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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 […]

Mobile Pump and Separate Placing Boom Build Bridgestone HQ

August 2016 Mobile Pump and Separate Placing Boom Build Bridgestone HQ

Using a combination of truck-mounted pumps and a separate placing boom, Concrete Pump Partners (CPP) is placing the concrete on the new headquarters for Bridgestone Americas, Inc. in downtown Nashville. CPP, also with headquarters in Nashville is celebrating their 10th anniversary with several separate placing boom projects in the area. The Bridgestone Tower at 30 […]

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Schwing News

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 […]

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. […]