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Sunday, November 23, 2014 :: 3:49:59 PM

National

Brandeis Appoints Robert Krutsinger Vice President

Brandeis Machinery & Supply Company has announced the appointment of Robert Krutsinger as vice president, corporate coal sales manager.

Krutsinger joined the Brandeis Corbin branch in February 2002 as a construction sales representative.

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Erb Equipment Celebrates 70 Years With Open House

Erb Equipment company, a family-owned John Deere construction equipment business, celebrated its 70 years of business on Nov. 7 with an open house at its headquarters in Fenton, Mo.

The open house featured Erb's longstanding history, as well as great food and prizes for its customers.

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National

US Home Construction Drops 2.8 Percent in October

WASHINGTON (AP) - Construction of new homes fell slightly in October after a big surge in the previous month, but the weakness was largely driven by the volatile apartment sector.

Builders started construction at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.

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National

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence at Six-Month High

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) released the November 2014 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $903 billion equipment finance sector.

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National

Case Welcomes Dave Garton, Wayne Harriman to Strategic Accounts Team as Rental Demand Grows

Case Construction Equipment has added Dave Garton and Wayne Harriman to its strategic accounts team, both in the role of manager — rental accounts.

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National

Luby Equipment Acquires H Edwards Equipment Assets

Luby Equipment Services has announced that the company has acquired the assets of H Edwards Equipment, which had been the Click to Read More | Luby Equipment Acquires H Edwards Equipment Assets

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Roadside Ditches Are Not 'Waters of the United States,' ARTBA tells EPA, Corps

The potential delays and increased costs that would result from extending federal authority to cover roadside ditches would divert resources from timely maintenance activities and potentially threaten the role ditches play in promoting roadway safety, according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA).

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National

Campus Sports Complex Beats Rain to Finish Line

Last spring, students and teaching staff left the campus of the University of Northwestern in St. Paul, Minn., with a demolished sports complex and heavy equipment running 12 hours a day digging deep into the ground.

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National

Illinois Contributes $10M More to I-74 Bridge

Illinois officials have announced the state will contribute an additional $10 million for road improvements on an interstate bridge project.

Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Democratic Rep. Cheri Bustos, both up for re-election shared the plan Oct.

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$10.2B Needed for Roads Over 20 Years

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) The Nebraska Department of Roads has identified $10.2 billion in projects that it said are needed over the next 20 years, according to a report released Nov. 10.

Lawmakers were given the report during a joint legislative committee hearing to review the state's long-term roads funding needs.

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National

Boyd Co. Opens New Headquarters

Boyd Company, the parent company of Whayne Supply, recently opened its new company support center in Louisville, Ky.

“The investment in the building represents a long-term business decision that will assist all our companies to continue to grow and be successful in the future,” said Monty L.

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National

Archer Introduces Work Horse Diamond Blades

Archer Products Inc. has introduced its latest line of USA Made diamond blades with the Work Horse high speed diamond blade. With .125 segment width/.475 height, a thicker core and laser welded segments the Work Horse diamond blades are a heavy duty alternative for low to mid cost imported products, according to the manufacturer.

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National

Cat D6T Dozer Delivers Powerful Performance, Fine Grading Control

The Cat D6T dozer delivers both the power needed for heavy dozing applications and the fine control for finish grading — all in one machine. The latest D6T model, updated to meet U.S. EPA Tier IV Final emissions standards, retains its versatile performance and adds new features to enhance ease of operation, fuel/fluid efficiency and ease of service.

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D8T Dozer Delivers Production, Versatility

The Cat D8T dozer has a long history of high productivity and outstanding versatility. With maximum net power of 312 hp (233 kW) produced by the Cat C15 ACERT engine, and a weight of 86,900 lb. (39,420 kg), the D8T excels across a wide range of tasks — production dozing, ripping, scraper work and land clearing to finish grading.

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Doosan Expands Heavy Equipment Lineup With Three Tier IV-Compliant Crawler Excavators

Doosan has added to its Tier IV compliant crawler excavator lineup with the DX420LC-5, DX490LC-5 and DX530LC-5.

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Cat 825K Combines Massive Strength With Intelligence and Efficiency

The new four-drum Cat 825K compactor incorporates Caterpillar's machine drive power (MDP) system — an exclusive feature that enables operators to consistently attain compaction specifications with minimal passes, yielding low operating costs by saving time, fuel, rework expense and machine hours.

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Aluma UT10-UT12 UTV Trailers

Aluma UTV trailers are ideal for UTV hauling, as well as additional hauling applications. The UT10-UT12 models feature a 63- by 57-in. (160 by 145 cm) ramp, 14-in. (35.5 cm) aluminum wheels, a 24-in.

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Talbert Debuts New 4050TA Trailer at 2014 American Towman Exposition

The new 4050TA, the latest addition to Talbert Manufacturing's traveling axle series, is ideal for haulers who need the flexibility of a California-legal trailer with a lower deck height to clear bridges and tunnels when transporting taller equipment.

Click to Read More | Talbert Debuts New 4050TA Trailer at 2014 American Towman Exposition

Northeast

Pittsfield Lawn & Tractor Continues to Grow Due to Diverse Partnerships

Pittsfield Lawn & Tractor was founded in 1986 by Albert, Andy and Richard Wojtkowski, three brothers in their late teens and early twenties from Pittsfield, Mass. The business took flight in their father's old milk processing plant, which is where the company still operates today.

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Mass. Casinos Spend $14M to Defeat Repeal Question

BOSTON (AP) Groups seeking to promote or defeat this year's four ballot questions spent over $28 million, far more than any previous election, according to campaign finance reports filed after election day.

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Vermont Bridge Cracking

STOWE, Vt. (AP) A new bridge installed this summer just south of Stowe village is showing big cracks in its concrete beams, and a crew was on the scene Oct. 30 to patch them with epoxy.

Phil Harrington, the Agency of Transportation engineer in charge, said the bridge on Vermont Route 100 would be checked again in the spring to see how well the fixes are working.

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Northeast

More Than 500 Bidders Participate in North Country Auction Sale

More than 500 bidders, from all over the United States and Canada and 112 more online from as far away as the Middle East, South America and Nigeria, bid on a vast array of heavy iron equipment, excavators, large trucks, classic cars and more at North Country Auctions's Oct.

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Northeast

Northeast Cat Dealer Opens Dedicated Learning Center

Officials at Milton CAT, the Northeast and upstate New York Caterpillar Dealer, announced the opening of a complete training center at its Milford, Mass., campus. According to the manager of technician training, Josh Gaynor, “The company has made significant investment into a facility that will give our trainers an ideal environment for both comprehensive and safe instruction.

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George Harms Construction Receives Key to First 972M Medium Wheel Loader

Earlier this year, George Harms Construction Company Inc., Howell, N.J., visited the Caterpillar Aurora facility to receive the key to the first 972M medium wheel loader (MWL). The purchase is among the first Tier IV final machine sales in Caterpillar history.

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Foley Inc. Announces Ryan Foley as New President

Jamie Foley, chief executive officer of Foley Incorporated, announced that Ryan Foley, formerly vice president of Foley Rents, has been promoted to president of the company effective immediately.

Ryan Foley began his career at Foley Inc.

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Northeast

Mellott Co. Appoints Talbot as New Chief Operating Officer

Mellott Company announced the appointment of Jason Talbot to the position of executive vice president and chief operating officer. He brings to Mellott Company 15 years of successful experience in engineering, manufacturing, sales and application of quarrying and mining equipment.

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More Than 1,500 Bidders Participate in Ritchie Bros. Auction

More than 1,500 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers' multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Nov. 6.

Bidders came from 40 countries, including 49 U.

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Northeast

Milton CAT Demofest Offers Chance to Get Behind the Controls

Attendees of the Milton CAT Demofest in Batavia, N.Y., on Oct. 16 had the chance to get behind the controls of a variety of heavy equipment, including wheel loaders, backhoe loaders, mini-excavators, compact track loaders and trucks.

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Northeast

Felling Trailers Celebrates 40 Years With Weekend of Events

Felling Trailers recently hosted two events at its Sauk Centre, Minn., location.

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, a community open house with lunch was held on Oct. 24. On Oct. 25, the Statewide Tour of Manufacturing and an employee/family open house were held.

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National

Fontaine Introduces New Line of Heavy Load Trailers

Fontaine Heavy-Haul, a recognized technology leader and innovator in the lowbed trailer industry, is introducing a new line of trailers that carry heavy loads in a light-weight package — the Fontaine Magnitude 60 Class.

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Talbert Provides Colossal Solution for Bill Miller Equipment

It started as a one-man show in one of the hottest mining regions in the United States. Young Bill Miller would pull old parts from local mines and stone quarries out of his father's scrapyard, and at one point he dismantled a Caterpillar D9G by himself.

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WITZCO Thrives for More Than 70 Years

For three generations over the past 76 years, WITZCO Challenger trailers have been manufactured with the promise of excellence. How can a business last for more than seven decades and continue to be successful?

WITZCO Trailers Inc.

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Towmaster T-110DTG Offers Detachable Gooseneck

Towmaster's T-110DTG detachable gooseneck trailer is made for hauling large, heavy equipment.

This series includes a main frame construction with T-1 steel, non-ground bearing gooseneck, 10-in.

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Northeast

SITECH Metro Northeast Holds Open House at H.O. Penn

SITECH Metro Northeast LLC gave Long Island contractors a hands-on opportunity to test the latest in excavating technology at an open house held Oct. 23 at H.O. Penn Machinery's Holtsville, N.Y.

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WVU Expands With $250M Worth of Projects

West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.Va., is currently in the middle of spending more than $250 million on construction for campus academic buildings. The first new building, the Health and Education Building, opened on July 1, 2014.

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National

Rogers Trailer Offers Multiple Configurations

Anchor36 Trucking LLC, located in Kenner, La., specializes in transporting oversize, overweight and difficult loads. In order to maximize its ability to haul a wide variety of specialized loads, Courtney Brauninger, president and co-founder of the company, approached Rogers Brothers Corporation with a request for a design that would allow it to reconfigure a single trailer for multiple purposes.

Click to Read More | Rogers Trailer Offers Multiple Configurations