Industry News

Schwing Aligns Parts and Service to “New Normal”

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Schwing America has made changes to parts and service departments to better serve the needs of the customer. Some call center employees are working from home with complete access to customer files and parts inventory to quickly provide information and support.

Phone calls are routed as usual, including to the phones of the home-based employees.. In-house call center employees have spread out their work areas to enforce social distancing guidelines. The Schwing call center remains open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. central time.

Mack Trucks' Customers Take Starring Role in 2021 Mack Calendar

The truck lineup for the 2021 Mack Trucks Calendar is set, after thousands of Mack fans cast their vote on Mack social channels to choose winners in six categories. Each winner will receive a professional photo shoot of their truck, courtesy of Mack, and will be featured in the upcoming 2021 Mack Calendar.

Liebherr’s 42 M5 XXT Concrete Pump and Powerbloc Hydraulic Drive Make Their U.S. Debut

Liebherr introduced a completely newly developed 42 M5 XXT truck-mounted concrete pump and the new Powerbloc drive unit to the U.S. market at the 2020 World of Concrete show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 42 M5 XXT is powerful, versatile and compact, allowing the machine to work easily at constricted job sites. And with the Powerbloc, Liebherr has, for the first time, created a product that combines the best features of open and closed hydraulic systems.

2019 ASA Outstanding Shotcrete Project Awards

The American Shotcrete Association (ASA) is proud to announce the recipients of its 2019 Outstanding Shotcrete Project Awards.

The recipients were honored at the 15th Annual ASA Awards Banquet held in conjunction with World of Concrete, February 4, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. These awards confirm and demonstrate the exceptional advantages of shotcrete placement of concrete.

Concrete Pump Repair Redesigns Website to Enhance Customer Experience

Concrete Pump Repair (CPR) recently completed the redesign and rollout of its new website.

“The new site was built to be userfriendly with enhanced navigation and user experience,” said Jerry Anderson, vice president and general manager of Concrete Pump Repair. “It allows customers to access the extensive CPR pump inventory, expanded product and service offerings, and a before-and-after pump gallery.”

On the new, visitors will be able to order pump parts as well as determine the trade-in or resale value of their equipment.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Appoints Customer Advocacy Group

Putzmeister America, Inc. is committed to providing its customer base with industry-leading support across North America. In collaborative efforts with the direct sales team, Putzmeister has developed a customer advocacy team whose role will be to ensure the full satisfaction of the accounts in the assigned markets.

Liebherr to Celebrate 50th Anniversary in the U.S.

Liebherr is celebrating 50 years of success as a leading manufacturer in North America this year.

With its 50th anniversary theme, “United by Success,” the manufacturer remains focused on its commitment to U.S. customers.

Liebherr has been producing in the U.S. since 1970. The company is one of the leading North American suppliers of construction machinery and other technically advanced, user-oriented products and services. The manufacturer sells and distributes products throughout its own locations and through an independent distribution network.

Top Schwing Stationary Pump Dealers Fuel Record-Setting Year

Schwing’s top stationary pump dealers in North America were honored at World of Concrete 2020 for their outstanding performance in 2019. “The recent innovations added to our stationary pump line obviously resonated with contractors throughout the U.S. and Canada,” stated Schwing senior vice president of sales and marketing, Tom O’Malley.

Denis Lootens Joins Longhorn Line Pumps, LP

Longhorn Line Pumps, LP, Schwing America’s SP dealer for Texas, is pleased to announce the addition of Denis Lootens to the sales team. As the previous owner of Pipe Technology, Inc., and with over 31 years’ experience, Lootens will seek to expand Longhorn’s presence throughout the industry.

“We’ve known Denis for many years, and he brings a wealth of expertise in concrete pumping hose and accessories, as well as his many contacts in the industry. We know he will be a great asset to Longhorn and are excited to welcome him aboard,” says Longhorn owner, Carl Walker.

2019 Contractor Safety Award

At their annual installation of officers, the Engineering Contractors’ Association (ECA) awarded Doug Marquis of Conco Pumping with their Personal Safety Award. Doug was recognized for his exceptional work in the construction field forwarding worker safety. His achievements include working with equipment manufacturers to improve the safety of boom pump operators in 2018. He improved their safety by collaboratively developing systems to create tie-off points when working on boom pumps. The tie-off points aid in fall prevention and related injuries.