Industry News

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.

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.

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.

ASCC/TCA Safety Summit 2020 Announced

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 2020. This is a new event, designed to bring those responsible for safety in their companies together for a day of information exchange.

ASCC and NRMCA Announce Paving Tool Kit

ST. LOUIS, MO – The joint Paving Committee of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO and the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, MD has assembled a Paving Tool Kit, a library of resources for concrete paving contractors and designers.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Hires Tracy Turner as Regional Sales Director North

Putzmeister America, Inc. has hired Tracy Turner as regional sales director North. In this role, Turner will be responsible for overseeing direct sales and dealer channel sales.

Turner has 20 years of experience in industrial sales and sales management. He began his career as a national account manager for Cintas Corporation, and most recently worked with Storage Battery Systems in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.

New Loop Belt Sales Rep

Due to expanding demand for Schwing’s Loop Belt product line, the company has appointed Dan McGiveron as a new sales/service representative. McGiveron brings extensive experience to the position with more than twenty years of conveyor sales and service experience, most recently with the former Loop Belt Industries, from whom Schwing purchased the Loop Belt product line in 2018. Prior to that position, McGiveron worked for Lang Equipment Sales, Wausau, Wisconsin.

Schwing Hosts Operator Safety Seminar

Men and women from throughout the Midwest met on May 4 for an ACPA operator training seminar. Former Schwing employee and industry expert, Dan Mace, conducted the seminar at Schwing’s dedicated training facility at its White Bear, Minnesota factory. “Schwing has always promoted the ACPA’s safety initiatives and hosting this seminar was an easy decision,” said Tom O’Malley, senior VP at Schwing and a current ACPA board member. Nearly 50 people attended the all-day session that included lunch. A certification test was administered at the end.

Conco Pumping Wins Safety Award from the Engineering Contractors’ Association

Conco Pumping Southern California, one of The Conco Companies, was recently presented with an award from the Engineering Contractors’ Association, “For Exemplary Outstanding Workplace Safety, Under 150,000 Hours.”