Industry News

Wayne Allen Joins CPE America as National Sales Manager

CPE America is proud to announce that Wayne Allen has joined as national sales manager. Wayne has over 30 years’ experience in concrete pump sales, 25 of which were with Putzmeister. “Wayne’s knowledge, experience and relationships will be a huge asset to our growing organization. We are very excited to have him on our team,” noted Tony Inglese, vice president, operations.

Mack Partners with Three Tech Programs to Offer Advanced Diesel Technician Training

GREENSBORO, NC – Mack Trucks is partnering with colleges in Florida, Ohio and Texas to offer the Diesel Advanced Technology Education (DATE) program beginning in early 2019 to address a shortage of skilled vehicle service technicians.

Students enrolled in the 500-hour program will be trained to work on Mack® trucks, including powertrains, electrical and electronic systems, chassis components and software and engine diagnosis and repair.

ASCC to Hold 17th Annual Conference in Charlotte this September

ST. LOUIS, MO – The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO, will hold its seventeenth Annual Conference September 20-23, 2018 at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, Charlotte, NC.  Concrete contractors, manufacturers, designers and other industry professionals will gather for three days of educational events and networking.

Action Alert! Keep the Public Safe from Tall Wood Buildings

The International Code Council (ICC) will soon vote on proposed code changes that would allow tall wood buildings to be built up to 18 stories, despite taking into consideration the lack of rigorous scientific testing or in-the-field fire and structural testing!

TEC Equipment Opens North America’s Largest Mack Dealership in Fontana, California

TEC Equipment Mack Dealership Fontana, CAGREENSBORO, NC – The largest Mack dealership in North America recently opened in Fontana, California, the newest location in Portland, Oregon–based TEC Equipment’s network of 26 dealerships in the Western region. Located at 14400 Randall Ave.

Pair of Fires in DC-area Reignites Concern with Combustible Building Materials

DC area fireVirginia senior living facility and Maryland 4-story condo complex burn minutes apart

 

Massive Fire Consumes Wood-Framed Apartment Complex Under Construction in Concord, California

2 people injured from smoke inhalation in blaze that displaces 250 residents

 

Four-Alarm Fire Nearly Destroys Wood-Frame Apartment Complex Under Construction in Manteca, California

Statement from Build with Strength on most expensive fire in city history

 

Putzmeister America, Inc. Wins Davey Award

Putzmeister America, Inc. has received a silver award in the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts’ (AIVA) 13th annual Davey Awards competition. Putzmeister received the award in the design / print campaign category for its legendary “Perform at a Higher Level” advertising campaign.

Nick Rice Named Schwing Field Service Tech

Schwing has added Nick Rice to its field service staff to support a growing number of customers nationwide. “Nick brings a wealth of expertise to the job to help us out in the Southeast region,” according to Myron Birschbach, vice president of aftermarket products. Rice served as a technician with a concrete pumper in Texas before joining Amerit Fleet Solutions, where his most recent position was replacing components on frac sand pumps in the oil fields. Rice joins a factory staff of Schwing technicians strategically located around the U.S.

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