Dear Santa: How About Giving Us a Break This Year?
“All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth,” begin the lyrics of the 1944 novelty song that children have enjoyed singing for 70 years. In the real world, workplace wants are more complex than dealing with lisping.
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New Atlanta Falcons Stadium Now to Cost $1.4 Billion
ATLANTA (AP) The cost of the new Atlanta Falcons stadium has climbed to $1.4 billion.
The initial cost of the retractable-roof facility, which will replace the Georgia Dome in 2017, was estimated at $1 billion.
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NCDOT Moves to Require Companies to Repair Roads
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina could require companies to pay to repair roads after fracking operations.
The News & Observer of Raleigh reported the agency’s suggestion to state lawmakers Dec.
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Blanchard CAT Aims to See Small Businesses Succeed
Caterpillar equipment can be found on job sites all over the world, being used by some of the largest contractors.
But by offering quality products, parts and service, Caterpillar, in collaboration with its local dealerships, also helps its smaller customers achieve success, too.
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State Farm Park Center to Employ Thousands in ATL
Described as one of the largest corporate office projects in metro Atlanta’s history, the State Farm Park Center development at Central Perimeter will include a 13-story tower that will serve as a hub for the insurance powerhouse when completed.
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IronPlanet and Associated Auction Services dba Cat Auction Services to Merge
IronPlanet, the leading online marketplace for buying and selling used heavy equipment and trucks, and Associated Auction Services LLC, an alliance of Caterpillar and several of its independent Cat® dealers, that operate under the name of Cat Auction Services (hereinafter referred to as “Cat Auction Services”), confirmed today that they have signed an agreement to merge the two companies.
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Pink Case 621F Battles Cancer One Snowflake at a Time
Wintec Building Services of Winnipeg, Manitoba, recently purchased a pink Case Construction Equipment 621F wheel loader. The loader, the first of its kind to be produced by Case’s Fargo, N.
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Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Steady in December
The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) released the December 2014 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $903 billion equipment finance sector.
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MMFX Steel Introduces Low-Cost, High-Strength ChrõmX 2100
MMFX Steel Corporation has introduced its latest high-strength reinforcing steel, ChrõmX 2100, featuring 100 ksi yield strength at a low cost. This new product is ideal for construction projects in which high-strength designs reduce the amount of steel used, improving constructability, reducing construction time and first costs for the owner, according to the manufacturer.
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Sandvik’s New Prisec 3 CI531, CI532 HSI Crushers
Sandvik Construction has launched the CI531 primary and CI532 secondary, Prisec 3 horizontal shaft impact (HSI) crushers. These new generation crushers provide customers with a low capital cost solution, optimum performance and good cubical shape, while ensuring the lowest operating cost per ton for a wide range of materials and applications, according to the manufacturer.
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Zielger CAT Hosts Another Successful Minneapolis Auction
On Dec. 19, Ziegler CAT hosted a sale at its facility in Minneapolis, Minn.
Available for bidding were articulated trucks, backhoe loaders, compact track and multi-terrain loaders, compactors, excavators, skid steer loaders, telehandlers, dozers, wheel loaders and more.
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Mike Stanczak to Retire From Hanson Material Service After Over 40 Years
After more than 40 years of dedicated service with Lehigh Hanson and its predecessor companies, Michael “Mike” Stanczak Sr. vice president and general manager of the Midwest Materials area in the north region, has decided to retire at the end of the year.
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Lake Panorama Upgrades to DSC Barracuda Class Dredge
The Lake Panorama Rural Improvement Zone, located in Panora, Iowa, about 45 minutes west of Des Moines, recently upgraded its dredging equipment to a new DSC Barracuda Class dredge and 16-in. (40 cm) floating booster unit.
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LiuGong Launches Its Largest Wheel Loader
As one of the most influential exhibitions in the construction machinery industry, bauma China has always been an important platform for construction equipment manufacturers to show new products, strategies and abilities.
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Mike Willhelm Joins Luby as Trench Safety Sale Rep
Luby Equipment Services announced that Mike Willhelm has joined the company as the trench safety sales representative at the Fenton, Mo.
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More Than 2,850 Attend Ritchie Bros. Chicago Auction
More than 2,850 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’s multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Chicago, Ill., on Dec. 12.
Bidders came from more than 50 countries, including 48 U.
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Liebherr Construction Opens Western U.S. Spare Parts Depot
Liebherr shapes its global, local and regional spare parts distribution and logistics to support its rapid growth and exceed customer-service expectations around the world.
Several positive developments that have a strong impact in the fulfilment and distribution of earthmoving Liebherr spare parts globally and within the United States have been announced in the last months by the Liebherr Group.
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S.D. Homebuilder Takes Control of Residential Excavation
Daene Boomsma first built his name as a homebuilder. His construction company, Boom Construction, thrives in Rapid City, S. D., due to his attention to detail and one-on-one relationship with each of his customers.
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ARTBA Foundation Launches New Awards Competition
The American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) is launching a new awards competition to recognize transportation design, construction and safety industry firms that have initiated programs — outside the scope of normal business operations — aimed at improving the quality of life in the communities where they are based.
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Diesel Fuel Storage Tank Filter Preheater Stops Gelling
Cold weather impacts operations in many ways. Gelling of diesel fuel plugs up fuel filters and stops engines. Not only is this a problem for operating vehicles and equipment in the field but it also becomes a very basic threat to all operations when the filter on the dispensing pump for the fuel storage tank plugs up.
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Workers in Collapsed Vietnam Tunnel Communicating
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) _ Rescuers drilled a hole through a collapsed tunnel in central Vietnam and were communicating with 12 trapped workers who said they were safe, according to an official Wednesday.
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Crews Wrap Up Phase One of Alum Creek Job
Right on schedule, workers are putting the final touches on a Columbus, Ohio, project that sat on a shelf untouched for 10 years.
The Alum Creek Drive improvement project started in 2012 and involved expanding the two lane highway between Williams Road and State Route 104 to five lanes, as well as adding curbs, a storm system, gutters, drainage facilities, multi-use trails for pedestrians and bicyclists, Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps, improved mast-arm signals, street lighting and landscaping.
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Pal3 612 Trench Box Helps Olson ‘Keep Your Sewer in Pink’
In keeping true to its slogan, “Keep Your Sewer in the Pink,” Olson’s Sewer Service of Forest Lake, Minn., has gone one step beyond and taken delivery of the first ever trench box painted Olson’s signature hot pink to match the company’s vehicles.
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Power Show Ohio 2015 to Feature New Layout, More Convenient Dates
Big changes are on tap for the 45th edition of Power Show Ohio — big changes to remember. This year’s show begins Jan. 29, and continues through the 31st at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio.
The change in days comes in answer to exhibitor requests and a post-show survey indicating the exhibitors desire to reserve Sundays for family and church.
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IED Installs New Officers
Newly elected president Tom Smith opened Illinois Equipment Distributors’s 48th Annual IED Christmas Reception and Installation of Officers on Dec. 5 at the Seven Bridges Country Club in Woodridge, Ill.
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Bizzack Construction Contends With Tough Terrain in W.Va.
Difficult bid-build and design-build projects consistently completed on time. CHECK.
Projects valued over $100 million. CHECK.
15 million cubic yards of excavation for a single project. CHECK.
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PennDOT Replaces Deteriorating Interstate 84
All of Interstate 84, which connects Northeast Pennsylvania to New York State and New England, needs to be replaced, caused by the use of a then-new mixture of concrete in the 1960s.
According to a report by the News Eagle, an unforeseen alkali-silica chemical reaction occurred with the rock underlayment, forming a gel inside the concrete.
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Developers Look to Create Underground NYC Park
NEW YORK (AP) Visitors from around the world are drawn to New York City's High Line, an elevated park built on defunct railroad tracks transformed into an urban sanctuary of flowers, grasses and trees.
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Business Incentives Boom in New Jersey Since 2010
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) New Jersey this year has promised $1.8 billion in tax breaks for companies planning to move to the state or stay in it using a redesigned program that puts an emphasis on Camden, a city that's struggled for generations to attract jobs.
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State Looks to Revive Long-Dormant Pa. Ski Resort
JENNERSTOWN, Pa. (AP) Laurel Mountain Ski Resort's slopes have been quiet for a decade.
But that could change soon, The Tribune-Democrat has learned.
Redesign plans have been drafted for $5.
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Company Wrench Expands Offerings Into South Jersey
It began in 1999, when Brad Hutchinson opened a truck, trailer and equipment shop to offer 24-hour wrecker and recovery services to the public. Over the years, the addition of mechanics introduced Hutchinson's shop to the heavy mechanical side of the business, which eventually developed the shop into a heavy equipment dealership.
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Christie Announces $25M in FY14 Bridge Grants in Jersey
The Christie Administration announced 28 Local Bridge, Future Needs grants totaling $21 million to help counties maintain local bridges in a state of good repair.
“The Christie Administration has made improving existing infrastructure, including bridges, a priority at both the state and local level,” NJDOT Commissioner Jamie Fox said.
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NorthStar Group Razes Benning Road Power Plant in D.C.
The once coal, then oil fired Benning Road Power Plant, owned and operated by Pepco Energy Services (PES) since 2000, is in the process of being demolished. NorthStar, the general contractor selected by PES for the project, has found increased productivity on site with the help of Company Wrench, which provided NorthStar with exclusive services to successfully complete the project.
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Study: Road & Transit Investment Has Benefits Outside the Industry
Two-thirds of the economic benefits and jobs created by federal highway and transit investment occur in non-construction sectors, according to a new analysis from IHS Inc., a leading global source of critical information and insight.
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JCB’S John Patterson Elected 2015 Chair of the AEM
John Patterson, chairman of JCB USA Group, director of the JCB Group and former CEO of JCB North America, has been elected 2015 chair of the Click to Read More | JCB’S John Patterson Elected 2015 Chair of the AEM
Curry Supply Makes Big Investment in Painting Process
Curry Supply Company, manufacturer and dealer of commercial service vehicles, has made some significant improvements to its paint department procedures.
The first major change involves converting its paint process from conventional spray to electrostatic adhesion.
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