Industry News

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.)

American Shotcrete Association Announces the Election of New President and Officers

The American Shotcrete Association (ASA) is pleased to announce the election of Joe Hutter, King Packaged Mate- rials Company, and the 2012 class of new officers and directors. Joe Hutter, King Packaged Materials Company, has been elected by the ASA membership to a oneyear term as president. Hutter is the vice-president of sales at King Packaged Material Company in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. He has more than 20 years of experience in the cement / shotcrete industry. Hutter is also the chair of ASA’s marketing committee.

Putzmeister Merges with Sany

Putzmeister America, Inc. is proud to announce the merger of its parent company Putzmeister Holding GmbH with Sany Heavy Industry Co., Ltd., two of the construction industry’s leading companies.

“We are confident the Putzmeister and Sany merger will strengthen both brands,” says Dave Adams, president and CEO of Putzmeister America.

TCA Releases The Construction of Tilt-Up

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 release of The Construction of Tilt-Up.

Schwing is #1 According to Concrete Construction Magazine Survey

Schwing remains #1 according to the readers of Concrete Construction Magazine in a recently completed survey. The official publication of the World of Concrete polls readers every three years regarding brand familiarity and brand use for 58 categories of concrete construction equipment. Schwing retained their #1 standing in two significant categories of concrete pumps.

Cemstone Names Lars Anderson as QA/QC Manager

Cemstone, an Upper Midwest leader in ready mixed, engineered and architectural concrete, as well as aggregates, announced that Lars Anderson has joined the company as quality assurance/quality control manager. Anderson brings to Cemstone an impressive background in the quality field of the concrete and cement industry.

“We are excited to have Lars join the Cemstone team,” said Thor Becken, Cemstone president. “The breadth of his experience in the concrete and cement business, as well as his leadership ability, are valuable assets that will contribute to his success at Cemstone.”

Putzmeister America, Inc. Promotes Alfonso Roa to Regional Sales Manager in Latin America

Putzmeister America, Inc. has announced the promotion of Alfonso Roa to regional sales manager in Lat i n America. He will be responsible for managing the sale of new and used Putzmeister, Allentown Shotcrete Technology and Putzmeister Mortar Machine equipment sales in Mexico, Central America, Venezuela and Colombia.

Schwing Announces New Financing Service

Schwing has announced a new program to assist customers with financing options for new and used equipment purchases. Schwing Financial Services (SFS) will work with Schwing customers to enhance their financing options to conserve traditional bank/credit lines for operating and short-term financing needs in today’s ever-changing environment. SFS can also provide 100 percent financing to reduce initial investment and preserve cash flow by matching payments to the revenue stream/cost savings from Schwing equipment.

Steve Cieszlak Named Regional Sales Manager— Sany America, Inc.

With over 22 years of concrete pumping experience, including 16 years as a dedicated sales professional, Steve Cieszlak has joined Sany America as regional sales manager. Steve will cover all sales-related activities in the Midwest / Northeastern U.S. and Canada.

“Steve is a big-time addition to the concrete pump sector at Sany America, Inc.”, says Roger Anderson, director of sales and marketing. “Simply stated— Steve knows the customer; he’s been in the business at all levels and his work ethic is second to none.”