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Friday, July 25, 2014 :: 2:44:40 AM

West

WSDOT Replaces Aging Spans

Work started in April on the Washington State Department of Transportation's (WSDOT) project to replace the aging eastbound and westbound bridges of the state Route 6 Rock Creek Bridges (just west of Pe Ell), a $14.

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West

Davis Motor Crane Service Upgrades Fleet With Big Terex Truck Purchase

Raymond and Robert Davis started Davis Motor Crane Service in Irving, Texas, more than 50 years ago with only two cranes and a passion to provide exceptional value and service to their customers. At the Terex outdoor gold lot booth during ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014 in Las Vegas, Raymond Davis placed an order for two-and-a-half times the company's original fleet size, purchasing five new Terex T 340-1 hydraulic truck cranes.

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National

Genesis Attachments GSG Scrap Grapple Now Available in 10 Sizes

Genesis Attachments' GSG scrap grapple is now available in 10 sizes.

Ranging in capacity from 0.5 to 2.5 cu. yds. (0.4 to 1.9 cu m ), GSG grapples fit 22 to 88 ton (20 to 80 t) material handlers to meet a wide range of application needs.

Click to Read More | Genesis Attachments GSG Scrap Grapple Now Available in 10 Sizes

West

LiuGong North America Welcomes Douglas Lake Equipment to its Dealer Network

LiuGong North America is has announced Douglas Lake Equipment as a key member of the LiuGong North America dealer network. Traditionally, up until this point, Douglas Lake Equipment has been a dealer for a single line of products.

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National

Construction Employment: Where the Jobs Are

Construction firms added jobs in 38 states and the District of Columbia over the past 12 months, but they reduced headcount in 27 states between May and June, according to an analysis July 18 of Labor Department data by the Click to Read More | Construction Employment: Where the Jobs Are

National

NY Building Shows How Mod Design Stacks Up As Cool

NEW YORK (AP) - A seven-story structure near Manhattan's northern tip is billed as New York City's first multistory, modular-built apartment building to open to renters.

Called the Stack, the building aims to show that while stackable apartments can save builders time and money, modular doesn't have to mean boring.

Click to Read More | NY Building Shows How Mod Design Stacks Up As Cool

National

New Dual-Motor Electric Auger Spreader

The model 775 dual-motor electric auger spreader from Hiniker Company allows users to tailor ice control application rates accurately and conveniently. An efficient, 5.75-in. (14.6 cm) diameter auger delivery system provides positive delivery control with no material carry-back into the truck bed.

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National

Vermeer Introduces Second HDD in Its New S3 Series

With operator needs at the forefront of design and engineering, Vermeer has introduced a horizontal directional drill with improved power and reliability for the increasingly demanding projects contractors face.

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National

SDLG Meets Demand With New Wheel Loader

Companies in North America are demanding more and more equipment manufactured in China. The reason: value pricing and heightened manufacturing quality. This trend, as reported in outlets such as the Financial Times, is gaining steam in the oil and energy sectors, and it's expected to reverberate throughout the construction equipment industry.

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Southeast

Central Atlanta Tractor Adds SANY Line, Makes First Sale

Central Atlanta Tractor Sales, based in Austell, Ga., recently became the SANY excavator dealer of central and north Georgia, and the first SANY excavator was sold to Tag Grinding Services Inc. in Palmetto, Ga.

Click to Read More | Central Atlanta Tractor Adds SANY Line, Makes First Sale

Southeast

Calder Brothers Celebrates 20 Years in Business

Calder Brothers Corporation, manufacturer of Mauldin Paving Products, celebrated its 20th year of operations on June 27 in a private function held at its factory in Taylors, S.

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Southeast

Martin & Martin Hosts Auction in Monroe, N.C.

Martin & Martin Auctioneers Inc. of Pelzer, S.C., held a successful one owner absolute auction for C&C Grading Services Inc.

Click to Read More | Martin & Martin Hosts Auction in Monroe, N.C.

Southeast

Patrick W. O’Brien Joins Ring Power’s Board of Directors

Randal L. Ringhaver, Ring Power Corporation chairman and president, has appointed Patrick W. O''Brien to Ring Power Corporation''s board of directors.

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Southeast

James River Names Dan Metcalf as GM of Asheville, N.C., Dealership

James River Equipment, the construction and forestry machine dealership with more than 30 locations in Virginia and the two Carolinas, has announced that Dan Metcalf has been tapped to be the general manager of the company's Asheville, N.

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Southeast

Crusader Crews Demo Compromised Building in Port of Palm Beach, Fla.

Crews on a demolition project at the Port of Palm Beach in Florida are utilizing equipment from National Attachments in Gorham, Maine.

The $100,000 contract for the project was awarded to Crusader Demolition in Lakeland, Fla.

Click to Read More | Crusader Crews Demo Compromised Building in Port of Palm Beach, Fla.

Southeast

Sinkhole Fails to Stop Crews on Governors Stadium Job

Despite a sizable sinkhole that surfaced during construction, the $19 million renovation of Governors Stadium at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn., is still on schedule. The 10,000-seat stadium will make its debut in September.

Click to Read More | Sinkhole Fails to Stop Crews on Governors Stadium Job

Southeast

Rogers Group Boosts Productivity in Quarries

Rogers Group, an aggregate supplier, has boosted productivity at its northern Alabama quarries

With approximately 1,400 people at 70 locations in 10 states, Rogers Group is one of the nation's top ten aggregate production/asphalt companies, and it's the largest that is privately owned, according to the company.

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Southeast

Redland Finds Shoring Flexibility Renting Efficiency Shoring’s Build-A-Box

The Redland Company, headquarted in Homestead, Fla., was recently subcontracted by project owner Layne Heavy Civil to perform utility work converting all residential and commercial buildings in Islamorada, Fla.

Click to Read More | Redland Finds Shoring Flexibility Renting Efficiency Shoring’s Build-A-Box

Southeast

National Trench Safety Unveils Mobile, Ala., 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 opening of a new branch operation in Mobile, Ala.

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National

Hafferty Replaces Brumm as Chief Financial Officer of BlueLine Rental

BlueLine Rental, a provider of small to medium-sized construction rental equipment, announced the appointment of John Hafferty as CFO. Hafferty replaces Evan Brumm, who is transitioning into a new position as executive vice president, strategic planning.

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National

New Bridge Design Survives Earthquake Tests at University of Nevada-Reno

RENO, Nev. (AP) A 52-ton (47 t) concrete bridge survived a series of 10 earthquakes in the first multiple-shake-table experiment at the University of Nevada's new Earthquake Engineering Lab in Reno.

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National

Obama Hits Road for Transportation Funding Push

WASHINGTON (AP) - With federal transportation funding about to run dry, President Barack Obama is taking new steps to boost the flow of private dollars into public works projects.

Using the recently closed I-495 bridge at the Port of Wilmington in Delaware as a backdrop, Obama was set to sign paperwork Thursday creating an initiative to boost private-sector investment in the country''s aging system of highways, bridges, transit systems and other infrastructure.

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West

4 Rivers Equipment Appoints New General Parts Manager

4 Rivers Equipment has announced the hiring of Terri Thornton as the General Parts Manager of the Construction Division. Terri will be located in the Admin Office in Greeley, Colorado. She is joining 4 Rivers Equipment from John Deere Construction and Forestry and will be bringing 38 years of experience with her.

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West

4 Rivers Equipment Appoints New Colorado Springs Store Manager

4 Rivers Equipment is pleased has announced that Danny Bratton has now been hired as the Colorado Springs Store Manager. Danny has been with 4 Rivers Equipment since September of 2005, before being hired as the Store Manager he worked as a Salesman for the Colorado Springs store.

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National

Drew Thomas Is Named Highway Equipment Company Field Service Man

Highway Equipment Company recently announced that Drew Thomas has joined the Highway Equipment Company service team. Thomas is responsible for field service at Highway Equipment Company's new Canton, Ohio, facility.

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National

Hy-Tek JCB Awarded Contract From Ohio Rental

Hy-Tek JCB, the construction equipment division of Hy-Tek Material Handling Inc., has been awarded a contract from Ohio Rental, located in Knox County, Ohio. Hy-Tek JCB will supply Ohio Rental with JCB construction equipment including a 135 skid steer, 260 skid steer, 150T compact track loader, 225 T compact track loader, and vibromax roller.

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National

Paladin Attachments Welcomes New Customer Service Director for Heavy Attachments

Paladin Attachments welcomes Christian Heller as the new director of customer service in the Akron, Ohio, office.

Heller brings to Paladin a strong background in inside sales management, customer service roles and continuous improvement initiatives in a variety of business-to-business sales organizations.

Click to Read More | Paladin Attachments Welcomes New Customer Service Director for Heavy Attachments

National

Artifact to Play Symbolic Role in Minn. State Fair

A fortuitous discovery of an artifact from past Minnesota State fairs will play a significant and symbolic part in the reconstruction of the fair''s original Heritage Square exhibit and in the construction of a new transit hub.

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National

Study Reveals the Top Ten States with the Highest Rates of Equipment Theft

LoJack Corporation has released new data originating from the Company's annual Construction Equipment Theft and Recovery in the United States study. LoJack's annual study and accompanying Click to Read More | Study Reveals the Top Ten States with the Highest Rates of Equipment Theft

National

Illinois Tollway Names Bridge for Medal of Honor Winner

Illinois Tollway Executive Director Kristi Lafleur recently joined state officials and military veterans to salute Medal of Honor winner and Vietnam veteran Allen J. Lynch by formally naming a bridge over the Tri-State Tollway (I-94) in his honor.

Click to Read More | Illinois Tollway Names Bridge for Medal of Honor Winner

National

Van Keppel Co. Welcomes Five Key New Hires

Van Keppel recently welcomed several key new hires to the company.

Joe Hardy

Joel Hardy joined the Van Keppel sales staff this past May as territory manager of the Kansas City metropolitan area.

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National

Consistency Is Key for Gibson as Sennebogen Distributor

Gibson Machinery LLC, based in Oakwood Village (Cleveland), Ohio, this year celebrating its 10th anniversary as a Sennebogen distributor, was named the 2013 top Sennebogen distributor for material handlers in the Americas at this year''s ISRI show.

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National

NOSDA Hosts Municipal Equipment Show After Hiatus

The Northern Ohio Service Directors Association held its Municipal Equipment & Vendor Super Show at La-Vera Party Center in Willoughby Hills, Ohio, on June 11.

This year's event, the first after a hiatus of seven years, was greeted with enthusiasm by both attendees and vendors.

Click to Read More | NOSDA Hosts Municipal Equipment Show After Hiatus

National

Ohio CAT to Purchase Part of Cat Mining Distribution Business From Caterpillar

Ohio CAT has acquired the expanded Cat Mining equipment distribution and support business for its territories from Caterpillar Global Mining LLC. Ohio CAT is the authorized Cat dealer in Ohio, northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana.

Click to Read More | Ohio CAT to Purchase Part of Cat Mining Distribution Business From Caterpillar

National

Bale Equipment Solutions Celebrates Grand Opening

Bale Equipment Solutions held a grand opening celebration on June 24 at the company''s new facility located at 2050 Watterson Trail, in Louisville, Ky.

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National

Rayco RG35 Super Jr. Now Available With 4-Wheel Drive

Rayco''s RG35 Super Jr is now available with 4-wheel drive. The 4x4 option is available as an option on new machines and as a retro-fit kit for older RG35 Super Jr''s. All RG35''s feature a 35 hp Vanguard engine and swing-out controls that offer better visibility while cutting and swing in-line for travel through gates.

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