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Monday, September 01, 2014 :: 5:06:09 PM

National

West Side Tractor of Indiana Welcomes All to Open House

On Aug. 19, West Side Tractor of Indiana welcomed customers to its South Bend, Ind., facility location for food and giveaways at its open house.

Customers were treated to Click to Read More | West Side Tractor of Indiana Welcomes All to Open House

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Ziegler CAT: 100 Years of Building Minnesota and Iowa

Ziegler takes great pride in the role it has played in helping build and grow the Upper Midwest during the past century. From the time that William H. Ziegler opened a small office in Minneapolis in 1914 up to today, with 1,700 employees and 21 locations throughout Minnesota and Iowa, Ziegler has stood for integrity, quality, and outstanding customer service.

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Bunch Brothers Holds One Owner Sale Outside Chicago

Bunch Brothers Auctioneers held a one owner sale on Aug. 14 in East Peoria, Ill., just outside of Chicago.

After 44 years in the used heavy equipment business, C.L. “Chuck” Wessel is retiring and selling all of his equipment assets.

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MASABA Hosts First Annual Welding Career Day in Vermillion

“Your Future's So Bright You Gotta Wear Shades,” the first annual Welding Career Day, held April 30 at Masaba in Vermillion, S.D., was a huge success.

Masaba welcomed area high school and technical school students to this open house and even invited community members who are interested in the welding career to stop by and visit with Masaba representatives, and tour the facility.

Click to Read More | MASABA Hosts First Annual Welding Career Day in Vermillion

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Major Wire Names Screening & Crushing Solutions Arizona Dealer

Montreal-based Major Wire Industries Limited has named Screening & Crushing Solutions as its new authorized dealer representing the complete line of screen media solutions for aggregate, mining, industrial and recycling operations in Arizona.

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National

NMC Technologies Is Now SITECH Mid-Plains

SITECH Mid-Plains — formerly NMC Technologies — of Nebraska and Pottawattamie county, Iowa, has joined the group of SITECH dealerships. Based out of the same location formerly branded as NMC Technologies, SITECH Mid-Plains is now part of the first fully dedicated global distribution network for the most complete portfolio of technology systems available to the construction and agriculture markets, according to the company.

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Rugby Announces New N.D. Inside Sales Manager

Rugby Manufacturing recently announced the promotion of Billy Fossen to inside sales manager. Fossen has served as Rugby's senior inside sales coordinator for the past three years.

“Billy has proven himself to be an extremely valuable asset not only to Rugby, but to our distributors as well,” said Ray Salley, Rugby general manager.

Click to Read More | Rugby Announces New N.D. Inside Sales Manager

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DuraClass Unveils New Tub Body Line Design

DuraClass recently introduced the newly improved HPT “Tub” Body Line. The line has been redesigned to meet all heavy duty dump body needs. A semi-elliptical body using high tensile steel, crossmemberless understructure, and a body sidewall without extra bracing add up to an exceptional payload-to-weight ratio.

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Plote President Attributes 50 Years of Success to Founders

The headquarters of Plote Construction Inc. hugs the north side of Jane Addams Memorial Highway, a leg of I-90 some 30 mi. west of downtown Chicago. Overlooking a Chicagoland tollway is a perfect setting for Plote's executive offices because highways have been good for the company.

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Birkey’s Earns Case Construction Diamond Dealer Status for Second Year

Birkey's Construction Equipment, with dealerships in Bloomington, Galesburg, Mattoon, and Urbana, Ill., has been awarded Diamond Dealer status by Case Construction Equipment for the second consecutive year.

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CAWGC Welcomes More Than 500 to Annual Steak Fry

More than 500 guests were welcomed to the Contractors Association of Will & Grundy Counties Annual Steak Fry, held August 7 at the St. Joseph Park in Joliet, Ill.

In addition to delicious steak, those in attendance were treated to summer favorites such as a bean bag tournament and live entertainment by the Cody Calkins Band.

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Atlas Copco Bucket Crushers Shine in Tight Spaces

Atlas Copco's compact bucket crushers allow operators on construction, demolition and trenching work sites to quickly and effectively pulverize asphalt, concrete and stone, even in tight spaces.

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National

Cat 390F, 374F Meet U.S. EPA Tier IV Final Standards

The Cat 390F and 374F excavators use fuel-efficient Cat ACERT engines — the C15 in the 374F and C18 in the 390F — to meet U.S. EPA Tier IV Final emissions regulations. The new models build on the durability, reliability, and performance of the D Series, and they reflect Cat's F Series design criteria, which include low fluid consumption for minimal operating costs, optimum operator comfort, easy serviceability, and class-leading productivity.

Click to Read More | Cat 390F, 374F Meet U.S. EPA Tier IV Final Standards

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Topcon Unveils New 2D, 3D Excavator Control Systems

Topcon Positioning Group added two new indicate control systems to its excavator control system lineup — the X-32 and X-33. The systems feature Topcon's new GX-30 control box and TS-i3 sensors.

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Case Introduces Tier IV Final CX350D

Case's CX350D hydraulic excavator — the first of the D Series excavators to be introduced in North America — offers advances in power, fuel savings, operation and control, all while meeting the new Tier IV Final regulations for emissions control.

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Volvo EC350E Switches Tasks With Ease

The new Volvo EC350E crawler excavator lowers operating costs through reduced fuel consumption and simple maintenance requirements in general applications.

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Hyundai Launches R140/160/180LC-9A Excavators

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Inc. has added three new mid-size excavator models — the R140LC-9A, R160LC-9A and the R180LC-9A, — to its 9A series product line. These machines will provide operators with enhanced features and benefits compared to prior models including a certified Tier IV Interim engine upgrade, improved hydraulics, increased operator comfort and added durability, according to the manufacturer.

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Dual-Motor Electric Auger Spreader From Hiniker Company

The Model 775 dual-motor electric auger spreader from Hiniker Company allows users to tailor material 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.

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Duraclass Unveils New Tub Body Line Design

DuraClass recently introduced the newly improved HPT “tub” body line. The line has been redesigned to meet all heavy duty dump body needs. A semi-elliptical body using high tensile steel, crossmemberless understructure, and a body sidewall without extra bracing add up to an exceptional payload-to-weight ratio.

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KDOT Improves U.S. 69, I-435 Corridor Under 10-Year Plan

In May 2010, the Kansas Legislature passed an $8 billion Transportation Works for Kansas (T-Works), a comprehensive 10-year transportation program, which was designed to create jobs, preserve and upgrade infrastructure and provide multimodal economic opportunities across the state of Kansas.

Click to Read More | KDOT Improves U.S. 69, I-435 Corridor Under 10-Year Plan

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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.

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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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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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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