Industry News

Putzmeister America, Inc. Welcomes Aaron Copeland

Putzmeister America, Inc. (PMA) is pleased to announce Aaron Copeland as the new director of operations. Aaron comes to Putzmeister with over 12 years of manufacturing leadership and manufacturing engineering experience. In this role, he will be work collaboratively with production planning/control, supply chain, warehouse, facilities and manufacturing engineering.

Con Forms Announces New Distributor

Con Forms has partnered with Pipe Technology (a Westflex Inc. Company) in Whittier, California, to assist in maintaining its high level of service for customers located in the southwestern region of the U.S.. This partnership is designed to increase the focus on support for customers in the southwest U.S. Con Forms has done business with Pipe Technology for more than 20 years and is excited to expand its local inventory, sales and service capabilities.

Concrete Pump Supply Announces Drue Martinez as Regional Sales Director

Concrete Pump Supply is pleased to announce the hiring of Drue Martinez. Drue joins CPS as the new regional sales director and key account manager. Drue brings over 20 years of experience in all facets of the concrete pumping industry, including but not limited to management, operations and sales.

ASCC Establishes Sustainability Initiative Hotline

ST. LOUIS, MO – The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO, has established a telephone hotline and an email address for the sole purpose of receiving and answering questions about concrete construction as it relates to the industry’s sustainability initiative. Both are for members only. Jim Klinger, ASCC concrete construction specialist, answers both, with input from other ASCC technical staff and consultants.

ASCC ALERT! Bulletins

ST. LOUIS, MO – The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, has published its first ALERT!, a new bulletin to apprise members of issues and developments in the concrete construction industry. The first ALERT! covers Portland-Limestone Cement Concrete. “ALERT! bulletins will be published as needed to provide timely notice of unusual, challenging, and sometimes complex circumstances affecting the industry,” said Bruce Suprenant, PhD, PE, FACI, ASCC Sustainability Committee co-chair.

Settling an OSHA Citation

Shortly after issuing a citation to an employer, OSHA will often agree to reduce the penalty amount, provided the employer agrees not to contest it. But could agreeing not to contest your citation invite further trouble? Possibly. At the very least, contractors should give the issue considerable thought before entering into an early settlement with OSHA. And if you do decide to settle, always work to get the citation reduced to an “Other than Serious” status. Many of the companies you work with will overlook “Other than Serious” citations, but will frown on “Serious” citations and above.

Western Concrete Pumping Announces Hire of Bill Murray as COO

Western Concrete Pumping, Inc. is pleased to announce the hiring of Bill Murray, who has joined the WCP Team as chief operating officer.

SCHWING America, Inc. Announces New Chief Executive Officer

SCHWING America, Inc. (SAI) is pleased to announce the hiring of its next chief executive officer, Johannes Schulze Vohren. Schulze Vohren joined SAI as the CEO effective April 1, 2023.

2024 Mack Calendar Contest Winners Announced

GREENSBORO, NC – Mack Trucks announced today the winners of the 2024 Mack Trucks Calendar Contest. Each of the winning entries will represent a month in next year's Mack calendar.
Thousands of Mack fans and followers voted online to choose the winning Mack trucks from among 171 submissions in seven separate categories. The winners will participate in a professional photo shoot set up by Mack. All entries and their photos can be viewed at

Mack Trucks Launches New E-Commerce Site

GREENSBORO, NC – Mack Trucks announced that it has relaunched its popular e-commerce site with new features to make it easier to find and purchase official licensed Mack® merchandise.

The updated site features advanced search filters for easier shopping, a customer-friendly account management system and an expanded product lineup, including an expanded women’s line, a larger heritage collection and a specially curated collection of items made from eco-friendly materials.