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Putzmeister America Honors Dealers for 2003 Achievements

Putzmeister America Honors Dealers for 2003 Achievements

STURTEVANT, Wis. (March 9, 2004) – Putzmeister America held its annual dealer awards meeting at the World of Concrete tradeshow last month to recognize outstanding achievements in 2003 and length of service.

Dave Adams, Putzmeister America president and chief executive officer, presented the distinguished President's Award to Construmac S.A. of Naucalpan, Mexico, for exemplary sales and service. Construmac also was named Putzmeister's top international boom pump dealer for the fourth consecutive year.

On the domestic side, Pioneer Concrete Pumping Service Inc., Smyrna, Ga., was acknowledged as the top boom pump dealer for 2003. Bay Equipment Co. Inc., Fremont, Calif., was honored as the leading Thom-Katt ® trailer pump dealer for the fifth consecutive year.

Meanwhile, J&M Service Inc., Garden Grove, Calif., was recognized as Putzmeister's top Mortar Machine dealer.

Putzmeister America dealers honored for length of service were:

* 15-year service award ; Walker Equipment Co. Inc., South Chicago Heights, Ill.;

Pioneer Concrete Pumping Service Inc., Smyrna, Ga.; and Corona Equipment Co. Inc., Flushing, N.Y.

* 10-year service award ; SS&L Sales, Service & Leasing Inc., Omaha, Neb.
* 5-year service award ; Western States Equipment Co., Salt Lake City; Star Equipment Co., Las Vegas, Nev.; Moboca Montacargas y Bombeadoras C.A., Caracas, Venezuela; and J&M Service Inc., – Garden Grove, Calif.

The dealer awards' program included a reception with a tropical paradise theme followed by a visual presentation highlighting Putzmeister's 10-year anniversary at its Wisconsin location, the company's annual progress report and new product introductions. The evening concluded with presentation of the outstanding dealer awards.

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 in the summer of 2003 successfully completed the transition audit for compliance with the recently revised and more challenging ISO 9001:2000 standards.