Job Stories

SCHWING LONG BOOMS COVER MILE-LONG BASIN RECONSTRUCTION

March 2004

Cross Concrete Pumping, operating from their Melvindale, MI plant, is a year and three months into a two-year contract on a retention basin project commissioned by Oakland County, MI. The George W. Kuhn Drain project will require a total of 108,000 cubic yards of pumped concrete, including one giant 4-foot thick mat, 600 20-foot high […]

To those with the courage to go higher, faster and farther…

February 2004 To those with the courage to go higher, faster and farther…

George Brock 1932-2004 It was with great sadness that the industry mourned the death of George Brock in Richton, MS on February 11, 2004. As the owner of Hercules Concrete Pumping, headquartered in Houston, TX, Brock was one of the pioneers in the pumping business with innumerable achievements that helped establish concrete pumps as a […]

Looking Back, Looking Ahead Schwing Celebrates 30 Years in the US

January 2004

The “Big 3-0” means a person has reached a certain level of maturity but enjoys the vitality of youth with lots of expectations for the future. That’s exactly how Schwing America’s president, Tom Anderson views the company as it celebrates thirty years of manufacturing concrete pumps in America. “Leading the way in establishing a concrete […]

CONCRETE PUMPER COMPLETES NON-STOP 14-DAY POUR ON LARGEST SILO IN NORTH AMERICA

January 2004

Pumping contractor Cross Enterprises, Inc., Melvindale, MI, completed work on the largest silo in North America after 14 days of non-stop concrete construction. The new silo will house cement for one the nation’s largest building materials manufacturers, LaFarge North America. The structure is only one of several projects on the same site. The group of […]

SCHWING PUMPS UTILIZED IN “FLOAT-IN” CONSTRUCTION

January 2004 SCHWING PUMPS UTILIZED IN “FLOAT-IN” CONSTRUCTION

The new Braddock Dam, located on the Monongahela River outside of Pittsburgh, PA, has been under construction since 1999 when inspectors discovered signs of deterioration on the existing fixed crest dam. Joint venture general contractors J.A. Jones Construction Company, Charlotte, NC, and Traylor Bros., Inc., Evansville, IN, are working with designer Ben C. Gerwick, Inc., […]

WORLD RECORD PUMPING HEIGHT ACHIEVED ON TALLEST BUILDING

January 2004 WORLD RECORD PUMPING HEIGHT ACHIEVED ON TALLEST BUILDING

Official groundbreaking in January 1998 signified the beginning of a new era in construction history. The vision of developer and project owner Taipei Financial Center Corporation, Taipei, Taiwan, was finally imagined. After 709,060 cubic yards of excavation were completed, a consortium of project managers, general contractors and subcontractors went to work on the world’s tallest […]

CEMSTONE AND SCHWING PUMP THROUGH CHALLENGES ON BRIDGE PROJECT SPANNING THE MISSISSIPPI

January 2004 CEMSTONE AND SCHWING PUMP THROUGH CHALLENGES ON BRIDGE PROJECT SPANNING THE MISSISSIPPI

In April of 2002, the Minnesota DOT awarded contracts for the complete reconstruction of I-494 and Highway 61 in the southeast St. Paul metropolitan area of Minnesota. The project includes a complete overhaul of the Wakota Bridge, a 4-lane, 466-foot span crossing the Mississippi River. Cemstone, Inc., Mendota Heights, MN, has been supplying ready mix […]

TRAFFIC CONTROL FACILITY POSES CONCRETE CONUNDRUMS

August 2003

Since May 22, R.L. McCoy, Indianapolis, IN has been a regular player in the construction of a new ground traffic control tower and tracon at the Indianapolis Airport in Indiana. The effort is the lead project in a $1 billion new construction and renovation of the airport’s existing facilities. The first yard of pumped concrete […]

WESTERN CONCRETE PUMPING CUTS HOURS OFF OF MIRROR-IMAGE FOUNDATION POUR

August 2003 WESTERN CONCRETE PUMPING CUTS HOURS OFF OF MIRROR-IMAGE FOUNDATION POUR

On August 24, 2002, Western Concrete Pumping, San Diego, completed a 13,502-yard mat pour for a foundation that now supports one tower of a twin story luxury condo development known as Grande Towers. On October 4, 2003, general contractor Bosa Construction, Inc., a division of Bosa Ventures, Inc., Burnaby, British Columbia, commissioned Western’s extensive pumping […]

PUMPER MEETS CHALLENGE TO BRING INDAINAPOLIS NEW LIBRARY

July 2003 PUMPER MEETS CHALLENGE TO BRING INDAINAPOLIS NEW LIBRARY

The Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library in Indiana underwent some serious spring-cleaning earlier this year in preparation for one of the largest renovation projects the city has ever seen. In an attempt to “catch up” with the 21st century, library officials set out to restore and modernize the 86-year-old building. A consortium of three construction management […]