Job Stories

Demanding Conditions, 24/7 Schedule at Keeyask

December 2017 Demanding Conditions, 24/7 Schedule at Keeyask

Keeyask Generating Station Construction Site The Keeyask Generating Station Project is a 695-megawatt hydroelectric generating station being developed by the Keeyask Hydropower Limited Partnership — a partnership between Manitoba Hydro and four Manitoba First Nations (Tataskweyak Cree Nation, War Lake First Nation, York Factory First Nation, and Fox Lake Cree Nation). Located approximately 725 km […]

Massive Bus Garage is a Stretch For Long Booms

December 2017 Massive Bus Garage is a Stretch For Long Booms

Pumping a cast-in-place 500,000 square foot bus garage solely with boom pumps poses a challenge when it is a sprawling structure hemmed in by freeways, railroad tracks and light rail lines. “It’s a stretch, “ states Charlie Bush, Noremac Concrete Pumping operations manager, describing the Northeast Transit Garage (NETG) located in Edmonton, Alberta. It’s a […]

Record Building Permits and No Overweight Permits

September 2017 Record Building Permits and No Overweight Permits

The Waterford at Sugarcreek luxury apartment project on the outskirts of Dayton, OH sits on a 25-acre plot. Because the developers want the units to be in harmony with nature, more than half of the land is devoted to open space. “This project was tailor made for our new Schwing S 38 SX which has […]

Water Treatment Plant Upgrades

September 2017 Water Treatment Plant Upgrades

Booming Infrastructure Several ongoing water treatment plant upgrades in rural Idaho require pumping in tight spaces. With four water treatment plants upgrading in their area, Champion Concrete Pumping and Conveying is shuttling boom pumps regularly to meet the concrete pumping needs of public works departments near their home base of Hauser, Idaho. A new pump […]

Little Caesars Arena: Pumping, Pumping!

June 2017

Little Caesars Arena is a multi-purpose venue under construction in midtown Detroit, underway since April 24, 2015, following a formal groundbreaking ceremony on September 25, 2014. Cross Concrete Pumping, Melvindale, Michigan, has been on the job since August 2015, working for Tooles Contracting Group/CCC Joint Venture of Detroit, self-performing all of the concrete, place and […]

Two Placing Booms Add Omni to Louisville Skyline

May 2017 Two Placing Booms Add Omni to Louisville Skyline

The new 30-story Omni Hotel in downtown Louisville will alter the City’s skyline. In order to coordinate the progress of two intersecting towers that create a unique design, F.A. Wilhelm Construction Company, Indianapolis, put two placing booms on the project to meet the schedule for concrete completion. Wilhelm specializes in complex concrete projects and the […]

New Comcast Tower will be Philadelphia’s Tallest Building

March 2017 New Comcast Tower will be Philadelphia’s Tallest Building

Comcast is adding to its footprint in downtown Philadelphia as B. Pietrini and Sons, King of Prussia, PA is the concrete contractor who is pumping and placing the concrete for the new Comcast Technology Center next to the existing Comcast Center that was topped out in 2007. The new tower, scheduled to be topped out […]

Tunnel Forms Build a Castle

March 2017 Tunnel Forms Build a Castle

Using modern construction techniques to build a re-creation of a 19th century structure, a Michigan pumper has put his entire fleet to work on The Grand Castle apartment project. Land & Co.’s Roger Lucas, a partner with the firm developing the project, said he has patterned the architecture after Neuschwanstein, a 19th century palace in […]

The History of Schwing in Western Canada

December 2016 The History of Schwing in Western Canada

Schwing and Western Canadian concrete pumping contractors have a long history together. Early pumpers who adopted the German-engineered Schwing brand pioneered the way for almost every concrete pumper in the region back in the days when concrete pumping was suspect. The reliability of the Schwing equipment helped accelerate the acceptance of the concrete pumping method […]

Going Green With Tier 4 Pump On Chicago High-Rise

November 2016 Going Green With Tier 4 Pump On Chicago High-Rise

Adjustable Forms is an 85-year old concrete frame contractor who has built “an awful lot” of high-rise structures in the Chicago area, according to President Jim Lindquist. The company’s mission To provide our customers and contractors the finest service, value and quality in the construction industry is evident on 215 West Lake, a 36 story […]

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Schwing News

December 2017- Schwing’s Longest Boom – The New S 65 SX

Schwing has added a new flagship model for 2018 and it is the longest boom in the company’s line. The new S 65 SX incorporates a five-section boom, with all five-inch pipeline for added benefits, while maintaining the versatility of their proven Overhead Roll and Fold design. In addition to providing 210’8” of vertical and […]

December 2017- First Schwing S 61 SX Permitted in Alberta

The first Schwing S 61 SX has been delivered to Alberta Canada for longtime customer Noremac in Edmonton. The pumping company has operated for more than 30 years in western Canada using Schwing equipment exclusively. “We’ve wanted one for a long time but the provincial government’s transport engineering and weight policy has prohibited it in […]

November 2017- Symmetrical Switching Standard on Schwing Pumps

Symmetrical Switching is the latest innovation from Schwing. The new addition to the company’s entire line of twin cylinder all-hydraulic concrete pumps will provide smoother and quieter operation. “While Symmetrical Switching is great for everyday pumping, the benefits are greater when pumping stiff mixes that generate higher concrete pressures, particularly when pumping high-rise buildings, “ […]

September 2017- Schwing America Acquires Assets Of Loop Belt Industries

Schwing America, worldwide designer, manufacturer and distributor of premium concrete production and handling equipment, announced the closing of transaction for the purchase of all the assets of Loop Belt Industries, makers of high-quality truck mounted telescopic conveyors. “We are thrilled to acquire the assets of Loop Belt Industries and incorporate them into the Schwing family,” […]

September 2017- Schwing SP 1000 Stationary Pump Offers New Features

Schwing has introduced a new SP 1000 stationary concrete pump with standard features designed for profitable, trouble-free pumping of concrete, grout and shotcrete. The newly designed chassis incorporates a lockable engine enclosure for safety and security. The addition of Schwing Control Technology (SCT) brings added efficiency to concrete pumping. The machine retains the proven twin-cylinder […]

September 2017- Schwing Adds Control Technology to SP Concrete Pumps

Schwing America, a full-service provider of concrete handling equipment, has added Schwing Control Technology (SCT) to its’ line of SP concrete pumps. SCT provides safe and easy operation of the concrete pump while providing valuable feedback of critical components. “It is simply a better way to control concrete equipment,” explains Jason Zignego, Schwing’s sales manager […]

September 2017- New Schwing Sales Administration Manager

Schwing has promoted long-term employee Lisa Polanski-Dickerman to the position of Sales Administration Manager. She has been with the company for 11 years serving in various capacities. Her prior experience was with long-time Schwing customer and dealer, Cross Concrete Pumping in Melvindale, MI. “Lisa has filled many of the support roles in our sales department […]

August 2017- Surround View System Adds to Pumping Safety and Efficiency

Schwing continues as a customer driven company and innovator in safety with the new ASL360 surround view option for boom pumps. The new option positions four wide-angle (185-degree) video cameras on the truck-mounted boom pump to provide a comprehensive in-cab operator view of the pump and surrounding area while driving. The system is installed on […]

June 2017- 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 incorporates every expense of […]

March 2017- New Track-Mounted Concrete Pumps

Schwing has introduced track-mounted concrete pumps for specialized applications.

February 2017- Schwing S 38 SX Now Available on Kenworth Conventional

Schwing S 38 SX Now Available on Kenworth Conventional The new S 38 SX from Schwing is now available on a Kenworth conventional truck chassis.

February 2017- New Schwing High Pressure Pump Models

After decades of record-setting performance on high rise and high volume projects, Schwing is adding some new model numbers to the SP 8800 and SP 4800 line of stationary concrete pumps.