Job Stories

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 […]

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 […]

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Schwing News

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.

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.