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Industry News Friedrich Schwing Sr. Inducted Into AEM Hall of Fame The Association of Equip- ment Manufacturers (AEM) inducted Friedrich Schwing Sr. (1909-1992), founder of Schwing GmbH, Herne, Germany, into their prestigious Hall of Fame. Ceremonies were held at the Association’s Annual Conference in Orlando, FL. The Schwing name will join a list of notable past recipients, including Case, Barber, Deere, Grove, Harnishfeger, Liebherr, by designing a climbing crane that was embraced by the con- and many other innovators who “Individually and collectively struction industry. That success inspired him to invent the represent some of the best, brightest, and most influential minds modern concrete pump after witnessing the inefficient cycling in the history of the off-road equipment industry.” Nominations of concrete by buckets. The Schwing all-hydraulic, twin-cyl- were judged on the candidate’s history of innovation, industry inder concrete pump design powers the majority of modern contributions, leadership, corporate citizenship/social respon- concrete pumps today. The result of Schwing’s invention is sibility, and sustainability. construction efficiency without the manual labor and extraor- Schwing excelled in all categories, as judged by a panel of dinary speed of placement never before achieved by other 12 industry experts. He held more than 100 patents relating to methods. Witness the pumping efficiency demonstrated at One innovations in material handling and construction equipment. World Trade Center (Freedom Tower) that topped out at 1665 ft Schwing GmbH continues to be a worldwide force after being (508 m) thanks to Schwing concrete pumps at ground level. established in 1934. Schwing America, a subsidiary, will cel- Schwing truly lived for the customer. Never content with ebrate its 40th anniversary in 2014. Schwing began his career the status quo, he sought the theoretical optimum for his Over 30 years of experience, nationwide service.... American Concrete Restorations, Inc. Amerconcrete@aol.com www.americanconcreterestorations.com Phone: 630-887-0670 Fax: 630-887-0440 Restoring America using the Shotcrete Solution Interstate 80 - Joliet, IL 60 Shotcrete • Winter 2014


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