Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES), operator of the metro-area wastewater collection and treatment system, is making improvements to the existing and aging sanitary sewer system in Minneapolis. This sewer rehabilitation project is located along the north side of East Minnehaha Parkway, and the tunnel is located under Minnehaha Creek, Hiawatha Avenue and the METRO Blue Line light rail corridor.

A new record for the largest continuous concrete pour was set in Washington state for the foundation of the Lincoln Square South tower. However, it was short-lived; as less than a month later, the tower next to it beat the record. Vital to both high-profile concrete pours were Putzmeister placing systems, seven truck-mounted boom pumps and a high-pressure trailer pump — all supplied by Ralph's Concrete Pumping Inc.

Putzmeister's more than $1 million investment in a modern research and development facility is setting a new standard for equipment in the concrete industry. The Research and Development Facility, located in Aichtal, Germany, ensures every piece of Putzmeister equipment will maintain its strength and reliability for years of heavy use, according to the manufacturer.

Putzmeister America Inc. recently re-organized its parts department to allow room for more parts storage on-site. The expansion includes the investment of three highly advanced storage and retrieval systems, adding to the two systems purchased in 2005.

Putzmeister America Inc. has appointed Jonathan Dawley as the new president and CEO. In his role, Dawley will be responsible for all commercial, financial and operational aspects of Putzmeister business in North America, Latin America and Brazil. "Putzmeister is a leading, established brand and an organization with committed, experienced people," said Dawley.

Putzmeister has completed the global rollout of its new company website. In a strategic build up to this website launch, the company adapted its logo in 2017 to improve its visibility on digital media and attractiveness to its dynamic and increasingly modern clientele in the construction industry.

Putzmeister has proven to be a successful, innovative and internationally oriented manufacturer of construction machines for 60 years. The merger with Sany Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. in 2012 marked a milestone for a strong partnership, which now continues to grow steadily.

Austin, Texas, is known as a destination city for its world-famous music scene, eclectic vibes and college-town vibrancy. In recent years, the area known as East Austin has arguably shown the most improvement as one of the city's fastest-growing, most desired neighborhoods.

When driving on the iconic Seven Mile Bridge in the Florida Keys, one can see breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. The scenic view, at least for the next couple years, also will include a Thom-Katt trailer-mounted concrete pump working from the edge of the bridge at times, and more frequently from a barge below.

Putzmeister America Inc. has hired Rob Demuth as head of service and training. In this role, Demuth is responsible for the service organization in North, Central and South America for Putzmeister dealers and customers, including field service technicians, inside technical support team, training, warranty and the Putzmeister Service Centers.

Putzmeister America Inc. has hired Justin Fagan as the director of product management. In this role, he will focus on leveraging his skills and experiences in strategy development, product management, and aftermarket services to support Putzmeister's key initiatives and continuous improvement efforts in these specific areas as well as across Putzmeister America.