Industry News

Dynamic Concrete Wins the ACI Award of Excellence

Congratulations to Dynamic Concrete, recipient of the Award of Excellence in Concrete in the Advanced Concrete Construction category. This award is granted by the American Concrete Institute (ACI), Alberta Chapter. The award recognized the team’s accomplishments in installing, placing and finishing the Gregg’s Distribution, Edmonton, Alberta distribution warehouse floor consisting of 575,000 square feet of joint-free hightolerance concrete flooring.

Schwing Owner Stars in Ford Truck Commercial

Schwing America is pleased to announce Schwing pump owner and concrete contractor, Sean King, owner of King Construction, New Orleans, Louisiana, has played a major role in a Ford SuperDuty truck commercial. Mr. King received an offer to appear in the online Ford video after another contractor bowed out. “They wanted a contractor who did a lot of towing and owned Ford trucks,” according to King. He owns ten Ford trucks and an SP 305 Schwing concrete pump.

Schwing Aligns Sales Roles to Expand Market Coverage

Schwing America is pleased to announce a new alignment of responsibilities and territories for two members of their sales team to better serve the concrete production and handling equipment market.

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.

Schwing Hires Director of Marketing

Schwing America is pleased to announce Sue Otten as director of marketing. Sue will have responsibility for all marketing functions, including strategic planning and communications, for the entire Schwing product line and Genuine Schwing Parts throughout North and South America. “Sue’s broad background in marketing, including branding, public relations, social media, internal communications and events, will be a great asset to Schwing America,” states CEO Brian Hazelton.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Wins Telly Award for Holiday Video Second Year in a Row

Putzmeister America, Inc. received a Telly award for its 2012 holiday video in the 34th Annual Telly Awards contest, which received thousands of entries from around the world.

Ready Mixed Concrete Production Statistics Updated Through April 2013

The preliminary estimate of ready mixed concrete produced in the U.S. in April 2013 is 24.5 million cubic yards, 0.4% lower than April 2012. The estimated production through April is estimated at 81 million cubic yards, 0.3% higher than during the same period in 2012.

There's an App for that...

A new app just arrived to make the lives of concrete contractors - and concrete pumpers - a little easier. Designed by Holcim, this FREE weatherAPP can help contractors plan accordingly to a four-day forecast of a building site's weather conditions. Developed using methods outlined in ACI 305, the weatherAPP not only displays expected weather conditions but also calculates the evaporation rate based on wind speed, relative humidity, air temperature and concrete temperature.

Schwing Adds Regional Sales Manager

Tom Oury was recently appointed to the position of Schwing central regional manager in the U.S. and Canada. Oury will be responsible for sales of Schwing’s line of concrete equipment and customer service in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and the province of Manitoba.