Industry News

Concrete Pump Supply Moves to Georgia

Concrete Pump Supply is excited to announce the move into its new location in Mableton, Georgia. Conveniently located right inside the perimeter of I-285 in Atlanta, the new building features over 80,000 square feet of warehouse space which will be used to store the company’s expansive inventory of parts, system and Envirosac concrete washout bags, as well as house its pipe, concrete pump hose and primer production. This added space allows the firm to better serve customers across the concrete industry.

Mack Partners with Three Tech Programs to Offer Advanced Diesel Technician Training

GREENSBORO, NC – Mack Trucks is partnering with colleges in Florida, Ohio and Texas to offer the Diesel Advanced Technology Education (DATE) program beginning in early 2019 to address a shortage of skilled vehicle service technicians.

Students enrolled in the 500-hour program will be trained to work on Mack® trucks, including powertrains, electrical and electronic systems, chassis components and software and engine diagnosis and repair.

ASCC to Hold 17th Annual Conference in Charlotte this September

ST. LOUIS, MO – The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO, will hold its seventeenth Annual Conference September 20-23, 2018 at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, Charlotte, NC.  Concrete contractors, manufacturers, designers and other industry professionals will gather for three days of educational events and networking.

Action Alert! Keep the Public Safe from Tall Wood Buildings

The International Code Council (ICC) will soon vote on proposed code changes that would allow tall wood buildings to be built up to 18 stories, despite taking into consideration the lack of rigorous scientific testing or in-the-field fire and structural testing!

TEC Equipment Opens North America’s Largest Mack Dealership in Fontana, California

TEC Equipment Mack Dealership Fontana, CAGREENSBORO, NC – The largest Mack dealership in North America recently opened in Fontana, California, the newest location in Portland, Oregon–based TEC Equipment’s network of 26 dealerships in the Western region. Located at 14400 Randall Ave.

Pair of Fires in DC-area Reignites Concern with Combustible Building Materials

DC area fireVirginia senior living facility and Maryland 4-story condo complex burn minutes apart

 

Massive Fire Consumes Wood-Framed Apartment Complex Under Construction in Concord, California

2 people injured from smoke inhalation in blaze that displaces 250 residents

 

Four-Alarm Fire Nearly Destroys Wood-Frame Apartment Complex Under Construction in Manteca, California

Statement from Build with Strength on most expensive fire in city history

 

Three Areas for Improvement: Simple Ways to become a better risk

When it comes to controlling how much your insurance policy costs year over year, there are some things you can control—and some things you can’t. Market trends, nuclear verdicts, investment returns—they’re all factors that every insurance buyer is subject to, so there isn’t much you can do to change their impact. However, it’s not all out of your control. There are always at least three areas where you can make small changes that can have a big impact on your business—and make you a better risk.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Wins Davey Award

Putzmeister America, Inc. has received a silver award in the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts’ (AIVA) 13th annual Davey Awards competition. Putzmeister received the award in the design / print campaign category for its legendary “Perform at a Higher Level” advertising campaign.

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