Industry News

OMNEX Trusted Wireless™ is Now Eaton

In December 2012, Eaton acquired Cooper Industries and OMNEX Trusted Wireless™ products became part of the Eaton portfolio. The powerful combination of the two companies is a transformational milestone that expands market segment reach, strengthens our global geographic footprint and provides one of the broadest portfolios of products, services and solutions in the electrical marketplace.

Schwing Announces 2014 Training Schedule

Schwing has announced their 2014 service seminar schedule, which has again been divided into three different levels to appeal to a wide audience of concrete pumping professionals. The four-day seminars are held at Schwing’s dedicated training facility in White Bear, Minnesota and include multi-media training aids and hands-on troubleshooting. Students also receive a training manual on CD-ROM along with a print ed copy.

Level 1
February 3rd – 6th, 2014


Putzmeister America, Inc.’s Stephen Crane Adds Responsibilities as President and CEO of Putzmeister Brazil

Putzmeister America, Inc.’s vice president and CFO, Stephen Crane, has been named president and CEO of Putzmeister Brazil, in conjunction with his current responsibili heading the finance and information systems operations for the Americas.

As president and CEO of Putzmeister Brazil, Crane will maintain overall responsibility for the strategy and performance of Putzmeister’s rapidly expanding operation in Brazil.

Schwing Appoints Geroquip, Inc. as New Dealer in Quebec

Geroquip, Inc., with offices in Quebec and Laval, Canada, has been appointed the new Schwing boom pump dealer for the province of Quebec. Schwing has 16 boom pump models from 17 to 61 meters with a choice of eight boom designs. The company has been a Schwing stationary pump dealer for more than 15 years. “With their excellent reputation for customer service and extensive knowledge of all things concrete, Geroquip is a great asset for us and our French Canadian customers,” according to Tom O’Malley, Schwing vice president of sales and marketing— North America.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Welcomes James Rogers Back as Southeast Regional Sales Manager

Putzmeister America, Inc. has named James Rogers southeast regional sales manager. In this role, he will manage sales of boom pumps, trailer pumps and Telebelt® placing systems in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Schwing Staff Changes: Focus on the Future

Schwing America has announced organizational changes to put additional emphasis on research and development of concrete handling technologies. Long-time Schwing employee Tom Eggert will lead this strategic expansion, utilizing his industry experience. “Tom has demonstrated his keen ability to identify customer-focused solutions in his 35-year history with the company,” explains Brian Hazelton, Schwing CEO. “In this newly created position, he will be focused on developing and bringing to market innovative products for the future.”

Friedrich Schwing, Sr. Inducted Into AEM Hall of Fame

In November, 2013, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) inducted Friedrich Schwing Sr. (1909-1992), founder of Schwing GmbH, Herne, Germany into their prestigious Hall of Fame. Ceremonies were held at the Association’s Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Moving Mountains

by Bill Palmer for Concrete Insights, a Concrete Construction Blog

We have selected the Five Most-Influential People in the concrete industry for 2013 and I think you will enjoy learning about these individuals over the next few weeks. Some you probably already know, or know of, but others are people who have worked behind the scenes to make a difference in our business

Putzmeister America, Inc. Launches Redesigned Website

Putzmeister America, Inc. has redesigned its website,, to integrate its four brands: Putzmeister America, Pro-Tech Used Equipment, Putzmeister Shotcrete Technology and Putzmeister Pipe Technology, while carrying through the new look of the Putzmeister creative platform, offering a more user-friendly navigation, and increasing informational content.

Schwing America Adds to Online Ordering Experience

Schwing America has made significant additions to its online ordering system, for customers purchasing Genuine Schwing Parts and accessories. Now more than 4,500 parts are available online with continuous updates and additional information to help deliver parts quickly and accurately. Recent changes to the site have added several timesaving features to further enhance the benefits of online ordering.