Industry News

Build with Strength Congratulates New Jersey’s Fire Safety Advocates on Election Victories

Silver Spring, MD – Build with Strength, a coalition of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association comprised of fire safety professionals, engineers, architects and industry experts committed to strengthening the nation’s building codes and building more resilient communities, congratulate New Jersey Assemblymen Wayne DeAngelo and Craig Coughlin, along with State Senators Steve Sweeney and Brian Stack on their recent election victories.

ASCC and CEA Partnership

ST. LOUIS, MO – The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO, has partnered with the Construction Employers Association (CEA), Cleveland, OH, to provide ASCC contractor members services for silica sampling from SGS Galson, an industrial hygiene laboratory. The program is designed to develop an industry wide database of silica sampling information that can be utilized by participating members to develop an objective database of information concerning the type of mitigation activities and control necessary to comply with OSHA’s New Crystalline Silica Rule.

3-Alarm Blaze Leaves Lincoln, Nebraska, Apartment Complex A Total Loss

The fire, which drew more than 50 firefighters from 18 precincts, took a little more than an hour to knock down.  However, in that time, the blaze, which reportedly was started by an improperly discarded cigarette, quickly swept through the complex – only stopping when it hit a firewall. Investigators are calling the building a total loss, leaving dozens of residents displaced.

Putzmeister Hires Drue Martinez for West Coast Parts and Pipe Sales

Putzmeister America, Inc., has hired Drue Martinez to handle its West Coast parts and pipe sales. With 15 years of experience in the concrete placing industry, Drue most recently served as operations manager for Fleming and Sons.

Drue began his career in 2003 as a laborer with Brundage-Bone. He has progressed since then by learning about concrete placing equipment and related products, both on the job and by completing all Putzmeister and competitor service school educational programs.

Schwing Comparable Pump Parts Catalog Expands

Schwing’s newly expanded Comparable Pump Parts catalog is a quick-reference resource for customers who want to maintain their Schwing concrete pump with parts to assure reliability and uptime. “Every part of a concrete pump is vital to the performance of the machine,” explains Myron Birschbach, Schwing’s VP/GM Aftermarket Parts & Service. “And all parts are not created equal.”

Changes to the Executive Board of Putzmeister Holding

The supervisory board of Putzmeister, a world-leading manufacturer of concrete pumps, mortar machines, mining equipment and thick matter pumps, hereby announces the termination of the contract with Dr. Karch by mutual consent. Following almost nine years as managing director of Putzmeister, Dr. Karch sees his task as fulfilled, after he assumed the role of CEO in 2013 at a time when the company was in a difficult economic situation.

Schwing Sponsors CFA and ASCC Summer Events

July 20–23, 2017 found Schwing interfacing with customers and industry leaders at two major concrete related events: the Concrete Foundation Association (CFA) held its summer convention in Nashville, Tennessee, while the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) presented its annual Concrete Executive Leadership Forum in Bluffton, South Carolina.

Edgar Guidos Promoted to Parts Sales Representative at Putzmeister America, Inc.

Putzmeister America, Inc., has promoted Edgar Guidos to parts sales representative at its West Coast Customer Support Center. Previously, Edgar worked in the branch’s warehouse as a clerk handling receiving, warehousing and shipping.

More than three years ago, Edgar began working for Putzmeister when he started as a clerk in the warehouse.

“Edgar’s experience with parts and SAP is making his transition to sales a smooth one,” said Jorge Reza, West Coast branch manager. “Plus, he’s already a familiar face to our local customers.”

New Schwing Sales Administration Manager

Schwing has promoted long-term employee Lisa Polanski-Dickerman to the position of Sales Administration Manager. She has been with the company for 11 years serving in various capacities. Her prior experience was with long-time Schwing customer and dealer, Cross Concrete Pumping in Melvindale, Michigan. “Lisa has filled many of the support roles in our sales department, and is superbly qualified with her understanding of our product line and organization skills,” states Tom O’Malley, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Putzmeister Holding GmbH Appoints Christian Danninger as CFO

Putzmeister Holding GmbH has appointed Christian Danninger, Ph.D., as its new CFO. Danninger succeeds Renate Neumann-Schäfer, Ph.D., who has worked with the company since 2009.