Industry News

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.

Gary Nichols Receives Schwing’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Schwing America associates took time out from World of Concrete this year to honor Gary Nichols with the “Tom Anderson Lifetime Achievement Award,” the company’s top award acknowledging a person’s outstanding contributions to Schwing and the concrete pumping industry.

Tom O’Malley, Schwing senior vice president for sales and marketing, presented the award, citing the many achievements made by Nichols, including a history in concrete that spans more than five decades.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Remembers Longtime Friend Joaquin Zamora

Putzmeister America, Inc. is deeply saddened by the recent loss of Joaquin Zamora, who was a longtime friend and employee of Putzmeister.

Joaquin began his career with Putzmeister 25 years ago in production. During his tenure at Putzmeister, he became very well respected by his peers and worked his way up to assisting in the creation of the Latin America and Caribbean export business for the company, becoming a Latin America service manager.

Con Forms Gardena Invests in New Facilities

To better serve its customers, Con Forms has invested in a new facility for its West Coast distribution hub, offering a cleaner and more spacious warehouse for increased stocking capabilities and operations. It is located at 15141 South Figueroa Street in Gardena, California, 90248, less than 10 minutes from the previous warehouse in Gardena, and will carry the same phone numbers and other contact information.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Announces Success at World of Concrete 2019

Putzmeister America, Inc. attended World of Concrete January 22–25, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. At the show, Putzmeister’s 10,000 square-foot booth showcased various equipment models, including the new Vehicle Series Pickup Pump VSP 70, and announced the new 51Z-meter truckmounted boom pump.

Mack Trucks Names Kriete Truck Center 2018 North American Dealer of the Year

Kriete Truck Center of Milwaukee, Wisconsin is Mack Trucks’ 2018 North American Dealer of the Year. Mack made the announcement during its annual dealer meeting, which brings together dealer leadership from the U.S. and Canada. Kriete Truck Center of Milwaukee finished the year 17 percent above its sales plan and 29 percent above its leasing plan.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Introduces Equipment Financing on New and Used Equipment Purchases

Putzmeister America, Inc. has partnered with Engs Commercial Finance Co. to offer LenderTrax, a tool to provide equipment financing to customers looking for new and used equipment. The online portal includes calculator tools to help customers prequalify in a few simple steps.

“We’re thrilled to be able to offer our customers a service to help them understand how affordable Putzmeister equipment is,” said Bill Dwyer, VP of sales and marketing at Putzmeister. “Engs Commercial Finance allows us to provide quality financing support for a wider range of customers.”

Mack Trucks Seeks Entries for 2020 Mack Calendar Contest

GREENSBORO, NC – Owners of Mack® trucks have the chance to once again be in the spotlight for a month, courtesy of the 2020 Mack Calendar Contest. For the fourth year running, six lucky truck owners will be chosen by Mack Trucks' social media followers to appear in next year's Mack Calendar. The contest runs from April 2 to May 31, 2019.

ASCC 2019 Election of Officers

ST. LOUIS, MO – Chris Forster, Largo Concrete, Tustin, CA, has been elected president of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO for 2019-2020. Bill Bramschreiber, Charles Pankow Builders; Anthony DeCarlo, TWC Concrete Services; and Mario Garza, Barton Malow, were re-elected vice-presidents. Chris Klemaske, T.B. Penick & Sons, was elected a vice president and Kevin Riley, Belfast Valley Contractors, was elected treasurer. Dr.