Industry News

Putzmeister America, Inc. Promotes Scott Polachek to East Coast territory representative

Putzmeister America, Inc. has promoted Scott Polachek to East Coast territory representative. Polachek previously worked in Putzmeister’s small-line pumps and aftermarket sales.

“I look forward to expanding my knowledge of the industry to include Putzmeister’s full line of equipment and to strengthening my relationships with the customers in the region,” said Polachek. “My goal is to ensure that we continue to provide industry-leading support to existing Putzmeister customers while introducing new customers to our full line of solutions.”

Concrete Pump Repair Relocates to Schwing America Campus

Concrete Pump Repair (CPR) will be relocated to White Bear Lake, Minnesota to share a campus with Schwing America, Inc., its parent company.

Previously located in North Branch, Minnesota, Concrete Pump Repair specializes in the repair and rehabilitation of pre-owned concrete pumps. The move gives CPR access to a much larger facility boasting a 30 percent increase in dedicated indoor space.

Schwing Appoints Marketing/Publications Manager

Schwing has created a new title of marketing/publications manager and appointed long-term employee Mark Berggren to the position. Berggren has worked for more than 23 years in Schwing’s publications and training departments. In his roles, he has created manuals, presentations and graphics for the company. He will continue with these responsibilities, as well as managing trade shows, interfacing with media and advertising agencies, managing the company’s website and social media, and overseeing product literature.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Announces Bob Bartholomew as President and CEO

Putzmeister America, Inc. announces Bob Bartholomew as president and CEO for Putzmeister America. Bob, who has served for over five months as interim CEO, provided strong leadership to the Putzmeister team and delivered excellent results during a challenging time.

A visionary leader, dedicated team player and action-oriented manager, Bob will lead the Putzmeister America business into a bright future by successfully navigating the challenges and opportunities of the current economic climate.

ASCC Announces DCC Awards

ST. LOUIS, MO -- The Decorative Concrete Council (DCC), a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, Mo., has announced the winners of its 12th annual Decorative Concrete Awards competition.  The winners were recognized at a virtual ceremony as part of ASCC’s Annual Conference, September 24, 2020.

Call for Volunteers: Concrete Pump Operators Task Force Members Needed to Develop New Certification Program

In response to numerous industry requests, the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) has announced plans to develop a new certification program for operators of concrete pumps. NCCCO is developing this program so that users can garner the same increased safety benefits that users of other equipment have seen through certification.

Schwing Offers Digital Assets to Pump Owners

Schwing owners of 2016 and newer Schwing boom pumps can now access their parts books online. The online parts catalog assists customers in easily identifying and ordering parts. They simply log into the Schwing/service web page, register, and within a few days a login and password will be provided for unlimited access. The online parts catalog features search tools, zoom capabilities, interactive cursor with highlighted parts lists, downloadable schematics and the ability to save frequently ordered parts.

H.I.G. Capital Completes Its investment in Construction Forms, Inc.

H.I.G. Capital, a leading global alternative investment firm with $40 billion of equity capital under management, is pleased to announce that one of its affiliates has made a significant investment in Construction Forms, Inc., a leading manufacturer of engineered, abrasion-resistant piping systems and accessories for concrete, mining, power generation and other industrial applications. H.I.G. is partnering with the existing family shareholders as well as the current management team to capitalize on and accelerate Con Forms’ significant strategic growth opportunities.

Con Forms Names Patrick Bartling as President and CEO

Con Forms is pleased to announce the promotion of Patrick Bartling to president and chief executive officer. Previously, Bartling served as the company’s chief operating officer. Since May 2017, he implemented a number of continuous improvement initiatives to poise Con Forms for growth. With the investment of H.I.G. Capital in the organization, Bartling is ready to propel Con Forms to the next level.

Schwing Adds VP of Operations

Schwing America, a leading manufacturer of concrete equipment, has created the new position of vice president of operations. The company has hired Kris Zehren to fill the position. Zehren brings 20 years of relevant experience to the job, with past positions at Wacker Neuson and Mercury Marine. “The VP of operations is responsible for optimizing all facets of the business process,” explains Schwing chief executive off icer Bill Murray, “and we are extremely fortunate to have found someone with Kris’s experience and passion.”