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Friday, September 19, 2014 :: 1:49:14 AM

National

EPA Rejects NY Gov's Tappan Zee Loan Proposal

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to appeal a decision by federal regulators to reject his plan to use clean water funds to help finance the new Tappan Zee Bridge.

The Environmental Protection Agency said earlier this week it had rejected $482 million of the $511 million in clean-water loans Cuomo wanted for the bridge.

Click to Read More | EPA Rejects NY Gov's Tappan Zee Loan Proposal

National

Landmark Fracking Study Finds No Water Pollution

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania.

Click to Read More | Landmark Fracking Study Finds No Water Pollution

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Cat 824K Wheel Dozer Delivers Productivity With Long Term Durability

The Cat 824K wheel dozer builds on the solid performance of predecessor models with engineering refinements in its power train, operator station and structures, and in features that enhance safety, serviceability and machine management.

Click to Read More | Cat 824K Wheel Dozer Delivers Productivity With Long Term Durability

National

Indeco Launches ISS 35/60 Steel Shear Product

Indeco North America, a provider of heavy-duty hydraulic breakers, compactors, crushers and pedestal booms for demanding demolition, mining, recycling and road construction applications, introduced its ISS 35/60 steel shear product.

Click to Read More | Indeco Launches ISS 35/60 Steel Shear Product

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RT1200 Delivers Powerful Digging Performance, Increased Productivity

The Toro RT1200 offers a number of features to meet the needs of utility contractors. Built on a tool carrier chassis, its design allows contractors to select from tracks or tires and a variety of attachments — including a backhoe, 6-way backfill blade, rocksaw, vibratory plow, reel carrier and the Toro-exclusive heavy-duty (HD) trencher drive.

Click to Read More | RT1200 Delivers Powerful Digging Performance, Increased Productivity

National

Komatsu America Corp. Introduces the HM300-5 Articulated Dump Truck

Rolling Meadows, IL, September 18, 2014 — Komatsu America Corp. has introduced its HM300-5 articulated dump truck.

Click to Read More | Komatsu America Corp. Introduces the HM300-5 Articulated Dump Truck

West

JCB’s ’14 Mud Run & Dig The Ride Raises More Than $100K

More than 2,000 runners, riders and spectators got “down and dirty” at JCB's third annual Mud Run and first-ever Dig the Ride cycling event at the company's North American Headquarters in Savannah, Ga.

Click to Read More | JCB’s ’14 Mud Run & Dig The Ride Raises More Than $100K

West

Nearly 4,000 Participate in Ritchie Bros. Houston Sale

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers sold more than $48 million of heavy equipment and trucks during an unreserved public auction at the Company's permanent auction site in Houston, Texas, on Aug. 27 and 28, 2014.

Click to Read More | Nearly 4,000 Participate in Ritchie Bros. Houston Sale

West

U.S. Route 281 Undergoes Significant Work

Smack dab in the middle of central Texas lies Blanco County, which is in the state's Hill Country. With its picturesque rugged hills and granite and limestone outcroppings, the county is west of Austin and north of San Antonio.

Click to Read More | U.S. Route 281 Undergoes Significant Work

West

Bad Roads Cost Californians Billions

LOS ANGELES (AP) Poorly maintained highways and major roads cost Californians an extra $44 billion each year in repairs, accidents and time and fuel burned in traffic, according to a report issued Sept.

Click to Read More | Bad Roads Cost Californians Billions

National

New Safety Requirements Set for Keystone Pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) Safety regulators have quietly placed two extra conditions on construction of TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone XL oil pipeline after learning of potentially dangerous construction defects involving the southern leg of the Canada-to-Texas project.

Click to Read More | New Safety Requirements Set for Keystone Pipeline

West

Texas Contractor Chooses Slide Rail System for Tank Install

Goodson Service Company, headquartered in Midland, Texas, recently installed three large underground storage tanks as part of the construction of a new diesel gas pump island at an Alon Truck Stop in Harrold, Texas.

Click to Read More | Texas Contractor Chooses Slide Rail System for Tank Install

National

OSHA Announces New Requirements for Reporting Severe Injuries

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced a final rule requiring employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye.

Click to Read More | OSHA Announces New Requirements for Reporting Severe Injuries

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Marcellus Shale Drillers Underreported Waste

PITTSBURGH (AP) - EQT Corp. told the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection that it sent 21 tons of drill cuttings from Marcellus Shale wells to area landfills in 2013.

But landfills in southwestern Pennsylvania told a different story.

Click to Read More | Marcellus Shale Drillers Underreported Waste

Southeast

New Interchange to Boost Huntsville Area Economy

Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) crews are busy constructing a new interchange near Huntsville that could be a major economic boost for the area. When completed, the project will provide motorists full access to and from I-565 to Madison Boulevard and County Line Road.

Click to Read More | New Interchange to Boost Huntsville Area Economy

Southeast

Sandvik Appoints Dealer of Surface Drills for Ala.

Sandvik Construction has appointed Crusher Works as the official distributor of its surface drills line servicing the needs of its customers in Alabama.

Crusher Works will not only be supplying a comprehensive range of Sandvik surface drills, but also will be providing full aftersales support, spare parts and dedicated customer service.

Click to Read More | Sandvik Appoints Dealer of Surface Drills for Ala.

National

Advanced Rubber Track Technology Applied on Mini-Excavator Tracks

Addressing the technology gap between rubber tracks available for compact track loaders and those available for mini-excavators, McLaren Industries now offers its high-performance NextGen TDF series rubber tracks for mini-excavators.

Click to Read More | Advanced Rubber Track Technology Applied on Mini-Excavator Tracks

Southeast

Ring Power Corporation Announces Management Level Personnel Changes

Ring Power Corporation Chairman and President Randal L. Ringhaver has announced the following management level organizational changes:

• Senior Vice President Kevin Robbins has been appointed executive vice president of sales.

Click to Read More | Ring Power Corporation Announces Management Level Personnel Changes

Southeast

ABC Announces Brasfield & Gorrie as General Contractor of the Year

Brasfield & Gorrie announced that the company has been recognized as General Contractor of the Year by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Carolinas chapter.

Presented during the organization's Carolinas Construction Conference on Aug.

Click to Read More | ABC Announces Brasfield & Gorrie as General Contractor of the Year

Southeast

Ritchie Bros. Conducts Multi-Million Dollar Auction in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

More than 850 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers' multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Aug. 26.

Bidders came from 35 countries, including 47 U.

Click to Read More | Ritchie Bros. Conducts Multi-Million Dollar Auction in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Southeast

Replacement of Medical Center Dubbed ‘Project Legacy’ to Serve Enrolled Veterans

As one of the single-largest construction projects in the region's history, the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System replacement medical center in New Orleans will serve tens of thousands of enrolled veterans when complete.

Click to Read More | Replacement of Medical Center Dubbed ‘Project Legacy’ to Serve Enrolled Veterans

Southeast

Carolina CAT Now Offers Morooka Product Line

Carolina CAT recently took on the Morooka product line.

“We are very excited to introduce the Morooka line at the Cat Rental Store, said Neil Carbaugh, rental services manager of Carolina CAT.

Click to Read More | Carolina CAT Now Offers Morooka Product Line

Southeast

Roxboro Contractor Finds Precision Tool for Site Grading

On a recent hot summer day at a building site in north Raleigh, excavators and bulldozers were busy working to grade the site for a future Lifetime Fitness location. The health and fitness center is being built to serve the area's growing number of residential neighborhoods

At the center of the work was a bevy of equipment operators from Jimmy Lewis & Sons Grading and Septic Tank Services Inc.

Click to Read More | Roxboro Contractor Finds Precision Tool for Site Grading

Southeast

Stowers Machinery Acquires Expanded Cat Mining Distribution Business

Stowers Machinery Corporation announced that it has acquired the expanded Cat Mining equipment distribution and support business for its territories from Click to Read More | Stowers Machinery Acquires Expanded Cat Mining Distribution Business

Southeast

Roper Laser Co. Hosts Newnan, Ga., Stop of Topcon Roadshow

A recent stop of the Topcon Roadshow was held in Newnan, Ga., at the Ritchie Bros. auction facility. The Aug. 27 and 28 event was hosted by metro Atlanta's Topcon dealer, Roper Laser Co. Inc., which is based in Marietta, Ga.

Click to Read More | Roper Laser Co. Hosts Newnan, Ga., Stop of Topcon Roadshow

National

Case Construction Equipment Debuts S Series Multi-fit Coupler

Case Construction Equipment is breaking new ground with the introduction of a new Case S Series multi-fit coupler. By using a coupler system, contractors can transform their hydraulic excavators into a multi-tool carrier capable of carrying out a number of tasks all while staying in the comfort of the cab.

Click to Read More | Case Construction Equipment Debuts S Series Multi-fit Coupler

National

Towmaster T-120DTG Offers Detachable Gooseneck Lowboy Design

Towmaster's T-120DTG detachable gooseneck trailer is made for hauling large, heavy equipment.

This series includes a main frame construction with T-1 steel, non-ground bearing gooseneck, 10-in.

Click to Read More | Towmaster T-120DTG Offers Detachable Gooseneck Lowboy Design

National

Kobelco SK210D Multi-Dismantling Machine Now Available for U.S. Market

Popular in scrap metal yards, machines like Kobelco's SK210D multi-dismantling machine are multifaceted when it comes to dismantling complex equipment that requires delicate handling such as automobiles, where environmental laws require that steps be taken to contain oils and other contaminates that may be harmful to the environment.

Click to Read More | Kobelco SK210D Multi-Dismantling Machine Now Available for U.S. Market

National

Terex Generation 2 Loaders Boast More Than 100 Upgrades

Terex’s new line of skid steer loaders and compact track loaders is specifically designed for rental stores and contractors working in site preparation, construction, landscaping, infrastructure development and demolition applications.

Click to Read More | Terex Generation 2 Loaders Boast More Than 100 Upgrades

National

Kenworth Introduces Allison Transmission’s FuelSense for Class 8, Medium Duty Trucks

Kenworth has introduced Allison's FuelSense packages for new Kenworth Class 8 and medium duty trucks specified with Allison Highway Series and Rugged Duty Series automatic transmissions.

Allison's FuelSense delivers a package of software and electronic controls that target critical components of a truck's duty cycle to help enhance fuel savings.

Click to Read More | Kenworth Introduces Allison Transmission’s FuelSense for Class 8, Medium Duty Trucks

Southeast

Iberville Parish Council to Fund Feasibility Study

PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) The Iberville Parish Council has agreed to share the cost of a feasibility study that could lead to a new highway and bridge on the west bank of the Mississippi River in Ascension and Iberville parishes.

Click to Read More | Iberville Parish Council to Fund Feasibility Study

Southeast

Takeuchi Welcomes Flagler as Newest Dealer in Florida

Takeuchi has announced Flagler Construction Equipment as its newest dealer in Florida. The company will carry the full line of Takeuchi compact earthmoving equipment, including compact excavators, compact track loaders, compact wheel loaders and skid steer loaders.

Click to Read More | Takeuchi Welcomes Flagler as Newest Dealer in Florida

National

DuraClass Names Collins, Terry as New Associates

DuraClass recently announced the hire of Ray Collins as plant manager of its manufacturing facility in Tishomingo, Miss. Collins has spent the past 32 years in the automotive industry, with an extensive background in materials planning, customer service, logistics, production and plant management.

Click to Read More | DuraClass Names Collins, Terry as New Associates

National

Dilemma: Love the Roads, Distrust the Government

You gotta feel sorry for the poor American taxpayer. He is leaned on to pay for everything from neighborhood dogcatchers to global wars. Yet when he objects, the lament too often is dismissed as selfish grumbling.

Click to Read More | Dilemma: Love the Roads, Distrust the Government

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Liebherr Construction Equipment Co. Renews Partnership With American State Equipment

The longest standing Liebherr Dealer in the United States, American State Equipment, has renewed its dealer agreement for the full line of Liebherr earthmoving and material handling equipment in the states of Wisconsin, Minnesota and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and expanded territory to include the entire state of Illinois for its wholly owned subsidiary Finkbiner Equipment Company.

Click to Read More | Liebherr Construction Equipment Co. Renews Partnership With American State Equipment

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces Largest P3 Loan Ever

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently announced a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan for $950 million to help pay for the reconstruction and widening of 21 miles of Interstate 4 in metropolitan Orlando, Fla.

Click to Read More | U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces Largest P3 Loan Ever