Industry News

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.

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.”