Industry News

Genuine Payment Services Inc. Partners with Shara Maxwell

Genuine Payment Services Inc., a prominent provider of payment solutions, has announced a partnership with financial payment advisor Shara Maxwell. Maxwell is a bank card professional who has worked in the merchant processing industry for many years. Maxwell brings her experience in implementing full payment integrations with industry-specific, custom solutions for the concrete pumping industry. GPS is proud to have her on board as an expert in the field.

CIFA North America Makes Several Organizational Changes as Growth Continues

CIFA North America is pleased to announce its further commitment to the North American market by making several staff appoinments and increasing physical inventory.

Portland Cement Association Submits Comments to the U.S. Department of Energy

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) recently submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office stating that federal policy and support is vital to accelerate the deployment of technologies that can decarbonize the industrial sector.

The current administration’s sustainability goals match those that PCA has laid out in the Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 across the cement-concrete-construction value chain. Adoption of carbon capture technology is key to achieving these goals.

ASCC Upcoming Events

ST. LOUIS, MO  – The American Society of Concrete Contractors, (ASCC), St. Louis, MO., has scheduled the following events for 2022. Any events listed in a calendar can include the web address and the ASCC office number 866-788-2722.

ASCC Foundation for Education, Research & Development receives $250,000 donation from Somero Enterprises

The American Society of Concrete Contractors' (ASCC) Foundation for Education, Research & Development, St. Louis, MO, has received a donation of $250,000 from Somero Enterprises, Ft. Myers, FL, a sustaining member of the organization. "This gift is one of the most significant ever received by the ASCC foundation," said Scott Anderson, foundation president, "and will go a long way toward funding the research and educational programming that will continue to improve the quality and productivity of our contractors." 


The National Steering Committee (NSC) for the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program – a business intensive program that awards students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management – is pleased to announce they raised more than $1.740 million in gross revenue at its annual auction, held in conjunction with the World of Concrete on Wednesday, Jan. 19.

Adam Wallace Announced as SCHWING Midwest Regional Sales Manager

SCHWING America is proud to announce the hiring of Adam Wallace as regional sales manager for the Midwest region, effective October 2021. Adam comes with extensive experience in the concrete industry and has held multiple sales roles with SCHWING America in the past.

“Adam is a welcome return to our sales team and brings great knowledge, understanding and passion for the concrete industry,” said Bill Murray, CEO of SCHWING America.

Ben Pellegrin Announced as Plant Manager for CPE America

Ben Pellegrin will be assuming the role of Plant Manager for CPE America. Ben has over 20 years’ experience in executive and operations management with roles focused on customer service. Ben has a technical background with a special focus on developing people and excellent customer relationships.

Concrete Pumping Holdings Acquires Pioneer Concrete Pumping Service

Concrete Pumping Holdings, Inc. (CPH), a leading provider of concrete pumping services and concrete waste management services in the U.S. and U.K., announced that it has completed the acquisition of Pioneer Concrete Pumping Service, Inc. (Pioneer).

Putzmeister America, Inc. Announces Putzmeister Academy 2022 Schedule

Putzmeister America, Inc. has announced the 2022 schedule for its growing service school program, Putzmeister Academy. This year, the company has once again expanded classes and updated the curriculum to help meet customers’ ever-changing needs.