Industry News

Putzmeister America, Inc. Hires Rob Demuth as Head of Service and Training

Putzmeister America, Inc. has hired Rob Demuth as head of service and training. In this role, Demuth is responsible for the service organization in North, Central and South America for Putzmeister distributors and customers, including field service technicians, the inside technical support team, training, warranty and the Putzmeister Service Centers.

Wayne Allen Joins CPE America as National Sales Manager

CPE America is proud to announce that Wayne Allen has joined as national sales manager. Wayne has over 30 years’ experience in concrete pump sales, 25 of which were with Putzmeister. “Wayne’s knowledge, experience and relationships will be a huge asset to our growing organization. We are very excited to have him on our team,” noted Tony Inglese, vice president, operations.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Maintains CPMA Safety Certification

Effective February 21, 2018, Putzmeister America, Inc. was successfully re-certified in safety from the Concrete Pump Manufacturers Association (CPMA). Putzmeister’s 30-, 40-, 50-, 60-meter class boom pumps, placing booms, BSA Large Line trailer pumps and Thom-Katt® trailer pumps have been awarded compliance by the CPMA.

Quist Moves to Schwing Field Service

Longtime Schwing employee Carl Quist has transitioned to a field service technician position serving the Midwest. He has served in multiple roles at the company since starting in 1989, when he was a mechanic in main assembly. From there he advanced to lead/ coordinator positions in assembly before joining the engineering team as an electrical designer in 2002.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Offers New Experts App

Putzmeister America, Inc. has released a new app to make every customer an expert. The “Putzmeister Experts” app will provide customers with helpful videos and instructions for the company’s products.

In-depth knowledge on the functions of machines, guides for proper setup and operation, tips for maintenance and troubleshooting and information about accessories are all topics covered by the app.

Autocar Cuts Ribbon on Birmingham Manufacturing Plant

Autocar hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new manufacturing plant in Center Point, Alabama on April 19, 2018. Governor Kay Ivey, Jefferson County commissioner Joe Knight and Center Point mayor Tom Henderson were in attendance at the event, along with Autocar chairman Andrew Taitz and president Jim Johnston.

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.

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