Industry News

Strategic Development Council Announces New Chair and Board of Direction Members

The concrete industry’s Strategic Development Council, a council of the ACI Foundation, announces its new chair and board members.

New SDC Chair is Mike Schneider, senior vice president and chief people officer at Baker Concrete Construction, Inc. He started at Baker Concrete in Monroe, Ohio as a project manager in 1978 and helped open Baker’s Houston, Texas, office in 1982. During his career, he has been involved in a multitude of projects ranging from high-rise offices to automotive plants to mainline concrete paving.

ASCC Elects Officers and Directors

Mike Poppoff, Poppoff, Inc., Moxie, Washington, has been elected first vice president of the American Society of Concrete Contractors, St. Louis, Missouri, for 2012-2013. Scott Anderson, Houston, Texas; Chris Plue, San Mateo, California and Thomas Zinchiak, Woodbine, Maryland were re-elected vice presidents. Keith Wayne, Kannapolis, North Carolina was elected secretary/ treasurer. Jack Cooney, Ft. Myers, Florida and Aaron Long, Rocky Mount, Virginia were elected as new directors.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Welcomes Back Tom Redding as West Central Regional Sales Manager

Putzmeister America, Inc. announces that Tom Redding has been named its new west central regional sales manager. He will be responsible for overseeing new and used equipment sales in Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Nebraska, Utah and Wyoming, in addition to British Columbia and Alberta, Canada.

In his new position, Redding will work with current and prospective customers for Putzmeister America’s full line of equipment. He will report directly to Bill Dwyer, vice president of sales and marketing for Putzmeister America.

Judy Kirby Joins Irving Equipment

Irving Equipment in Tiffin, Ohio is pleased to announce Judy Kirby has joined the company as an addition to their accounting and customer service division. Judy brings over 25 years of extensive experience within the industry to Irving. Together, her accounting qualifications and skills make her the perfect fit for Irving.

Construction Forms to Offer Genuine Schwing Parts in Southern California

Construction Forms, Inc. is pleased to announce it is now a stocking parts distributor in the southern California marketplace for Schwing America. Con Forms is stocking a complete line of parts and accessories for all models of pumps manufactured by Schwing. Owners of concrete pumping equipment in southern California are welcome to stop in at: Con Forms–Gardena, 1600 West 139th Street, Gardena, California 90249. You may also contact our branch manager, Rick Hahn, at (800) 553-6656.

Concrete Industry Management Program Holds Record-Breaking Auction at World of Concrete

The National Steering Committee (NSC) for the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program–a business intensive program that awards students with a four-year bachelor of science degree in concrete industry management–raised more than $617,750 in gross revenue at its seventh annual auction, held in conjunction with the World of Concrete on Wednesday, January 25.

Decorative Concrete Council Announces Award Winners

The Decorative Concrete Council, a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors, St. Louis, Missouri, has announced the winners of its fourth annual decorative concrete awards competition. The winners were recognized at a ceremony at the World of Concrete, Las Vegas, on Wednesday, January 25, 2012.

The winners are:

Cast-In-Place Stamped, Over 5000 SF, 1st Place, Hyde Concrete, Annapolis, Maryland for Robinson Nature Center

Cast-In-Place Stamped, Under 5000 SF, 1st Place, Greystone Masonry, Stafford, Virginia for Hidden Oasis

Putzmeister Introduces New Technology, Equipment at 2012 World of Concrete Show

Putzmeister America, Inc. showcased several new engineering advancements at the World of Concrete trade show held in January in Las Vegas, including the unveiling of the brand new 42Z-meter truck-mounted concrete boom pump, introduction of the semi-trailer mounted Telebelt® TBS 130 and upgrades to the 40Z-meter truck-mounted concrete boom pump.

TCA Elects New Board of Directors, Doncaster Elected President

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA), a non-profit international organization that serves to expand and improve the use of Tilt-Up as the preferred construction method, has announced the election of new board members and the slate of officers for the 2012 year.

Schwing Dealer Awards Presented at World of Concrete 2012

“World of Concrete 2012 officially put any pessimism in the rearview mirror for all of us at Schwing. When the show opened, the aisles were filled and the Schwing booth generated an energy that has been missing the last few years,” reported Schwing CEO Brian Hazelton. Schwing presented sales and achievement awards to those dealers in Canada, United States, Mexico, Central and South America who exhibited outstanding sales ability with the Schwing product line. First place for truck-mounted concrete pump with placing boom sales went to Repas, S.A., Argentina (no picture available.)