Armstrong Contractors 'Goes Green'
In the new millennium, construction companies are increasingly realizing the merit — and potential profits — of being environmentally responsible.
No matter what business owners personally think about the impact of humans on the environment, most now certainly see how lucrative it can be to “go green.
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Certified Boom Repair Services Hires Miller as Sales Manager
Certified Boom Repair Services Inc. introduced its newest team member — Ross Miller. He will be filling the position of sales manager. His primary responsibilities will be for outside sales and customer support of the service, sales and rental divisions.
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Alabama Paving Company Diversifies, Survives Recession
“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”
Never does this old proverb ring more true than in a recession. Just ask a business owner who has survived his share of low times.
Mark Alexander, owner of Alexander Sealcoating & Striping Inc.
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Hackers Hit Hawaiian Telescope Project
HONOLULU (AP) - An apparent cyberattack Sunday temporarily disrupted the main website of Thirty Meter Telescope, the organization trying to construct one of the world's largest telescopes near the summit of Mauna Kea on Hawaii's Big Island.
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Architect Building Covered Bridge - By Hand
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) - Richard Perry is overseeing what may be the most enduring property renovation project in Norwich's recent history.
Architect Arnold Graton is constructing a 60-foot-long by 18-foot-wide covered bridge - by hand - on Perry's Wawecus Hill Road property.
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NYC Launches Massive Affordable Housing Program
NEW YORK (AP) New York City aims to lift 800,000 people out of poverty within a decade in its OneNYC program - a blueprint for making the city more resilient and equitable.
City administration officials on Thursday outlined Mayor Bill de Blasio's goal of pulling nearly 10 percent of New York's 8.
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Philadelphia Ironworkers Union Agent Gets 8 Years in Prison
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A top official at an ironworkers' union was sentenced on Thursday to eight years in prison in what federal prosecutors say was a campaign of violence and intimidation to coerce building contractors into hiring his workers over non-union competition.
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London Workers Uncover Ghostly Railway Station
The website This is Local London is reporting that engineers have made an extraordinary discovery during Thameslink railway work near London Bridge.
Ghostly remains of a former south London station that closed exactly 100 years ago have been found.
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Dual Dozer Combines Superior Accuracy and Machine Adaptability
The innovative Dual Dozer, manufactured by HitchDoc, was designed to provide the contractor with superior accuracy and machine adaptability. A patented mount allows the blade to operate independent of the skid steer and holds a grade by receiving a laser signal simultaneously into each laser receiver sensor.
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Wisconsin New Holland Theft Alert
Overnight Sunday April 12 to Monday April 13, the below described New Holland Skid Steer was stolen from a road construction project in the 600 block of North 97th Street, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.
Please forward this alert to anyone that may encounter the machine, or may witnessed vehicles or activity at the location.
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Felling Employees Make Donations
During the month of March, employees at Felling Trailers donated money and food for the Sauk Centre Food Shelf as part of Minnesota FoodShare’s March Campaign. A total of 51 pounds of food and $610 was donated through Felling Trailers’ fourth year participating in Minnesota FoodShare’s March Campaign.
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Ziegler CAT Treats Customers to Red Horse Ranch Rodeo
On April 2, Ziegler CAT treated nearly 300 customers to an equipment rodeo in Fergus Falls, Minn. More than 40 pieces of new Cat, AGCO and LEXION equipment were on display inside Northern Minnesota’s premier horse arena, Red Horse Ranch.
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Fake City for Driverless Cars Could Change Entire Construction Industry
For several months, backhoe, dump truck, grader and other heavy equipment operators worked to transform 32 acres at the University of Michigan into what will eventually look like a typical little city.
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Caterpillar Trumps Street 1Q Expectations, Raises Forecast
PEORIA, ILLINOIS (AP) - Caterpillar's earnings soared more than 20 percent even though revenue slipped and construction and mining equipment maker hiked its 2015 earnings forecast well above most expectations.
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Construction Worker Killed in Wall Collapse
RAMSEY, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a construction worker was killed when a cinderblock wall fell on him at an industrial building in northern New Jersey.
Ramsey police tell The Record ( http://bit.
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Equipment Leasing Confidence Eases in April
The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) released the April 2015 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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CENTS 2016 Updated Dates
The Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association Board of Directors recently announced that CENTS (Central Environmental Nursery Trade Show) 2016 will take place, January 11 through 13 (Monday – Wednesday) with pre-convention workshops on Sunday, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio.
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State Sets Construction, Dock Rules at Ohio's Buckeye Lake
BUCKEYE LAKE, Ohio (AP) The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has set new construction and dock usage policies at central Ohio’s Buckeye Lake, where federal officials have warned a deteriorating dam’s failure could put thousands of lives at risk.
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Nortrax Welcomes New General Managers
Nortrax Inc. is announcing that Michael Sullivan and Rodney Stallard have joined the firm as General Managers at its Westbrook, ME and Chippewa Falls, WI stores.
Michael (Mike) Sullivan brings with him twenty years of experience in the heavy equipment industry.
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Komatsu America Corp. Launches D85-18 Crawler Dozer
Komatsu America Corp. introduced the D85-18 dozer. With a 264 hp, Komatsu SAA6D125E-7, variable geometry, turbo charged (KVGT) and after cooled, Tier IV Final certified engine, this new dozer leverages Komatsu’s nearly 20 years of experience and leadership in emissions technology to deliver a high-performance, more environmentally-friendly engine that burns up to 5 percent less fuel and costs less to operate, according to the manufacturer.
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John Deere Scraper Tractors Boast More Power, Productivity
John Deere is enhancing its 9R/9RT scraper special series tractor lineup and adding its largest model to date, the 9620R.
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Increased Capacity, Two Tire Options Highlight New John Deere Ejector Scrapers
John Deere is updating its ejector scraper line with two and four wheel tire options to better serve earthmoving contractors. The 1612DE, 2010DE, 2014DE, 2412DE are designed for customers who require larger capacities, lower operating costs, faster cycle times and appreciate an extended warranty.
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Doosan Introduces Tier IV-Compliant Wheel Excavators With Improved Fuel Efficiency
Doosan expands its Tier IV excavator lineup with three new wheel models — the DX140W-5, DX190W-5 and DX210W-5 — for applications that require an excavator with rubber tires.
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Doosan Wheel Loaders Provide Improved Fuel Savings With Tier IV Diesel Engine Solution
The Doosan DL250-5 and DL250TC-5 (tool carrier) wheel loaders offer improvements in fuel efficiency, operator comfort, serviceability, reliability and remote monitoring with Doosan Telematics. These models will replace the “dash-3” (interim Tier IV) models with a Tier IV-compliant Doosan DL06 diesel engine.
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Crane Collapse Kills One in Manhattan
Fox News New York is reporting that The FDNY says one person is dead after a construction accident at E. 44th St. and 2nd Ave. in Manhattan.
The victim became trapped when a boom crane collapsed onto a truck just before Noon.
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Customer Input, New Models Highlight Versatile John Deere L-Series
The new John Deere L-Series backhoes build on the distinguished performance of its K-Series predecessors. According to the company, the new series offers improvements on features that John Deere customers have come to know and trust, plus the addition of several new ones, to increase uptime, provide exceptional productivity and lower daily operating costs.
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SDLG Adds Two New Locations in March
Just in time for spring, SDLG has added two new locations to its dealer network: Westbrook, Maine-based Chadwick-Baross and Vernon, British Columbia, Canada-based Great West Equipment.
Both locations will sell and fully support the entire lineup of SDLG wheel loaders available in the region.
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The Good and the Bad News on March Job Numbers
Even as construction firms added jobs in 41 states between March 2014 and March 2015, construction employment declined in 29 states and the District of Columbia between February and March, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America.
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Fallen Highway Workers' Children Earn ARTBA Scholarship
Ten children of highway workers killed or permanently disabled on the job will receive college financial assistance from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation’s (ARTBA-TDF) “Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship” fund.
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VA Probes Hospital Cost Overrun - Without Construction Expert
DENVER (AP) - The Veterans Affairs Department has no outside construction expert helping with its investigation into massive cost overruns at its new Denver hospital, according to congressional testimony and internal emails obtained by The Associated Press.
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Terex Generation 2 Loaders Boast More Than 100 Upgrades
Terex is introducing its new line of skid steer loaders and compact track loaders specifically designed for rental stores and contractors working in site preparation, construction, landscaping, infrastructure development and demolition applications.
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Terex Adds New Models to its Gen2 Loader Line
Terex has updated its Generation 2 (GEN2) loader line with two new skid steer loader models — the R260S and the V350S. The Terex R260S radius lift path skid steer loader has a rated operating capacity of 2,600 lb, and the V350S is a vertical lift path skid steer loader with a rated operating capacity of 3,500 lb.
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State of New York Approves Toro Equipment for Use Through The Cooperative Purchasing Network
The State of New York has approved a contract for Toro equipment through The Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN) for use by all state agencies and other authorized users. The contract was approved by the State of New York on April 13, 2015, and the new agreement provides state agencies competitive pricing for the entire portfolio of Toro products, including mowers, irrigation systems, utility vehicles and more.
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It Takes a Village: Slinger, Wis., Finds Power in Case SR210
Municipal work is ultimately a blending of many different trades. The equipment needs to be equally versatile. It was with this eye on versatility that the village of Slinger, Wis. — known for its ski hill and super speedway — recently added a new skid steer to its fleet: the Tier IV Final SR210 from Click to Read More | It Takes a Village: Slinger, Wis., Finds Power in Case SR210
Lano Hosts Successful Open Houses
Lano’s Anoka and Loretto, Minn., open houses, on April 1 and 9 respectively, were a great success, according to the company. The open houses featured several manufacture representatives on-hand, a DOT seminar, in-store promotions, an equipment derby and a complementary lunch.
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Customers 'Play in the Dirt' at Nortrax Open House
ortrax hosted its annual equipment demo and open house event on Friday, April 10th at the Chippewa Falls branch.The all-day event featured an extensive line of Click to Read More | Customers 'Play in the Dirt' at Nortrax Open House