Industry News

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.

Schwing Hires Purchasing Manager

Schwing America has hired a new purchasing manager to oversee the acquisition of materials and goods for their manufacturing process. Mike Rudolph brings a wealth of knowledge to his new position. “It takes a steady supply of raw materials, components and hardware to keep up with the demand for Schwing equipment,” stated Heinz Wortman, Schwing America’s chief operations and logistics officer. “Mike’s experience and knowledge will assist in the future growth of our manufacturing operation.”

Irving Equipment Welcomes William Ohl

Irving Equipment is pleased to announce the addition of William Ohl, a hydraulic technician, to its concrete pump and heavy machinery division. Ohl brings over 15 years of experience within the industry to Irving, as well as wide-ranging knowledge of hydraulic and electrical components. His qualifications, experience, and skills make him just the right match for Irving.

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.

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.

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