Industry News

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.”

Putzmeister to Launch One-Stop Business Management Portal

Earlier this year, Putzmeister America, Inc. announced a brand-new telemetry off ering.Telemetry off ers fantastic opportunities to work more economically and eff iciently, and beginning in 2020, Putzmeister was proud to off er it standard on all truck-mounted concrete boom pumps.

DY Concrete Pumps Continues to Provide High-Quality Equipment and Service

Established in 1992, DY Concrete Pumps has become one of North America’s primary dealers for distributing pumps and parts. With more than 40 years of experience manufacturing concrete pumps in Korea, DY has earned recognition for exceptional service and hard-working, reliable pumps delivering superior performance at competitive prices. DY’s pumps are used in commercial and residential construction projects and are designed to reach over and around obstacles to deliver concrete to virtually anywhere on a job site.

CIFA North America Announces the Addition of Robert Weiglein as Business Development/Product Manager

CIFA North America is pleased to announce the appoinment of Robert Weiglein as business development/product manager. Robert has served as a passionate veteran leader in the concrete industry for decades.

“Robert’s technical expertise, professionalism, market support and deep understanding of the products and the needs of the customers that we serve, make him a valuable addition to our growing team and business,” says Matthew Dobbs, general manager of CIFA North America.

Schwing Hires to Further Grow Genuine Parts Business

Schwing America Inc. recently hired a new parts sales manager, Dan Erstad.

Erstad will be responsible for the growth of Schwing’s Genuine Parts business, maximization of customers’ purchasing power, development of ongoing parts promotions, key account leadership and oversight of the Genuine Parts marketing eff orts. He formally joined the team on September 8.

NRMCA, Grey Matters Announce First-Ever Global Concrete Summit

This week, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) and Grey Matters are pleased to announce the firstever Global Concrete Summit. Scheduled from November 30 to December 10, this first-of-a-kind virtual conference and exhibition will bring practitioners, researchers and policy makers together to exchange the latest ideas, knowledge and tools to build the future of concrete construction.

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.

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