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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 :: 7:00:47 PM

National

Plans in Works for Natural Gas Pipeline in Mich.

DETROIT (AP) Plans are in the works for a new natural gas transmission pipeline that could pass through Michigan on its way to Ontario, Canada, raising concerns among some residents whose properties have already been dug up for an ongoing oil pipeline project.

Click to Read More | Plans in Works for Natural Gas Pipeline in Mich.

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Congested I-65 Exit Near Indianapolis Draws Concerns

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (AP) Leaders of two northern Indianapolis suburbs have asked state officials to look at changes for an Interstate 65 interchange where they say congestion is causing safety concerns.

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Hyundai Construction Lauds Partnership With Cummins Inc.

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Inc., has continued its partnership with Cummins Inc.

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United Rentals, UPS to Sponsor NAWIC Conference in Sept.

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) will hold its 59th Annual Meeting and Education Conference (AMEC) Sept.

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Cummins Celebrates Plant Milestone

Cummins Inc. is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its Jamestown engine plant (JEP) in Jamestown, N.Y.

Typically, more than 400 engines are built per day at JEP, and the plant produced its 1.

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National

PIRTEK Adds DOT-Approved High Temperature Hose to Line

While the PIRTEK brand is known as a service provider dedicated to minimizing equipment downtime, one segment that is often overlooked is the wide variety of hoses and fittings carried in PIRTEK onsite hose workshops and by its hose service centers.

Click to Read More | PIRTEK Adds DOT-Approved High Temperature Hose to Line

Northeast

Multi-Million Dollar Project to Modernize Cement Plant

When the cement manufacturing plant in the village of Ravena in Albany County, N.Y., was built in 1962, it was considered the most advanced production facility of its kind in the world.

But that was more than 50 years ago, and a lot has changed since then.

Click to Read More | Multi-Million Dollar Project to Modernize Cement Plant

Northeast

Equipment East Displays Doosan at VMHA 2014 in Barre

Equipment East showcased a Doosan excavator at the 32nd Annual Vermont Municipal Highway Association Equipment Show and Field Day at the Barre Municipal Civic Center in Barre, Vt.

Click to Read More | Equipment East Displays Doosan at VMHA 2014 in Barre

National

Crane Inspectors of CICB Must Pass NCCCO Exams

Crane owners know that a third-party crane inspection performed by an experienced and certified inspector can decrease the crane's maintenance cost and downtime along with detecting emerging problems with the equipment before it becomes an issue and affects job performance.

Click to Read More | Crane Inspectors of CICB Must Pass NCCCO Exams

National

Terex Utilities Names New Sales Account Managers

Terex Utilities announced the additions of Paul Beck, Josh Fawley and Ronnie Norris as sales account managers to the company's field sales team. As sales account managers of Terex, they will sell all Terex Utilities products and services to a wide-range of customers, including investor-owned utilities, electric cooperatives, municipalities and utility contractors.

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National

Many States Represented at State, Local Transportation Advocacy Workshop

Building broad coalitions, developing strong partnerships with the governor, state legislators and public agency officials, and creating an integrated communications plan that delivers consistent messages to the public about the value and benefits of the resulting infrastructure improvements are three keys to success in boosting transportation investment at the state and local level.

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H-E Parts Distribution to Open First Call Center in Oakwood, Ga., in September

H-E Parts Distribution, a division of H-E Parts International, will open its first North American call center in Oakwood, Ga., by early September 2014. With this new call center H-E Parts Distribution will expand its ability to stay in touch with an ever growing client base and increase sales of quality aftermarket construction equipment parts to more customers.

Click to Read More | H-E Parts Distribution to Open First Call Center in Oakwood, Ga., in September

National

Road Institute’s Registration Open for 2014-15 Courses

Volvo Construction Equipment has announced the 2014-2015 course schedule for Road Institute. The paving industry's premier training program is celebrating 50 years of providing practical instruction and hands-on learning to road building industry professionals.

Click to Read More | Road Institute’s Registration Open for 2014-15 Courses

Northeast

Crews Aim to Piece Together $6.4M Barton Bridge in Less Than One Year

A new $6.4 million bridge, to be completed in less than a year, is currently underway on the Warwick/West Warwick town line. The Barton Corner Bridge project will have a minor impact on commuter traffic.

Click to Read More | Crews Aim to Piece Together $6.4M Barton Bridge in Less Than One Year

Northeast

Vermont Poised to Delay 38 Highway Projects

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) The Vermont Transportation Agency is poised to delay 38 bridge, rail and road projects that were to be put out to bid Aug. 1 because the federal money relied on for those projects might not be available.

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National

Sullair Extends Partnership with Brabazon Pump

Sullair, has announced that it is expanding its relationship with distributor Brabazon Pump, Compressor & Vacuum to service customers across the Midwest. As part of this expansion, Brabazon recently opened a new 15,000 square-foot facility in Saint Peters, Missouri, and the company plans to open an additional facility in Decatur, Illinois for the spring of 2015.

Click to Read More | Sullair Extends Partnership with Brabazon Pump

Northeast

Developer: ‘Superman’ Aid Plan Unlike 38 Studios

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) A private developer seeking $39 million in state aid to redevelop the Superman building into apartments on June 3 rejected comparisons to the deal that gave the now-defunct 38 Studios video game company a $75 million state-backed loan, calling his pitch to lawmaker “extremely transparent.

Click to Read More | Developer: ‘Superman’ Aid Plan Unlike 38 Studios

Northeast

Curry Supply Hires Director of Supply Chain Management

Curry Supply Company has named Robert Doyle as its director of supply chain management.

In this newly created position, Doyle will be responsible for streamlining the “procure to pay” process for all raw materials, services, components and ancillary items purchased for the company.

Click to Read More | Curry Supply Hires Director of Supply Chain Management

Northeast

Carson Starts Successful Businesses From the Ground Up

John Carson started his landscaping business by himself, from the ground up, with his two hands and a couple of advanced degrees.

“My parents actually thought I was crazy,” said the founder and owner of the Carson Group when he tells the story of his previous life and how he left a professional job with a large company to take up moving dirt — and how much he loves it.

Click to Read More | Carson Starts Successful Businesses From the Ground Up

Northeast

PWC Annual Transportation Forum Covers Trending Topics

“We succeed or fail together. We need to focus our planning on projects that benefit all of us while generating operational efficiencies,” said Veronique (Ronnie) Hakim, executive director of NJ Transit, in a clarion call for inter-agency collaboration echoed by the top transportation leaders at Professional Women In Construction's (PWC) annual Transportation Forum: Regional Update held the morning of July 29.

Click to Read More | PWC Annual Transportation Forum Covers Trending Topics

Northeast

Work Begins to Connect I-95 Along Entire East Coast

Construction is to start late next month or in early October on the long-awaited direct connection between Interstate 95 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, after the award of a $142.9 million contract to a Bucks County firm.

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National

KCMA Announces ’13 Salesman of the Year Award Recipient

The winner of the 2013 Kawasaki Wheel Loaders Salesman of the Year is Bill Lawson, Click to Read More | KCMA Announces ’13 Salesman of the Year Award Recipient

National

CEG Gains Behind-the-Scenes Access to ALLU

Construction Equipment Guide (CEG) was recently allowed behind-the-scenes access to ALLU's headquarters in Finland.

The five-day visit included a factory tour, demonstrations of the company's equipment, including its line of crushing and screening equipment working on local job sites and video and PowerPoint presentations on ALLU's soil stabilization system, a tour of Helsinki as well as a host of other activities.

Click to Read More | CEG Gains Behind-the-Scenes Access to ALLU

National

Caterpillar Produces 75,000th Wheel Tractor Scraper

Caterpillar Inc. employees marked a major milestone recently, commemorating the production of 75,000 wheel tractor-scrapers at the Decatur, Illinois facility. The historic machine, an open-bowl, twin-engine 627K, is built to move high volumes of material quickly and economically with optimum fuel efficiency.

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National

What’s in a Name — and in a Company?

“Sisu” is a unique Finnish word that does not translate into other languages. The basic principle behind Sisu is to explain the Finnish spirit and the concept at the heart of all Finnish people. It embodies many characteristics, including determination, perseverance, ability to overcome, bravery, empowerment and a resiliency.

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Wirtgen Midsize Front-Load Mills Meet Tier IVi Rules

The Wirtgen W 100 Fi, W 120 Fi and W 130 Fi cold mills affirm Wirtgen's performance and versatility leadership in the midsized (1-meter) class, while providing the benefits of front-loading by conveyor and Tier IV interim emissions compliance, according to the manufacturer.

Click to Read More | Wirtgen Midsize Front-Load Mills Meet Tier IVi Rules

National

Operators Hit the Ground Running With the Zero Tail Swing TC37 Crawler Excavator

The Terex zero tail swing TC37 crawler excavator meets the demand for a compact machine in applications where space is a premium. Designed to turn 360 degrees within the width of its tracks, the TC37 zero tail swing excavator is at home in confined and restricted areas.

Click to Read More | Operators Hit the Ground Running With the Zero Tail Swing TC37 Crawler Excavator

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Quick-Change Toolholders Boost Reliability, Productivity

The HT22 quick-change toolholder system from Wirtgen provides maximum milling performance and cost efficient operation.

With its HT22 quick-change toolholder system, Wirtgen has a system that will minimize downtime and increase the service life of both the milling drum and point-attack cutting tools, the robust upper part of which can be quickly and easily replaced directly on the job site, according to the manufacturer.

Click to Read More | Quick-Change Toolholders Boost Reliability, Productivity

National

Topcon X-63i Excavator Indicate System Increases Productivity, Accuracy

Topcon Positioning Group has added the X-63i 3D indicate system to its machine control line of products.

The new system combines Topcon's GNSS global positioning technology and machine sensors with the heavy-duty GX-60 touchscreen color display to provide an easy-to-use system for increased excavation efficiency, according to Kris Maas, machine control product marketing manager.

Click to Read More | Topcon X-63i Excavator Indicate System Increases Productivity, Accuracy

National

Wirtgen 3800 CR Offers Wider Options for Cold-in-Place Recycling, Cold Milling

The 3800 CR from Wirtgen America Inc. offers the ability to cold-in-place recycle a full-lane of pavement in one pass, stabilizing with either foamed asphalt or any other stabilizing medium such as asphalt emulsion or lime or cement slurry, but with a twist: with a conveyor mounted, it also will serve as a full-lane cold mill.

Click to Read More | Wirtgen 3800 CR Offers Wider Options for Cold-in-Place Recycling, Cold Milling

National

Improved Rumble Strip Cutter Boasts Tier IV Interim Emissions Controls

Wirtgen America's new high-performance rumble strip cutter, the W 50 DCi rumbler, is a standard W 50 DCi cold milling machine with an optional rumbler attachment installed, providing high-production, high-profitability cutting of milled rumble strips in the standard, preferred 16-in.

Click to Read More | Improved Rumble Strip Cutter Boasts Tier IV Interim Emissions Controls

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Wacker Neuson Offers New Compaction Control System

Wacker Neuson is offering a new compaction control system on its most popular diesel reversible plate, model DPU 6555Hec. The monitoring system is called Compatec and takes the guess work out of determining when soil has reached the ultimate compaction results.

Click to Read More | Wacker Neuson Offers New Compaction Control System

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JS145 Crawler Excavator Meets Tier IV Interim Without DPF

JCB's JS145 crawler excavator is a 14.5 ton machine, powered by a JCB Ecomax diesel engine, delivering a powerful 108 hp (81 kW).

Click to Read More | JS145 Crawler Excavator Meets Tier IV Interim Without DPF

National

'Super' Vögele Screeds for Vögele Super Pavers

Vögele's new AB 500 and AB 600 extending screeds and their permutations have an infinitely variable single-tube telescoping system for an immense range of job applications with pave widths from 6.

Click to Read More | 'Super' Vögele Screeds for Vögele Super Pavers

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'Generation X' Cutting Tools

Wirtgen America's Generation X point-attack cutting tools are enhancing the performance and cost-efficiency of cold milling machines, resulting in higher productivity and better performance in the cut.

Click to Read More | 'Generation X' Cutting Tools

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Cat 336F Excavator Delivers Superior Productivity, Fuel Efficiency With Reduced Emissions

The Cat 336F excavator is built to meet U.S. EPA Tier IV Final emissions standards, and it comes equipped with several features to enhance fuel efficiency. Electric boom and stick regeneration valves capture and recycle energy, and an engine idle shutdown setting turns the engine off after a specified amount of idle time.

Click to Read More | Cat 336F Excavator Delivers Superior Productivity, Fuel Efficiency With Reduced Emissions