Industry News

Putzmeister America, Inc. Transitions Repair and Service Center to Wisconsin-Based Dealer, Kriete Group

Putzmeister America, Inc. has transitioned its refurb and repair center to longtime business partner, Kriete Group. The Kriete Truck Center—Racine, located in Franksville, Wisconsin will house the enhanced refurb center.

Schwing Continues Association Sponsorships

Schwing took a leadership position in 2019 with major sponsorships of leading associations that serve the concrete pumping industry. These include the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) Annual Conference held in September at the Westin Chicago in Ithaca, Illinois; the ASCC Concrete Leadership Forum (CELF) held in July in North Key Largo, Florida; and the Concrete Foundation Association’s Annual Convention in Denver, also held in July.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Appoints Phillip Ketcham as Regional Sales Manager for the Southeast

Putzmeister America, Inc. has appointed Phillip Ketcham as the regional sales manager for the Southeast. In his new role, Ketcham will be responsible for all sales, support, dealer and distributor activities within the region.

Ketcham’s previous roles at Putzmeister included sales representative efforts in both the southern and western states of the U.S.

Schwing Hosts Mack Press Event

Members of the press gathered at the Schwing factory in White Bear, Minnesota in mid-August, where executives of Mack Truck discussed market conditions for their line of construction trucks. Most encouraging for the concrete pumping industry was that the iconic truck manufacturer is predicting another strong year in the construction segment, where its Granite and TerraPro models have been top sellers.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Hires Grant Sufferling as Sales Representative for the Southeast

Putzmeister America, Inc., has appointed Grant Sufferling as the new sales representative for the Southeast. In his role, Sufferling will report to Phillip Ketcham, the area’s regional sales manager.

Based out of Nashville, Tennessee, Sufferling is responsible for representing the Putzmeister brand and its wide variety of industry-leading products. Previous to joining Putzmeister, Sufferling worked at Dell Technologies as an account manager.

Schwing Adds QR Codes for Rapid Referencing

Schwing is beginning to add QR codes to some of its equipment for operators to easily download relevant information for their machines. By placing a phone over the code, a QR code reader will download a quick reference guide applicable to that equipment. These guides cover operation and troubleshooting tips that are invaluable for keeping the machine running at peak performance.

ASCC Offers a New Pre-Construction Safety Checklist

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.

Understanding the Reptile Theory

According to various sources, Reptile strategy has taken the plaintiffs’ bar by storm. This is at least in part because Reptile theory asserts that you can prevail at trial by speaking to—and scaring—the primitive part of jurors’ brains, commonly understood as the part of the brain they share with reptiles.

Cole Richards Joins Schwing as Regional Sales Manager

Schwing has announced that Cole Richards has joined the team as the new regional sales manager for the South Central Region. Cole comes to Schwing with a sales background and experience in the concrete pumping industry, most recently with Putzmeister America.

In addition to his sales experience, Cole is a certified welder with a certificate in welding from George Trade School. He worked as a welder at Caterpillar before transitioning to sales.

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.

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