Job Stories

SalesForce Tower Gets A Start in San Francisco

May 2016 SalesForce Tower Gets A Start in San Francisco

In a marathon pour on November 8, 2015, the foundation for SalesForce Tower in downtown San Francisco was pumped with seven Schwing boom pumps and more than 1400 loads of concrete. The majority of the concrete was pumped in 12-hours by Conco, Concord, California, which also acted as the concrete contractor on the project. The […]

Creating A Wine Cave

February 2016 Creating A Wine Cave

The perfect temperature for storing wine is between 58-61 degrees. In Springfield, MO where temperatures vary 80-degrees between January and July, there’s only one way to assure those ideal wine storage temperatures – go underground. For one private homeowner, the appreciation for wine extends to the construction of a wine cave under his home for […]

Ready-Mix Producer – Pumps For Productivity

February 2016 Ready-Mix Producer – Pumps For Productivity

When residential construction is booming, so is pumping. And when the market is demanding concrete work for 7,000 homes per year, as it is in Edmonton, Alberta in 2015, pumping is key to productivity. Rolling Mix was established as a ready-mix producer in Edmonton in 1994. Because concrete pumping was firmly established as a proven […]

Pumping Down Under In New York City

February 2016 Pumping Down Under In New York City

East Side Access is one of the largest transportation infrastructure projects currently underway in the United States with a history that reaches back to the 1950’s. The project encompasses work in multiple locations in Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx and includes more than 11 miles of tunneling. Concrete work is underway to create subway platforms […]

Schwing Pumping World’s Tallest Building

September 2015

Aiming high: After its completion, the Kingdom Tower will be more than 1,000 m high making it the tallest building in the world. Copyright: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. At more than 3,281-feet the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, will be the tallest building in the world after its scheduled completion in 2020. […]

Urban Parking Ramp Expansion – Benefits from Small Boom

July 2015 Urban Parking Ramp Expansion – Benefits from Small Boom

Jim Toothaker, owner of Independent Concrete Pumping, Wakefield, MA, is a believer in small pumps. “With so much work in the urban core of Boston, access is a huge challenge,” he says. The company recently added the new Schwing S 20 to their fleet with a 12’ 8” outrigger spread and innovative Double Z, 4-section […]

Separate Placing Boom Chosen for 40-Story High Rise

July 2015 Separate Placing Boom Chosen for 40-Story High Rise

The 40-story, Market Square Tower in Houston is progressing at one floor per week with commercial concrete contractor TAS, self-performing the reinforcing steel, pump, place and finish. A Schwing Separate Placing Boom and stationary pump combination is helping to keep the concrete construction on schedule for a planned 13-month completion from mat pour to top […]

Placing Booms Tag Team Deep Shaft

April 2015 Placing Booms Tag Team Deep Shaft

It’s a sign of the times, as American cities look hard at infrastructure that is taxed beyond its design capacity. That is the case in Washington D.C. where heavy rains can overwhelm the sewer system causing flooding and overflow into neighboring rivers. Traylor Brothers, Evansville, IN, known for taking on challenging heavy civil projects, has […]

Hometown Team Tackles The New Vikings Stadium

April 2015 Hometown Team Tackles The New Vikings Stadium

A hometown team is building the new Vikings stadium with Golden Valley, Minnesota based general contractors Mortenson Construction leading the construction effort. Ready mixed concrete is supplied by Cemstone, a St. Paul based producer who also owns a fleet of concrete pumps. Even the pumping equipment is home grown with Schwing America’s factory just 18-miles […]

Automated Pumping System Pours 50,000 Cubic Meters Non-Stop in 35 Days

April 2015 Automated Pumping System Pours 50,000 Cubic Meters Non-Stop in 35 Days

Pumpcrete, Toronto, Canada is pumping a concrete Gravity Base Structure (GBS) that will eventually provide the foundation for an oil well platform in the Atlantic Ocean. Pumpcrete’s expertise on engineered projects made them a natural choice for this project. “We were specifically requested by one of the contractors who had worked with us in the […]

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Schwing News

August 2016- Schwing America Names New Leadership Team

St. Paul, MN (August 18, 2016) – Schwing America Inc. (SAI) announced today its new leadership team of Bill Murray and Tom O’Malley following the resignation last week of former CEO, Brian Hazelton.

August 2016- Schwing President And CEO Leaves Company For New Position

St. Paul, MN (August 18, 2016) – Schwing America Inc. (SAI) announced today its new leadership team of Bill Murray and Tom O’Malley following the resignation last week of former CEO, Brian Hazelton.

June 2016- Schwing Supports “Build with Strength” Industry Campaign

  ST. PAUL, MINN. (June 1, 2016) – Schwing America, an industry-leading manufacturer of ready-mix concrete pumps and truck mixers today announced support of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) “Build with Strength” campaign.

February 2016- Schwing Adds V-P/GM Parts and Service

In announcing Myron Birschbach as the new vice-president/general manager of aftermarket sales and service,

February 2016- Schwing Separate Placing Booms – Now Mount on Linden Comansa Towers

Schwing separate placing booms gain versatility with a new mounting system for the popular Linden Comansa MT12 pin tower.

February 2016- Schwing WOC Reception Enjoys Record Attendance

Schwing America’s Monday night reception at World of Concrete 2016 for customers and industry leaders resulted in record attendance.

January 2016- Schwing’s New Control System Revolutionizes Ready Mix Operations

ST. PAUL, MINN. (Feb 02, 2016) — Schwing America introduced today the company’s new mixer truck control system, Schwing Control Technology (SCT™).

January 2016- Ramcrete Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Ramcrete Incorporated, Hamilton, OH, a long-time leader in the concrete pumping industry is celebrating 40 years of service to the construction industry in 2016.

January 2016- Pumpcrete Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Few contractors had embraced concrete pumping in 1966 when Pumpcrete was founded in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

January 2016- Schwing Adds Tier IV Engine – SP 500 Stationary Pump

Schwing is now providing their popular SP 500 stationary concrete pump with a Tier IV compliant Caterpillar diesel engine.