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Saturday, August 29, 2015 :: 9:31:30 PM

National

Aspen Promotes Doug Sebastian to Vice President

Aspen Equipment Co. announced the promotion of Doug Sebastian to vice president of sales and marketing. Previously, Aspen Equipment hired Sebastian as the branch manager of its Des Moines, Iowa, location to oversee day-to-day operations and expand Aspen’s presence in the local market.

Click to Read More | Aspen Promotes Doug Sebastian to Vice President

National

Crane Institute to Host Final Operator Regional Qualifier

Crane Institute of America will host the Midwest regional qualifier, the last and final regional event for the 2014 to 2015 Crane Operator & Rigger Skills Competition, prior to the Crane Operator & Rigger Championship.

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National

Ricketts Unveils Plan to Generate Additional $3M for Roads

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska counties and midsize cities are expected to receive an extra $3 million each year for street and bridge work under changes unveiled Aug. 11 by Gov. Pete Ricketts.

Ricketts said the state will increase the money it gives to cities and counties through a program that allows them to swap federal dollars for state money to complete local projects.

Click to Read More | Ricketts Unveils Plan to Generate Additional $3M for Roads

National

Officials Expect New Dam to Finish This Fall

DELHI, Iowa (AP) Todd Gifford didn’t have long to enjoy the perks of being a lakeside property owner.

Shortly after he purchased a home near Lake Delhi, it began to rain. Though the inclement weather passed relatively quickly, roiling, raging stormwaters punched through an earthen dam wall.

Click to Read More | Officials Expect New Dam to Finish This Fall

National

No Roads Deal in Michigan Due to Clash Over Shifting Funds

LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan’s deteriorating roads will not be fixed anytime soon unless Gov. Rick Snyder and lawmakers resolve a major sticking point at the Capitol: how much money to permanently shift from other spending to the transportation budget.

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National

Elementary School to Honor, Continue Namesake's Legacy

Elementary students in Sioux Falls, S.D., who formerly attended Longfellow and Mark Twain Elementary schools, can look forward to attending a new school this fall.

Construction of Susan B. Anthony Elementary School is on time and will be open for the new school year, said Darrel Jones, construction supervisor of the Sioux Falls school district.

Click to Read More | Elementary School to Honor, Continue Namesake's Legacy

National

Altorfer Hires Chase Antonini as Machine Sales Representative in Central Illinois

Altorfer Inc. announced that Chase Antonini has accepted a new role as machine sales representative of Altorfer’s construction division in central Illinois. Antonini will serve customers and represent the full Caterpillar product line for Altorfer in Logan, Mason, Menard, Tazewell and Woodford counties.

Click to Read More | Altorfer Hires Chase Antonini as Machine Sales Representative in Central Illinois

National

Aspen Equipment Announces Release of New Drive System

Aspen Equipment Co. announced the release of its new Aspen Drive System, which is a non-mechanical, self-propel drive system that interfaces with OEM chassis software and hardware for easier operation and increased safety and efficiency over traditional mechanical systems.

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National

Cat Remote Operator Station for Dozing Provides Safe, Comfortable Environment

The new remote operator station for dozing, part of Cat MineStar Command for dozing, provides a safe, comfortable environment removed from the active dozing area. The station itself is modeled on the actual cab of the machine, with all ergonomic controls, alarms and features operating just as they do in the dozer.

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National

Gradall Industries Introduces Series V Excavators With Volvo Engines

Gradall Industries introduced Series V hydraulic excavator models, including the upgrade to Tier IV-Final compliant diesel engines, acquired in an arrangement with Click to Read More | Gradall Industries Introduces Series V Excavators With Volvo Engines

National

SDLG Finds Footing With New Business Model

The construction equipment industry can sometimes seem like a crowded market. There’s plenty of brands to choose from, manufactured by top-notch companies from across the globe. So when a new company is ready to unroll a new line of products, how can it hope to stand out amidst a sea of competition?

The answer for SDLG: A unique business model that seeks to provide wheel loaders to a select group of customers that might not have had their needs met by other manufacturers.

Click to Read More | SDLG Finds Footing With New Business Model

Northeast

Crusher Helps Reduce Confiscated Ivory to Dust

Local Powerscreen dealer Emerald Equipment Systems assisted Powerscreen and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in crushing 1 ton of illegally poached ivory on June 19 in New York’s Times Square.

With an estimated street value of $2M, the confiscated ivory was evidence in several court cases brought against ivory smugglers by the U.

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Northeast

WTC Slurry Wall May Be Leaking

The website DNAinfo is reporting that an underground leak has been discovered within the World Trade Center complex — and officials fear the seepage may be coming from the slurry wall that separates the newly rebuilt Ground Zero site from the Hudson River.

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Northeast

Millennium Tower Will Rise to Give Boston's Skyline an Updated Look

Of all the many examples of Boston changing its skyline, the most symbolic is the Millennium Tower, shooting up from a big hole in the ground that was once the Filene’s Basement building.

In the shadow of the big dig, at the end of the nation’s economic collapse in 2008, Boston was a maze of crumbled bridges, cracked highways and decrepit buildings, decaying and empty in gritty back streets.

Click to Read More | Millennium Tower Will Rise to Give Boston's Skyline an Updated Look

Northeast

NHDOT Works Toward Project to Eliminate Erosion at Bridge

CORNISH, N.H. (AP) The New Hampshire Department of Transportation hopes to start work next year on a project to eliminate erosion around supports of a historic covered bridge connecting the state to Vermont.

Click to Read More | NHDOT Works Toward Project to Eliminate Erosion at Bridge

Northeast

South Coast Improvement Welcomes Dave Baldwin

South Coast Improvement Company (SCI), a design-build general contractor serving New England and the Mid-Atlantic states, recently announced the hiring of Dave Baldwin as a senior project manager. Baldwin comes to the Marion, Mass.

Click to Read More | South Coast Improvement Welcomes Dave Baldwin

Northeast

Driverless Trucks Protect People-Filled Work Zones

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - Roving construction crews - the kind you see blacktopping a road, painting lines, inspecting a bridge or installing a traffic signal - are often protected from oncoming traffic by a specialized truck outfitted with a crash barrier.

Click to Read More | Driverless Trucks Protect People-Filled Work Zones

Northeast

Half-Billion Dollar NYC Ferris Wheel Project Begins

NEW YORK (AP) - Construction is underway at the site of a $500 million Ferris wheel project along the Staten Island waterfront.

The Staten Island Advance ( http://bit.ly/1Nw1SL4 ) reports that the 630-foot-tall observation wheel is scheduled to open for business in 2017.

Click to Read More | Half-Billion Dollar NYC Ferris Wheel Project Begins

National

China's Pains Become America's Strains

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - As China's economy has grown and skyscrapers have sprouted in cities extending ever westward from its coast, Otis Elevator Co. went along for the ride.

But with China now in a slump and the value of its currency the most recent casualty, Otis and other manufacturing companies staking much on Asia's biggest economy now face a moment of reckoning.

Click to Read More | China's Pains Become America's Strains

Northeast

Stephenson Equipment Hires Stacie Prest as JCB Northeast Pa. Territory Rep.

Stephenson Equipment Inc. has hired Stacie Prest as its exclusive JCB product representative for the northeastern Pennsylvania counties of Carbon, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton, Pike and Wayne.

Click to Read More | Stephenson Equipment Hires Stacie Prest as JCB Northeast Pa. Territory Rep.

Northeast

Metso Announces Plans to Close York, Pa., Manufacturing Plant

Metso continued to transform its mining business operations and announced the closure of the manufacturing operations at the York, Pa., plant as of March 31, 2016. The decision affects approximately 80 employees currently employed at the plant.

Click to Read More | Metso Announces Plans to Close York, Pa., Manufacturing Plant

Northeast

George and Swede Thanks Supporters, Hosts Open House

On July 30, George and Swede of Pavilion, N.Y., held an open house/equipment demo/picnic to show appreciation to the hundreds of contractors and municipalities who have supported them over the years.

Click to Read More | George and Swede Thanks Supporters, Hosts Open House

Northeast

Anchor Construction, 'Zipper Machine' Star on Bridge Project

As a part of the Maryland State Highway Administration’s (SHA) ongoing statewide bridge system preservation program, the MD 140 Bridge over Liberty Reservoir/North Branch of the Patapsco River on the Baltimore/Carroll County line is currently undergoing a restoration.

Click to Read More | Anchor Construction, 'Zipper Machine' Star on Bridge Project

Northeast

NY's Cuomo Reluctant to Dig Deep for New Hudson Rail

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) He committed billions of dollars to overhaul LaGuardia Airport and build a new Tappan Zee Bridge — but New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has taken a wary approach to building a new Hudson River rail tunnel, even though the stakes could be even higher for the state and the nation.

Click to Read More | NY's Cuomo Reluctant to Dig Deep for New Hudson Rail

Northeast

H.O. Penn Showcases SITECH/Trimble Technology on Cat Equipment During Event in Bloomingburg, N.Y.

H.O. Penn held a technology showcase Aug. 11 at its Bloomingburg, N.Y., location to show its customers how Caterpillar and SITECH/Trimble technology can help cut job times, save money/fuel, improve safety and have more accuracy in depth, grade and slope.

Click to Read More | H.O. Penn Showcases SITECH/Trimble Technology on Cat Equipment During Event in Bloomingburg, N.Y.

Northeast

Company Wrench to Host Grand Opening of New Location

Company Wrench is celebrating the grand opening of its new Click to Read More | Company Wrench to Host Grand Opening of New Location

West

Some States to Test New, Safer Guardrails

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Some roadways in Texas and around the country will get new guardrails after Texas A&M University found that a specially made reinforced concrete barrier works better to protect drivers.

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National

The Rayco RCT150 Answers the Call

For carrying larger payloads, the Rayco RCT150 answers the call with capacity to carry 15,000-lb.

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National

Atlas Copco Launches Upgraded Trowels — BG245, BG375

Atlas Copco’s BG245 and BG375 walk-behind trowels excel at finishing concrete in limited-access work sites, and close to walls due to their compact bodies and light weight. The upgraded trowels feature an adjustable handle to enhance versatility; a maintenance stand to make servicing easy; and a centrifugal clutch for safe operations.

Click to Read More | Atlas Copco Launches Upgraded Trowels — BG245, BG375

National

Neal Manufacturing's ESSP 1500 Skid-Mounted Sealcoating Machine Delivers Capacity, Efficiency

The 1,500-gal. (5,678 L) capacity of the ESSP 1500S skid-mounted sealcoating machine from Neal Manufacturing reduces the time associated with refilling the tank on large projects and the number of trips a contractor needs to make to the sealer manufacturer or distributor.

Click to Read More | Neal Manufacturing's ESSP 1500 Skid-Mounted Sealcoating Machine Delivers Capacity, Efficiency

Northeast

Amtrak Exec: Train Delays in Tunnel May Become More Common

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) Train delays like the ones caused recently by electrical problems in a century-old Hudson River tunnel could become much more common if a new tunnel isn’t built, an Amtrak executive told New Jersey lawmakers Aug.

Click to Read More | Amtrak Exec: Train Delays in Tunnel May Become More Common

Northeast

After 190 Years, N.Y.'s Erie Canal Now Exists as a Costly Relic

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The Erie Canal was an engineering marvel when it opened in 1825, linking the Hudson River to the Great Lakes and humming with commerce that opened up the West.

Long ago eclipsed by railroads and interstates, the waterway has for many years been a historical curiosity that’s seen waning use by recreational and commercial vessels.

Click to Read More | After 190 Years, N.Y.'s Erie Canal Now Exists as a Costly Relic

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NY Gov. Cuomo: Feds Must Pay More for Rail Tunnel

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned federal transportation officials that Amtrak’s entire Northeast corridor could be disrupted and disabled unless Washington invests significant sums in a plan to build new Hudson River rail tunnels.

Click to Read More | NY Gov. Cuomo: Feds Must Pay More for Rail Tunnel

National

Contractor Faces Criminal Charges for Asbestos Exposure

OKAWVILLE, Ill. (AP) - A southern Illinois contractor whose companies were fined nearly $2 million for federal workplace safety violations involving asbestos exposure could face a criminal inquiry.

The U.

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Can a Bridge be Replaced in One Weekend?

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Agency of Transportation says it's replacing an Interstate 91 bridge in White River Junction in one weekend using an innovative technique to minimize the impact on drivers.

Click to Read More | Can a Bridge be Replaced in One Weekend?

West

Equify Auctions Opens Cisco Facility in Grand Texas Style

After many months of planning, Equify Auctions’s new Cisco, Texas, facility opened in style.

Equify held its grand opening auction July 30. More than 1,150 bidders, with many arriving early, participated, with more than 1,000 onsite registered bidders and approximately 600 online.

Click to Read More | Equify Auctions Opens Cisco Facility in Grand Texas Style