Job Stories

On-Board Filtration Upgrades

March 2019

Schwing Upgrades Optional On-Board Filtration for Boom Pumps To further reduce component wear and lower maintenance/operating costs, Schwing announces an available upgrade to existing on-board hydraulic oil filtration systems. The alternative filter is available as an option and, according to Mark Berggren, Schwing publications supervisor, offers several advantages over the previous system offered. “This new […]

A Dam Site Better

December 2018 A Dam Site Better

With continued stability and performance in mind, Ameren Missouri’s Bagnell Dam gets a major overhaul. Hydroelectric power has been providing energy to Americans since the late 19th century. It currently provides for nearly 7% of our overall energy needs, and represents roughly 35% of this country’s total renewable energy. While that longevity underscores its value […]

Shell Game

December 2018 Shell Game

Pumping and positioning massive structures is key in cofferdam construction. When it comes to construction projects, it takes a lot to impress Brandon Stidham. Coming from a background in construction and currently a project manager for Johnson Bros. Corporation, he’s been around such work most of his life. But an ongoing job about 30 minutes […]

FCU’s Business is Booming

October 2018 FCU’s Business is Booming

Miami Keeps Risin’ or FCU’s Business is Booming Concrete contractor makes successful 700-foot vertical push with truck pump on prestigious Armani-appointed condo structure. If you’re an avid golfer, the place to be is Augusta, Ga., or Pebble Beach, Calif. If you’re a surfer, The Pipeline in Oahu is your dream destination. If you pump high-rise […]

Quick Change Artists

October 2018 Quick Change Artists

Relatively new to the pumping business, concrete contractor steps up in FedEx facility slab pour. By nature, pumping contractors have to be extremely resilient, able to deal with last minute changes, updates to plans, unforeseen obstacles, and more. Even after paying the closest attention to detail, logistics can often be derailed, seemingly in a heartbeat, […]

Going Long on the High Bridge

July 2018 Going Long on the High Bridge

A local ready-mix firm is producing and pumping a fiber enriched concrete to replace the deck of the St. Paul, MN High Bridge. The bridge is also known as the Smith Avenue High Bridge and carries State Highway 149 across the Mississippi River. The re-decking has closed the bridge, which normally handles 13,900 cars per […]

Pumping Up World’s Largest Guitar Building

July 2018 Pumping Up World’s Largest Guitar Building

The new show stopper at the Seminole Indian Tribe of Florida’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino near Hollywood, Florida is nothing short of the only guitar building in the world. Baker Concrete Construction, Inc, with headquarters in Monroe, OH, and joint venture partner Liberty Conshor, Inc., Bonita Springs are constructing the iconic building with a […]

Music Venue Makeover With Telescoping Boom Pump

March 2018 Music Venue Makeover With Telescoping Boom Pump

A music venue from the 1960s is getting a major makeover thanks to a specialized concrete pump with a telescoping boom owned and operated by Andrews Equipment Company, Jessup, MD. The Merriweather Post Pavilion in downtown Columbia, MD is a premier music venue voted the second best amphitheater in the country by Billboard magazine. Rolling […]

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 […]

Schwing News

March 2019- Spotlight on Technology at Raleigh High Rise

There’s little denying the changes that are taking place in the concrete pumping industry. In areas that include everything from equipment to mix additives to innovative tracking and scheduling software, new technology is proving impactful and, for the most part, being widely accepted. On an ongoing high rise project in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, Concrete […]

March 2019- Tower of Power

Mention construction of an offshore oil platform and visions of a rig destined for the Middle East, the Gulf of Mexico or the North Sea probably come to mind. However, in the industrial seaport of Argentia, Newfoundland, a huge concrete structure is taking shape that, once joined with its wellhead platform, will be extracting oil […]

March 2019- Harsh-Mix Kit Upgrades

Schwing Harsh-Mix Kit Now Includes CCI-lined Backend Pumping professionals faced with applications in which the mix design is harsh can benefit from Schwing’s optional Harsh Mix Kit which now includes a Chrome Carbide Lined (CCI) backend. The Harsh Mix Kit is comprised of 6” CCI lined pipeline on the backend that transitions into a long […]

March 2019- SP Track-Mounted Options Expanded

Schwing Expands Field of Track-Mounted Stationary Pumps Customers seeking the efficiency and advantages of a track-mounted concrete pump now have an additional model available to them. The Schwing SPTM 1000 joins its counterparts, the SPTM 1250 and SPTM 2000 models in bringing the convenience and savings of a track-mounted concrete pump to their specialized job […]

February 2019- WOC SP Awards

Schwing Recognizes Outstanding Stationary Pump Dealers Representatives from Schwing America took time out from this year’s highly-successful World of Concrete to acknowledge the achievements of three of its leading Stationary Pump Dealers. At a reception held at Wynn Las Vegas for its customers and dealers on Monday, January 21, the company recognized the trio of […]

February 2019- Lifetime Achievement Award

Gary Nichols Receives Schwing’s Lifetime Achievement Award Photo from left to right: Tom O’Malley, Gary Nichols, Bill Murray Schwing America associates took time out from World of Concrete this year, to honor Gary Nichols with the “Tom Anderson Lifetime Achievement Award,” the company’s top award acknowledging a person’s outstanding contributions to Schwing and the concrete […]

December 2018- Schwing and Kenworth Bring Conventional Chassis to WOC ‘19

Schwing America is proud to be partnering with Kenworth to spotlight its best-selling S 38 SX boom pump on a T 880 conventional chassis at the upcoming World of Concrete, held January 22-25, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Located in the Kenworth booth (C5103) the S 38 SX will feature Schwing’s 2023-5 pump […]

December 2018- Mack mDRIVE Transmission Available on Schwing Boom Pumps

Customers ordering the proven Mack Granite conventional chassis for their Schwing boom pump will now have a choice with the mDRIVE transmission as optional equipment. The automated Mack mDrive 12, 13 & 14-speed, two-pedal manual transmission eliminates gear-shifting so drivers can focus on the driving task for more productive operation. The mDRIVE integrates with Mack […]

December 2018- Schwing West Coast SP Dealers Announce Expansions

Two Schwing stationary pump dealers serving portions of northern and southern, Calif., have announced expansions to better serve their growing customer base in those areas. The dealers, Redwood Empire Concrete Pumping Equipment (Santa Rosa, Calif.) and Pernicano’s Concrete Pumping (San Diego, Calif.), have added a combined 5,800 sq. ft. of space to their operations. According […]

December 2018- LifeLine System Enhances Safety for Schwing Placing Booms

To help ensure the safety of personnel using its placing booms, Schwing now offers a LifeLine System utilizing a safety tie-off cable that can be used in conjunction with most fall-protection systems (FPS). On Schwing SPB (separate placing boom) units, the boom is mounted to an octagonal mast or cross frame. According to Mark Berggren, […]

December 2018- Schwing “Revolution” Brings Unlimited Possibilities to the Jobsite

With game changing innovation, Schwing introduces innovative boom technology that will take the concrete pumping business to new levels. The new, patented Revolution boom on the S 36 X truck-mounted concrete pump offers unmatched maneuverability and speed, with continuous 360-degree articulation of the tip section and unprecedented 330-degrees of articulation of the third section. Hydraulic […]

December 2018- Schwing Adds Service Specialist

With a growing customer base and expanding product line, Schwing America is broadening their service team with the addition of a Service Specialist. Tom Jaeger has joined the service team in the newly created position and will report to senior vice president Tom O’Malley. “Tom Jaeger brings the background and knowledge necessary to provide the […]