Con Forms is very proud to be celebrating 50 years in the industry in 2019. For five decades, Construction Forms, Inc. has been a leader in the development and manufacture of concrete pumping systems and abrasion resistant piping systems to transport abrasive solids and slurries.
The company was founded in 1969, with the goal of engineering and producing a complete line of concrete pumping systems and accessories for the rapidly growing concrete pumping market. As pump manufacturers improved the performance and reliability of pump trucks, a small group of entrepreneurs came together in Cedarburg, Wisconsin to found Construction Forms, Inc. (Con Forms). The team quickly set out to refine delivery and placing systems used to convey concrete from the pump to the point of placement. The company addressed the needs of standard pouring applications as well as more specialized applications, such as high-rises, tunnels, bridges, and large deck pours.
Customer needs drove innovation and rapid technological advancements. Steel pipe replaced aluminum, Hevi-Duty™ ends and couplings replaced grooved systems, and induction-hardened pipe replaced standard steel for most applications. Con Forms continued to bring exciting new product developments to the market, such as Chrome Carbide Lined Backend Kits, Twin Wall™ boom pipe (a pipe within a pipe), the Ruff-Neck™ Reducing Hose, Air Cuff™ Shut-Off Valve, Flared End Systems, and many more.
Today, Con Forms is an industry leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and service of safe, quality concrete pumping systems and accessories worldwide. The company is now headquartered in a 110,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Port Washington, WI that boasts state-of-the-art manufacturing processes and testing facilities, including a full metallurgy lab. There are also branches in California, the United Kingdom, Southeast Asia and Warstein, Germany to better serve our global customer base.
Every Con Forms piping system is backed by 50 years of application experience, qualified application engineers, innovative product engineering and product support. Con Forms engineers provide system analysis and will ‘mix-and-match’ a wide array of pipe and components, choices of materials and metallurgy, connection options, custom bending and fabrication to meet any application requirement.
Con Forms products have lower maintenance repair costs, lengthen replacement intervals and reduce total life-cycle costs. All products meet safety standards set by the Concrete Pump Manufacturers Association. Continuous logging of critical heat-treatment parameters ensures product lot traceability long after the product has been delivered and is in service.
A dedication to excellence in product performance and customer service has positioned Con Forms as industry leaders in the U.S. and around the globe. From humble beginnings in Cedarburg, Construction Forms has grown into a worldwide presence, employing over 100 people in Wisconsin, California, Texas, the United Kingdom, Asia and South America. Con Forms has reached 50 years of excellence by remaining true to its founding principles of providing the highest quality components, outstanding customer service, the quickest on-time delivery and the highest overall customer satisfaction.