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National

Western Specialty Contractors Restores Brick Archways

The iconic Eads Bridge crossing the Mississippi River between St. Louis, Mo., and East St. Louis, Ill., was the first steel structure bridge of its kind in the United States when it was designed by James B.

Click to Read More | Western Specialty Contractors Restores Brick Archways

National

Ceremony Marks Purchase of New Prime Drilling Rig

Michels Corporation recently took possession of a new Prime Drilling HDD rig at a key ceremony held in Brownsville, Wis. The new Prime Drill 80/45 was acquired through trenchless equipment manufacturer TT Technologies, Aurora, Ill.

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National

Alex Lyon & Son Hosts Auction Featuring Late-Model Equipment

Alex Lyon & Son held an auction in Racine, Wis., on Aug. 22. The sale featured late-model dump trucks, 70-plus truck tractors, articulated haul trucks, attachments, construction equipment and much more.

Click to Read More | Alex Lyon & Son Hosts Auction Featuring Late-Model Equipment

National

Leslie Equipment Celebrates New Fairmont Facility

Leslie Equipment Company hosted a luncheon event on July 28 at the dealership’s new Fairmont branch facility.

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National

Southeastern Names Parts Manager in Burlington, Ky.

Southeastern Equipment Co. Inc. announced that David Spille has joined the company as parts manager of the Burlington, Ky., branch. His responsibilities include billing, inventory management and customer assistance.

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National

TBEI Lake Crystal Facility Renews ISO 9001:2008 Cert.

Truck Bodies & Equipment International, Inc. (TBEI) announced that its Lake Crystal, Minn., facility has successfully renewed its ISO 9001:2008 certification. The Lake Crystal facility is home to TBEI’s corporate offices, and manufactures Crysteel, J-Craft and Ox SuperDump products.

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National

NAXSA Holds First Annual Meeting in Chandler, Ariz.

The North American Excavation Shoring Association (NAXSA) recently convened its first annual association meeting themed, “Meet in the Desert,” which was held May 6 to 8, 2015, at the Wild Horse Pass Resort & Casino in Chandler, Ariz.

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National

Harlo Names New National Sales, Marketing Manager

Harlo Products, a subsidiary of Harlo Corporation, a leader in the (RTFL) rough terrain forklift industry has recently appointed Anthony J. Lirones as its national sales and marketing manager to lead its sales and marketing department.

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National

Better Than Ever — Shuttle Buggy Evolves Over 25 Years

Material transfer vehicles (MTV) have proven their value. Over the years, Shuttle Buggies or MTVs have been credited by paving contractors as being instrumental, if not key, to winning quality recognitions, paving bonuses and smoothness awards.

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National

HCEA to Hold 30th Annual International Convention

The Historical Construction Equipment Association (HCEA) is holding its 30th Annual HCEA International Convention and Old Equipment Exposition on Labor Day weekend in Edgerton, Wis. This year, the event will be hosted by the 59th Annual Rock River Thresheree, and will feature the Antique Caterpillar Machinery Owners Club show.

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National

Alex Lyon & Son Announces President of U.S. Operations

Alex Lyon & Son Sales announced the promotion of Chad J Ketelsen to president of U.S. operations and business affairs.

Ketelsen developed a passion for the equipment business nearly three decades ago.

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Southeast

SCDOT Adopts New Rule Limiting Ex-Employees

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) To combat the perception that contractors who hire former Department of Transportation employees get an advantage in winning contracts, the SCDOT is adopting a new rule limiting what those ex-employees can do, the state agency’s acting secretary said.

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Southeast

Tenn. Considers Investing in Transportation Jobs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Gov. Bill Haslam sees widespread agreement about Tennessee’s need to spend more on transportation projects.

But there’s little consensus on what to do about it, said the Republican governor who has been traveling the state to hold discussions about what he calls a $6 billion backlog in transportation projects.

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Southeast

U.S. Steel to Close Fairfield Works Mill, Affecting 1,100 Jobs

FAIRFIELD, Ala. (AP) U.S. Steel Corp. said Aug. 17 that it will close its Fairfield Works mill, one of the largest remaining pieces from Birmingham’s years as a Southern steel-making giant.

The decision will affect about 1,100 workers at the roughly century-old plant, company spokeswoman Sarah Cassella said.

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National

Company in Fatal Stadium Accident Has Past Safety Citations

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Records show a subcontractor involved in a fatal accident at the Minnesota Viking stadium construction site has received numerous citations for violating safety standards at its worksites.

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Southeast

Uber Upscale Tower to Allow for 'Two-Car Garage in the Sky'

With a cluster of billionaires among its future tenants, the $560-million, 59-story Porsche Design Tower in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla., will offer a first-of-its-kind automated elevator system when construction is completed next year.

Click to Read More | Uber Upscale Tower to Allow for 'Two-Car Garage in the Sky'

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.