Job Stories

Separate Placing Boom Chosen for 40-Story High Rise

July 2015 Separate Placing Boom Chosen for 40-Story High Rise

The 40-story, Market Square Tower in Houston is progressing at one floor per week with commercial concrete contractor TAS, self-performing the reinforcing steel, pump, place and finish. A Schwing Separate Placing Boom and stationary pump combination is helping to keep the concrete construction on schedule for a planned 13-month completion from mat pour to top […]

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 […]