Industry News

Conco Wins ACI Award

ACPA member The Conco Companies, Concord, California, was awarded second place in the High Rise Buildings category of ACI’s Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards at ACI’s Fall Convention held October, 2017 in Anaheim, California. This was quite an honor, as there were only 12 winners from around the world. The award-wining project was Premiere on Pine, Seattle, Washington, one of the tallest residential towers in the city. At 440 feet, this 42-story building features 386 apartments, a rooftop sky lounge, five levels of above-grade parking and five levels below.

Cemstone Companies Celebrate 90 Years of Building Communities

Cemstone Companies is celebrating nine decades of providing ready mixed concrete, block and other products for homes, public infrastructure and major regional landmarks. All employees from the fourth-generation family-owned business’s three divisions were invited to an anniversary event on October 28 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Announces 2018 Service School Schedule

Putzmeister America, Inc. has announced the 2018 schedule for its growing service school program. This year, the company has once again expanded classes and updated the curriculum to help meet customers’ ever-changing needs.

The 2018 Putzmeister service school schedule includes the following courses:


• Thom-Katt® Operations: Tuesday, February 6 – Wednesday, February 7

• Telebelt® Operations: Tuesday, February 13 – Thursday, February 15

• Truck-Mounted Boom Pump Maintenance and Service - Ergonic® Systems: Monday, February 26 – Friday, March 2

News from Build with Strength: A Coalition of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association



Coalition Calls for Safe Communities and Smart Solutions

DY Adds Jeffrey Pool to Regional Sales Team

DY Concrete Pumps Inc. is pleased to announce Jeffrey Pool has joined the DY team in the position of regional sales representative.

“We are extremely pleased to have Jeff’s experience and knowledge joining our organization,” said Joe Delehay, DY’s president and CEO. “Jeff’s 30 years of pump market experience further demonstrates our commitment to providing experienced and exceptional sales staff to service our customers. His addition to our sales team strengthens our company’s commitment to guaranteed complete customer satisfaction”.

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.

Portland, Oregon, Senior Housing Complex to be Constructed with Combustible Material Raises Questions About Safety

Silver Spring, MD – Following the recently announced plans that Portland, Oregon, will permit a new development geared toward seniors to be built with cross-laminated timber (CLT), a building material comprised of large panels of wood and glue-laminated beams, Build with Strength, a coalition of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association consisting of community organizations, fire service professionals, engineers, architects and industry experts committe