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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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