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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 :: 5:04:28 AM

Northeast

PennDOT-Private Partnership Moves Ahead to Replace Bridges

Pennsylvania is moving ahead with plans to quickly replace hundreds of its nearly 4,500 structurally deficient bridges with the help of a private consortium.

The consortium would design and build the bridges within five years, then maintain them for a quarter century.

Click to Read More | PennDOT-Private Partnership Moves Ahead to Replace Bridges

Northeast

New Projects Indicate Economic Recovery Well Under Way

The return of significant residential projects throughout the counties served by Schlouch Incorporated provides a strong indication that economic recovery is well underway in our area. As the company moved through the first half of 2014, Schlouch's residential crews are active on more than 200 acres of residential construction while still maintaining a strong presence in the commercial arena.

Click to Read More | New Projects Indicate Economic Recovery Well Under Way

Northeast

West Carson Street Viaduct Project Passes One-Year Mark

A multi-span viaduct replacement project has passed the one-year mark in Pittsburgh, Pa., headed toward a spring 2016 completion date.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), awarded the contract, currently valued at $40.

Click to Read More | West Carson Street Viaduct Project Passes One-Year Mark

Northeast

Doosan Awards Equipment East as a 2013 Top Dealer

Equipment East has been selected as one of the 10 Doosan enterprises that earned high recognition, an award and a free trip in fall 2014.

Click to Read More | Doosan Awards Equipment East as a 2013 Top Dealer

National

Shaw Brothers Construction Rides Economic Upturn

For the Shaw brothers — Jon and Dan — the town of Gorham, Maine, is ideal for their construction company. It's a small town — just 16,000 residents — but the outlying area is booming with opportunity and growth.

Click to Read More | Shaw Brothers Construction Rides Economic Upturn

Northeast

Cuomo Announces Nearly $76M for Road Safety Projects

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced June 10 $75.6 million in federal Highway Safety Improvement Program funding for 33 projects that will enhance mobility and safety on roadways across the state. Projects for this highway safety funding are selected through a competitive process designed to support initiatives that have the greatest ability to reduce traffic fatalities and severe injuries.

Click to Read More | Cuomo Announces Nearly $76M for Road Safety Projects

National

Automation Boosts JCB Backhoe Loaders

JCB is improving fuel efficiency, improving productivity and boosting operator control through the use of automation on its 3CX Super and 4CX Super models. These machines now feature auto idle, throttle lock and throttle control.

Click to Read More | Automation Boosts JCB Backhoe Loaders

Northeast

Alex Lyon & Son Hosts Auctions, Customer Picnic

It was a very busy weekend for Jack Lyon and the staff at Alex Lyon & Son. Multiple auctions and a customer appreciation party, all crammed into a single weekend.

July 18 featured a contractor inventory reduction auction.

Click to Read More | Alex Lyon & Son Hosts Auctions, Customer Picnic

Northeast

Murphy Tractor & Equipment Hosts Golf Tournament

Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co. Inc. hosted a golf tournament on June 20, at Hickory Heights Golf Club in Bridgeville, Pa. A large number of golfers made their way out to Bridgeville for the tournament, enjoying a great day of golf.

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Northeast

AGC Hosts 25th Anthony S. Santoro Scholarship Classic

The 25th annual Anthony S. Santoro AGC Scholarship Classic was held June 23, 2014, at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, N.Y.

Established by the New York State Chapter of the AGC in 1988, the golf scholarship classic's goal is to provide financial assistance to college students who have an interest in pursuing a career in New York State's construction industry.

Click to Read More | AGC Hosts 25th Anthony S. Santoro Scholarship Classic

National

Hyundai Presents Tier IV Final R35Z-9 Compact Excavator

The Hyundai R35Z-9 compact excavator has an operating weight of 8,050 lbs. (3,650 kg) and is powered by a reliable, fuel efficient 26.

Click to Read More | Hyundai Presents Tier IV Final R35Z-9 Compact Excavator

National

JCB Expands Compact Tier IV Wheeled Loader Line-Up

JCB is upgrading its compact articulated wheeled loader range, with the introduction of Tier IV engines, offering increased torque and reduced emissions.

Revised Loader Line-Up

The previous T3 406 and 409 loaders have been replaced by 407 and 409 models.

Click to Read More | JCB Expands Compact Tier IV Wheeled Loader Line-Up

National

SANY Introduces Its First Compact Excavators

SANY America has expanded its hydraulic excavator product line with the addition of its first two compact models, the short-tail swing SANY SY16C and the zero-tail swing SANY SY35U.

The two new SANY compact excavators feature Tier IV-certified Click to Read More | SANY Introduces Its First Compact Excavators

National

Not In My Backyard: US Sending Dirty Coal Abroad

BOARDMAN, Ore. (AP) — The largest power plant in Oregon, the Boardman Coal Plant, sat idle one day earlier this summer, "cold steel" in industry parlance, its dirty power no longer wanted on an electricity grid that is becoming greener.

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Northeast

N.Y. Board Approves Tappan Zee Bridge Funding Plan

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to use $511 million in clean water funds to help finance the new Tappan Zee Bridge won approval from a state board June 26, despite questions from the Environmental Protection Agency and objections from eco-groups who say it's an improper use of the money.

Click to Read More | N.Y. Board Approves Tappan Zee Bridge Funding Plan

Northeast

Celebrating 50 Years: C.N. Wood Reaches Milestone by Putting Customers First

Even as Bob Benard looks back on 50 years in business, he continues to look ahead. After all, reaching your golden anniversary takes more than just resting on what you've already done and built.

Click to Read More | Celebrating 50 Years: C.N. Wood Reaches Milestone by Putting Customers First

Northeast

Crews Replace Vermont’s Historic Floating Bridge

BROOKFIELD, Vt. (AP) Vermont's historic floating bridge has been torn down, and state officials promise that a better structure that retains the aesthetic of the old span will be carrying vehicles and pedestrians over Sunset Lake in Brookfield by next summer.

Click to Read More | Crews Replace Vermont’s Historic Floating Bridge

National

Analyzing the End of the Tier Mandate

The Tier IV trauma ends this year for the industry’s original equipment manufacturers after 17 years of preoccupation with creating new engine systems. They built the off-road diesel engines mandated by the EPA, and equipment fleet managers bought the equipment for the simple reason they had no other choice.

Click to Read More | Analyzing the End of the Tier Mandate

National

Caterpillar 2Q Profit Rises, Revenue Declines

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - Caterpillar's second-quarter net income rose 4.1 percent even as revenue slipped.

The construction equipment company's adjusted profit topped Wall Street's view, but revenue fell short.

Click to Read More | Caterpillar 2Q Profit Rises, Revenue Declines

West

Holt CAT Announces Craner as Senior Vice President

Holt CAT the Caterpillar Equipment and Engine dealer of south, central, north and north east Texas, has named Edward Craner senior vice president of strategy and marketing.

Click to Read More | Holt CAT Announces Craner as Senior Vice President

West

ODOT, FHWA Showcase ICST to Nationwide Transportation Leaders

When the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) decided it was time to spread the word about intelligent construction systems and technologies (ICST), it turned to Oregon, considered the leader in developing and using the technologies.

Click to Read More | ODOT, FHWA Showcase ICST to Nationwide Transportation Leaders

National

Mack Trucks Helps Customers Navigate Grant Process to Obtain Public Funds

To help customers maximize their return on investment, Mack Trucks is now working with an organization to assist dealers and customers navigate through the grant process to obtain public funding for alternative fuel — and clean diesel-powered vehicles.

Click to Read More | Mack Trucks Helps Customers Navigate Grant Process to Obtain Public Funds

West

WSDOT Replaces Aging Spans

Work started in April on the Washington State Department of Transportation's (WSDOT) project to replace the aging eastbound and westbound bridges of the state Route 6 Rock Creek Bridges (just west of Pe Ell), a $14.

Click to Read More | WSDOT Replaces Aging Spans

West

Davis Motor Crane Service Upgrades Fleet With Big Terex Truck Purchase

Raymond and Robert Davis started Davis Motor Crane Service in Irving, Texas, more than 50 years ago with only two cranes and a passion to provide exceptional value and service to their customers. At the Terex outdoor gold lot booth during ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014 in Las Vegas, Raymond Davis placed an order for two-and-a-half times the company's original fleet size, purchasing five new Terex T 340-1 hydraulic truck cranes.

Click to Read More | Davis Motor Crane Service Upgrades Fleet With Big Terex Truck Purchase

National

Genesis Attachments GSG Scrap Grapple Now Available in 10 Sizes

Genesis Attachments' GSG scrap grapple is now available in 10 sizes.

Ranging in capacity from 0.5 to 2.5 cu. yds. (0.4 to 1.9 cu m ), GSG grapples fit 22 to 88 ton (20 to 80 t) material handlers to meet a wide range of application needs.

Click to Read More | Genesis Attachments GSG Scrap Grapple Now Available in 10 Sizes

West

LiuGong North America Welcomes Douglas Lake Equipment to its Dealer Network

LiuGong North America is has announced Douglas Lake Equipment as a key member of the LiuGong North America dealer network. Traditionally, up until this point, Douglas Lake Equipment has been a dealer for a single line of products.

Click to Read More | LiuGong North America Welcomes Douglas Lake Equipment to its Dealer Network

National

Construction Employment: Where the Jobs Are

Construction firms added jobs in 38 states and the District of Columbia over the past 12 months, but they reduced headcount in 27 states between May and June, according to an analysis July 18 of Labor Department data by the Click to Read More | Construction Employment: Where the Jobs Are

National

NY Building Shows How Mod Design Stacks Up As Cool

NEW YORK (AP) - A seven-story structure near Manhattan's northern tip is billed as New York City's first multistory, modular-built apartment building to open to renters.

Called the Stack, the building aims to show that while stackable apartments can save builders time and money, modular doesn't have to mean boring.

Click to Read More | NY Building Shows How Mod Design Stacks Up As Cool

National

New Dual-Motor Electric Auger Spreader

The model 775 dual-motor electric auger spreader from Hiniker Company allows users to tailor ice control application rates accurately and conveniently. An efficient, 5.75-in. (14.6 cm) diameter auger delivery system provides positive delivery control with no material carry-back into the truck bed.

Click to Read More | New Dual-Motor Electric Auger Spreader

National

Vermeer Introduces Second HDD in Its New S3 Series

With operator needs at the forefront of design and engineering, Vermeer has introduced a horizontal directional drill with improved power and reliability for the increasingly demanding projects contractors face.

Click to Read More | Vermeer Introduces Second HDD in Its New S3 Series

National

SDLG Meets Demand With New Wheel Loader

Companies in North America are demanding more and more equipment manufactured in China. The reason: value pricing and heightened manufacturing quality. This trend, as reported in outlets such as the Financial Times, is gaining steam in the oil and energy sectors, and it's expected to reverberate throughout the construction equipment industry.

Click to Read More | SDLG Meets Demand With New Wheel Loader

Southeast

Central Atlanta Tractor Adds SANY Line, Makes First Sale

Central Atlanta Tractor Sales, based in Austell, Ga., recently became the SANY excavator dealer of central and north Georgia, and the first SANY excavator was sold to Tag Grinding Services Inc. in Palmetto, Ga.

Click to Read More | Central Atlanta Tractor Adds SANY Line, Makes First Sale

Southeast

Calder Brothers Celebrates 20 Years in Business

Calder Brothers Corporation, manufacturer of Mauldin Paving Products, celebrated its 20th year of operations on June 27 in a private function held at its factory in Taylors, S.

Click to Read More | Calder Brothers Celebrates 20 Years in Business

Southeast

Martin & Martin Hosts Auction in Monroe, N.C.

Martin & Martin Auctioneers Inc. of Pelzer, S.C., held a successful one owner absolute auction for C&C Grading Services Inc.

Click to Read More | Martin & Martin Hosts Auction in Monroe, N.C.

Southeast

Patrick W. O’Brien Joins Ring Power’s Board of Directors

Randal L. Ringhaver, Ring Power Corporation chairman and president, has appointed Patrick W. O''Brien to Ring Power Corporation''s board of directors.

Click to Read More | Patrick W. O’Brien Joins Ring Power’s Board of Directors

Southeast

James River Names Dan Metcalf as GM of Asheville, N.C., Dealership

James River Equipment, the construction and forestry machine dealership with more than 30 locations in Virginia and the two Carolinas, has announced that Dan Metcalf has been tapped to be the general manager of the company's Asheville, N.

Click to Read More | James River Names Dan Metcalf as GM of Asheville, N.C., Dealership