Industry News

Bill Dlhosh Returns to Concrete Pump Supply

Bill Dlhosh has returned to Concrete Pump Supply in the role of equipment sales. The position will be responsible for sales of new and used concrete pumps. As the Putzmeister dealer for the Southeastern U.S. (excluding Florida), Bill will also be promoting CPS’ parts and service departments.

“Bill is a great addition to our team. We are a family-based company with a big attitude, and Bill fits right in,” says ACPA Pioneer Award recipient Pat Inglese, president of Concrete Pump Supply.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Adds Four Parts Sales Representatives

Putzmeister America, Inc. has added four parts sales representatives to its customer support group: Carlos Garcia, Gordy Hartwig, James Nelson and Keith Wall. In the role, they are each responsible for responding to customer requests and processing orders for customers located throughout North America.

A Putzmeister employee for more than eight years, Garcia previously worked as technical documentation specialist for the company. He also has experience in power tool service and repair.

Schwing Appoints Bill Murray to Chief Financial Officer Position

Bill Murray has been appointed chief financial officer of Schwing America, Inc. while also being added to the company’s board of directors. In his new position, Murray will have responsibility for the finance, accounting and information technology areas within the company. Murray brings valuable experience to the position after working with Schwing for two years during his tenure at Lighthouse Management Group, a leading management consulting firm in the upper Midwest.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Re-Branding Small Line Equipment

Putzmeister America, Inc. is in the process of re-branding all of its small line equipment, including Thom-Katt® trailer pumps, mortar machines and shotcrete equipment. Previously blue and cream, the small line equipment’s new standard colors are changing to yellow and gray.

The change in paint color reflects the streamlining of the overall Putzmeister brand and each of its product lines.

Schwing Remarkets Pre-Owned Concrete Equipment

Schwing now offers pre-owned concrete equipment directly from the factory. “We think customers should trust their pre-owned purchase to the factory that built it,” according to director of product remarketing, Jim Graham. The company has also embarked on a Schwing Certified Pre-Owned Program with a “We Build It, We Back It,” theme. Pre-owned equipment is displayed on the new Schwing website at

Concrete Industry Associations Partner to Form Certification Consortium

In an effort to increase the awareness of certification opportunities for concrete professionals, while promoting the advantages of such programs, eight concrete associations have joined forces to form the Concrete Industry Certification Consortium (CICC).

Economic Forecast…The Future’s Getting Brighter!

Portland Cement Association (PCA), April 30, 2012 - Stronger than expected job creation and the beginning of a construction industry recovery means gains in real construction spending will materialize this year—after seven years of consecutive declines.  According to the new forecast from the Portland Cement Association (PCA), increases in cement consumption will follow.

PCA revised its fall forecast upward, anticipating a modest 3.7 percent increase in 2012, followed by a 7.6 percent jump in 2013 and a 14.1 percent increase in 2014. 

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.)