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Hometown Team Tackles The New Vikings Stadium

April 2015 Hometown Team Tackles The New Vikings Stadium

A hometown team is building the new Vikings stadium with Golden Valley, Minnesota based general contractors Mortenson Construction leading the construction effort. Ready mixed concrete is supplied by Cemstone, a St. Paul based producer who also owns a fleet of concrete pumps. Even the pumping equipment is home grown with Schwing America’s factory just 18-miles […]

Automated Pumping System Pours 50,000 Cubic Meters Non-Stop in 35 Days

April 2015 Automated Pumping System Pours 50,000 Cubic Meters Non-Stop in 35 Days

Pumpcrete, Toronto, Canada is pumping a concrete Gravity Base Structure (GBS) that will eventually provide the foundation for an oil well platform in the Atlantic Ocean. Pumpcrete’s expertise on engineered projects made them a natural choice for this project. “We were specifically requested by one of the contractors who had worked with us in the […]

Pumping Helps Achieve Software Firm’s Epic Growth

April 2015 Pumping Helps Achieve Software Firm’s Epic Growth

Epic Systems Corp, in Verona, Wisconsin is an innovative medical software company whose success is an economic engine for the nearby Madison area. The company’s sprawling 950-acre site is developing a fourth campus to accommodate the growing staff of 6800 employees. An underground parking structure under construction will help accommodate current workers and future hires. […]

Data Centers Sprout in Iowa Cornfields

April 2015 Data Centers Sprout in Iowa Cornfields

While silos are a regular sight on the Iowa landscape, a new type of storage facility is sprouting where corn once grew. Data centers have taken root in the Des Moines area providing many man-hours of work for local businesses and especially for one Iowa pumper. “What started out as just a local rumor three […]

Miami’s “Manhattan of the South” is a Baker Concrete Pumped Project

October 2014 Miami’s “Manhattan of the South” is a Baker Concrete Pumped Project

Brickell is one of the fastest growing areas in Miami and Baker Concrete is on a fast track to complete an entire block of the urban neighborhood. Brickell is referred to as the “Manhattan of the South,” with the largest concentration of international banks in the United States. Brickell City Centre is a $1.05 billion […]

Night Moves

October 2014 Night Moves

Updating a 50-year old elevated highway in a congested urban area is a delicate job requiring deft moves to avoid the constant flow of traffic and other construction equipment wedged onto the construction site. When the job also requires completely rebuilding 12 bridges – one with a river crossing – the job takes on new […]

Deep Caissons Pumped w/ Separate Placing Boom

July 2014 Deep Caissons Pumped w/ Separate Placing Boom

Replacing the Hwy 70 bridge over Caney Fork River between Sparta and Smithville, TN is anything but normal. Because the State has plans to widen the route in the future, the design calls for a support structure of cast-in-place concrete that could accommodate four lanes of traffic. The current $38 million contract held by Massman […]

Long Boom is Over the Top On University Parking Structure

July 2014 Long Boom is Over the Top On University Parking Structure

Meyer Materials’ nearly 100-year tenure in the ready-mix industry earned it a lot of work as a concrete producer and placement service for Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Now under new ownership on two fronts, the well-known company has served the University for decades where many of the structures on campus were built literally with […]

Automated Pumping Creates an Off-Shore Oil Well Platform

April 2014 Automated Pumping Creates an Off-Shore Oil Well Platform

  Pumpcrete, Toronto, Canada is pumping their second concrete Gravity Base Structure (GBS) that will eventually provide the foundation for an oil well platform in the Atlantic Ocean. Pumpcrete’s expertise on engineered projects, including the Hibernia Oil Well Platform constructed in the early 90s, made them a natural choice for this project. “We were specifically […]

Separate Placing Booms Flying To Complete Denver Airport Expansion

April 2014 Separate Placing Booms Flying To Complete Denver Airport Expansion

Like air traffic over busy Denver International Airport, separate placing booms are flying regularly over the first major expansion at the site since the early 1990s. A new 516-room hotel and transit center is being constructed and Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping’s Denver office is supplying the pumping equipment and expertise.  Working for construction managers/general contractors, MHS […]

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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. […]