Job Stories

STRICT PM PROGRAMS INCREASE PERFORMANCE, LENGTHEN LIFE

October 2004

More than just a catch phrase, preventative maintenance supplies pump owners with several benefits including safety, reliability on the job site, higher resale value, and priceless peace of mind. Pumping contractors across the country are recognizing the importance of installing rigorous programs to protect their livelihood. Jeff Popa, Service Manager at Schwing America’s White Bear, […]

Pumper Sets Record: Longest Boom Completes Smallest Pour

October 2004 Pumper Sets Record: Longest Boom Completes Smallest Pour

In 2000, the Cross Enterprises, Detroit, MI, claimed a world record concrete pour on a tunnel foundation mat at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport. The nonstop overnight effort by a fleet of Schwing concrete pumps saw 20,917 cubic yards placed in just under 23 hours. In 2004, the contractor possibly broke a second record: the smallest […]

Long Booms Complete 10-Hour Foundation Pour

August 2004

General contractor Devon Industrial Group, Detroit, Mich., brought in operators and equipment from pumping contractor Cross Concrete Pumping, Melvindale, Mich., to complete the foundation for a 10-story residence hall on the Wayne State University Campus in Detroit. “The excavation is L-shaped,” said Frank Ferretti, Vice President of Operations for Cross. “From the bend outward, each […]

Concrete Pump Manufacturers Association

August 2004

“To formalize the guideline for the design, manufacture, testing, safe use, inspection and maintenance of concrete pumps for the North American market.” “The CPMA was organized not only to establish industry safety standards, but to promote those minimum standards to the extent that they become regulation,” says CPMA President Tom Anderson, also President of Schwing […]

Boom Inspections Gaining Acceptance as Standard Maintenance

August 2004

Most concrete pump owners consider boom inspections a voluntary part of maintaining their fleet. But insuring the safety of a pumping fleet is priceless for crews, operators and owners. According to the Concrete Pump Manufacturers Association (CPMA) Safety Standards Section 27-2.1 a boom inspection falls under the “frequent inspections” category. This denotes that a qualified […]

Residential Market Largest Influence on Concrete Pumping

August 2004

Over the last thirty years, contractors have embraced the convenience, quality and efficiency a concrete pump brings to the job. Along the way, concrete pump manufacturers pushed the envelope by developing state-of-the-art technology to meet the needs of industrial, commercial and state-owned projects. Schwing America, Inc., White Bear, MN, developed the S 61 SX. Once […]

Largest Contract in California Requires Big-Time Pump Performance

June 2004 Largest Contract in California Requires Big-Time Pump Performance

Since construction began in 2002, four concrete pumps have played significant roles in erecting the substructure and creating precast roadway segments for the Skyway portion of the new San-Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Project owners call the new $2.6 billion, 2.18-mile structure a combination of bridges: the signature suspension bridge, the Skyway viaduct, the Oakland Touchdown and […]

Separate Placing Boom and O-Elevation Frame Combine for Speed on Hyatt Construction

May 2004 Separate Placing Boom and O-Elevation Frame Combine for Speed on Hyatt Construction

Since April of 2003, Denver-based Brundage-Bone has supplied a KVM 39 separate placing boom and an innovative application of a standard Schwing mounting system to the site of the new, $369 million bond-funded Hyatt Hotel. Previously teamed on the construction of the Colorado Convention Center Expansion in downtown Denver, the concrete pumper and general contractor […]

REFURBISHED LONG BOOMS SET RECORD PACE 6,000-YARD MAT POUR

April 2004 REFURBISHED LONG BOOMS SET RECORD PACE 6,000-YARD MAT POUR

Extensive pre-pour planning and refurbished pumping equipment helped achieve the efficient completion of a 6,000-yard monolithic mat in Daytona Beach Shores, FL in April. Construction Manager John T. Callahan & Sons, Inc., Daytona Beach Shores, FL, and general contractor W.G Yates & Sons Construction Co., Atlanta, GA, awarded the pumping work to C & C […]

EXTRAORDINARY BOOM EXCELLS ON ORDINARY PROJECT

April 2004 EXTRAORDINARY BOOM EXCELLS ON ORDINARY PROJECT

Concrete boom pumps with enormous reach are typically attributed to enormous projects posing near-impossible challenges. In truth, concrete pumps equipped with long booms have a place on every project requiring a little extra reach. For example, since March Allen Concrete Pumping, Naples, FL, has utilized an extraordinary boom pump on a seemingly ordinary project. The […]