Job Stories

Pumping on the Rocks

September 2011 Pumping on the Rocks

In a winter that has had many construction companies in the U.S. fighting the cold and snow, and in some cases delaying concrete pumping, there is one pumping project that relies on sub-freezing temps to get the job done. The CapX 2020 project is a multi-phase upgrade to the power transmission grid being constructed by […]

Concrete Pumps and Flowable Fill Close a Chapter in U.S. Nuclear History

June 2011 Concrete Pumps and Flowable Fill Close a Chapter in U.S.  Nuclear History

A South Carolina facility that was a part of the United State’s early involvement with nuclear energy is being relegated to the history books. The Savannah River Site (SRS) in Aiken, SC was conceived in the shroud of Cold War secrecy to produce nuclear weapons-grade plutonium and tritium in the early 1950s. Today, the original […]

Concrete Pumps with Innovative Placing System Send One World Trade Center Skyward

October 2010 Concrete Pumps with Innovative Placing System Send One World Trade Center Skyward

Pumping progress has been sending One World Trade Center (1WTC) skyward at one floor per week. Topping out at 1,386-feet in spring 2012, the high rise is being constructed with two concrete cores and concrete on metal decks utilizing an innovative placing system. The system was conceived in cooperation with the manufacturer of the pumping […]

Multiple Pumps Perform for Art Center Construction

August 2010 Multiple Pumps Perform for Art Center Construction

Las Vegas continues to invest in culture and the arts with The Smith Center for Performing Arts, a $245 million complex that will house multiple theatres and arts educational facilities. ACPA member Merli Concrete Pumping, Gardena, CA is using nearly every boom size in its 20-pump Las Vegas fleet to finish the project, which will […]

Pumping Cast-In-Place and Pre-Cast Beams Keeps Marlins Stadium on Track

May 2010 Pumping Cast-In-Place and Pre-Cast Beams Keeps Marlins Stadium on Track

Lifting 3.3 million pound pre-cast beams into place proved to be a challenging task for contractors trying to meet a deadline on the new Florida Marlins stadium. In order to meet a May 1 schedule for completion and installation of the retractable roof’s track system, the construction team of general contractor Hunt/Moss and concrete contractor […]

Pumped Mat Slabs Replace Multiple Piers For Fast Track Solar Panel Plant

February 2010 Pumped Mat Slabs Replace Multiple Piers For Fast Track Solar Panel Plant

In the seismic areas of northern California, earthquake engineering is a fact of life. In the case of a solar panel manufacturing plant being constructed in Fremont, CA, the engineers chose a keyway system to tie large concrete mats together in place of drilling and filling hundreds of piers for the foundation. The expansion of […]

Wind Farms Fill the Sails Of A Minnesota Concrete Pumper

November 2009 Wind Farms Fill the Sails Of A Minnesota Concrete Pumper

A Minnesota concrete pumper is riding a wave of business with wind turbine construction that began with a relationship built nearly twenty years ago. Bob Swenson, owner of Bob’s Concrete Pumping, Parkers Prairie, and MN began pumping for Wanzek Construction, Fargo, ND when he was employed by a pumper in the early 1990s. Since starting […]

TALLEST TOWER IN EDMONTON GETS THE SEPARATE PLACING BOOM TREATMENT

September 2009 TALLEST TOWER IN EDMONTON GETS THE SEPARATE PLACING BOOM TREATMENT

Citing the overwhelming efficiency of a separate placing boom and pump, Noremac Industries Ltd., Edmonton is pumping the tallest building in their home town. The Epcor Tower will rise 28-stories above a city that hasn’t seen a downtown office tower constructed in more than 20 years. “The city had never seen a separate placing boom […]

Traditional Native American Ways Meet Modern Pumping Methods on Earth Lodge Project

June 2009 Traditional Native American Ways Meet  Modern Pumping Methods on Earth Lodge Project

It was just another day on the job last year when Mitch Hughes packed up some back-up parts, did a walk around of his boom pump and headed out 75 miles for a slab pour. As the owner of Hughes Concrete Pumping in Williston, ND, Mitch is used to travelling as far as 200 miles […]

Full Service Combines with Customer Service On High End Residential Project

May 2009 Full Service Combines with Customer Service On High End Residential Project

In a contradiction to slow residential construction throughout the U.S., a California pumper is showing how adding services and providing exceptional customer service are a formula for success on a luxurious housing development in Orange County, California. Farino Construction Services, Inc., Lake Forest, CA recently completed footings, slabs and walls for a 10,000 square foot […]

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Schwing News

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.

February 2017- Schwing S 38 SX Now Available on Kenworth Conventional

Schwing S 38 SX Now Available on Kenworth Conventional The new S 38 SX from Schwing is now available on a Kenworth conventional truck chassis.

February 2017- New Schwing High Pressure Pump Models

After decades of record-setting performance on high rise and high volume projects, Schwing is adding some new model numbers to the SP 8800 and SP 4800 line of stationary concrete pumps.

November 2016- New Schwing S 38 SX

New Schwing S 38 SX Has Unique 5-Section Boom The new S 38 SX from Schwing combines a tight (22’ 10”) front outrigger spread with a lightweight (Federal Bridge Legal) design and a five-section boom with more articulation than any other boom style.

August 2016- Schwing America Names New Leadership Team

St. Paul, MN (August 18, 2016) – Schwing America Inc. (SAI) announced today its new leadership team of Bill Murray and Tom O’Malley following the resignation last week of former CEO, Brian Hazelton.

August 2016- Expanded Schwing SPT Line Mounts to Many Truck Models

Schwing SPT truck-mounted stationary pumps now include seven models with outputs to 118 cubic yards per hour.

August 2016- Versatile S 36 X with Frost Law Configuration

Schwing’s S 36 X offers high utilization for concrete pumpers and contractors with Roll and Fold Boom versatility and optional road-legal frost law axle configurations.

August 2016- Schwing President And CEO Leaves Company For New Position

St. Paul, MN (August 18, 2016) – Schwing America Inc. (SAI) announced today its new leadership team of Bill Murray and Tom O’Malley following the resignation last week of former CEO, Brian Hazelton.

June 2016- Schwing Supports “Build with Strength” Industry Campaign

  ST. PAUL, MINN. (June 1, 2016) – Schwing America, an industry-leading manufacturer of ready-mix concrete pumps and truck mixers today announced support of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) “Build with Strength” campaign.

May 2016- Expanded Schwing SPTO Line Proves Popular with Customers

Schwing SPTO truck-mounted stationary pumps now include four models with outputs to 182 cubic yards per hour.