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Saturday, August 01, 2015 :: 8:16:08 PM

National

Redoing Wrigley

In early 2013, Chicago Cubs management announced a largescale restoration and expansion of the team’s storied ballpark, Wrigley Field. The project, called The 1060 Project (after its address on Addison Street on Chicago’s North Side), includes facelifts to the interior, exterior, infrastructure and other facilities.

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Komatsu Introduces Parallel Link Undercarriage System (PLUS) for the D155AX-8 Crawler Dozer

Komatsu America Corp. has introduced the addition of the highly successful PLUS (Parallel Link Undercarriage System) rotating bushing undercarriage option to the D155AX-8 dozer.

“Applications for PLUS undercarriage range from high-impact, rocky ground conditions to low-impact, abrasive sandy worksites,” said Chuck Murawski, product manager, Komatsu America.

Click to Read More | Komatsu Introduces Parallel Link Undercarriage System (PLUS) for the D155AX-8 Crawler Dozer

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Nortrax Goes Beyond the Conventional for Wetland Mitigation Specialists

When crews for Haywire Point, wetland mitigation specialists in Grand Rapids, Minn., went to work with their new customized excavator, it took owner Steve Gilbertson less than a minute to know he’d made the right choice in selecting the equipment manufacturer.

Click to Read More | Nortrax Goes Beyond the Conventional for Wetland Mitigation Specialists

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Southern Pipeline Tackles Gas, Water Pipe Utility Work

David Spencer, CEO of Southern Pipeline in Louisville, Ky., is no stranger to the demands of the oil and gas industry. Hired as an operator in 1981, then becoming a foreman and working his way through the ranks of the company, Spencer has just about seen it all.

Click to Read More | Southern Pipeline Tackles Gas, Water Pipe Utility Work

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SM Fencing Credits Growth to Butler

When Seth Murphy accepted a job in the spring of 2006 to build a fence around an oil field facility, he never expected it would lead to a business that would eventually employ 185 people and consistently offer more than 35 different services to more than100 clients.

Click to Read More | SM Fencing Credits Growth to Butler

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Bakken Contractor Relies Heavily on Butler, Caterpillar in Frigid Temps

When the thermometer reads 0 degrees Fahrenheit in the middle of November, you know that winter is just getting started and conditions will only get worse. That’s just one of the reasons Steier Oil Field Service, based in Dickinson, N.

Click to Read More | Bakken Contractor Relies Heavily on Butler, Caterpillar in Frigid Temps

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Kansas's Ongoing Gateway Project Moves Toward Phase 2

Planning for the construction of the Kansas Department of Transportation’s (KDOT) ongoing Johnson County Gateway Project (Phase 2) in Kansas City — the first design-build project to be initiated by the DOT —began in mid-2008 when a three-year concept study was launched.

Click to Read More | Kansas's Ongoing Gateway Project Moves Toward Phase 2

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ISU Campus $55M Construction Projects Under Way

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) When Indiana State University students return to campus in August, they'll notice a few changes.

For one, The Statesman Towers on the east side of campus are gone — demolished.

Click to Read More | ISU Campus $55M Construction Projects Under Way

National

St. Louis River Bridge to Close for $16M in Upgrades

ST. LOUIS (AP) A key Mississippi River bridge between St. Louis and Illinois closed July 20 for at least four months of roughly $16 million of improvements.

Crews are expected to remove the Martin Luther King Bridge’s deck, replace the middle truss span and make structural steel repairs and paint, the St.

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National

Architect Chosen to Design $22M Sports Complex

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) Mandan Park Board officials have chosen the architect to design a $22 million sports complex in the city.

Voters in June approved a three-fourths percent sales tax to fund the facility near the Tesoro oil refinery north of Interstate 94.

Click to Read More | Architect Chosen to Design $22M Sports Complex

National

Trail Ox Series End Dump Trailer Makes Impact With Contractors, Dealers

The Trail Ox Series of end dump trailers from Ox Bodies adds on-the-job versatility for a range of hauling applications, including sand to large aggregates, riprap and asphalt. A variety of configurations and options are offered to meet specific hauling needs.

Click to Read More | Trail Ox Series End Dump Trailer Makes Impact With Contractors, Dealers

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Multifaceted Komatsu WA380-8 Wheel Loader Gets the Job Done

With a 6.69 L, 191 hp Komatsu SAA6D107E-3, variable geometry turbo charged and after cooled Tier IV Final certified engine, Komatsu’s WA380-8 uses up to 6 percent less fuel than its Tier IV Interim predecessor.

Click to Read More | Multifaceted Komatsu WA380-8 Wheel Loader Gets the Job Done

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Volvo EC160E Boosts Fuel Efficiency, Power

The new EC160E crawler excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment is designed with a range of new features that boost fuel efficiency without sacrificing power. Incorporating a Volvo Tier IV Final D4 engine, the EC160E boasts an 8-percent improvement in fuel efficiency, and 5-percent improvements in tractive force and engine power compared to previous-generation models, according to the manufacturer.

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Allmand Introduces Maxi-Heat MH500iQ

The Maxi-Heat MH500iQ offers the same features of the Maxi-Heat1000 while offering a number of updated features to enhance operation and serviceability.

The new MCS dual heat exchangers produce a maximum of 1 million combined BTUs.

Click to Read More | Allmand Introduces Maxi-Heat MH500iQ

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KDI Power Unit: Ready-to-Use Power

The KDI Power Unit range of engines developed by Kohler Engines for the power generation market represents a ready-to-use, versatile, high-output solution for both end users and OEMs alike.

Compact size, outstanding power density, low fuel consumption, noise and vibration, and excellent reliability are the distinctive characteristics of the Power Unit line of KDI Diesel engines, according to the manufacturer.

Click to Read More | KDI Power Unit: Ready-to-Use Power

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Metso NW Series Offers Full-Scale Crushing, Screening Plant Setup in 12 Hours

Metso has introduced the Metso NW Series crushing and screening plant solution to the global market. The solution enables rapid plant setup in less than 12 hours without heavy cranes. This allows customers to make even the most challenging crushing sites more profitable and move to the next site more easily than ever.

Click to Read More | Metso NW Series Offers Full-Scale Crushing, Screening Plant Setup in 12 Hours

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Hyundai Introduces Tier IV Final HX Series Hydraulic Excavators

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas has launched the HX series of Tier IV Final-compliant hydraulic excavators in the United States and Canada. The first models, which range from 24 to 57 ton (22 to 52 t) and include the HX220L, HX260L, HX300L, HX330L, HX380L, HX480L and HX520L, are hitting the ground now.

Click to Read More | Hyundai Introduces Tier IV Final HX Series Hydraulic Excavators

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Kuala Lumpur's $1B Terminal Is Sinking

The MSN website is reporting that Kuala Lumpur International Airport’s new budget passenger terminal is sinking, with cracks appearing in the taxiway and water forming pools that planes must drive through.

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What's in the 6-Year Senate Transportation Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is moving toward the likely passage this week of a sweeping, six-year transportation bill, but the House is putting off consideration of the measure until this fall.

With a Friday deadline to prevent a cutoff of highway and transit aid to states, House and Senate Republican leaders say they will also pass an $8 billion short-term bill to shore up the federal Highway Trust Fund through late October.

Click to Read More | What's in the 6-Year Senate Transportation Bill

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Fighting Over Highway Funding May Lead to Another Short-Term Fix

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senators overruled heated conservative opposition Monday and added a measure reviving the federal Export-Import Bank to must-pass highway legislation. But House Republicans declared the Senate transportation bill dead on arrival.

Click to Read More | Fighting Over Highway Funding May Lead to Another Short-Term Fix

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Opposing Sides Face off at Keystone XL Pipeline Hearing

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Opposing sides in the debate over the Keystone XL oil pipeline faced off on Monday in front of the state regulatory panel that is considering for the second time in just over five years whether to approve the construction of the South Dakota portion of the long-delayed project.

Click to Read More | Opposing Sides Face off at Keystone XL Pipeline Hearing

Northeast

First Part of $11M Bridge Rehab Project Complete

The first part of the Waterbury construction project on Interstate 89 is complete. Official say new technology is helping to keep the project moving along smoothly.

“This is a big project for us,” said Chris Cole, VTrans deputy secretary.

Click to Read More | First Part of $11M Bridge Rehab Project Complete

Northeast

Part-Time Business Becomes a Full-Time Passion

With an unusual company name and one of the owners works 7,000 miles away from home half of the year, Rotten Rock Hardscaping and Tree Service Inc. is riding a five-year growth rate of 50 percent annually.

Click to Read More | Part-Time Business Becomes a Full-Time Passion

Northeast

Woods CRW Hosts Time to Dig Event in Burlington,Vt.

On May 7 Woods CRW held an event at its facility in Burlington, Vt., which they called Time to Dig. The open house featured its Volvo dirt moving products and the wide variety of attachments that Woods CRW offers.

Click to Read More | Woods CRW Hosts Time to Dig Event in Burlington,Vt.

Northeast

Twitter — Another Tool for Construction Marketing

This Old House is a classic. Is there anything more timeless than watching a master craftsman using a tool as if it were a natural extension of his or her arm and making a home improvement project look easy?

There is a segment of the show called What Is It? where the cast challenges the viewers to identify an uncommon tool that viewers dig up at yard sales and hardware stores.

Click to Read More | Twitter — Another Tool for Construction Marketing

Northeast

Emerald Equipment Systems Adds TEE Ecotec Product Line to Its Dealership

Emerald Equipment Systems has added the Ecotec Range of Terex Environmental Equipment (TEE) to its extensive material processing and handling equipment offerings. A range of grinders and chippers from Continental Biomass Industries (CBI) also is included under the TEE Ecotec line.

Click to Read More | Emerald Equipment Systems Adds TEE Ecotec Product Line to Its Dealership

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McLaren Industries Expands Nu-Air Solid Cushion Tires to Include Backhoes

Backhoe owners and operators can finally experience the durability, comfort and traction of McLaren's Nu-Air solid cushion tires — now for both front and rear backhoe tires.

Two Nu-Air versions are available for backhoes.

Click to Read More | McLaren Industries Expands Nu-Air Solid Cushion Tires to Include Backhoes

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John Deere E-Series Articulated Dump Trucks Feature a Load of New Updates

Bolstered with big updates, the new 370E, 410E and 460E articulated dump truck (ADTs) are designed to keep materials moving and profits flowing. The three models are highlighted by an EPA Final Tier IV (FT4)/EU Stage IV Click to Read More | John Deere E-Series Articulated Dump Trucks Feature a Load of New Updates

Northeast

North American Crane & Rigging Finds Lifting Solution for 180-Unit Complex

The construction of a 180-unit apartment complex in Quincy, Mass., left little room for a crane on the job site, much less two cranes. The six-story structure required the lifting of several wall panels and other construction materials, and needed the capabilities of two cranes.

Click to Read More | North American Crane & Rigging Finds Lifting Solution for 180-Unit Complex

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State Prison's 500-Kilowatt-Hour Solar Project Helps Local Child, Make-A-Wish

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) A new solar farm is helping power the state’s correctional facility in St. Albans, and has helped fund the wish for a local Make-A-Wish child.

The new 500-kilowatt-hour project comes as Gov.

Click to Read More | State Prison's 500-Kilowatt-Hour Solar Project Helps Local Child, Make-A-Wish

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MassDOT Awards Railroad Grants to Support Growth

MassDOT awarded five grants totaling just over $2 million for industrial rail projects as part of the 2015 Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP). Among the grants awarded: $383,913 to Borden & Remington Corp.

Click to Read More | MassDOT Awards Railroad Grants to Support Growth

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A-1 Roofing and Construction Inc. Serves Newport, R.I.

Many firsts have come to Sean Napolitano later in life — he is the first generation owner of his well-regarded roofing and construction business in Newport, R.I., first in one incarnation, and then another; he is the son of the mayor of Newport, Jeanne Marie Napolitano, who took over that prestigious office in January.

Click to Read More | A-1 Roofing and Construction Inc. Serves Newport, R.I.

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Bobcat S740 Skid-Steer Loader Available Without Aftertreatment Technologies

Bobcat Company has released its first Tier IV-compliant 700 frame-size loader. The S740 is powered by an engine that is under 75 hp and doesn’t require a diesel particulate filter (DPF), selective catalytic reduction (SCR) or diesel exhaust fluid (DEF).

Click to Read More | Bobcat S740 Skid-Steer Loader Available Without Aftertreatment Technologies

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Volvo EC20D Compact Excavator Packs a Mighty Punch

The new D-Series compact excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) features a Volvo D0.9A Tier IV Final engine that is 10 percent more fuel efficient when equipped with the auto engine shutdown option.

Click to Read More | Volvo EC20D Compact Excavator Packs a Mighty Punch

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Vermeer Introduces D23x30 S3 Drill for Utility Installations

The Vermeer D23x30 S3 Navigator horizontal directional drill (HDD) packs speed and power into a shorter, narrower design to help increase productivity when working in urban areas or compact job sites.

Click to Read More | Vermeer Introduces D23x30 S3 Drill for Utility Installations

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Atlas Copco's XAS 90 Portable Air Compressor Brings Fuel Savings, Low Maintenance

Atlas Copco launched its XAS 90 air compressor, which is a cost-effective option for utility and pneumatic-tool applications demanding as much as 88 cu. ft. per minute of air power. The compressor, like all Atlas Copco portable air compressors, keeps cost of ownership low due to its simple maintenance and minimal fuel consumption.

Click to Read More | Atlas Copco's XAS 90 Portable Air Compressor Brings Fuel Savings, Low Maintenance