S.C. Inland Port Set to Boost Economic Development
Despite soaking rains during crucial months, construction is nearing completion on a new inland port in Greer, S.C. Located halfway between the two largest urban centers in the southeast, the $50 million investment is expected to handle up to 40,000 container lifts a year initially, with potential expansion to 100,000 containers annually.
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ABC of the Carolinas Honors Brasfield & Gorrie Projects
Brasfield & Gorrie announced that it is the recipient of honors from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of the Carolinas. During an awards ceremony this week, Brasfield & Gorrie received three first-place Eagle Awards, the Carolinas Green Award, the Free Enterprise Award and the prestigious Project of the Year award.
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Ring Power Offers Complete Gas-to-Energy Solutions
After a thorough assessment of market conditions and the growing demand for clean alternative sources of energy, Ring Power Corporation's power systems division has formed a gas energy business unit to market the Cat-branded line of gas engine generators and full service solutions for gas-to-energy power projects.
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New Office Building Set to Revitalize Downtown Rock Hill
Before the Chris King Memorial Funeral Home existed, a converted home stood, dating back to the turn of the last century, in Rock Hill, N.C. Cary Cooke is the project superintendent on the job site.
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Terex Agrees to Sell Truck Business To Volvo for $160 Million
Terex Corporation has announced that it has agreed to sell its truck business to Volvo Construction Equipment for cash proceeds of approximately $160 million. The truck business manufactures and sells off-highway rigid and articulated haul trucks.
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Frustration Mounts in La. for $12 Billion Road Repair Backlog
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Louisiana has a backlog of more than $12 billion in needed road repairs, highway upgrades and bridge work.
The figure is staggering, and lawmakers regularly talk in distressed terms about its implications.
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Miss. Bridge Work Set to Cut Barge Hits, Ease Strain
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) The structure of the Interstate 20 bridge over the Mississippi River keeps shifting.
Barges keeping hitting it.
Travelers keep getting delayed.
It needs to be fixed and Mississippi officials say two federal grants will allow them to do just that.
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Safety Concerns Cause Closure of Bonner Bridge
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina transportation officials closed the only bridge onto a 60-mi. (96.5 km) stretch of the Outer Banks on Dec. 3 after discovering the deteriorating span posed an immediate safety threat.
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Closer Look At Construction Numbers Reveals a Mixed Bag
At first glance, recent statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau on public construction spending offered some surprisingly good news, but a closer look revealed a picture that insiders said remains worrisome — albeit hopeful.
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U.S. Supreme Court Preserves State Construction Forum-Selection Laws
In a victory for construction subcontractors, the U.S. Supreme Court preserved the 24 state laws limiting the validity of forum-selection clauses in construction contracts in its ruling on Dec. 3 in Atlantic Marine Construction Co.
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ODOT Invests $3 Million in Transportation Needs for Elderly, Disabled
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) announced recently a $3 million investment in local communities to aid the transportation needs of the elderly and disabled in Ohio. The money will be used to purchase new vehicles and equipment which were not available previously.
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New Report Identifies Two Options Kentucky, Ohio Could Explore for New Ohio River Bridge
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) released a study of options Oct. 3 for a new Ohio River bridge between Cincinnati and northern Kentucky.
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Ohio Turnpike Panel OKs $930M for Road Projects
CLEVELAND (AP) The Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission has signed off on $930 million for 10 projects in the turnpike's first round of funding for highway and bridge work outside of its corridor.
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New Holland Announces Program for Military, Emergency Services Personnel
In recognition of the courage, service and sacrifices which members of the armed forces, police officers, firefighters and their families make every day, New Holland announced the kickoff of this year's True Blue Salute program.
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'Tis the Season: Shoppers Rejoice Riverchase Galleria Renovations
A $60 million renovation of the state’s largest shopping mall is nearing completion near Birmingham, Ala., just in time for the 2013 holiday season. Work began on the project in mid-2012.
“Riverchase Galleria is currently undergoing an extensive redevelopment,” said Thomas Martin, senior general manager of General Growth Properties.
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OAIMA Hosts Annual Meeting, Trade Show
Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association's (OAIMA) held its annual meeting and trade show at the Hilton at Easton in Columbus, Ohio, on Nov. 13 and 14.
OAIMA President Tony Price of National Lime & Stone Company welcomed attendees and provided opening comments during the general session, which was followed by comments from OAIMA Executive Director, Pat Jacomet and Jerry Wray, director Ohio Department of Transportation.
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Crews Finish Interchange Ahead of Schedule
Residents and businesses straddling TH 36 in Maplewood, Minn., a northern suburb of St. Paul, have a mi. (1.6 km) long stretch of highway back in operation after a 75 day closure and a new interchange for their community of 38,000.
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Screener Crusher Processor Turns Heads on Windmill Farm
All construction projects have unexpected surprises and last-minute changes. But a last-minute change helped The Morse Group discover new processes and uncover a new opportunity to save time and reduce cost on this and future jobs.
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AED Welcomes New President/CEO
Associated Equipment Distributors has appointed its new President and CEO, Brian P. McGuire. He will assume his duties with AED on Jan.
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Allmand Back Nine Night-Lite Golf Tournament
Allmand Brothers recently brought more than 61 Night-Light Pro IIs to the Holdrege Country Club, Holdrege, Neb., in order to light up the back nine holes for its “Night-Lite Golf Tournaments.”
Vendors, customers, and employees enjoyed a day of golfing the front nine holes and once the sun went down, they golfed the back nine holes with the aid of the light towers lighting the fairways.
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Mine Expansion to Claim Vital Iron Range Highway
VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) A key stretch of U.S. Highway 53 must be removed by 2017 to make way for the expansion of a taconite ore mine, based on the terms of an agreement the state struck with a mining company in 1960.
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Erb Names Charities for Rental Holiday Give Back Program
In the spirit of the holidays, Erb Equipment has announced the charites it has selected for the Rental Holiday Give Back Program. Erb Equipment will donate two percent of all new rental revenues from Nov.
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Construction Spending Hits Four-Year Peak
An unusual surge in public construction in October pushed total construction spending to its highest level since May 2009 despite a dip in both private residential and nonresidential activity, according to an analysis of new Census Bureau data by the Associated General Contractors of America.
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Research Lab Aims to Change Building Methods
RICHBURG, S.C. (AP) The insurance industry hopes a 21,000-sq.-ft. lab in rural South Carolina can help revolutionize the way homes are built and stem the cost of Mother Nature's disasters.
Officials at the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety say the wake of destruction left by hurricanes, wildfires and other natural disasters can be greatly reduced with construction choices that cost little extra upfront.
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Wacker Neuson Hosts 6th Annual Trowel Challenge Competition
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin – Wacker Neuson’s booth at World of Concrete will once again be a show destination for the industry's fastest finishers. The sixth annual Wacker Neuson Trowel Challenge competition will take place during World of Concrete, January 21-24, 2014, Las Vegas, Booth #O30145.
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Doosan Portable Power Introduces Tier IV Final Air Compressors
Doosan Portable Power is introducing Tier IV Final air compressors in its most widely used models — the P185 and C185. With 100 psi at 185 cfm, the P185 and C185 meet the needs of a variety of applications, from powering handheld air tools, to sandblasting, sprinkler and irrigation line blow-out, cable laying and pipeline testing.
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Kobelco Eyes US Comeback With New Plant
TOKYO -- Kobelco Construction Machinery plans to build an American factory as early as 2015 to meet growing demand for equipment used in real estate development and shale gas production, according to the company.
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Bobcat Launches Tier IV 500 Frame-Size Loaders With Non-DPF Emissions Solution
Bobcat Company has released its first Tier IV loaders — including a non-diesel particulate filter (DPF) engine solution. The seven medium-sized machines make up the most popular size class in the Bobcat loader family and provide operators with all of the same performance benefits of the previous interim Tier IV models.
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Gehl Boom Tip Lift Hook Increases Versatility of RS Series Telescopic Handlers
Gehl has introduced an optional lifting hook for select Gehl RS Series telescopic handler models. The lift hook option provides a secure lifting point for transporting suspended loads without the use of an additional attachment.
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Kioti NX Series Feature Daedong Eco Technology
Kioti Tractor's NX Series are built with customer needs and environmental standards in mind. Models within this series are equipped with the new Tier IV compliant ECO technology, which reduces emissions within the environment.
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Case Introduces Tier IV Final TR270 Alpha Series Compact Track Loader
The Case Tier IV Final TR270 Alpha Series compact track loader is an updated 74 hp (55 kW) model that increases bucket breakout force (7,270 lbs.), torque (232 ft.-lbs.) and hydraulic flow (standard: 24.
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Cat 770G, 772G Off-Highway Trucks Have New Control Features
The Cat 770G and 772G off-highway trucks have been designed with major advancements in emissions control technology, transmission and traction control systems; frame, drive train, and cooling system enhancements; added operator amenities; and serviceability improvements.
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Caterpillar Adds B-Series Utility Compactors to Paving Products Machine Family
The new Cat CB22B, CB24B, CB24B XT, CB32B, CB34B, CB34B XW, CC24B and CC34B feature key enhancements that will help contractors achieve compaction more efficiently than ever, according to the manufacturer.
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Caterpillar Introduces B-Series Production-Class Vibratory Soil Compactors
Caterpillar's B-Series production-class vibratory soil compactors includes nine models.
The range of vibratory soil compactors includes the smooth drum CS54B, CS56B, CS68B, CS74B and CS78B.
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Vögele i-Series Is Next Generation of Vision Pavers
The 10-ft. (3 m) Vögele Vision i-Series pavers represent the next generation of Vision pavers for the 21st century.
The tracked Vision 5200-2i and wheeled Vision 5203-2i pavers are new in 2013 and are designed especially for the requirements of the North American market.
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Allu M-Series Screener Crushers Designed for Soft Rock Mining Debut
New Jersey-based Allu Group Inc.'s Mining Series (M-Series) all-in-one screener crusher attachment for the mining industry will make its North American debut at ConExpo-Con/AGG March 4 to 8, 2014.
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