Industry News

ASCC Election of Officers 2018

ST. LOUIS, MO – Chris Forster, Largo Concrete, Tustin, CA, has been elected first vice president of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO for 2018-2019. Bill Bramschreiber, Glendora, CA; Anthony DeCarlo, Cincinnati, OH; and Mario Garza, Southville, MI, were re-elected vice-presidents. Keith Wayne, Kannapolis, NC, was re-elected treasurer.

LA Housing Partnership Commits to Building Stronger Communities

Build with Strength, a coalition of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association consisting of community organizations, fire service professionals, architects, engineers and industry experts committed to enacting safer and more sustainable building standards, is pleased to welcome the Los Angeles Housing Partnership as a new member of the coalition.  The community organization joins a growing list of advocates who are working to ensure that the most vulnerable residents in cities such as Los Angeles have access to safe and secure housing. 

Two More New Jersey Counties Unanimously Adopt Fire Safety Resolutions in Support of Stronger Building Codes

On Thursday evening, councilmembers of the Camden County and Middlesex County Boards of Freeholders voted unanimously to adopt a resolution in support of New Jersey Assembly Bill 135, statewide legislation that would amend New Jersey’s construction code for fire safety reasons, and provide an added level of protection for firefighters and residents alike.

Mack Trucks Announces World of Concrete 2018 Product Lineup

GREENSBORO, N.C. (Jan. 19, 2018) – Mack Trucks today announced the Class 8 vehicles that will be featured at World of Concrete 2018, Jan. 23-26 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The lineup includes three Mack® Granite® models featuring a recently introduced all-new interior.

Models featured in booth C-5105 will be:

Schwing Announces 2018 Training Service Seminar Schedule

Schwing has announced its 2018 service seminar schedule, offering intermediate training for operators/mechanics and advanced training for mechanics. The seminars are held at Schwing’s dedicated training facility in White Bear, Minnesota, and includes multi-media training aids and hands-on trouble-shooting. Students also receive a service manual on CD-ROM, along with a printed copy of the training manual. Concrete pump owners, operators and mechanics are advised to sign up soon.

Putzmeister Hires Lee Springer as Southeast Sales Representative

Putzmeister America, Inc. has hired Lee Springer as the Southeast regional sales representative. In this role, he will focus on boom pump sales in South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama.

Springer brings seven years of versatile sales experience to Putzmeister America. Most recently, he enjoyed five successful years in automotive parts sales management.

Putzmeister Hires Chris Albright as Northeast Regional Sales Representative

Putzmeister America, Inc. has hired Chris Albright as Northeast regional sales representative. In this role, Albright will focus on selling the entire line of Putzmeister products. His area of sales coverage includes the states of: Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont.

Putzmeister Hires Carlos Cordeiro as Northwest Sales Representative

Putzmeister America, Inc. has hired Carlos Cordeiro as Northwest regional sales representative. Cordeiro specializes in selling concrete pumps and will serve Canadian customers in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan, as well as U.S. customers in Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Reorganizes Sales Team For 2018

Putzmeister America, Inc. has established a sales management team consisting of four regional sales directors (RSD) managing four regions in the U.S. and three in Canada. With the reorganization of the sales force, Putzmeister America will continue to provide the best customer satisfaction with dedicated teams, faster response times and hands-on support that is closer to the customer.

The Putzmeister sales management team will be divided into South, North, West and East regions. Leadership and personnel will include:

South Regional Sales Director – James Rogers

Putzmeister Promotes Greg Giese to Manager – Technical Service and Warranty Administration

Putzmeister America, Inc. has promoted Greg Giese to manager – technical service and warranty administration. In his new role, Giese will be responsible for leading Putzmeister’s ongoing service excellence initiatives and driving continuous improvement.