Industry News

Hefner Hired as ASCC Executive Director

The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO is pleased to announce the hiring of Gordon Raymond Hefner as executive director. Hefner replaces Bev Garnant who led the association for over twenty years. Hefner possesses over twenty-seven years of association management experience in the construction trades. He will be responsible for the administration of all ASCC programs and will oversee its office staff of eight.

ASCC Safety Summit 2022

The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO in partnership with the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA), Mount Vernon, IA held its second annual Safety Summit in Albuquerque, NM, November 10-11.

Mack Trucks Announces ASPCA Sponsorship

GREENSBORO, NC – Mack Trucks announced it has donated $100,000 to the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) to create a matching fund for Giving Tuesday, celebrated today, Nov. 29.

Mack Bulldog Magazine Adds a Digital Version

GREENSBORO, NC – Mack Trucks Bulldog Magazine is now available to a wider audience through the introduction of a new online version.  The new digital platform brings Bulldog to devices everywhere in a clear, easily readable format for quicker news delivery, while minimizing the environmental impact of a printed version.

Michael Dockery Joins DY Concrete Pumps as Western USA Regional Sales Representative

DY Concrete Pumps is pleased to welcome Michael “Doc” Dockery to the team. Doc’s role as Western USA regional sales representative combines his extensive background in sales, marketing, truck chassis knowledge and aftermarket parts, solidifying DY’s growth within the Western U.S.

“Doc is a great fit for our team. His knowledge of truck chassis and sales is a good fit for DY’s industry leading customer service,” said Mike Morris, North American sales manager at DY Concrete Pumps.

Christopher Kidd Appointed Regional Sales Manager at Simard Suspensions

The CEO of Simard Suspensions, David Tremblay, is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Kidd as regional sales manager for the Ontario and Maritimes markets. Kidd has 10 years in the heavy vehicle and transport industry.

Before joining Simard Suspensions in 2018 for the business development of the DRAMIS division, Kidd mainly worked as a sales representative in the industry. For the past three years, he has also acted as a parts and aftermarket sales support specialist.

SCHWING Announces New Director of Parts Sales

James Rogers has been hired as the director of parts sales for concrete equipment manufacturer SCHWING America. In his new position, Rogers will be responsible for sales of SCHWING parts for the company’s complete line of truck-mounted concrete pumps, stationary pumps and truck-mounted conveyors. Rogers has an extensive background in the concrete pumping industry, working in equipment and parts sales as well as in equipment finance.

Honorary Distinction for Founder of Simard Suspensions

The Order of Merit honorary distinction highlights the exceptional contributions by some of the citizens of Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec to the development of the community. The founder of Simard Suspensions, André-Marie Simard, recently received this award.

Putzmeister Announces Beth Tepley as Marketing Manager

Putzmeister America, Inc. is pleased to announce Beth Tepley as the new marketing manager. In this role, she will be responsible for all marketing activities throughout Canada, United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. Beth comes to Putzmeister with over 20 years of heavy equipment experience.

ASCC Publishes 46th Position Statement: w/cm Ratio for a Trowel Finish

The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO, has published its forty-sixth Position Statement, “Water-Cementitious Material Ratio for Concrete to Receive a Trowel Finish.” ASCC Position Statements clarify the concrete contractors’ point of view for architects, engineers, owners, and others.