1989, when he was a mechanic in main assembly. From there he advanced to lead/ coordinator positions in assembly before joining the engineering team as an electrical designer in 2002.

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