Industry News

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.)

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.

New DVD Fulfills ACPA Safety Training Requirements

Work continues on the final stages of the new ACPA Operator Safety Presentation DVD, which will become the mandatory education requirement beginning January 1, 2012 for all operators seeking ACPA certification or recertification.

Seeking Qualified Candidates

The ACPA is currently seeking qualified individuals to run for the position of ACPA Regional Board Member.

ACPA Joins California Concrete Pumpers Alliance

If you own a concrete pumping business in the state of California, you’re probably held to some of the most intrusive and complicated regulations than all of the other 49 states—especially when it comes to complying with California’s stringent diesel emission regulations. But even though California may be many miles away, their programs are still viewed by some states as the “model” upon which to build their own regulatory programs, and these could directly affect owners of concrete pumps nationwide.