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Thursday, October 02, 2014 :: 12:22:57 AM

West

Challenging SR 520 Floating Bridge Job Makes Progress

A lot of bridges have been built in the state of Washington, but few, if any, pose the construction challenges of the new SR 520 Floating Bridge and Landings over Lake Washington.

At 7,710 ft.

Click to Read More | Challenging SR 520 Floating Bridge Job Makes Progress

West

Blueline Rental Acquires JustRuss Rental

BlueLine Rental, a provider of small to medium-sized construction rental equipment, recently announced the acquisition of JustRuss Rental Inc., a full-service equipment rental company with three locations in Alabama.

Click to Read More | Blueline Rental Acquires JustRuss Rental

West

Sagermann, Garcia Join Atlas Copco Portable Energy Team

Atlas Copco Construction Equipment has appointed Michael Sagermann as its business line manager in the United States for portable energy products, and John Garcia as its regional channel manager, generators, for the western United States Sagermann's role was effective Sept.

Click to Read More | Sagermann, Garcia Join Atlas Copco Portable Energy Team

West

Bar None Auction Holds September Liquidation Sale at Phoenix Facility

On Sept. 25, Bar None Auction held a construction equipment liquidation sale at its Phoenix, Ariz., facility, which is located at 4025 W. Lower Buckeye Rd.

Bidders had the opportunity to vie for government surplus, vehicles, construction equipment and commercial trucks and trailers.

Click to Read More | Bar None Auction Holds September Liquidation Sale at Phoenix Facility

West

ICUEE 2015 Venue Expands to Meet Strong Exhibitor Support

Strong exhibitor support has pushed space sales for the 2015 ICUEE exposition past the one-million net square feet mark in record time.

ICUEE — The Demo Expo will be held Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, 2015, at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky.

Click to Read More | ICUEE 2015 Venue Expands to Meet Strong Exhibitor Support

West

Kirby-Smith Machinery Named Best Oilfield Equipment Rental Company in Odessa, TX

On Sunday September 28, 2014, Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. was named Best Oilfield Rental Equipment Company in the Permian Basin.

Click to Read More | Kirby-Smith Machinery Named Best Oilfield Equipment Rental Company in Odessa, TX

Southeast

Ritchason Continues 25th Anniversary With Lebanon Sale

Ritchason Auctioneers Inc. continued its 25th anniversary with another successful sale on Sept. 20 at its auction headquarters in Lebanon, Tenn.

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Southeast

Crews Demo Historic Mill

Crews in north Georgia are deconstructing a century-old, 750,000 sq. ft. (69,677 sq m) textile mill that defined a community for generations. Inside the 34 buildings, specialized teams are harvesting items that include antique pine, aged maple and close to six million handmade bricks.

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Southeast

IVC Invests in New $100M Luxury Vinyl Tile, Plank Plant

In Dalton, Ga., construction is under way on a $100 million luxury vinyl tile and plank plant. In June, International Vinyl Company (IVC) broke ground on the 300,000 sq. ft. (27,870 sq m) LVT plant, which allows IVC US to keep all its domestic manufacturing activities on the same site.

Click to Read More | IVC Invests in New $100M Luxury Vinyl Tile, Plank Plant

National

Crummy Roads an Issue in Michigan Governor's Race

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) - When Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer took questions during a recent visit to a union hall in suburban Detroit, meat cutter Jim Mesich brought up a long source of frustration for Michigan drivers: crummy roads.

Click to Read More | Crummy Roads an Issue in Michigan Governor's Race

National

Construction Employment Increased in 36 States During the Past Year

Construction firms added jobs in 36 states between August 2013 and August 2014 while construction employment increased in 28 states between July and August, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the Click to Read More | Construction Employment Increased in 36 States During the Past Year

Southeast

Contractor Installs Manhole in South Beach Intersection

South Beach Florida is all about “sexy.” However, one recent underground infrastructure project could hardly be called that, yet was extremely important in keeping Miami's most popular beach area up to grade below the ground.

Click to Read More | Contractor Installs Manhole in South Beach Intersection

Southeast

Ritchie Bros. Hosts Unreserved Public Auction

More than 1,625 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers' multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Atlanta, Ga., on Sept. 18.

Bidders came from 48 countries, including all 50 U.

Click to Read More | Ritchie Bros. Hosts Unreserved Public Auction

Southeast

Music to Mississippi’s Ears: Grammy Museum Takes Shape

After years of planning, work has begun on the highly anticipated Grammy Museum Mississippi. When it opens next year, the Cleveland-based, $18 million attraction will feature a state-of-the-art sound stage for live performances and education workshops, an exhibit that tells the story of the state's artists and impact on music worldwide, along with interactive song writing, music mixing and engineering and red carpet fashions.

Click to Read More | Music to Mississippi’s Ears: Grammy Museum Takes Shape

Southeast

Alliance of Southeast Firms Produces Specialized Equipment

The state of Alabama had a need and a local dealership, assisted by a Georgia specialty manufacturer, answered the call.

When the state wanted excavators that could be specially configured to operate mulching attachments, the general manager of a Southeast equipment dealership, David Habbard of Rental Inc.

Click to Read More | Alliance of Southeast Firms Produces Specialized Equipment

Southeast

Euro Auctions Hosts Successful Sale in Newnan, Ga.

Euro Auctions held another successful sale at its U.S. sale site in Newnan, Ga., on Sept. 19. A number of registered bidders were on hand, as well as a substantial presence of bidders online.

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Southeast

Talks Under Way to Break Impasse Over Bonner Bridge

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The two sides facing off in a dispute over a replacement for the Bonner Bridge say talks are under way to break the impasse.

A joint statement from the Southern Environmental Law Center and the N.

Click to Read More | Talks Under Way to Break Impasse Over Bonner Bridge

Southeast

Kobelco Appoints Todd Dohnal as Southeastern Sales Representative

Kobelco Construction Machinery USA announced the appointment of Todd Dohnal as the new southeastern sales representative. Dohnal brings more than 15 years of comprehensive experience in diverse sales management roles throughout the construction equipment industry.

Click to Read More | Kobelco Appoints Todd Dohnal as Southeastern Sales Representative

Southeast

NTS Relocates Burlington, N.C., Branch to 12,000 Sq.-Ft. Facility

National Trench Safety LLC (NTS), a Houston-based company specializing in the rental and sales of trench and traffic safety equipment, trench and traffic safety engineering and OSHA-compliant training classes, announced the relocation of its Burlington, N.

Click to Read More | NTS Relocates Burlington, N.C., Branch to 12,000 Sq.-Ft. Facility

National

Iowa Resurfaces 16-Mi. Highway Stretch to Last Decades

Look up the average life of stuff and one learns that a major league baseball lasts six to seven pitches before being retired to the batting practice bucket. The average life of a U.S. currency $10 bill is 4.

Click to Read More | Iowa Resurfaces 16-Mi. Highway Stretch to Last Decades

National

ICUEE 2015 Venue Expands to Meet Strong Exhibitor Support

Strong exhibitor support has pushed space sales for the 2015 ICUEE exposition past the one-million net square feet mark in record time.

ICUEE — The Demo Expo will be held Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, 2015, at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky.

Click to Read More | ICUEE 2015 Venue Expands to Meet Strong Exhibitor Support

National

Solar Roads Being Implemented in the U.S.

There's been much talk lately about a new solar roadway the Federal Highway Administration is testing that could provide power for everything from traffic signs to heaters – even sensors warning drivers of animals on the roads.

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National

INDOT Seeks Help Raising $10,000 for Killed, Disabled Workers

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) needs the public's help in raising $10,000 for the Indiana State Transportation Workers Foundation, which provides needed financial assistance to the families of INDOT workers who are killed or disabled in the line of duty.

Click to Read More | INDOT Seeks Help Raising $10,000 for Killed, Disabled Workers

National

Leeboy 8500C Paver Passes Test for Kurguz Paving

Kurguz Paving Inc., owned by Tim Kurguz, has been a leading asphalt and concrete company serving residents, business owners and industries in Columbus, Ohio, and the surrounding area since 1982.

As the company has grown over the years, it has come to rely on The McLean Company, Ohio's authorized LeeBoy dealer, for its paving equipment needs.

Click to Read More | Leeboy 8500C Paver Passes Test for Kurguz Paving

National

Mitchell Tourist Attraction Undergoes ‘Corn-Struction’

This year, in addition to the annual redecorating of the Corn Palace in Mitchell, S.D., parts of the Palace will be under 'corn-struction' as the building undergoes a transformation. The remodel of the Corn Palace will feature larger exterior murals, a new sign, custom-designed light-up domes, and a walk-out balcony for visitors.

Click to Read More | Mitchell Tourist Attraction Undergoes ‘Corn-Struction’

National

Liebherr Renews Partnership

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 Renews Partnership

National

INDOT Seeks Public’s Help in Raising $10,000 for Killed, Disabled Workers

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) needs the public's help in raising $10,000 for the Indiana State Transportation Workers Foundation, which provides needed financial assistance to the families of INDOT workers who are killed or disabled in the line of duty.

Click to Read More | INDOT Seeks Public’s Help in Raising $10,000 for Killed, Disabled Workers

National

Sullair Expands ShopTek Line to Latin America

Sullair has expanded the ShopTek line of lubricated rotary screw air compressors to Latin America. The expanded product line features larger compressors ranging from 25 to 100 hp, complementing the existing ShopTek line of smaller compressors.

Click to Read More | Sullair Expands ShopTek Line to Latin America

Northeast

Northland, JCB Work Together to Achieve Success in Mass., N.H., Maine

Northland Industrial Truck Co. (NITCO) was founded in 1969 as a Yale lift truck dealer specializing in selling, renting and repairing material handling equipment. By 2010, NITCO had grown into a $70 million company with 270 employees; this was when the company decided to venture into the construction equipment market.

Click to Read More | Northland, JCB Work Together to Achieve Success in Mass., N.H., Maine

Northeast

New Bedford to Be Cape Wind Staging Area

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) The developers of a proposed wind farm off the coast of Cape Cod have signed a lease agreement with the state to use New Bedford for staging and construction of the 130 turbine project.

Click to Read More | New Bedford to Be Cape Wind Staging Area

Northeast

Forest Trail to Undergo Construction Post-Irene

CAMPTON, N.H. (AP) A popular White Mountain National Forest trail will be closed at times because it is undergoing construction to repair damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene.

The U.S. Forest Service said construction vehicles will be in the area of the Lincoln Woods Trailhead in Lincoln, N.

Click to Read More | Forest Trail to Undergo Construction Post-Irene

Northeast

Foley: Traffic ‘Shameful,’ Malloy Claims Progress

NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) While Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy defended his record on transportation Sept. 15, saying more money has been spent to improve Connecticut's roads and mass transit than prior administrations, Republican Tom Foley claimed the state's traffic woes are still “shameful” and have created “a tremendous social cost.

Click to Read More | Foley: Traffic ‘Shameful,’ Malloy Claims Progress

Northeast

Vermont Rail Upgrade Grant Rejected by Feds

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) A Vermont Transportation Agency official said Sept. 15 he was disappointed the state didn't get a federal grant that would have helped complete an upgrade to the rail system between Rutland and Burlington, but officials remain committed to restoring passenger rail service to the route.

Click to Read More | Vermont Rail Upgrade Grant Rejected by Feds

Northeast

Equipment East Is Certified by Isuzu

Equipment East's service team now has Isuzu certification, equipped to offer engines, parts and service for all Isuzu engine models that currently reside in particular Doosan machines.

Doosan currently uses two Isuzu engine models in its equipment line — the Isuzu AL-6UZ1X model for the DX420; the Isuzu AL-6WG1X is for the DX490 and DX530.

Click to Read More | Equipment East Is Certified by Isuzu

Northeast

Gatchell Excavation ‘Digs’ Helping Charities, Neighbors

Paul Gatchell digs what he digs, and gives back while doing it.

Gatchell, owner of Gatchell Excavation Inc. of Epping, N.H., supports local charities like Relay For Life and others. In addition, he recently donated his time to a project close to home.

Click to Read More | Gatchell Excavation ‘Digs’ Helping Charities, Neighbors

National

Riello UPS Hire to Assist Growth in North America

Riello UPS, the fourth largest manufacturer of Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) in the world has set its sights on growth in North America, and has hired industry veteran Ed Kwiatkowski as its business development manager.

Click to Read More | Riello UPS Hire to Assist Growth in North America