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Placing Booms Tag Team Deep Shaft

April 2015 Placing Booms Tag Team Deep Shaft

It’s a sign of the times, as American cities look hard at infrastructure that is taxed beyond its design capacity. That is the case in Washington D.C. where heavy rains can overwhelm the sewer system causing flooding and overflow into neighboring rivers. Traylor Brothers, Evansville, IN, known for taking on challenging heavy civil projects, has […]

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 […]

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 […]