Industry News

Beton America Appoints Brent Weilbacher as Southern Regional Sales Manager

Beton America has appointed Brent Weilbacher as the new regional sales manager for the South region covering seven states, including Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, New Mexico and Arizona.

Brent comes to Betonstar with industry experience, having previously worked for a Putzmeister small line dealer in Texas. His knowledge and dedication will help customers easily transition into Betonstar Concrete Pumps’ full product offering.

SCHWING Service and Training Seminars

Due to popular demand, SCHWING America has added two more service seminars this fall. The level II service seminar is scheduled for October 17–20, and the level III service seminar is October 31–November 3. The four-day seminars are held at SCHWING’s dedicated training facility in White Bear, Minnesota, and include multi-media training aids and hands-on troubleshooting. Students also receive a training manual on USB, along with a printed copy. Sign up at

ASCC Published 2 New Safety Bulletins

ST. LOUIS, MO – The Safety and Risk Management Council (SRMC) of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, has published two new Safety Bulletins: Emergency Rescue Baskets and Concrete Burns.

TACA Hires Matthew Posey as Manager of Government Affairs and External Relations

AUSTIN, Texas  – The Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association (TACA) has named Matthew Posey as its manager of Government Affairs and External Relations. In this newly created Austin-based position, Posey is responsible for the development and implementation of public, regulatory and local and state government relations strategies and initiatives for the aggregate, cement and concrete industries in Texas.

ASCC Safety Summit 2022

ST. LOUIS, MO – The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO, and the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA), Mt. Vernon, IA, announce the ASCC/TCA Safety Summit 2022. Following the success of last year’s inaugural summit, this event is designed to bring together those responsible for safety in their companies for a day of information exchange. “Safety professionals from ASCC and TCA members across the country will come together to share best practices and their most daunting challenges,” says Bev Garnant, executive director of the ASCC.

Genuine Payment Services Inc. Partners with Shara Maxwell

Genuine Payment Services Inc., a prominent provider of payment solutions, has announced a partnership with financial payment advisor Shara Maxwell. Maxwell is a bank card professional who has worked in the merchant processing industry for many years. Maxwell brings her experience in implementing full payment integrations with industry-specific, custom solutions for the concrete pumping industry. GPS is proud to have her on board as an expert in the field.

CIFA North America Makes Several Organizational Changes as Growth Continues

CIFA North America is pleased to announce its further commitment to the North American market by making several staff appoinments and increasing physical inventory.

Portland Cement Association Submits Comments to the U.S. Department of Energy

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) recently submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office stating that federal policy and support is vital to accelerate the deployment of technologies that can decarbonize the industrial sector.

The current administration’s sustainability goals match those that PCA has laid out in the Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 across the cement-concrete-construction value chain. Adoption of carbon capture technology is key to achieving these goals.

Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping Promotes Jonas Barboza to Texas North Regional Manager

Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping is pleased to announce the promotion of Jonas Barboza to Texas North regional manager, effective January 5, 2022.

Jonas brings a wealth of knowledge and years of concrete pumping industry experience to his new role. In 1997, he began his career with Brundage-Bone as a pump operator and held several key positions at the Dallas Branch, including branch manager, for the past six years.

ASCC Upcoming Events

ST. LOUIS, MO  – The American Society of Concrete Contractors, (ASCC), St. Louis, MO., has scheduled the following events for 2022. Any events listed in a calendar can include the web address and the ASCC office number 866-788-2722.