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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.

Concrete Pump Diesel Emissions Regulation Update

by Hank de Carbonel

Seven—yes, that’s right, seven—years ago I was asked by the ACPA’s executive director, Christi Collins, to attend a meeting with the California Air Resource Board, “fondly” known as CARB to see if anything they were working on would be of interest or have an effect upon concrete pumpers. The answer was “$%&@#!!!” Since then, I have attended almost every monthly board meeting and served on any number of committees and panels to try and slow down or stop this growing bureaucracy.

Putzmeister Brazil Delivers 100th Piece of Equipment Produced in Brazil

Putzmeister Brazil, a subsidiary of Putzmeister America, Inc., recently delivered its 100th piece of equipment produced in the country, a new generation 36Z-meter truckmounted concrete boom pump.

To commemorate the milestone, Putzmeister Brazil employees attended a ceremony that took place at the factory in Atibaia, Brazil, located 40 miles from São Paulo.

ASCC Adds New Safety Bulletins

The Safety and Risk Management Council (SRMC) of the American Society of Concrete Contractors, St. Louis, has added five new titles to its list of safety bulletins: Preventing Underground Utility Strikes; Slips, Trips, and Falls; Report Workers’ Compensation Claims Promptly; The Importance of Proper Accident Investigation; and Safe Traffic Management on Construction Sites.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Hires Stephen Crane as VP and CFO

Putzmeister America, Inc. has hired Stephen Crane as vice president and chief financial officer, heading the finance and information systems operations for the Americas.

Stephen Roy Named Mack North American President

GREENSBORO, NC (Sept. 25, 2013) – Mack Trucks, Inc. today announced that Stephen Roy has been named President of North American Sales & Marketing, effective January 1, 2014.  Roy has led the company’s aftermarket business since 2008, and will succeed Kevin Flaherty, who is retiring after more than 40 years of dedicated service.

New Mack Shop Opens at the Mack Customer Center

ALLENTOWN, PA (Aug. 8, 2013) – A new Mack Shop location is now open inside the Mack Customer Center in Allentown, Pa. The store will carry a full assortment of MACK®-branded merchandise in a location convenient for visitors to the Mack Customer Center and the Lehigh Valley community.

Conforms, USA purchases Esser-Werke Gmbh, Germany to create global pipe leader.

Conforms of Port Washington , WI is pleased to announce its acquisition of 100% of Esser-Werke Gmbh, located in Warstein, Germany.   The combined company will aim to become the premier global provider of abrasive resistant pipe, wear parts, and system to the concrete and mining industries. Conforms and Esser both have been the leading providers of highly wear resistant pipe in the United States and Europe respectively.

Schwing Bauma Trip Rewards New Pump Buyers

Customers who purchased a new Schwing pump in the latter months of 2012 qualified for a free trip to Bauma 2013, the largest construction trade show in the world, held April 11-17 in Munich, Germany. The trade fair attracted more than 500,000 attendees with 3,700 exhibits spread over 140 acres. The group toured the Bauma fair and travelled to Rome before returning to the U.S.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Promotes Sascha Wolfer to Director Supply Chain

Putzmeister America, Inc. has promoted Sascha Wolfer to director supply chain for North and South America. In his new role, he will be responsible for overseeing material planning, purchasing and inventory management.

A Putzmeister employee for his entire career, Wolfer began working for the company nearly 20 years ago. Most recently, he served as purchasing master planner. In his new role, Wolfer will report to Dave Adams, president & CEO of Putzmeister.