> Click here to return to the Construction Equipment Guide homepage.    This site can also be read in  
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
 
Touch for Navigation
Friday, January 30, 2015 :: 4:22:48 AM

National

IronPlanet’s Owens Opines on IronPlanet, Cat Auction Services Merger

The December announcement that IronPlanet and Cat Auction Services are merging was the fruit of more than a year of discussions initiated by IronPlanet Chairman and CEO Gregory J.

Click to Read More | IronPlanet’s Owens Opines on IronPlanet, Cat Auction Services Merger

National

Erich Sennebogen Museum Reflects Values of Its Namesake

“No such thing as it cannot be done!” has been the Sennebogen corporate philosophy right from its beginning more than 60 years ago. According to Constantino Lannes, president of Sennebogen LLC, “This belief is very evident in the exhibits of the Erich Sennebogen Museum, unveiled recently honoring the founder of the company.

Click to Read More | Erich Sennebogen Museum Reflects Values of Its Namesake

National

Vt's Sanders Rolls out Massive Roads, Bridges Legislation

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday introduced legislation to spend $1 trillion over the next five years to rebuild the nation's crumbling roads and bridges, The Washington Post and The Hill reported.

Click to Read More | Vt's Sanders Rolls out Massive Roads, Bridges Legislation

National

Wilson Purchases Assets of Bale Equipment Solutions

Wilson Equipment Company has purchased the assets of Bale Equipment Solutions and has expanded its footprint to move into Louisville, Elizabethtown and southern Indiana serving customers in 35 counties.

Click to Read More | Wilson Purchases Assets of Bale Equipment Solutions

National

More Than 8,000 Attend ONLA’s CENTS Marketplace Event

The Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association (ONLA) held its annual CENTS (Central Environmental Nursery Trade Show) Marketplace trade show and conference at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, on Jan.

Click to Read More | More Than 8,000 Attend ONLA’s CENTS Marketplace Event

National

Nicolozakes Trucking Company Receives HTC-3140 LB Key at Link-Belt HQ

When executives at Nicolozakes Trucking Company in Cambridge, Ohio, decided to buy a larger crane, the company spent months studying the options, looking at brands they had owned, and those they hadn’t.

Click to Read More | Nicolozakes Trucking Company Receives HTC-3140 LB Key at Link-Belt HQ

National

McLean Company Holds Bagela Asphalt Recycler Live Demo

The McLean Company held a Bagela Asphalt Recycler live demonstration at the company’s Hudson, Ohio, location on Jan. 13.

McLean’s Bagela Asphalt Recycler demonstration event proved to be popular with both paving contractors and municipal maintenance personnel from northern Ohio.

Click to Read More | McLean Company Holds Bagela Asphalt Recycler Live Demo

National

Wisconsin Ice Sculptor Aims for Manmade Project to Rival Ice Caves

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) The Iceman has been living since early December in a 32-foot camper trailer down by the river.

The high school dropout gets frequent visitors who bring leftovers of Asian chicken, vegetable soup and spaghetti in reusable plastic containers.

Click to Read More | Wisconsin Ice Sculptor Aims for Manmade Project to Rival Ice Caves

National

BCA of Northeast Indiana Announces Results of 2015 Election of Officers

Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana (BCA) has announced the results of its recent election of officers and directors to serve on its 2015 board of directors. Elected to office are the following:

• President — Mark Veerkamp, Shambaugh & Son

• First Vice President — Ron Roberts, Schmidt Electric

• Second Vice President — Steve Goodman, E & V Construction

• Treasurer — James Lemberg, Tile Interiors

Newly elected members of the board of directors are Jake Fetters of Mosaic Building Solutions; Brian Gerig of Erie Haven; Brad Smith of The Hagerma

Click to Read More | BCA of Northeast Indiana Announces Results of 2015 Election of Officers

National

Meyer Products Sales Director Wins SME Cleveland Award

Craig Kemmerling, director of global sales and business development of Meyer Products LLC, is among the recipients of the 2015 Distinguished Marketing & Sales Awards (DMSA), given annually by Sales and Marketing Executives of Cleveland (SME).

Click to Read More | Meyer Products Sales Director Wins SME Cleveland Award

National

Liebherr Appoints Crane Industry Executive Schad to Lead Midwest Sales

Liebherr-Werk Nenzing, the manufacturer of crawler lift cranes, duty cycle cranes and foundation machines, has appointed crane and lifting industry veteran Ron Schad to sales responsibility for all equipment in the Midwest region of the U.

Click to Read More | Liebherr Appoints Crane Industry Executive Schad to Lead Midwest Sales

National

Northern Green Expo – The Show for Green Industry Pros

The Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association (MNLA) and Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation (MTGF) joined forces once again Jan. 14 through 16, to create a one-stop marketplace and educational super-show, The Northern Green Expo.

Click to Read More | Northern Green Expo – The Show for Green Industry Pros

National

Minn. Dam Almost Finished

A two-year, $16 million rehabilitation project on a 100-year-old dam that marks the end of the navigable portion of the Mississippi River in Minnesota will soon be completed. Wide ranging concerns from structural deterioration to the health of the state’s fishing industry sparked the decision to make the improvements, said Jason Boyle, state dam safety engineer of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, (DNR).

Click to Read More | Minn. Dam Almost Finished

National

Biogas Facility Improves Efficiency With The ALLU Screener Crusher

Napoleon Biogas LLC, based in Napoleon, Ohio, is the first commercial biogas (methane, or CH4) plant to generate renewable electricity in Ohio; the plant went online in January 2014.

Using anaerobic digestion, a biological process that occurs when bacteria break down organic material in the absence of oxygen, the facility produces biogas, which can be used to generate energy in the place of traditional fossil fuels.

Click to Read More | Biogas Facility Improves Efficiency With The ALLU Screener Crusher

National

Reduced Road Maintenance Proposed for Missouri Roads

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) Only one-quarter of Missouri’s highways would be fully maintained under a Missouri Department of Transportation proposal outlined Jan. 14 as a way to deal with an impending budget shortfall.

Click to Read More | Reduced Road Maintenance Proposed for Missouri Roads

National

N.D. Committee Considers ‘Surge Funding’ for Infrastructure

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) Officials from western North Dakota’s oil-producing region pleaded with lawmakers Jan. 16 to expedite hundreds of millions of dollars in special funding so that infrastructure projects can begin by this summer.

Click to Read More | N.D. Committee Considers ‘Surge Funding’ for Infrastructure

National

Environmental Compliance Web Site for Construction to Get Major Upgrade

Construction contractors will have an easier time learning how to comply with federal and state environmental guidelines due to a new partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the private sector.

Click to Read More | Environmental Compliance Web Site for Construction to Get Major Upgrade

National

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association Reports Strong December Numbers

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $903 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new business volume for December was $12.

Click to Read More | Equipment Leasing and Finance Association Reports Strong December Numbers

National

Atlas Copco Showcases Tier IV Final QAS 25 Generator at POWER-GEN International

One of Atlas Copco’s latest additions to its generator lineup, the compact QAS 25, is equipped with an Isuzu 4LE engine and a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) to achieve Tier IV Final emission levels.

Click to Read More | Atlas Copco Showcases Tier IV Final QAS 25 Generator at POWER-GEN International

National

1050K Crawler Is Deere Designed, Manufactured

Designed and built in Dubuque, Iowa, the 1050K crawler dozer is the largest, most powerful dozer ever built by John Deere. Utilizing years of research and extensive customer feedback, the 1050K has the durability, reliability, and productivity needed for mining, quarrying, road building, and other large-scale applications, according to the company.

Click to Read More | 1050K Crawler Is Deere Designed, Manufactured

Northeast

Takeuchi Announces Diamond Tool as Newest Dealer in Pa.

Takeuchi-US, a global innovation leader in compact equipment, has announced Diamond Tool as its newest dealer in Pennsylvania. Located in Philadelphia, it will be contracted to support the Takeuchi skid steer lineup.

Click to Read More | Takeuchi Announces Diamond Tool as Newest Dealer in Pa.

National

Working Smarter, Not Harder on New York’s Bridges

D.A. Collins Construction Co. Inc., based out of Wilton, N.Y., has just finished up work on a two year, 350,000 sq. ft. (32,515 sq m) bridge overlay project. The concrete overlay took place on bridges and interchange ramps along Interstate 787 between Exits 3B and 4 in the heart of Albany, N.

Click to Read More | Working Smarter, Not Harder on New York’s Bridges

Northeast

Judge Allows Margate Dune Construction to Proceed — for Now

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) A federal judge ruled Jan. 15 to let a beach replenishment project proceed — for now — over the objections of a Jersey shore town that does not want the sand piles.

Judge Renee Marie Bumb decided that neither Margate nor the state of New Jersey will suffer irreparable harm if the U.

Click to Read More | Judge Allows Margate Dune Construction to Proceed — for Now

Northeast

Kemper Equipment Names Chris Rettew to Head Up Its Sales Team

Kemper Equipment President Greg Donecker recently announced the addition of Chris Rettew as sales director. Rettew started his career at Penn Crusher in Broomall, Pa., and brings more than 25 years of experience in engineering and sales of quarry and mining equipment, including work for major global manufacturers.

Click to Read More | Kemper Equipment Names Chris Rettew to Head Up Its Sales Team

Northeast

Blacksmith Turned Welder Forges on With Family Tradition in Wales, Mass.

The Iron Man movie franchise made the art of welding hot again — literally.

Steve Valle, owner of Valle’s Forge, is a third generation blacksmith who didn’t need a super hero movie to show him the art and craft of working with iron, steel, silicon bronze or any other metal.

Click to Read More | Blacksmith Turned Welder Forges on With Family Tradition in Wales, Mass.

Northeast

Maine Senator Announces Additional Grant for New Bridge

KITTERY, Maine (AP) Maine U.S. Sen. Susan Collins said a new federal grant of $1 million for the Sarah Long Bridge replacement project should help expedite the construction of a new bridge.

Collins said Jan.

Click to Read More | Maine Senator Announces Additional Grant for New Bridge

Northeast

Several Forest Trails Open After Tropical Storm Irene

CAMPTON, N.H. (AP) Several White Mountain National Forest trails damaged by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011 have reopened.

Forest officials said portions of the Greeley Ponds Trail, Livermore Trail and Flume Brook Trail in Waterville Valley had been closed.

Click to Read More | Several Forest Trails Open After Tropical Storm Irene

Northeast

Federal Highway Administration Kicks Off Sarah Mildred Long Bridge Replacement Project

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) participated in the ceremonial launch of the new Sarah Mildred Long Bridge spanning the Piscataqua River between Maine and New Hampshire.

Click to Read More | Federal Highway Administration Kicks Off Sarah Mildred Long Bridge Replacement Project

National

JLG Appoints Jeff Ford Director of Global Strategy, Business Development

JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a global leading manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, has reorganized its aerial work platform (AWP) product marketing team.

Click to Read More | JLG Appoints Jeff Ford Director of Global Strategy, Business Development

National

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.

Click to Read More | Filter Preheater Stops Gelling

Northeast

$23M E-ZPass Interchange to Open This Spring

A new E-ZPass-only interchange will soon be available to visitors traveling to and from the Pocono Mountains in Carbon County, Pa., on the Turnpike's Northeastern Extension. The interchange, located between the Mahoning Valley and Pocono interchanges, is scheduled to open to traffic in the spring.

Click to Read More | $23M E-ZPass Interchange to Open This Spring

Northeast

W.Va. Developing New Pay Plan for Highway Workers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) The West Virginia Division of Highways is developing a plan to improve employees’ pay.

Deputy Commissioner John McBrayer said the agency isn’t changing its pay scale. He told The Charleston Gazette that the plan will improve the way employees move up the pay scale.

Click to Read More | W.Va. Developing New Pay Plan for Highway Workers

Northeast

Beck Equipment Invests in Massive New Paint Booth

Beck Equipment, a used equipment dealer with more than 40 years experience in supplying used construction equipment for rental and sale, has just made a major investment in a massive paint booth.

According to John Zachary, who heads up the paint and refinishing department at Beck Equipment, “The new paint booth, which measures 47 feet long, 16 feet high and 16 feet wide, was manufactured by Global Finishing Solutions and features the very latest technology in air filtration and high intensity lighting.

Click to Read More | Beck Equipment Invests in Massive New Paint Booth

Northeast

N.J. Awards $38M Deal to Seattle Firm for Beach Reconstruction Work

LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) New Jersey has awarded a $38 million contract to a Seattle company that will reconstruct beaches and handle several shore protection projects in Monmouth County.

Manson Construction Company is slated to start the work in the spring.

Click to Read More | N.J. Awards $38M Deal to Seattle Firm for Beach Reconstruction Work

National

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Reaches Three-Year High

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) released the January 2015 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) Jan. 22. 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.

Click to Read More | Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Reaches Three-Year High

National

Keystone XL: What’s at Stake

That question is at the heart of the debate over the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

The answer, and the fate of the $8 billion project, depends on what happens in Congress, the courts, the White House and with TransCanada, the company planning to construct it.

Click to Read More | Keystone XL: What’s at Stake