Job Stories

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 […]

New Stadium Races Toward Super Bowl 50

September 2013 New Stadium Races Toward Super Bowl 50

The race is on at the new Levi’s® Stadium under construction in Santa Clara, California. After breaking ground in April 2012, the new home of the San Francisco 49ers was awarded the Super Bowl for 2016 – the 50th anniversary of the NFL’s biggest game. While over four years may seem like sufficient time to […]

Circle Terminus is a Tight Fit

July 2013 Circle Terminus is a Tight Fit

The word terminus literally means boundary in Latin. It is also the name of a long term residential and retail development in Atlanta that is being completed with a three-building luxury apartment complex – Circle Terminus. With tight boundaries on all sides, the name fits this project well. Efficient concrete placement on the project is […]

Innovative Boom Design Pumps Toronto Subway

May 2013 Innovative Boom Design Pumps Toronto Subway

Pumping in congested urban conditions, longtime ACPA member Pumpcrete, Niagara Falls, Ontario, is executing multiple pours per day to speed construction of the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension project. The company is using its extensive arsenal of Schwing pumping equipment to execute pours in tunnels and in excavated portions of the 8.6 km long project which […]

Pumping Prepares for Whitewater Rafters And Economic Development

January 2013 Pumping Prepares for Whitewater Rafters And Economic Development

Concrete pumps are playing a key role in enhancing 2.5 miles of the Chattahoochee River in Columbus, GA by creating rapids that will challenge whitewater rafters and kayakers. The $23 million Ready2Raft! Whitewater Columbus, GA project includes pumping concrete into fabric bags that alter the river’s flow characteristics and building support structures for a mechanical […]

Schwing Expands Presence At World of Concrete 2013

January 2013 Schwing Expands Presence At World of Concrete 2013

Schwing has enlarged their display plus increased its presence at World of Concrete 2013 to be held in Las Vegas February, 4-8. As an original exhibitor at World of Concrete this will be the company’s 39th consecutive year displaying at the Show. The company will once again be in its signature position Booth # C5126 […]

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Schwing News

March 2018- Essex on the Park Adds to Chicago Skyline

At 602-feet tall, the new Essex on the Park residential tower in downtown Chicago will fill a gap in the City’s skyline formerly occupied by a parking garage. Adjustable Forms, the 88-year old concrete structures contractor, based in Lombard, IL, is adding another notable high rise to their resume using state-of-the-art pre-planning and the latest […]

March 2018- CPR Celebrates 30th Anniversary

  Concrete Pump Repair (CPR), a Schwing company, is celebrating 30 years in business. The company’s facility located 30 miles north of the Schwing plant repairs, repaints, retrucks and refurbishes all brands of concrete pumps and also sells pre-owned units. Vice-president/GM of remarketing, Jerry Anderson, proudly states, “At CPR, the expert technicians who inspect all […]

December 2017- Schwing’s Longest Boom – The New S 65 SX

Schwing has added a new flagship model for 2018 and it is the longest boom in the company’s line. The new S 65 SX incorporates a five-section boom, with all five-inch pipeline for added benefits, while maintaining the versatility of their proven Overhead Roll and Fold design. In addition to providing 210’8” of vertical and […]

December 2017- First Schwing S 61 SX Permitted in Alberta

The first Schwing S 61 SX has been delivered to Alberta Canada for longtime customer Noremac in Edmonton. The pumping company has operated for more than 30 years in western Canada using Schwing equipment exclusively. “We’ve wanted one for a long time but the provincial government’s transport engineering and weight policy has prohibited it in […]

November 2017- Symmetrical Switching Standard on Schwing Pumps

Symmetrical Switching is the latest innovation from Schwing. The new addition to the company’s entire line of twin cylinder all-hydraulic concrete pumps will provide smoother and quieter operation. “While Symmetrical Switching is great for everyday pumping, the benefits are greater when pumping stiff mixes that generate higher concrete pressures, particularly when pumping high-rise buildings, “ […]

September 2017- Schwing America Acquires Assets Of Loop Belt Industries

Schwing America, worldwide designer, manufacturer and distributor of premium concrete production and handling equipment, announced the closing of transaction for the purchase of all the assets of Loop Belt Industries, makers of high-quality truck mounted telescopic conveyors. “We are thrilled to acquire the assets of Loop Belt Industries and incorporate them into the Schwing family,” […]

September 2017- Schwing SP 1000 Stationary Pump Offers New Features

Schwing has introduced a new SP 1000 stationary concrete pump with standard features designed for profitable, trouble-free pumping of concrete, grout and shotcrete. The newly designed chassis incorporates a lockable engine enclosure for safety and security. The addition of Schwing Control Technology (SCT) brings added efficiency to concrete pumping. The machine retains the proven twin-cylinder […]

September 2017- Schwing Adds Control Technology to SP Concrete Pumps

Schwing America, a full-service provider of concrete handling equipment, has added Schwing Control Technology (SCT) to its’ line of SP concrete pumps. SCT provides safe and easy operation of the concrete pump while providing valuable feedback of critical components. “It is simply a better way to control concrete equipment,” explains Jason Zignego, Schwing’s sales manager […]

September 2017- New Schwing Sales Administration Manager

Schwing has promoted long-term employee Lisa Polanski-Dickerman to the position of Sales Administration Manager. She has been with the company for 11 years serving in various capacities. Her prior experience was with long-time Schwing customer and dealer, Cross Concrete Pumping in Melvindale, MI. “Lisa has filled many of the support roles in our sales department […]

August 2017- Surround View System Adds to Pumping Safety and Efficiency

Schwing continues as a customer driven company and innovator in safety with the new ASL360 surround view option for boom pumps. The new option positions four wide-angle (185-degree) video cameras on the truck-mounted boom pump to provide a comprehensive in-cab operator view of the pump and surrounding area while driving. The system is installed on […]

June 2017- Schwing White Board Video Explains Total Cost of Ownership

A new video from Schwing uses simple graphics and narration to explain the advantages of choosing quality equipment based on the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Inspired by Schwing customers who have shared their TCO experience, the video uses hand drawn illustrations, rendered on-screen, as an entertaining course in TCO, which incorporates every expense of […]

March 2017- New Track-Mounted Concrete Pumps

Schwing has introduced track-mounted concrete pumps for specialized applications.