Industry News

ASCC Election of Officers 2018

ST. LOUIS, MO – Chris Forster, Largo Concrete, Tustin, CA, has been elected first vice president of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO for 2018-2019. Bill Bramschreiber, Glendora, CA; Anthony DeCarlo, Cincinnati, OH; and Mario Garza, Southville, MI, were re-elected vice-presidents. Keith Wayne, Kannapolis, NC, was re-elected treasurer.

LA Housing Partnership Commits to Building Stronger Communities

Build with Strength, a coalition of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association consisting of community organizations, fire service professionals, architects, engineers and industry experts committed to enacting safer and more sustainable building standards, is pleased to welcome the Los Angeles Housing Partnership as a new member of the coalition.  The community organization joins a growing list of advocates who are working to ensure that the most vulnerable residents in cities such as Los Angeles have access to safe and secure housing. 

Two More New Jersey Counties Unanimously Adopt Fire Safety Resolutions in Support of Stronger Building Codes

On Thursday evening, councilmembers of the Camden County and Middlesex County Boards of Freeholders voted unanimously to adopt a resolution in support of New Jersey Assembly Bill 135, statewide legislation that would amend New Jersey’s construction code for fire safety reasons, and provide an added level of protection for firefighters and residents alike.

Mack Trucks Announces World of Concrete 2018 Product Lineup

GREENSBORO, N.C. (Jan. 19, 2018) – Mack Trucks today announced the Class 8 vehicles that will be featured at World of Concrete 2018, Jan. 23-26 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The lineup includes three Mack® Granite® models featuring a recently introduced all-new interior.

Models featured in booth C-5105 will be:

CPE America Hires Tony Inglese as Vice President of Operations

Sebastian Falzon, president and CEO of CPE America is pleased to announce that Tony Inglese has joined the team as vice president of operations. Tony has more than 15 years of experience in the concrete pumping industry, with proven leadership in management, production and operations processes.

Prior to joining CPE America, Tony served as CEO for Concrete Pump Supply and was concrete pumping program manager for NBIS. Tony has served on the American Concrete Pumping Association board of directors for the last six years.

Conco Wins ACI Award

ACPA member The Conco Companies, Concord, California, was awarded second place in the High Rise Buildings category of ACI’s Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards at ACI’s Fall Convention held October, 2017 in Anaheim, California. This was quite an honor, as there were only 12 winners from around the world. The award-wining project was Premiere on Pine, Seattle, Washington, one of the tallest residential towers in the city. At 440 feet, this 42-story building features 386 apartments, a rooftop sky lounge, five levels of above-grade parking and five levels below.

Cemstone Companies Celebrate 90 Years of Building Communities

Cemstone Companies is celebrating nine decades of providing ready mixed concrete, block and other products for homes, public infrastructure and major regional landmarks. All employees from the fourth-generation family-owned business’s three divisions were invited to an anniversary event on October 28 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Announces 2018 Service School Schedule

Putzmeister America, Inc. has announced the 2018 schedule for its growing service school program. This year, the company has once again expanded classes and updated the curriculum to help meet customers’ ever-changing needs.

The 2018 Putzmeister service school schedule includes the following courses:


• Thom-Katt® Operations: Tuesday, February 6 – Wednesday, February 7

• Telebelt® Operations: Tuesday, February 13 – Thursday, February 15

• Truck-Mounted Boom Pump Maintenance and Service - Ergonic® Systems: Monday, February 26 – Friday, March 2

News from Build with Strength: A Coalition of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association



Coalition Calls for Safe Communities and Smart Solutions

DY Adds Jeffrey Pool to Regional Sales Team

DY Concrete Pumps Inc. is pleased to announce Jeffrey Pool has joined the DY team in the position of regional sales representative.

“We are extremely pleased to have Jeff’s experience and knowledge joining our organization,” said Joe Delehay, DY’s president and CEO. “Jeff’s 30 years of pump market experience further demonstrates our commitment to providing experienced and exceptional sales staff to service our customers. His addition to our sales team strengthens our company’s commitment to guaranteed complete customer satisfaction”.