Industry News

CIM Announces Pump Donation to the 2022 CIM Auction at World of Concrete

CIM is pleased to announce that a signature item for our annual auction at World of Concrete is a truck-mounted 38M concrete pump donated by Alliance Concrete Pumps, NORCAL Kenworth and Kenworth Truck Company. 

ICRI Statement on the Collapse of Champlain Towers South

The International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) joins all Americans and all those affected in mourning the tragic loss of life in the collapse of the Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida on June 24, 2021.

While the causes of the Florida collapse have yet to be determined, the ubiquity of concrete structures in the U.S. and around the world calls for greater awareness and education to help ensure that they remain resilient and durable.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Appoints Taylor Altom as South-Central Territory Representative

Putzmeister America, Inc. appointed Taylor Altom as a South-Central territory representative for Putzmeister America.

Taylor joins Putzmeister America after a previous role with ADP, where she worked as an outside sales representative. Taylor will be responsible for generating sales in the South-Central region.

Schwing America Promotes Tom Jaeger to Service Manager

Schwing America is pleased to announce the promotion of Tom Jaeger from service specialist to service manager, effective June 1, 2021. Tom brings extensive experience in customer service, solutions and communications to his position, along with several years of experience with Schwing America.

Fritz-Pak Launches Online Store

Fritz-Pak Slick-Pak is now available for purchase through the company’s recently launched online store. The store is designed to make it easier than ever to get needed products. Those who have an established relationship with one of Fritz-Pak’s regional dealers or distributors are recommended to continue ordering with them.

U.S. Representative Steil Tours Putzmeister America, Inc.

Putzmeister America, Inc. recently hosted U.S. Congressman Bryan Steil (R-WI) for a factory tour and employee town hall. Representative Steil had the opportunity to meet with dozens of Putzmeister America employees and see them on the job, both in the office and in the production plant at the Sturtevant, Wisconsin facility.

Tom O’Malley Departs Schwing America; CEO Bill Murray to Assume Interim Management of Sales Role

After more than 24 years, Tom O’Malley has left Schwing America, Inc. (SAI) to take on a significant role at Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping.

Most recently, Tom O’Malley held the position of director of sales as senior vice president at SAI. He was also a member of SAI’s board of directors. O’Malley is, it is fair to say, a pump man and a Schwing man with heart and soul. He loyally accompanied Schwing through all the ups and downs.

Liebherr USA, Co. Announces New Managing Director

Liebherr welcomes Kai Friedrich as managing director of Liebherr USA, Co. and divisional director of construction equipment.

Neil Ford Named Production Manager for Liebherr USA, Co. Concrete Pumps

Liebherr USA, Co. Concrete Technology division has hired Neil Ford to lead the operations department for production of its concrete pumps in the Newport News facility. In his role as production manager, Ford will oversee the planning and coordination activities for concrete pump assembly. Ford will work with division management to establish production and quality control standards and direct the production priorities for Liebherr concrete pumps.

Chris Trenda Joins Call Center at Schwing America

Schwing America, Inc. is proud to welcome Chris Trenda to its growing call center as a customer service representative. Trenda will be responsible for taking customer calls for parts orders and related inquiries.

Trenda comes to the call center with 23 years of experience with Concrete Pump Repair (CPR), a division of Schwing America. In his most recent role as a material handler, he supplied parts for production. Prior to that, he worked the spare parts counter where he fulfilled spare parts orders for customers.