Industry News

Schwing Adds Boom Inspector

Due to increased sales of Schwing concrete pumps, the company’s service department has added a certified boom inspector for customers in the Southeast U.S. Jim Indelicato will join the nationwide team of Schwing certified boom inspectors located throughout North America. He comes to the position with extensive welding experience—an important skill if a boom inspection reveals repairs are needed.

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.

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.