OETIO has acquired a new Putzmeister BSF 39Z.16 concrete pump with a detachable boom at the Oakville campus. This was a much-needed upgrade after our last pump had just surpassed 15 years of use. Upgrading technology that meets industry standards gives our apprentices an important advantage. Learning to work with technology and equipment closest to what will be on-site in their future careers sets them up for success.

The new concrete pump was funded by the Province of Ontario’s Skills Development Fund, administered by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development. OETIO and our apprentices greatly benefit and appreciate Ontario’s move to focus on growing the skilled trades industry and training.

(Left to right) Director of Training and Apprenticeship Jeff Hewitt, Vice President Dave Turple and Executive Director of OETIO Rick Kerr in front of the new concrete pump.

Backend view of the new concrete pump