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Sunday, March 29, 2015 :: 3:23:03 AM

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Flexible Pavements Holds Annual Ohio Asphalt Expo

Flexible Pavements of Ohio held its Annual Ohio Asphalt Expo on March 3 to 4 at the Polaris Hilton Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. The Expo was attended by those who construct, inspect, manage or maintain both public and private transportation infrastructure.

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Ritchie Holds Impressive Sale at Columbus Site

Ritchie Bros. held an auction at its Columbus facility, located in South Vienna, Ohio, on March 12.

Equipment up for bid included a large selection of crawler tractors, hydraulic excavators, skid steer loaders and wheel loaders as well as a large variety of trucks.

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NSSGA Names Jacomet State Aggregates Executive of 2014

Patrick A. Jacomet, executive director of the Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association (OAIMA), has been named NSSGA’s 2014 State Aggregates Association Executive of the Year.

Each year, NSSGA recognizes the leader of a state’s aggregates association for exemplary service to the industry.

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OOGA Holds 68th Annual Winter Meeting and Trade Show

OOGA held its annual Winter Meeting and Trade Show at the Hilton Columbus in Columbus, Ohio, March 11 to 13.

The annual event, in its 68th year, serves to bring industry leaders from Ohio and the nation together to network and gain insights and updates regarding the current status of Ohio’s oil and gas industry.

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World of Asphalt, AGG1 2015 Break Attendance Records

World of Asphalt and AGG1 2015 were a huge success: registered attendance broke all records, the show floor was the largest ever, and education ticket sales set a new record.

• More industry networking: Record registered attendance totaled more than 7,600, an increase of more than 1,000 over the previous record and 26 percent over the last edition of the shows; registrants came from all 50 states, nine of the 10 Canadian provinces and more than 50 other countries

• More product innovations: Both shows set exhibitor and exhibit space records, for a total 450 exhibitors taking mo

Click to Read More | World of Asphalt, AGG1 2015 Break Attendance Records

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Proposed Highway Would Connect NYC to London

Fox News is reporting one of Russia's most powerful tycoons and a close pal of President Vladimir Putin has proposed a long and winding road that theoretically could connect Great Britain to Alaska, via Mother Russia.

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Isuzu Announces Start of Production of 2015, 2016 Diesel Models

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc. has announced start of production for its line of 2015 and 2016 N-Series diesel models.

The diesel-powered 2016 NPR-HD, NPR-XD, NQR and NRR meet stringent new EPA greenhouse gas emissions standards a full year before they go into effect.

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Construction Costs Yet to Rise in 2015

Construction costs fell again March, according to IHS and the Procurement Executives Group . The headline current Information Handling Services (IHS) PEG Engineering and Construction Cost Index (ECCI) registered 44.

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New Study Finds That OSHA Officials Underestimated Cost of Silica Rule for Construction Industry

WASHINGTON—A new report released today by the Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC) found that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) proposed silica standards for U.

Click to Read More | New Study Finds That OSHA Officials Underestimated Cost of Silica Rule for Construction Industry

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Dressta to Launch New Customer-Focused Hydrostatic Compact Dozers

Dressta is unveiling the new TD9 Hydrostatic Crawler Dozer. This new high-performance, compact crawler dozer has been developed by Dressta’s team of expert engineers, and is the first of three new models that range from 74 to 101 Net HP.

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Dressta's New Focus on User-Optimized Construction Equipment.

Throughout 2015, Dressta will look to demonstrate its unique commitment to providing bespoke heavy equipment for customers’ specific needs.

A refined manufacturing process allows customers to request machine customization according to their preferences.

Click to Read More | Dressta's New Focus on User-Optimized Construction Equipment.

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Star Equipment Joins Husqvarna's Million Dollar Club, Accepts Award

Throughout Star Equipment’s 47 years in business, the company has received numerous awards and recognitions. This year was no different as Star has recently accepted the Husqvarna’s Million Dollar Club Award.

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More Than 3,400 Attend Ritchie Bros. Chicago Auction

More than 3,400 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Chicago, Ill., on March 20.

Bidders came from more than 40 countries, including 49 U.

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Van Keppel Hosts Basic Principles of Paving School in Springfield, Mo.

Van Keppel recently hosted a Basic Principles of Paving School at its Springfield, Mo., facility.

Fifty-four attendees, five highway class paving customers, one commercial class paving customer, and three crews from counties attended the school.

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Kentucky Dam Lock Job Reaches Milestone

The Tennessee River sees a high volume of barge traffic carrying mostly coal (11.3 million tons) and crude materials (10.7 million tons) like rock from nearby Vulcan Quarry and sand mined out of the Ohio River near Paducah.

Click to Read More | Kentucky Dam Lock Job Reaches Milestone

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Diggerland USA Unveils New Attraction

Diggerland USA, North America’s only construction theme park, has made public the details of their latest attraction. The recent unveiling of a modified JCB WorkMax UTV truck fleet is the 24th attraction to make its way into the ride line up at Diggerland USA.

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Midland Machinery Co. Inc. Introduces the SPF-8 Road Widener

Midland Machinery Co. Inc. is introducing a new model road widener with the capability to be transported without permits day, night, or weekends. The features of the SPF-8 are:

• This foldable machine transforms to 98.

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Centerpoint Articulated Steering on the New Bomag BW11RH-5 Offers Full-Width Compaction in Turns

The new BOMAG BW11RH-5 pneumatic tire roller features 35° centerpoint articulated steering, delivering a short 10-ft (3.0-m) inside turn radius. This allows the front and rear tires to maintain tracking in turns, offering full width compaction in tight, winding curves to reduce the number of passes to reach desired densities.

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General Highway Tires Roll out at Mid-America

The General HS is a new long haul steer tire featuring an enhanced tread design, fuel-efficient compounding, and an upgraded casing platform. The five rib tread pattern, including a straight groove bottom design, promotes even wear and high removal mileage.

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North Dakota Might Challenge New Federal Fracking Rule

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota is considering challenging a new federal fracking rule for U.S. government lands.

The Obama administration is requiring companies that drill for oil and gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing drilling technique.

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Throwback Thursday: Excavating the Past

The Demag company was formed finally 1910 in Duisburg through the union of the Märkische Maschinenbau-Anstalt L. Stuckenholz AG, the Duisburg Mechanical Engineering AG, and the Benrath Machine Works GmbH.

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Calif. Pregnant Woman Crushed to Death by Gravel Truck

MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) - Officials say a pregnant woman was fatally crushed in her driveway by a gravel trailer that tipped onto her car.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1Bjs9C8) that Lindsey Combs, 32, had been asked by a Martinez city-contracted construction crew to move her car farther away from a sidewalk construction project.

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Andy Studdert of NES Rentals Elected IPAF President

Andy Studdert, chairman & CEO of US-based NES Rentals, was elected as the new president of the International Powered Access Federation at the IPAF annual general meeting (AGM) on March 26, 2015 in Washington, DC.

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One of Michigan's Best: 'Mr. Boom Truck' Dennis Berling Passes Away

One of Michigan’s top and best-known boom truck salesmen, Dennis “Berls” Berling passed away on March 5, 2015 in White Lake, Mich., after a three-year battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. He was 71.

Mr.

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PIRTEK Burnsville Assists With Pahl's Market's Local Farming Innovation

Pahl’s Market owners, Brian and Gary Pahl, have paved the way for farming innovation, making sure nothing goes to waste with the help of PIRTEK Burnsville.

Brian and Gary, the fifth generation to operate the farm and market located in Apple Valley, Minn.

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Reclamation Rental Strategy Pays Off

When working for a highway department of a rural county, often you have to make do with the equipment you have. Extremely tight road maintenance and operating budgets make it impossible to purchase new equipment with the features required to help maintain roads at an acceptable level.

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Construction Party Ideas From Pinterest

Throwing a construction themed party for the little ones can involve a great deal of creativity. Here are some examples of Doing It Right.

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Texas Bridge Collapses

SALADO, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a tractor-trailer has crashed into an overpass under construction along a major interstate in Central Texas, killing one person and halting traffic in both directions.

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Upcoming BidSpotter.com Online Auctions

BidSpotter.com will be providing online bidding for several top construction and agriculture auction houses with assets ranging from tractors, combines, excavators, trucks and much more. Buyers interested in viewing and purchasing these assets can do so either online using BidSpotter.

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States Pull Back on Transportation Improvements Over Uncertain Federal Highway Trust Fund Money

Four states have canceled or delayed $780 million in transportation improvement projects and another nine say over $1.8 billion are at risk because of continued uncertainty over whether Congress will take action soon to fix the ailing Highway Trust Fund (HTF).

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Japan Opts for Massive, Costly Sea Wall to Fend Off Tsunamis

SENDAI, Japan (AP) Four years after a towering tsunami ravaged much of Japan’s northeastern coast, efforts to fend off future disasters are focusing on a nearly 250 mi. (400 km) chain of cement sea walls, at places nearly five stories high.

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Construction Giant Accused of 'Modern Slavery' in Qatar

PARIS (AP) - Accusing it of practicing "modern slavery" a French campaign group has filed a legal complaint against construction giant Vinci for grave mistreatment of migrant workers in Qatar, the host country of the 2022 World Cup.

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Chicago Lab Begins Urban Infrastructure Project

CHICAGO (AP) - A public-private research laboratory in Chicago plans to develop and test solutions to urban infrastructure problems it hopes can be used around the world.

UI Labs said Monday that its new CityWorks program will focus on energy management, water and sanitation systems, transportation and logistical systems and the rest of a city's urban infrastructure.

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PA Turnpike Executive to Address Members of Congress

Mark Compton, CEO of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, Harrisburg, PA, will be in Washington, D.C., for the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association's (IBTTA) Washington Briefing, March 29-31.

Click to Read More | PA Turnpike Executive to Address Members of Congress

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Komatsu America Corp. Introduces the GD655-6 Motor Grader

Komatsu America Corp has announced the introduction of the GD655-6 motor grader.

Featuring 218 net horsepower (163 kW), the GD655-6 is powered by a Komatsu SAA6D107E-3 engine that is EPA Tier 4 Final emissions certified.

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Genesis Attachments XT Mobile Shear Now Available in 18 Models

Genesis Attachments announced the availability of GXT 225, GXT 1555 and GXT 2055 straight and rotator model shears.

With the number of models now at 18, the XT Mobile Shear line fits 25,000 to 625,000 lb.

Click to Read More | Genesis Attachments XT Mobile Shear Now Available in 18 Models