Industry News

Putzmeister America Promotes Cole Richards to Regional Sales Representative

Putzmeister America, Inc. has promoted Cole Richards to regional sales representative to work with Boom Pump and Telebelt® customers throughout Texas.

Cole came to Putzmeister from Caterpillar Inc., in Athens, Georgia, where he worked as a welder of booms in the company’s fabrication department. In December of 2016, Cole joined Putzmeister as a parts sales representative.

“We’re happy that we were able to move Cole to our large line,” said Bill Dwyer, Putzmeister vice president of sales and marketing. “His experience will benefit our customers in Texas.”

Schwing Hosts Operator Safety Seminar

The pumper must take the offense in his or her approach. Designing strategies to retain existing customers and winning those that need to work with us should be a constant drive. An assertive pumper always works to create new business.

Putzmeister Hires Steve Bell as National Sales Manager for Industrial Technology

Putzmeister America, Inc. has hired Steve Bell as national sales manager for Putzmeister Industrial Technology (PIT) - North America.

In his new role, Steve is responsible for leading the profitable sales and growth of products and systems for the PIT business, determining its strategic direction, verifying market position and opportunities in municipal and industrial applications, developing business plans and setting goals aligned with the overall strategy of the parent company, Putzmeister Solid Pumps GmbH.

Schwing White Board Video Explains Total Cost of Ownership

A new video from Schwing uses simple graphics and narration to explain the advantages of choosing quality equipment based on the total cost of ownership (TCO).Inspired by Schwing customers who have shared their TCO experience, the video uses hand drawn illustrations rendered on-screen as an entertaining course in TCO—which discusses every expense of owning and operating a concrete pump. The net result is a better return on a concrete pump investment.

Clayton White Promoted to President and CEO of Alliance Concrete Pumps Inc.

Alliance Concrete Pumps Inc. has announced the promotion of Clayton White to president and CEO. Clayton has been with Alliance since its inception in 2002, and has worked in every department, managing sales, parts, service and production at some point in his career. In 2006, Clayton moved to Philadelphia to open the Alliance USA branch, returning to the head office in Aldergrove, British Columbia in 2010 as general manager.

Putzmeister Hosts Open House at West Coast Facility

In early May, Putzmeister America, Inc. hosted an open house at its recently refreshed West Coast Customer Support Center located in Santa Fe Springs, California.

Guests were invited to tour the facility, meet the new onsite staff and see the expanded parts inventory. Tours included a visit to the Putzmeister service school classroom, where area operators can stay current by attending ACPA certification seminars and Putzmeister service school classes.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Recognizes Top Distributors at 2017 Trade Shows

Putzmeister America, Inc. recognized its top performing domestic and international distributor partners with its annual “Distributor of the Year” awards at the 2017 World of Concrete and ConExpo-CON/AGG trade shows.

ConForms Hires New Chief Operating Officer

Recent changes within the market have led to unique growth opportunities for Construction Forms. Inc. As an organization, it is poised for significant growth in the next two to three years. To help achieve these goals, the company has announced the addition of Pat Bartling as chief operating officer. Pat brings over 25 years of experience in manufacturing operations leadership within a variety of industries, with responsibilities around the globe. His experience in continuous improvement is a natural fit to support the ongoing initiatives put in place by Mark Troyer.

ConForms Hires New Chief Operating Officer

For nearly 50 years, Construction Forms, Inc. has been a leader in the development and manufacturing of concrete pumping systems and accessories. The company was founded in 1969, with the goal of engineering and producing a complete line of concrete pumping systems and accessories for the rapidly growing concrete pumping market.

OSHA Fines Increase

Can You Afford to Pay OSHA 78 Percent More? According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), inflation can be defined as the overall general upward price movement of goods and services in an economy.