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National

Ditch Witch Dealerships Awarded 2013 Crescent Club Top 10 Membership

The Ditch Witch organization has announced the 2013 Crescent Club Top 10 membership roster.

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West

Holt CAT Names Leaders

Holt CAT, the Caterpillar Equipment and Engine dealer of south, central, north and northeast Texas, recently named Corinna Holt Richter as vice president, machine division, product support sales and Peter John Holt as vice president, power systems division, commercial engine sales.

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West

Honnen Names Managers

Honnen Equipment, the authorized dealer of John Deere Construction & Forestry Equipment in the Rocky Mountain Region, recently announced the appointment of Dave Kolesky to the Utah senior sales manager position as well as the appointment of Tony Steen to the Wyoming sales manager position.

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West

Weiler E2850 RTV Design Improves Smoothness, Production

Weiler''s E2850 remixing transfer vehicle (RTV) is designed to help improve smoothness and handle large volumes on high-production paving jobs.

"The E2850 enables continuous movement, which reduces the likelihood of uneven surfaces," said Bill Hood, vice president at Weiler.

Click to Read More | Weiler E2850 RTV Design Improves Smoothness, Production

National

USDOT: HTF Needs Cash Infusion By Late Summer

Based on current spending and revenue trends, the U.S. Department of Transportation estimates that the Highway Account of the Highway Trust Fund will encounter a shortfall before the end of fiscal year (FY) 2014 according to a report issued this week.

Click to Read More | USDOT: HTF Needs Cash Infusion By Late Summer

National

US Home Building Up in March After Frigid Winter

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S home construction rose moderately in March as builders resumed work at the end of a frigid winter. But applications for building permits slid, clouding the outlook for future construction.

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West

Rapid Growth, Increased Demand Mean Changes for Bar None Auction

Responding to the increased demand for services and fitting its corporate expansion plans, Bar None Auction recently opened a new auction yard location in Phoenix, Ariz.

Click to Read More | Rapid Growth, Increased Demand Mean Changes for Bar None Auction

West

Contractor Wrangles Massive Pipe Into Ground for Water Facility Upgrade

The Austin (Texas) Water Utility recently awarded an important underground utility project to Layne Heavy Civil, Inc. — headquartered in Fairburn, Ga. Layne is in the process of installing 17,500 linear ft.

Click to Read More | Contractor Wrangles Massive Pipe Into Ground for Water Facility Upgrade

West

Long-Awaited Las Vegas Project Now in Full Swing

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) is currently overseeing the long-awaited reopening of F Street in Las Vegas.

Now in full swing, the F Street Connection project has its roots in 2006.

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National

Bobcat Launches 3600, 3650 Utility Vehicles

Bobcat Company has two new hydrostatic drive utility vehicles — the 3600 and 3650.

Not only are the 3600 and 3650 hydrostatic drive utility vehicles designed to handle and haul more materials for grooming commercial buildings and grounds or maintaining personal properties, but they are the first utility vehicles in the Bobcat lineup to offer cabs with heat and air conditioning.

Click to Read More | Bobcat Launches 3600, 3650 Utility Vehicles

National

Honda Spotlights EU7000i Generator, GXR120 Rammer Engine

Honda Power Equipment''''s Super Quiet Series EU7000is portable generator delivers fuel efficiency, clean power output, quiet operation and longer running times in a portable package. Ideal for a host of commercial and residential applications, the Honda EU7000is incorporates electronic fuel injection into its design which results in greater fuel efficiency and longer operating times.

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National

620K Wheel Tractor-Scrapers Offer Added Productivity, Convenience

The Cat 620 K-Series wheel tractor-scrapers — 621K, 623K, and 627K — further refine the design of H-Series predecessors, which introduced sequence assist and load assist that automate cycle functions for optimum production and operator convenience.

Click to Read More | 620K Wheel Tractor-Scrapers Offer Added Productivity, Convenience

National

Kobelco Unleashes the SK55SRx

Kobelco Construction Machinery USA''s SK55SRx is a mini-excavator that delivers full size performance and short radius agility from its compact footprint.

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National

Kobelco SK850LC Excavator Delivers Power, Durability

Kobelco Construction Machinery USA's, SK850LC model crawler excavator has returned to the North American market. This super-sized machine is the largest excavator in Kobelco's product line, packing performance, productivity and fuel efficiency in one piece of equipment, according to the manufacturer.

Click to Read More | Kobelco SK850LC Excavator Delivers Power, Durability

National

Hyundai Introduces HR120C-9 Compaction Roller

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Inc.'s HR120C-9 compaction roller is a single drum vibratory roller, designed for safety, comfort and premium performance, and is suitable for soil and aggregate compaction in applications such as residential and commercial site prep and road construction.

Click to Read More | Hyundai Introduces HR120C-9 Compaction Roller

National

Bandit Offers Stump Grinding Attachment for Skid Steers

Bandit Industries now offers the stump gun, a powerful stump grinding attachment designed for use with skid steers. The stump gun's design allows it to easily grind stumps of virtually any shape or size.

Click to Read More | Bandit Offers Stump Grinding Attachment for Skid Steers

National

Redesigned Brokk 400 Remote-Controlled Demolition Machine Provides More Stability

Brokk Inc. has upgraded its electric Brokk 400 remote-controlled demolition machine to include a larger undercarriage for heavy-tracking applications like tunneling and mining and for enhanced stability when operating with heavier attachments like metal shears and scabblers.

Click to Read More | Redesigned Brokk 400 Remote-Controlled Demolition Machine Provides More Stability

National

Premiertrak 300 Jaw Crusher Gets 5-Star Rating

Powerscreen, one of the world's leading providers of mobile crushing and screening equipment, launched the new Premiertrak 300 jaw crusher. Damian Power, Powerscreen global product director, said: “With its exciting new features and feedback from the testing period, we're confident that the Premiertrak 300 will set new standards worldwide.

Click to Read More | Premiertrak 300 Jaw Crusher Gets 5-Star Rating

National

Sandvik Construction’s Next Step in the New Generation of Cone Crushers

Sandvik Construction's newly developed CH540 cone crusher — the latest crusher in a series and the bigger CH550 (launched in 2013), are cone crushers with endless combination possibilities. They are the perfect match for any aggregate plant or quarry looking to increase production capacity, eliminate bottlenecks, reduce operating costs, and/or to improve the quality of the end product, according to the manufacturer.

Click to Read More | Sandvik Construction’s Next Step in the New Generation of Cone Crushers

National

Superior Displays Material Shedding Moxie Idler Rolls

Superior Industries Inc. recently displayed its line of material shedding conveyor idlers. Known as Moxie rolls, the specially formulated material manufactured into these rolls sheds sticky material reducing maintenance and belt tracking concerns.

Click to Read More | Superior Displays Material Shedding Moxie Idler Rolls

National

Superior Displays Highly Effective Belt Training Idler

Superior Industries Inc. recently displayed its Navigator return trainer. The return side conveyor idler provides continuous alignment to problem, mistracked belting.

Superior designs and manufactures its Navigator return trainer with a set of off-the-shelf bearings.

Click to Read More | Superior Displays Highly Effective Belt Training Idler

National

Superior Sealing System Controls Spillage

Superior Industries Inc. recently displayed a solution for controlling material spillage in conveyor load and transfer zones. Known as the sealing system, these simple cartridges install into existing idler frames and help to create a tight seal between the belting and hopper skirting.

Click to Read More | Superior Sealing System Controls Spillage

National

Superior Displays Sticky Material Shedding Urathon Return Roll

Superior Industries Inc., introduced an alternative conveyor idler solution for controlling harmful material buildup. Known as Urathon return rolls, these self-cleaning rolls are said to last three-times longer than traditional rubber disc rolls in the same application.

Click to Read More | Superior Displays Sticky Material Shedding Urathon Return Roll

National

Talbert Introduces E3Nitro Nitrogen-Assisted Dampening System

Talbert Manufacturing, a leader in the specialty trailer and transport industry, introduced its new E3Nitro. The nitrogen-assisted equalizing system provides the versatility haulers with East Coast trailers need to run in 3+1, 3+2 or 3+3 spread-axle configurations, according to the manufacturer.

Click to Read More | Talbert Introduces E3Nitro Nitrogen-Assisted Dampening System

National

President's Own Party Urges Keystone XL Approval

WASHINGTON (AP) - Eleven Senate Democrats, including six who face contested races this year, urged President Barack Obama on Thursday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline by the end of May.

The five-year review of the Canada-to-Texas pipeline has been “exhaustive in its time, breadth and scope” and has taken longer than reasonably justified, the senators wrote to the president.

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National

Panama Canal Project Could Hurt Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) - Economic trade winds could blow away from Arizona someday because of a multibillion-dollar project taking place thousands of miles away.

The $5.25 billion expansion of the Panama Canal could mean a potentially huge disruption to Arizona''s trade flow that would favor East Coast ports, The Arizona Republic reported (http://bit.

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National

Cat EM Solutions Offers Complete Tiered Services

Caterpillar has a new approach to helping customers monitor, control and manage equipment while increasing job site efficiency. Cat Equipment Management Solutions (EMSolutions) is a portfolio of tiered service offerings built to help manage equipment assets and lower operating costs — whether the customer performs maintenance tasks or the Cat dealer handles the details.

Click to Read More | Cat EM Solutions Offers Complete Tiered Services

West

Steve Brinkley Joins National Trench Safety Team as Branch Manager in N.C.

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, has hired Steve Brinkley as its branch manager for the company''s Burlington, N.

Click to Read More | Steve Brinkley Joins National Trench Safety Team as Branch Manager in N.C.

National

National Asphalt Pavement Association Names Winners

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announced the winners of its 2013 Quality in Construction Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement. The winning companies received their awards on Feb.

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National

IronPlanet Claims High Bidder Position Pending Confirmation

IronPlanet, a leading online marketplace for buying and selling used heavy equipment, announced it is the apparent high bidder pending final confirmation and award for a contract with the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to manage and sell rolling stock surplus assets of the U.

Click to Read More | IronPlanet Claims High Bidder Position Pending Confirmation

Southeast

Ritchie Bros. Sells More Than 1,200 Pieces of Equipment at Auction

More than 1,850 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers'' multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Atlanta, Ga., on March 27.

Bidders came from more than 50 countries, including 49 U.

Click to Read More | Ritchie Bros. Sells More Than 1,200 Pieces of Equipment at Auction

Southeast

Ritchason Auctioneers Kicks Off 2014 Auction Schedule

Ritchason Auctioneers Inc. kicked off its 2014 auction schedule and 25th anniversary year with its annual spring sale at the company's auction headquarters in Lebanon, Tenn., on March 22.

“We had a great online bidder presence at this auction with hopes to continue growing this area of the auction experience, said Jordyn Roe, marketing and communications director of Ritchason.

Click to Read More | Ritchason Auctioneers Kicks Off 2014 Auction Schedule

Southeast

Taylor County Meets Roadway Maintenance Challenges

Taylor County, Ga., is split right down the middle by the fall line geological formation. That means that half the county is classified as the Piedmont region, consisting of rolling hills and clay-based soils.

Click to Read More | Taylor County Meets Roadway Maintenance Challenges

Southeast

JM Wood Annual Spring Auction Brings in $1.5M

JM Wood held its annual spring auction March 11 to 15 at its facility in Montgomery, Ala. Alabama Bridge Builders supplied its equipment for the auction upon retiring from business. Several manufacturers were represented including Link-Belt, Cat, Mack and Click to Read More | JM Wood Annual Spring Auction Brings in $1.5M

Southeast

A&B Dirt Movers Expands Interstate 40 in Central Ark.

As the project to expand Interstate 40 in central Arkansas was announced, it was a pretty good bet that some of the grading work for the highway would be handled by A&B Dirt Movers Inc. Since 1954, the company has done site preparation, grading and storm drainage work on hundreds of projects throughout the Conway region.

Click to Read More | A&B Dirt Movers Expands Interstate 40 in Central Ark.

Southeast

Ark. Makes Largest Health Care Investment in 10 Years

Described as the largest health care investment in Arkansas in the last decade, the new NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital and Clinic is expected to have a significant impact on the Jonesboro, Ark., community.

Click to Read More | Ark. Makes Largest Health Care Investment in 10 Years