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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 […]

SalesForce Tower Gets A Start in San Francisco

May 2016 SalesForce Tower Gets A Start in San Francisco

In a marathon pour on November 8, 2015, the foundation for SalesForce Tower in downtown San Francisco was pumped with seven Schwing boom pumps and more than 1400 loads of concrete. The majority of the concrete was pumped in 12-hours by Conco, Concord, California, which also acted as the concrete contractor on the project. The […]

Placing Booms Star in Hollywood Condo Construction

May 2016 Placing Booms Star in Hollywood Condo Construction

With a high-rise resume of more than 56 buildings, Florida Concrete Unlimited (FCU), Miami, FL, has developed a proven method to pump, place and finish tall structures. Separate placing booms play a big part in the efficient distribution of concrete over large decks pumped 60 stories high. One of 13 current FCU placing boom projects […]

Shuffle System Feeds Multiple Placing Boom Projects in Seattle

February 2016 Shuffle System Feeds Multiple Placing Boom Projects in Seattle

Servicing 11 different placing boom projects in one metropolitan area on various days and times means utilizing mobile pumps for best equipment utilization. Because resetting form systems on high-rise projects and preparing for large scale deck pours can take days, it doesn’t make sense to leave a concrete pump on site waiting for the next […]

Creating A Wine Cave

February 2016 Creating A Wine Cave

The perfect temperature for storing wine is between 58-61 degrees. In Springfield, MO where temperatures vary 80-degrees between January and July, there’s only one way to assure those ideal wine storage temperatures – go underground. For one private homeowner, the appreciation for wine extends to the construction of a wine cave under his home for […]

Ready-Mix Producer – Pumps For Productivity

February 2016 Ready-Mix Producer – Pumps For Productivity

When residential construction is booming, so is pumping. And when the market is demanding concrete work for 7,000 homes per year, as it is in Edmonton, Alberta in 2015, pumping is key to productivity. Rolling Mix was established as a ready-mix producer in Edmonton in 1994. Because concrete pumping was firmly established as a proven […]

Pumping Down Under In New York City

February 2016 Pumping Down Under In New York City

East Side Access is one of the largest transportation infrastructure projects currently underway in the United States with a history that reaches back to the 1950’s. The project encompasses work in multiple locations in Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx and includes more than 11 miles of tunneling. Concrete work is underway to create subway platforms […]

Schwing Pumping World’s Tallest Building

September 2015

Aiming high: After its completion, the Kingdom Tower will be more than 1,000 m high making it the tallest building in the world. Copyright: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. At more than 3,281-feet the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, will be the tallest building in the world after its scheduled completion in 2020. […]

Urban Parking Ramp Expansion – Benefits from Small Boom

July 2015 Urban Parking Ramp Expansion – Benefits from Small Boom

Jim Toothaker, owner of Independent Concrete Pumping, Wakefield, MA, is a believer in small pumps. “With so much work in the urban core of Boston, access is a huge challenge,” he says. The company recently added the new Schwing S 20 to their fleet with a 12’ 8” outrigger spread and innovative Double Z, 4-section […]

Separate Placing Boom Chosen for 40-Story High Rise

July 2015 Separate Placing Boom Chosen for 40-Story High Rise

The 40-story, Market Square Tower in Houston is progressing at one floor per week with commercial concrete contractor TAS, self-performing the reinforcing steel, pump, place and finish. A Schwing Separate Placing Boom and stationary pump combination is helping to keep the concrete construction on schedule for a planned 13-month completion from mat pour to top […]

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 […]