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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 […]

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 […]

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Schwing News

October 2018- Tier 4 Stationary Pump Offered in Skid-Mounted Configuration

For applications in which mobility is not an issue — but pump performance is — Schwing now offers its SP 500-T4 stationary concrete pump in a skid-mount design. The Tier 4-compliant SP 500, is a versatile pump that offers outputs up to 45 cubic yards per hour and a maximum pressure of 1100 psi on […]

October 2018- Schwing Expands Customer Options With Autocar Chassis

To further diversify its product offering and better meet customer demand, Schwing has announced the addition of severe-duty chassis from Autocar, LLC as an option for its 30-meter class machines. Schwing will make the Autocar ACX Xpeditor chassis available for use with Schwing 32-, 36-, 38- and 39-meter truck-mounted concrete pumps. Offered in both 6 […]

October 2018- Schwing Templates Improve Placing Boom Set Up

For projects where the safe and accurate set-up of a free-standing placing boom is needed, Schwing announces a new series of Cross Frame Anchor Alignment Templates. Available for Schwing 28-meter, 35-meter, and 41-meter placing booms, the template simplifies the overall concrete foundation construction and Schwing Cross Frame installation process. The two-part alignment template system is […]

October 2018- 7-ton Frost-Law Modification

Popular Schwing Pump Gets 7-ton Frost-Law Modification Modifications now available will allow users of Schwing’s popular S 38 SX truck-mounted concrete pump to get a jump on the early spring construction season in states with seven-ton and frost law restrictions — Minnesota, the Dakotas and Michigan, for example. The changes, which include the addition of […]

July 2018- Schwing S 20 Approved to Operate with 4” Pipeline – Minimizing Footprint

Adding to the versatility of the Schwing S 20, pump owners can now outfit their boom with 4” pipeline and take advantage of an even tighter footprint. With the outriggers retracted and extended fully down the S 20’s outrigger spread is reduced to the width of the truck. With this minimized footprint, pumpers still have […]

July 2018- Schwing Offers High Pressure Pipeline System for SPB 35 Placing Boom

The system was designed to offer contractors a higher burst pressure pipeline option when the Schwing SPB 35 is paired with high pressure trailer pumps. The high pressure pipeline system utilizes 5” x 7 ga, single wall, heat treated pipe with a rated working pressure of 85 bar, and rated burst pressure of 260 bar. […]

March 2018- Essex on the Park Adds to Chicago Skyline

At 602-feet tall, the new Essex on the Park residential tower in downtown Chicago will fill a gap in the City’s skyline formerly occupied by a parking garage. Adjustable Forms, the 88-year old concrete structures contractor, based in Lombard, IL, is adding another notable high rise to their resume using state-of-the-art pre-planning and the latest […]

March 2018- CPR Celebrates 30th Anniversary

  Concrete Pump Repair (CPR), a Schwing company, is celebrating 30 years in business. The company’s facility located 30 miles north of the Schwing plant repairs, repaints, retrucks and refurbishes all brands of concrete pumps and also sells pre-owned units. Vice-president/GM of remarketing, Jerry Anderson, proudly states, “At CPR, the expert technicians who inspect all […]

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,” […]