Industry News

Kriete Pays Tribute to Wisconsin

Kriete Truck Centers, headquartered in Milwaukee with ten locations across Wisconsin, recently unveiled a video tribute via social media, honoring the diligent individuals of its home state.


Many people who got in the concrete pumping business are proud of the fact that they started from the ground up. A large percentage of concrete pumping business owners started their career by pumping concrete and then eventually bought one pump that over time led to a flourishing business with many pumps. We have many proud owners that know all the inner workings of pumps. When they go to trade shows, they crawl all over the equipment and ask questions about the mechanics of it that I will never understand.

SCHWING America Expands Service Team

SCHWING America recently added two new employees to its dedicated service team, further growing the largest support staff in the industry.

Andrew Estes has joined the team as a boom inspector for the West Coast, and he is an experienced welder with American Welding Society certification. Boom pump inspections assure the longterm performance of SCHWING equipment.

Concrete Pump Supply Announces CPMA Certification

Concrete Pump Supply, an Atlanta-based company and member of the Concrete Pump Manufacturers Association (CPMA), announces their successful completion and ASME B30.27 certification as a concrete pumping systems manufacturer. Concrete Pump Supply has always produced high quality products that perform under the most tested of circumstances, but is now officially certified by the CPMA.

SCHWING Demos Its New S 51 SX Pump

SCHWING America recently held two real-world demonstrations of our new S 51 SX pump at our factory: one on August 15 and the other on September 15. SCHWING customers from around the country, as well as SCHWING employees, were invited to see the new SCHWING S 51 SX in action.

The S 51 SX features a five-section RZ5 placing boom with a 2525H-6 pump kit, and outputs 213 cubic yards per hour at 1,169 psi of pressure on concrete. The pump has an impressive vertical reach of 164’5” and a horizontal reach of 147’4”.

Alliance Concrete Pumps donates a concrete pump to the 2024 CIM Auction

Alliance Concrete Pumps, a leading manufacturer of high-quality concrete pumping solutions, is proud to announce its continued support to the concrete industry, by contributing to the annual Concrete Industry Management (CIM) auction. This year, Alliance will be donating their very popular truck-mounted concrete line pump, a JMP-60H, that will be auctioned off on January 24, 2024, during the World of Concrete trade show in Las Vegas.

New Leaders Join DY’s Sales & Service

DY Concrete Pumps has continued to add staff and promote from within in order to continue the impressive growth seen over the past five years. Ryan Malowney has rejoined the DY regional sales team to cover Canada and California. Ryan’s vast knowledge of concrete pumps will be a great fit in his new role with DY. Ryan can be contacted directly at (213-633)9132 or via email at ryan[at]dyconcretepumps[dot]com.

SCHWING America Revamps Sales Team

SCHWING America is excited to announce several changes within its knowledgeable and customer-focused sales team.

Mark Berggren has been promoted to director of aftermarket parts. In his past 26 years at SCHWING, he has made important contributions as part of the publications, training and marketing departments. In his new position, Berggren will be responsible for sales of genuine SCHWING parts for the company’s complete line of truck-mounted concrete pumps, stationary pumps and truck-mounted conveyors.

Cemstone Recognized by National Ready Mixed Concrete Association for Commitment to Environmental Excellence

Cemstone was recently recognized nationally for its commitment to environmental excellence. The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) presented the Commitment to Environmental Excellence — Central Region award to Cemstone for its Worthington, Minnesota ready mixed concrete plant. This marks the eleventh time since 2011, and ninth year in a row that a Cemstone plant has been recognized with this award.

ASCC Presents Its Sixth Gaining Strength Award

The Emerging Leaders Committee of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) presented its sixth Gaining Strength Award to Leo Zhang, virtual construction manager for The Conco Companies, Fontana, California, at the 2023 ASCC Annual Conference in September. The award was established to acknowledge up-and-coming individuals aged forty and under from member companies who go above and beyond to promote and professionally represent the concrete industry. Candidates are judged based on letters of recommendation from industry organizations.