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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 […]

Triple Play Pumping – Speeds Bridge Construction

October 2016 Triple Play Pumping – Speeds Bridge Construction

Concrete pumping is playing an important part in the replacement of the Hwy 52 Bridge connecting Illinois to Iowa over the Mississippi River. The connection is critical to the residents of Sabula, IA, which is the only town in the state located on an island that is linked to Illinois by the existing span. The […]

Shotcreting an Artificial Reef

August 2016 Shotcreting an Artificial Reef

Innovation and a Schwing stationary pump are creating artificial reef structures that will be placed along the Texas coast to provide marine life habitat. The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Resource Damage Assessment created after the BP spill in 2010 is providing the funds. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is the administrator for the […]

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 […]