Industry News

Conco Pumping Receives Two Significant Safety Awards

Conco Pumping recently received two different safety awards: the 2019 Albert H. Atwood Safety Achievement Award and the Southern California Contractor Association (SCCA) Zero Accidents 2018 award.

The Atwood Award was made on the basis of Conco’s diligent efforts over the course of four years to address the safety risk posed by the lack of fall protection systems on concrete boom pumps, separate placing booms and Telebelt mobile conveyors. As a prominent commercial concrete contractor, Conco was uniquely positioned to address the issue.

Schwing Adds Florida-Based Service Tech

Krzysztof Jechorek has been added to the Schwing field service team, expanding the ranks of technicians to support customers with diagnoses, repair and inspection of their Schwing equipment. Jechorek brings more than four years of relevant experience with heavy machinery, including concrete pumps. His most recent experience was with a concrete pump manufacturer.

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.”

Putzmeister America, Inc. Hires Tony Inglese as Regional Sales Director, South Central

Putzmeister America, Inc. has hired Tony Inglese as regional sales director, South Central. In this role, Inglese will be responsible for overseeing sales and solving customer challenges. He will be based out of Atlanta.

Schwing Adds California-Based Service Tech

Robert Hamilton has been added to the Schwing Field Service Team. Hamilton brings a wealth of valuable experience to his new position, most recently with Southern California Industrial Equipment, Corona, California.

In his nearly four years with the company, Hamilton advanced from field service technician to lead service tech. He spent his first one-and-a-half years diagnosing and repairing equipment at customer locations. Most recently, he had been working directly under the service manager training new technicians.

Construction Forms’ Executive Transition with New Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

Construction Forms, Inc., announced the appointment of Stephan Achs as the company’s chief sales and marketing officer.

At Construction Forms, Wisconsin-based leader in the development of concrete pumping systems and accessories, Achs will play a pivotal role in driving the strategic and tactical direction of the sales organization for key growth. His addition to the organization comes as a result of the retirement of the current vice president of sales, Robert Hamilton.

ASCC Publishes 44th Position Statement

ST. LOUIS, MO – The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO, has published its forty-fourth Position Statement, “Measuring Air Content in Non-Air-Entrained Concrete.”  ASCC Position Statements clarify the concrete contractors’ point of view for architects, engineers, owners and others.