Industry News

Putzmeister America Announces Jason Talbot as Chief Executive Officer

Putzmeister America, Inc. is pleased to announce Jason Talbot as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). In this role, he will work collaboratively with all departments throughout Canada, the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean. Jason comes to Putzmeister with a wealth of product management and engineering experience. He was most recently with a heavy equipment OEM, where he was vice president and general manager in the concrete processing division.

Concrete Pumping Holdings Acquires Coastal Carolina Pumping

Concrete Pumping Holdings, Inc. (“CPH”), a leading provider of concrete pumping services and concrete waste management services in the U.S. and U.K., announced the acquisition of Coastal Carolina Pumping, Inc. (“Coastal”) on August 23, 2022.

ASCC Hires Gordon Hefner as Executive Director

The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Gordon Raymond Hefner as executive director. Hefner replaces Bev Garnant who led the association for over 20 years. Hefner possesses over 27 years of association management experience in the construction trades. He will be responsible for the administration of all ASCC programs and will oversee its office staff of eight.

ASCC Holds Second Annual Safety Summit

The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, Missouri, in partnership with the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA), Mount Vernon, Iowa, held its second annual Safety Summit in Albuquerque, New Mexico, November 10–11.

Safety professionals from the concrete construction industry gathered for a safety program focused on safety and health issues impacting the industry. The program featured keynote speaker Mike Schneider, vice president, chief people person of Baker Concrete Construction, Monroe, Ohio.

Concrete Pumping Holdings Announces New Executives

Mark Young has been promoted to president of Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping. He previously held the title of general manager of Brundage-Bone, a position he held since 2018. Young brings over 15 years of construction industry experience to this role.

Redesigned Website

SCHWING America is proud to announce its newly revised online part store, The new store has over 7,500 parts, with more being added daily. The site also features new product photos, live order status, inventory checks and a quick reorder form. When entering the site, customers are given the opportunity to sign up for a new online parts account if they don’t yet have one. Once signed up, customers can shop for genuine SCHWING parts with new competitive pricing.

Wayne Allen Joins DY Concrete Pumping as Vice President of Sales

DY Concrete Pumps is excited to announce that Wayne Allen has joined the team as vice president of sales. Wayne brings almost 40 years of experience in concrete pump sales and management. Working alongside DY’s sales, parts and service teams, Wayne will assist in continuing DY’s outstanding service to all customers.

“Wayne’s reputation and experience within the industry is a great asset as our company continues its growth as a major supplier of concrete pumps in North America,” said Jason Delehay, general manager of DY’s Texas-based headquarters.

Cemstone Recognized for Ready Mixed Excellence by NRMCA

Cemstone, ACPA member and the upper Midwest’s leader in high performance concrete, has been chosen as a recipient of the 2022 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s (NRMCA) “Producer Excellence in Quality Award.” This is the twelfth year in a row that Cemstone has received this award. This award recognizes the commitment to quality initiatives of ready mixed concrete producer members. This award is intended to recognize those that strive for continuous improvement through their quality initiatives.

SCHWING America Announces New Boom Inspection Program

SCHWING America introduces a newly revised boom inspection program in accordance with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Safety Standards for Material Placement Systems B30.27 requirements.

ASME B30.27 requires frequent and periodic inspections. To accommodate this requirement, SCHWING America is splitting their inspections into two categories, structural and operational.


Concrete delivery systems are used every day in the concrete pumping industry. The big questions are, “Am I using the right products? If I have an accident or issue, to what standard or regulation am I going to be held accountable?”

In the concrete pumping and shotcrete industry, there are not many regulations that apply (except in British Columbia, Canada, due to recently enacted legislation). There is almost no delineation in professional publications ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) B30.27, CSA (Canadian Standards Association) Z151, ACI (American Concrete Institute) 304.2R, ACPA (American Concrete Pumping Association) Safety Manual, or pump manufacturer owner’s manuals that differentiate shotcrete pumping from concrete pumping. In the context of this article, we will treat them the same. One exception is dry shotcreting (often referred to as gunite). This is due to air being the main means of conveyance of the material through the placement line instead of using a hydraulic pump to push it.