Industry News

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.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Hires Justin Fagan as Director of Product Management

Putzmeister America, Inc. has hired Justin Fagan as director of product management. In this role, Justin will focus on leveraging his skills and experiences in strategy development, product management and aftermarket services to support Putzmeister’s key initiatives and continuous improvement efforts.

Fagan joins Putzmeister after eight years with Komatsu Mining Corporation, where he held increasingly responsible positions in product management and aftermarket services. He began his career by serving in the U.S. Army as an infantry leader.

Schwing Adds Vector Service Seminar

Operators will have a better understanding of the Schwing Vector Control system after attending the VEC Seminar October 22–23, 2018. “Vector offers so much for operator productivity, machine diagnostics and data for fleet management,” according to Jeff Popa, Schwing service training manager. “Owners will get the most out of this state-of-the-art system after they send their employees to this seminar.” The seminar will also include using Vector for setup and deployment of the company’s EASy one-sided outriggers using Vector controls.

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