Industry News

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.”

ASCC Publishes 44th Position Statement

ST. LOUIS, MO – The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO, has published its forty-fourth Position Statement, “Measuring Air Content in Non-Air-Entrained Concrete.”  ASCC Position Statements clarify the concrete contractors’ point of view for architects, engineers, owners and others.

ACI Symposium Online Courses

ST. LOUIS, MO – The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has added two online, on-demand courses to its ACI University: Ward R. Malisch Concrete Construction Symposium Parts 1 and 2.  The courses cover information on concrete constructability issues in honor of Dr. Ward R. Malisch, a former senior managing director and an Honorary Member of ACI.  Malisch is presently concrete construction specialist for the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC).

American Society of Concrete Contractors to Hold 18th Annual Conference in Chicago this September

ST. LOUIS, MO – The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO, will hold its eighteenth Annual Conference September 19-22, 2019 at the Westin Chicago Northwest, Itasca, IL.  Concrete contractors, manufacturers, designers and other industry professionals will gather for three days of educational events and networking.

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.”

Putzmeister America, Inc. Welcomes Bob Bartholomew as Chief Financial Officer

Putzmeister America, Inc. has announced Bob Bartholomew as its new chief financial officer (CFO). In his new role, Bob will be responsible for financial planning and managing financial risks, while overseeing the finance and information technology teams.

Bob comes to Putzmeister with over 30 years of experience in manufacturing, financial services and hospitality. Most recently, he was the global senior director of finance for JLG Aftermarket. Bartholomew holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from St. Bonaventure University.