Industry News

Putzmeister America, Inc. Appoints Customer Advocacy Group to Provide Industry-Leading Support

Putzmeister America, Inc. is committed to providing its customer base with industryleading support across North America. In collaborative efforts with the direct sales team, Putzmeister has developed a customer advocacy team whose roles will be to ensure the full satisfaction of the accounts in their assigned markets.

Schwing Announces 2020 Training Service Seminar Schedule

Schwing has announced its 2020 service seminar schedule, offering intermediate training for operators/mechanics; advanced training for mechanics; and vector training covering operator productivity, machine diagnostics and data for fleet management. The seminars are held at Schwing’s dedicated training facility in White Bear, Minnesota. Seminars include multi-media training aids and hands-on troubleshooting. 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 Academy Announces 2020 Schedule

At Putzmeister Academy, our thoughtfully designed training programs are focused on the customers getting the maximum value out of their Putzmeister equipment.

Terry Holmes Returns to Concord Concrete Pumps

Terry Holmes has returned to Concord Concrete Pumps as sales director. In this role, he will be available to provide all customers with an amazing purchasing experience backed by decades of experience in helping companies to succeed.

Holmes has been in the pumping and crane industry for well over 35 years. In those years, his experience taught him that quality always pays off. “Quality has always been our priority and that’s why you see the first Concords ever built still pumping every day—while retaining their value,” he says.

Schwing Hosts Mack Press Event

Members of the press gathered at the Schwing factory in White Bear, Minnesota in mid-August, where executives of Mack Truck discussed market conditions for their line of construction trucks. Most encouraging for the concrete pumping industry was that the iconic truck manufacturer is predicting another strong year in the construction segment, where its Granite and TerraPro models have been top sellers.

Putzmeister America, Inc. Hires Grant Sufferling as Sales Representative for the Southeast

Putzmeister America, Inc., has appointed Grant Sufferling as the new sales representative for the Southeast. In his role, Sufferling will report to Phillip Ketcham, the area’s regional sales manager.

Based out of Nashville, Tennessee, Sufferling is responsible for representing the Putzmeister brand and its wide variety of industry-leading products. Previous to joining Putzmeister, Sufferling worked at Dell Technologies as an account manager.

Schwing Adds QR Codes for Rapid Referencing

Schwing is beginning to add QR codes to some of its equipment for operators to easily download relevant information for their machines. By placing a phone over the code, a QR code reader will download a quick reference guide applicable to that equipment. These guides cover operation and troubleshooting tips that are invaluable for keeping the machine running at peak performance.

ASCC Offers a New Pre-Construction Safety Checklist

The Safety & Risk Management Council (SRMC), a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) has published a Pre-Construction Checklist for Safety Policies & Procedures. The purpose of the document is to stimulate discussion of job-specific safety protocol and procedures, with all pertinent parties prior to project start-up.

Understanding the Reptile Theory

According to various sources, Reptile strategy has taken the plaintiffs’ bar by storm. This is at least in part because Reptile theory asserts that you can prevail at trial by speaking to—and scaring—the primitive part of jurors’ brains, commonly understood as the part of the brain they share with reptiles.

Cole Richards Joins Schwing as Regional Sales Manager

Schwing has announced that Cole Richards has joined the team as the new regional sales manager for the South Central Region. Cole comes to Schwing with a sales background and experience in the concrete pumping industry, most recently with Putzmeister America.

In addition to his sales experience, Cole is a certified welder with a certificate in welding from George Trade School. He worked as a welder at Caterpillar before transitioning to sales.