Industry News

Schwing Hires to Further Grow Genuine Parts Business

Schwing America Inc. recently hired a new parts sales manager, Dan Erstad.

Erstad will be responsible for the growth of Schwing’s Genuine Parts business, maximization of customers’ purchasing power, development of ongoing parts promotions, key account leadership and oversight of the Genuine Parts marketing eff orts. He formally joined the team on September 8.

NRMCA, Grey Matters Announce First-Ever Global Concrete Summit

This week, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) and Grey Matters are pleased to announce the firstever Global Concrete Summit. Scheduled from November 30 to December 10, this first-of-a-kind virtual conference and exhibition will bring practitioners, researchers and policy makers together to exchange the latest ideas, knowledge and tools to build the future of concrete construction.

Call for Volunteers: Concrete Pump Operators Task Force Members Needed to Develop New Certification Program

In response to numerous industry requests, the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) has announced plans to develop a new certification program for operators of concrete pumps. NCCCO is developing this program so that users can garner the same increased safety benefits that users of other equipment have seen through certification.

Mack Names Gunnar Brunius Vice President and General Manager of Lehigh Valley Operations

Mack Trucks today announced that effective October 1, 2020, Gunnar Brunius has been appointed vice president and general manager of Mack’s Lehigh Valley Operations. The facility, which is located in Lower Macungie Township, Pennsylvania, produces all heavy-duty Mack® truck models built for North American and export markets.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Works to Support Essential Workers in the Construction Industry

Putzmeister America, Inc. facilities, o. ice and factory continue operations to service industry needs. In response to the health crisis, our team here has come together in an unprecedented way with continued focus on the collective success of our business and our customers. Specifically, our production, warehouse and service teams have remained committed to ensuring machines are produced and customers’ parts needs are fulfilled daily.

Beton America Announces Scott Savage as Regional Sales Manager

Beton America is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Savage, a concrete pumping industry veteran, as the new East Coast regional sales manager. Scott has been in the industry since the 1990s as an owner, operator and past ACPA Board Member.

Liebherr USA, Co. Headquarters Opens at Expanded Campus

Liebherr USA, Co. marked a milestone on April 6, 2020—the company formally moved into a newly expanded campus in Newport News, Virginia. The facilities house employees who work in administration, finance, human resources, sales, information technology, marketing, product support and distribution for nine different product units under the Liebherr USA, Co. umbrella.

Schwing Aligns Parts and Service to “New Normal”

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Schwing America has made changes to parts and service departments to better serve the needs of the customer. Some call center employees are working from home with complete access to customer files and parts inventory to quickly provide information and support.

Phone calls are routed as usual, including to the phones of the home-based employees.. In-house call center employees have spread out their work areas to enforce social distancing guidelines. The Schwing call center remains open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. central time.

Mack Trucks' Customers Take Starring Role in 2021 Mack Calendar

The truck lineup for the 2021 Mack Trucks Calendar is set, after thousands of Mack fans cast their vote on Mack social channels to choose winners in six categories. Each winner will receive a professional photo shoot of their truck, courtesy of Mack, and will be featured in the upcoming 2021 Mack Calendar.

Liebherr to Celebrate 50th Anniversary in the U.S.

Liebherr is celebrating 50 years of success as a leading manufacturer in North America this year.

With its 50th anniversary theme, “United by Success,” the manufacturer remains focused on its commitment to U.S. customers.

Liebherr has been producing in the U.S. since 1970. The company is one of the leading North American suppliers of construction machinery and other technically advanced, user-oriented products and services. The manufacturer sells and distributes products throughout its own locations and through an independent distribution network.