Job Stories

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 […]

Pumping Flat Out in Panama

January 2013 Pumping Flat Out in Panama

With 24/7 scheduling, concrete pumping is playing a crucial role in completion of the Panama Canal expansion. Harsh mixes and high temperatures provide challenging conditions that are being met with four Schwing concrete pumps on a project that will consume more concrete than any other structure in the world. More than 6.2 million cubic yards […]

Going the Distance

December 2012 Going the Distance

The scope of the Niagara Tunnel Project is only eclipsed by the wonder of the famous falls of the same name. A new massive diversion tunnel will add additional hydroelectric power to an existing generating station with enough electricity for 160,000 more homes. The project will divert 35% of the Niagara River at night so […]

Separate Placing Boom Has Key Role in Performing Arts Center

August 2012 Separate Placing Boom Has Key Role in Performing Arts Center

Developing a concrete pumping plan is like casting a play with key performers chosen for their ability to fill a role. For the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center under construction in Orlando, FL, tight site access required a versatile method to deliver the concrete up and out with pump placement hundreds of feet from the […]

Castle Concrete Pumping Builds a Castle

May 2012 Castle Concrete Pumping Builds a Castle

There is a belief that the older the grape vine, the better the wine. This ‘slow growth is better’ idea may also apply to a project 15 years in the making and a concrete pumping company that grew along with the project. The Castello Di Amorosa is an authentically-styled, 13th century medieval Tuscan-style castle and […]

Miami Tunnel Starts with Marathon Platform Pour

February 2012 Miami Tunnel Starts with Marathon Platform Pour

The competitive construction market in Miami is a challenge for any pump company, even without the unpredictable weather and site surroundings. Temperatures reaching 95-degrees, 100% humidity, and consistent rain make for unfavorable work conditions. The Port of Miami Tunnel project consists of twin underwater tunnels with an entrance sandwiched in between 6 lanes of traffic. […]

Huge Hospital Project Is a Mega Pumping Job

October 2011 Huge Hospital Project Is a Mega Pumping Job

One of the largest hospital projects in the world is underway in Montreal, Quebec Canada with multiple placing booms and truck-mounted pumps assisting in the concrete construction. Pompes Mega, Montreal, Quebec is the concrete pumping contractor speeding construction of what will be the new Glen Campus of McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), one of the […]

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 […]

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Schwing News

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. […]

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,” […]