Industry News

Mack Trucks Names Kriete Truck Center 2018 North American Dealer of the Year

GREENSBORO, NC – Kriete Truck Center of Milwaukee, Wisconsin is Mack Trucks’ 2018 North American Dealer of the Year. Mack made the announcement during its annual dealer meeting, which brings together dealer leadership from the U.S. and Canada.

Kriete Truck Center of Milwaukee finished the year 17 percent above its sales plan and 29 percent above its leasing plan.

ASCC 2019 Election of Officers

ST. LOUIS, MO – Chris Forster, Largo Concrete, Tustin, CA, has been elected president of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO for 2019-2020. Bill Bramschreiber, Charles Pankow Builders; Anthony DeCarlo, TWC Concrete Services; and Mario Garza, Barton Malow, were re-elected vice-presidents. Chris Klemaske, T.B. Penick & Sons, was elected a vice president and Kevin Riley, Belfast Valley Contractors, was elected treasurer. Dr.

Mack® mDRIVE™ HD Debuts in Mack TerraPro® Cabover Concrete Pumper Models

Mack Trucks will offer the Mack® mDRIVE™ HD automated manual transmission (AMT) in Mack TerraPro® concrete pumper models beginning in 2019, marking the first time in the industry that an AMT has been available in a cabover concrete pumper.

Schwing Adds Service Specialist

With a growing customer base and expanding product line, Schwing America is broadening its service team with the addition of a service specialist. Tom Jaeger has joined the service team in the newly-created position and will report to senior vice president Tom O’Malley. “Tom Jaeger brings the background and knowledge necessary to provide the highest levels of service, solutions and support that Schwing customers have grown to expect,” stated O’Malley.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Launches Redesigned Used Equipment Website

Putzmeister America, Inc launched a new used equipment website on November 1. The new website features more in-depth details about each piece of equipment, improved search functions and a mobile device-friendly format.

On the new used equipment site, customers will find detailed information on available equipment. Each listing includes several photos, pricing information, detailed specifications and the ability to compare the equipment with one another. Additionally, the new search functions allow customers to narrow results by country, make, year, price and location.

Schwing West Coast SP Dealers Announce Expansions

Two Schwing stationary pump dealers serving portions of northern and southern, California have announced expansions to bet ter serve their growing customer base in those areas.

The dealers, Redwood Empire Concrete Pumping Equipment (Santa Rosa, California) and Pernicano’s Concrete Pumping (San Diego, California), have added a combined 5,800 square feet of space to their operations. According to Jason Zignego, Schwing SP sales manager, the move for both was prompted by steadily increasing sales of stationary pumps in California.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Hires Bastian Dreher as Inside Sales, Back Office and Network Manager

Putzmeister America, Inc. has welcomed Bastian Dreher to the sales department as inside sales, back office and network manager. In his role, Dreher will be responsible for creating a channel network to be close to the customer in sales, service and parts.

LifeLine System Enhances Safety for Schwing Placing Booms

To help ensure the safety of personnel using its placing booms, Schwing now offers a LifeLine System utilizing a safety tie-off cable that can be used in conjunction with most fall-protection systems (FPS).

On Schwing SPB (separate placing boom) units, the boom is mounted to an octagonal mast or cross frame. According to Mark Berggren, Schwing publications manager, it is during the assembly process that workers are most at risk.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Announces 2019 Service School Schedule

Putzmeister America, Inc. has announced the 2019 schedule through June for its growing service school program. This year, the company has once again expanded classes and updated the curriculum to help meet customers’ ever-changing needs.

Schwing Announces 2019 Training Service Seminar Schedule

Schwing has announced its 2019 service seminar schedule, offering Intermediate training for operators/mechanics; advanced training for mechanics; stationary pump training for mechanics; and Vector training covering operator productivity, machine diagnostics and data for fleet management.

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