Industry News

Schwing Customer Advisory Council Met September 10–13

Described as one of the driving forces behind Schwing’s continued innovation and success, the company’s Customer Advisory Council met at its corporate headquarters in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, September 10–13.

Putzmeister’s Research and Development Facility Sets New Standards for Concrete Industry

Putzmeister’s over $1 million investment in a state-of-the-art research and development facility is setting a new standard for equipment in the concrete industry. The research and development facility, located in Aichtal, Germany, ensures every piece of Putzmeister equipment will maintain its strength and reliability for years of heavy use.

“It’s important for us to test our equipment and make sure we are producing the highest quality,” said Karl Schlect, founder of Putzmeister. “We want our customers to trust us and our equipment.”

Construction Forms, Inc. Hires Tim Harmann as Senior Inside Salesperson

Construction Forms, Inc. has hired Tim Harmann as a senior inside sales representative.

Tim brings with him over twenty years of product knowledge and customer service in the concrete pumping industry, most recently at Putzmeister America. He is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and has completed business management courses at Carthage College.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Hires Juan Carlos Londono as Regional Sales Manager

Putzmeister America, Inc. has hired Ing. Juan Carlos Londono as the regional sales manager for Latin America and the Caribbean (LACA) for Putzmeister Industrial Technology Equipment and Special Applications Business. In this role, Londono will be responsible for sales of products and systems for the transportation and storage of sludges and solids within the Putzmeister Industrial Technologies Business. He will also support LACA in Special Applications in the concrete industry.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Hires Rob Demuth as Head of Service and Training

Putzmeister America, Inc. has hired Rob Demuth as head of service and training. In this role, Demuth is responsible for the service organization in North, Central and South America for Putzmeister distributors and customers, including field service technicians, the inside technical support team, training, warranty and the Putzmeister Service Centers.

Wayne Allen Joins CPE America as National Sales Manager

CPE America is proud to announce that Wayne Allen has joined as national sales manager. Wayne has over 30 years’ experience in concrete pump sales, 25 of which were with Putzmeister. “Wayne’s knowledge, experience and relationships will be a huge asset to our growing organization. We are very excited to have him on our team,” noted Tony Inglese, vice president, operations.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Maintains CPMA Safety Certification

Effective February 21, 2018, Putzmeister America, Inc. was successfully re-certified in safety from the Concrete Pump Manufacturers Association (CPMA). Putzmeister’s 30-, 40-, 50-, 60-meter class boom pumps, placing booms, BSA Large Line trailer pumps and Thom-Katt® trailer pumps have been awarded compliance by the CPMA.

Quist Moves to Schwing Field Service

Longtime Schwing employee Carl Quist has transitioned to a field service technician position serving the Midwest. He has served in multiple roles at the company since starting in 1989, when he was a mechanic in main assembly. From there he advanced to lead/ coordinator positions in assembly before joining the engineering team as an electrical designer in 2002.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Offers New Experts App

Putzmeister America, Inc. has released a new app to make every customer an expert. The “Putzmeister Experts” app will provide customers with helpful videos and instructions for the company’s products.

In-depth knowledge on the functions of machines, guides for proper setup and operation, tips for maintenance and troubleshooting and information about accessories are all topics covered by the app.

Autocar Cuts Ribbon on Birmingham Manufacturing Plant

Autocar hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new manufacturing plant in Center Point, Alabama on April 19, 2018. Governor Kay Ivey, Jefferson County commissioner Joe Knight and Center Point mayor Tom Henderson were in attendance at the event, along with Autocar chairman Andrew Taitz and president Jim Johnston.

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