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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.

Forward With Kriete Rolls On

Wisconsin-based commercial truck and equipment dealer Kriete Truck Centers today rolled out a “trailer” for Season 2 of its social media video series, Forward With Kriete. Like Season 1, which debuted in June of this year, the four new episodes celebrate individual customers and the essential role trucking plays in society.

New UAW Demands Ignore Months of Good Faith Bargaining

GREENSBORO, NC – After previously agreeing to what the UAW referred to as a “record” tentative agreement with Mack Trucks, United Auto Workers leadership today presented the company with a surprising new list of unreasonable economic demands, seemingly returning to day one of negotiations, and ignoring three months of good faith bargaining between the parties.

Given the UAW’s stated demands, Mack advised the union that the company looks forward to returning to the bargaining table on Monday and hopes the UAW leadership makes more realistic proposals.

ASCC Announces Foundation Scholarships

ST. LOUIS, MO – The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) Education, Research and Development Foundation, St. Louis, MO, has awarded two scholarships for 2023 to students in the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program. They are Arie Lynn Milam who attends Middle Tennessee State University and Alejandro Gonzolez-Ortiz who attends California State University Chico. Each award winner received $5,000 and was recognized at the 2023 ASCC Annual Conference held in Grand Rapids, MI.

ASCC Honors Owner/Executive Safety Award Recipient

ST. LOUIS, MO – The Safety and Risk Management Council (SRMC) of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, is pleased to announce John Goodrich, Jordon Foster Construction LLC., El Paso, TX, is the eighth recipient of ASCC’s Member Owner/Executive Safety Award for 2023s, presented September 27th at the ASCC 2023 Annual Conference in Grand Rapids, MI. The award recognizes one owner/executive of a contractor member company who displays a clear focus and passion for safety and provides leadership that creates a best-in-class safety culture.

ASCC Presents Gaining Strength Award

ST. LOUIS, MO  – The Emerging Leaders Committee of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, Mo., presented its sixth Gaining Strength Award to Leo Zhang, Virtual Construction Manager for The Conco Companies, Fontana, CA, at the 2023 ASCC Annual Conference in September.

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