Hunyady Conducts Liquidation Auction in Ambler, Pa.
On Thursday, Sept. 17, Hunyady Auction Company held a liquidation auction for Northwest Erectors, Inc., in Ambler, Pa. According to Northwest, the company decided to cease operations and sell off its entire inventory.
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Drunk Driver Charged in Construction Zone Crash
IRVING, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a 36-year-old Grapevine woman is accused of being intoxicated when she struck a police officer's vehicle in Irving, seriously injuring the officer.
According to authorities, an unidentified officer was blocking traffic in a construction zone near the local headquarters of Mothers Against Drunk Driving when Nicole Elaine Arreola struck the back of his car around 3:30 a.
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Repaving Crew Gets the Green Flag at 'The Glen'
This summer, the historic Watkins Glen International racetrack at the southern tip of Seneca Lake in upstate New York began its first repaving project since 1998, the same year as the track’s 50th anniversary.
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Marcus Hook's Fortunes Rest on Buried Treasure: Gas
MARCUS HOOK, Pa. (AP) Out on the dark waters of the Delaware River, massive freighters glide up and down the waterway.
Each of these ships is almost twice the length of a football field, rises some eight stories from the waterline and weighs in at more than 20,000 tons (18,143 t), making them among the largest moving objects in the world.
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Company Wrench Celebrates Grand Opening of New Dealership, Raises Funds for Wounded Warrior Project
Company Wrench held a grand opening celebration Sept. 17 at the company’s new Click to Read More | Company Wrench Celebrates Grand Opening of New Dealership, Raises Funds for Wounded Warrior Project
Little LEGO Loaders Celebrate Anniversary With Record Breaking Attempt
Volvo’s wheel loader facility in Arvika, Sweden, recently celebrated its 130th anniversary by hosting a family fun day — including a record breaking gathering of LEGO wheel loaders.
On Sept. 5 employees at Click to Read More | Little LEGO Loaders Celebrate Anniversary With Record Breaking Attempt
Man Arrested in Connection With Fire at Construction Site
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Philadelphia man has been arrested in connection with a Center City fire that caused more than $1 million in damages.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives say 52-year-old Stephen Pettiway was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with arson.
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Ritchie Bros. Conducts Its Largest-Ever Texas Auction
Ritchie Bros. conducted its largest ever Texas auction, selling $70+ million of heavy equipment and trucks at its permanent Fort Worth auction site. The two-day unreserved public auction on Sept. 23 and 24, also set a new Texas record for online sales ($34+ million) and attracted 4,325+ bidders, including 2,675+ online bidders, from 55 countries.
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Ritchie Bros. Los Angeles Sale Draws Bidders From Around the World
More than 2,500 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros.’ multi-million dollar, unreserved, public equipment auction in Los Angeles on Sept. 25.
Bidders came from 38 countries, including 45 U.
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SDLG Wheel Loader Proves Valuable for Rental Market
Motion Machinery is a Texas-based equipment rental company with a fleet of more than 80 machines. The company has a wide array of equipment, including machines from several premium brands. But two factors were cutting into the Tomball company’s bottom line: initial acquisition costs and time-consuming maintenance.
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Hyundai Shows Off New Machines at Georgia Facility
On Sept. 17, U.S. and Canadian Hyundai dealers, as well as the press corps, came together at the headquarters of Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Inc.
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Judge Lets Dune Construction Plan Proceed — For Now
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) A federal judge ruled Jan. 15 to let a beach replenishment project proceed — for now — over the objections of a Jersey shore town that does not want the sand piles.
Judge Renee Marie Bumb decided that neither Margate nor the state of New Jersey will suffer irreparable harm if the U.
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Work Progresses on San Diego County's Route 76 Widening Project, Migration Site
The upgrade and widening of state Route 76 (an east-west highway) in California’s San Diego County, continues with the second installment of work on the east segment by Ames Construction Inc. The $76 million project will convert 5.
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Landscape Architects Question Gehry-Led Los Angeles River Masterplan
The Los Angeles landscape architecture and design community was surprised by the recent announcement that Frank Gehry is creating a new master plan for the redevelopment of the 51-mi. (82 km) stretch of the Los Angeles River that runs through the city.
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Cal-Line Equipment Expands Into Southern California
Bandit authorized, small-equipment dealer Cal-Line Equipment has expanded its operation to cover Southern California, bringing its knowledgeable sales staff and service technicians to the Southern California city of Santa Fe Springs, southeast of downtown Los Angeles.
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Alex Lyon & Son Holds Auction in Dallas/Fort Worth
Alex Lyon & Son held a sale on Sept. 24, in Dallas/Fort Worth. Some of the equipment up for bid included rental returns of late-model construction equipment, aerial lifts, forklifts, trucks and trailers.
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Despite Law, Police Still Control Traffic at Most Worksites
BOSTON (AP) - When the state began allowing flagmen onto roadways seven years ago, Jeffrey Graham saw an opportunity to expand his regional business into a multi-million-dollar market that until then was dominated by police details.
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Group Eyes Ways to Reduce Frack Quakes
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A group of U.S. drilling states, seismologists, academics and industry experts issued guidance Monday in a frank new report on handling human-induced earthquakes caused by hydraulic fracturing or the disposal of fracking wastewater.
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Point/Counter Point: Do Millennials Need Special Handling at the Work Site?
Millennials Need a Different Management Style
By Jeff Winke
Love ‘em; hate ‘em…makes no difference. Millennials are here to stay. They are the generation born between 1980ish and 2000ish and are the workforce of tomorrow being hired today.
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ICUEE 2015 Breaks Attendance Record with More than 18,000
ICUEE 2015, the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition, has set a show record as the largest ever with more than 18,000 registered attendees, and surpassing the last show by 13 percent.
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Sullivan-Palatek Debuts 45-120 CFM, 80-210 CFM Air Compressors at ICUEE 2015
Sullivan-Palatek, the same company that built a name for itself in the portable and electric air compressor business, is presenting the new PTO shaft driven compressors. The Category 1 (45-120 CFM) and Category 2 (80-210 CFM), are now available.
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Arizona Planners Eye Passenger Rail Linking Phoenix, Tucson
PHOENIX (AP) State transportation planners who studied multiple options for proposed passenger train service between Phoenix and Tucson are recommending one that would follow largely existing freight railroad tracks and serve both Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix and downtown Tucson.
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Fighting Fire With Iron
News of forest fires generally calls to mind the courageous souls who risk their lives to fight them. As it turns out, there’s another component to the battle — heavy equipment and lots of it, too.
“Without equipment, there is no way we could fight fires,” said Tracy Wrolson acting assistant district forest supervisor of the Oregon Department of Forestry.
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San Diego County Route 76 Widening Project Progresses
Work just began on the pavement rehabilitation of I-8 from Crestwood Road to Imperial County Line in Southern California in the California Department of Transportation’s District 11 (San Diego and Imperial County), a $34.
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Texas Reviews Water Grid
EL PASO, Texas (AP) A proposal to study the possibility of a statewide network that would pump water across vast Texas should be sidetracked until more immediate attempts at water conservation are examined, a top official in Texas’ largest environmental group said.
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GUCA Scholarship Foundation Awards Members' Children
The GUCA Scholarship Foundation announced the following scholarships awarded to GUCA members’ children. Recipients of the 2015 scholarships include categories of industry and high school.
The GUCA Foundation Industry scholarship of $2,000 was presented to Christopher Blake Stalnaker, the son of Cheryl and Scott Stalnaker, John R.
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Six Steps for Managing Your Fleet's Energy Budget
Because a typical vocational fleet spends a large portion of its total operating budget on energy/fuel, fleet managers are always looking for ways to reduce energy costs. There are really only two methods for doing so: consuming less of the energy you are currently using, or switching to a lower-cost energy source.
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DOT to Contractor: Fix Crumbling Road . . . Or Else
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana Department of Transportation accused a highway contractor of using faulty asphalt and demanded the company replace a crumbling section of highway or refund $5.15 million.
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Casagrande Drill Tips Over in NYC
Local New York news affiliate WABC is reporting that a construction vehicle flipped backward while entering a construction site in Midtown Manhattan Monday morning.
The accident happened at West 30th Street and Sixth Avenue.
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Doosan DX300LL-5 Log Loader Provides Increased Durability, Power, Performance
The Tier IV-compliant Doosan DX300LL-5 log loader replaces the interim Tier IV (iT4) DX300LL-3 log loader. The DX300LL-5 is powered by a 270-net-hp Scania DC9 diesel engine, providing 27 percent more horsepower than the “dash-3” model.
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Komatsu America Corp. Introduces Parallel Link Undercarriage System for D85EX/PX-18 Crawler Dozer
Komatsu America Corp. has added the PLUS (parallel link undercarriage system) rotating bushing undercarriage option to the D85EX/PX-18 dozer.
“PLUS undercarriage cuts maintenance costs, extends wear life and excels in high-impact, rocky ground conditions and on low-impact, sandy job sites,” said Chuck Murawski, product manager, Komatsu America.
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Wizard Touch Automation Expanded for Enhanced Versatility
KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens has released its new Wizard Touch stockpile automation system with expanded options for added versatility and enhanced productivity.
The Wizard Touch automation technology is designed to prevent material segregation and degradation.
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KPI-JCI, Astec Launches S-Series Parts Line
KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens has launched the S-Series brand of cone liners and jaw dies.
Designed by Astec Industries foundry experts who specialize in metallurgy and manufacturing engineering, the S-Series line provides producers with a quality of parts that have been proven by customers in the field to perform at least 16 percent better than other jaw and cone manganese liners, according to the manufacturer.
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Tow-Behind Conveyor Saves Producer Time, Money
KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens has released a portable tow-behind conveyor, designed to eliminate the costly double-handling of material and built as a perfect match for the manufacturer’s FT line of continuous crushing and tracking impactors.
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Work Continues on Advanced Law Enforcement Center
Only minutes from where construction crews are building a state-of-the-art facility, Washington County’s first jail remains on display. The tiny wooden structure is the oldest lockup in the state of Georgia, and is a far cry from the county’s latest effort.
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$1.8M Theater Upgrade to Begin at National Infantry Museum
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) The transition from the IMAX system that has anchored the National Infantry Museum theater for six years to a digital laser projection system expected to wow customers with illuminated high-definition technology is now under way.
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