Industry News

ASCC Foundation for Education, Research & Development receives $250,000 donation from Somero Enterprises

The American Society of Concrete Contractors' (ASCC) Foundation for Education, Research & Development, St. Louis, MO, has received a donation of $250,000 from Somero Enterprises, Ft. Myers, FL, a sustaining member of the organization. "This gift is one of the most significant ever received by the ASCC foundation," said Scott Anderson, foundation president, "and will go a long way toward funding the research and educational programming that will continue to improve the quality and productivity of our contractors." 


The National Steering Committee (NSC) for the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program – a business intensive program that awards students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management – is pleased to announce they raised more than $1.740 million in gross revenue at its annual auction, held in conjunction with the World of Concrete on Wednesday, Jan. 19.

Concrete Pumping Holdings Acquires Pioneer Concrete Pumping Service

Concrete Pumping Holdings, Inc. (CPH), a leading provider of concrete pumping services and concrete waste management services in the U.S. and U.K., announced that it has completed the acquisition of Pioneer Concrete Pumping Service, Inc. (Pioneer).

Putzmeister America, Inc. Announces Putzmeister Academy 2022 Schedule

Putzmeister America, Inc. has announced the 2022 schedule for its growing service school program, Putzmeister Academy. This year, the company has once again expanded classes and updated the curriculum to help meet customers’ ever-changing needs.

Cherokee Materials Now an Authorized Dealer for Access Equipment Mini-Conveyors

Cherokee Materials has become an authorized dealer for Access Equipment’s mini-conveyors. These electric powered belt systems are lightweight and portable. They are ideal for relocating loose material: rock, sand, debris, concrete, etc. They have been used extensively for below-grade excavating, mining, tunneling, construction, demolition, disaster restoration, landscaping, pool installation, firewood conveyor and all tight access jobs.

Align Financial Holdings Acquires NationsBuilders Insurance Services

Align Financial Holdings, LLC (“Align”), a leading general agency and specialist program underwriting manager, has announced that it has acquired NationsBuilders Insurance Services, Inc. (“NBIS”), an underwriting manager specializing in providing risk management, underwriting and claims handling expertise to the crane and rigging, specialized transportation, concrete pump, and equipment rental and dealer industries.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Appoints Carlos Pineda as Technical Trainer

Putzmeister America, Inc. appointed Carlos Pineda as a technical trainer for Putzmeister America.

Pineda joins Putzmeister America with a background in technical and virtual training in the automotive and manufacturing industries. His education is in mechanical engineering, and he is trilingual — fluent in English, Spanish and French.

Scott Roisum Appointed SCHWING America VP of Product Support

SCHWING America is proud to announce the promotion of Scott Roisum to the position of vice president of product support. Scott brings with him more than 23 years of experience at SCHWING America with his most recent role as director of engineering.

DY Concrete Pumps Breaks Ground on Production Facility Expansion

DY is committed to exceeding customers’ demand for high quality concrete pumps, industry-leading service and after-sales support with a new 50,0000-squarefoot production facility expansion. When complete, the structure will have the capacity of producing over 150 concrete pumps a year.

Adam Wallace Announced as SCHWING Midwest Regional Sales Manager

SCHWING America is proud to announce the hiring of Adam Wallace as regional sales manager for the Midwest region, effective October 2021. Adam comes with extensive experience in the concrete industry and has held multiple sales roles with SCHWING America in the past.

“Adam is a welcome return to our sales team and brings great knowledge, understanding and passion for the concrete industry,” said Bill Murray, CEO of SCHWING America.