Industry News

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.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Hires Mike Eubank as North Region Sales Representative

Putzmeister America, Inc. has hired Mike Eubank as a North Region sales representative. In this role, Eubank will be responsible for securing direct sales and dealer channel sales. Eubank has eight years of sales experience in concrete materials and supplies. He began his career with an inside sales position at a construction equipment rental company, and most recently worked with Logan Contractors Supply in Olathe, Kansas.

Cemstone Announces 2019 Scholarship Recipients

Cemstone, the upper Midwest’s leader in high-performance concrete, announces the 2019 Cemstone Companies Scholarship recipients. The 2019 recipients include Laura Gagnon (New Richmond, Wisconsin); Jillian Grundhoffer (Waseca, Minnesota); Morgan Lynch (Fonda, Iowa); and Nicolas Tourtillott (Lakeville, Minnesota).

Schwing Adds Boom Inspector

Due to increased sales of Schwing concrete pumps, the company’s service department has added a certified boom inspector for customers in the Southeast U.S. Jim Indelicato will join the nationwide team of Schwing certified boom inspectors located throughout North America. He comes to the position with extensive welding experience—an important skill if a boom inspection reveals repairs are needed.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Receives More than $10,000 in Training Grants

Putzmeister America, Inc. has received $10,260 in training grants from Racine County and the Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership. The funds will be invested in the company’s hands-on training for the electrical assembly department.

“Employees are Putzmeister America’s greatest asset,” said Mo Murray, senior human resources business partner at Putzmeister. “We take pride in investing in our talent, and we look forward to further developing the skills of our employees.”

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.

ACI Symposium Online Courses

ST. LOUIS, MO – The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has added two online, on-demand courses to its ACI University: Ward R. Malisch Concrete Construction Symposium Parts 1 and 2.  The courses cover information on concrete constructability issues in honor of Dr. Ward R. Malisch, a former senior managing director and an Honorary Member of ACI.  Malisch is presently concrete construction specialist for the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC).

American Society of Concrete Contractors to Hold 18th Annual Conference in Chicago this September

ST. LOUIS, MO – The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO, will hold its eighteenth Annual Conference September 19-22, 2019 at the Westin Chicago Northwest, Itasca, IL.  Concrete contractors, manufacturers, designers and other industry professionals will gather for three days of educational events and networking.

Schwing Recognizes Outstanding Stationary Pump Dealers

Representatives from Schwing America took a break from this year’s highly-successful World of Concrete to acknowledge the achievements of three of its leading stationary pump dealers. At a reception held at Wynn Las Vegas for its customers and dealers on Monday, January 21, the company recognized the trio of outstanding performers.

Putzmeister Contributes to World Record Concrete Pour at Polavaram Dam

Putzmeister India, Inc. assisted in setting two Guinness World Records, one for Largest Continuous Concrete Pour and one for Most Concrete Continuously Poured in 24 Hours. The record-setting pour took place on the site of the Polavaram Project in Andhra Pradesh, continuously pouring 42,267 cubic yards of concrete for 24 hours.