Industry News

Four-Alarm Fire Nearly Destroys Wood-Frame Apartment Complex Under Construction in Manteca, California

Statement from Build with Strength on most expensive fire in city history

 

ASCC Opens Registration for Concrete Executive Leadership Forum

Registration for the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) Concrete Executive Leadership Forum (CELF) is now open. The 2018 CELF is July 19–22 at Montage Deer Valley, Park City, Utah. “Executives from the nation’s leading concrete contracting and general contracting firms attend the forum every year to bolster their leadership and management skills,” says Bev Garnant, executive director, ASCC.

Schwing WOC Reception Features Dealer Awards

Prior to World of Concrete 2018, charter exhibitor Schwing America held a reception for customers and friends at the Wynn Casino in Las Vegas. More than 500 people attended. Schwing CEO Bill Murray made opening remarks to the record crowd with thanks to all for the company’s excellent sales in 2017. Senior vice president of sales and marketing, Tom O’Malley, also addressed the crowd with information about the company’s new products being introduced at Schwing’s signature booth in the Central Hall.

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Delivers First-Ever State of the Industry

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) delivered its first-ever state of the concrete industry in Houston, Texas, during the opening general session of its annual convention. The event focused on the gains the concrete industry has made over the last two years since launching Build with Strength, and more recently Pave Ahead.

Concrete Pump Repair Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Concrete Pump Repair (CPR), a Schwing company, is celebrating 30 years in business. The company’s facility, located 30 miles north of the Schwing plant, repairs, repaints, retrucks and refurbishes all brands of concrete pumps and also sells pre-owned units. Vice president / GM of remarketing, Jerry Anderson, proudly states, “At CPR, the expert technicians who inspect all the used pumps we sell are the same service professionals who work to extend the life and safety of your equipment for years to come.”

Putzmeister America, Inc. Recognizes Top Distributors at 2018 World of Concrete Trade Show

Putzmeister America, Inc. recognized several of its domestic and international distributor partners with its annual “Distributor of the Year” awards at a VIP event in Las Vegas during the 2018 World of Concrete trade show in February.

Cole & Lambert, Inc. won Domestic Large Line Distributor of the Year; Thomas Concrete Machinery, Inc. won both Domestic Thom-Katt® Distributor of the Year and Domestic Spare Parts and Pipe System Distributor of the Year; Walker Equipment Company won Domestic Mortar Machine Distributor of the Year.

Phil Bailey Named CPR Remarketing Sales Representative

Phil Bailey replaces Carrie Swanson as the new Concrete Pump Repair (CPR) remarketing sales representative. Bailey is a 13-year employee who has worked in various capacities, including parts and sales. “Phil knows many of the customers he will be working with in pre-owned sales,” according to Jerry Anderson, Schwing vice president / GM of remarketing. “He really knows Schwing pumps, which is a huge advantage when recommending a used unit or refurbishing a customer pump.”

CIM Program Holds Record-Breaking Auction at 2018 World of Concrete

The National Steering Committee (NSC) for the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program—a business-intensive program that awards students with a four-year bachelor of science degree in concrete industry management—raised more than $1.1 million in gross revenue at its annual auction, held in conjunction with the World of Concrete on Wednesday, January 24.

World of Concrete Hits Nine-Year High

World of Concrete 2018 exceeded expectations across the board as the largest World of Concrete in nine years. This signature event for the concrete and masonry industries drew 58,222 registered professionals and featured more than 1,567 companies (including 302 brand-new companies) exhibiting across more than 747,411 net square feet of exhibit space.

Three Areas for Improvement: Simple Ways to become a better risk

When it comes to controlling how much your insurance policy costs year over year, there are some things you can control—and some things you can’t. Market trends, nuclear verdicts, investment returns—they’re all factors that every insurance buyer is subject to, so there isn’t much you can do to change their impact. However, it’s not all out of your control. There are always at least three areas where you can make small changes that can have a big impact on your business—and make you a better risk.

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