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Putzmeister America Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Putzmeister America Celebrates 10th Anniversary

STURTEVANT, Wis. ( Feb. 2, 2004 ) – Putzmeister America is celebrating 10 years in its North American headquarters this month. Located in the village of Sturtevant, near Racine, in southeastern Wisconsin, the facility is situated on 27 acres with property available for further expansion.

Since opening in 1994, the headquarters' building has almost quadrupled in size, growing from 55,000 to 200,000 square feet. The plant houses manufacturing, sales and parts and service operations for new and refurbished equipment.

Other significant accomplishments during the past decade include a five-fold sales volume increase and the employment level more than doubling. As market leaders in innovation, Putzmeister also has developed a number of new products and optional equipment features and introduced three entirely new product lines to North America – belt conveyors, separate placing booms and large line trailer pumps.

Putzmeister America President and Chief Executive Officer Dave Adams said, “Our past is an indicator of the company's innovative spirit, driven by meeting customers' needs for high-performance products that complete jobs more efficiently. Our goal for the next 10 years is to remain technology driven and customer focused to meet changing market requirements.”

With a quest for product excellence, Putzmeister America originally attained ISO 9001 quality certification in 1998. In 2003, the company made a large investment and successfully completed the transition audit needed to comply with a revised and more challenging ISO 2000 standard.

Putzmeister America is a member of the global Putzmeister group, comprised of 16 manufacturing and sales operations worldwide with headquarters in Germany . Putzmeister entered the North American market in 1982 when the company acquired Thomsen Inc. and began marketing concrete-placing equipment from a previous location in Gardena, Calif.

Putzmeister's wide product lineup includes truck-mounted concrete boom pumps, separate placing booms, truck-mounted telescopic conveyors, and trailer-mounted concrete pumps. In addition, the company provides a wide range of mortar, grout, shotcrete, plaster and fireproofing pumps and mixers, industrial pumps, as well as tunneling and mining equipment.

The company will recognize its 10 th anniversary during its dealer meeting at World of Concrete and in conjunction with the company's equipment display at indoor booth #1935.

Putzmeister America is one of the world's leading heavy equipment manufacturers, specializing in concrete and material placing equipment. As market leaders in technology and innovation, Putzmeister offers a complete line of truck-mounted concrete boom pumps, separate placing booms, truck-mounted telescopic conveyors, and trailer-mounted concrete pumps. In addition, the company provides a wide range of mortar, grout, shotcrete, plaster and fireproofing pumps and mixers, industrial pumps, as well as tunneling and mining equipment. The company originally achieved international ISO 9001 quality certification in 1998 and this summer successfully completed the transition audit for compliance with the recently revised and tougher ISO 2000 standard.