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Thursday, October 30, 2014 :: 11:11:41 AM

Southeast

Brenau University Launches First Construction Projects in Decades

Construction is under way on the Brenau University Gainesville campus to replace several decades-old buildings with new sorority houses and an additional residence hall. A number of projects, including the first phase of the redevelopment of the high-profile Downtown Center, represent the first major construction on the Brenau campus in decades.

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Southeast

Two Major Jobs Under Way With Yancey’s Help

Official ground breaking ceremonies were held this fall on two major highway transportation projects, the Northwest Corridor and the I-75 South Metro Georgia Express Lanes. Designed to alleviate heavy traffic conditions in some of the most congested corridors around Atlanta, the Northwest Corridor and the I-75 South Metro Express Lanes are expected to improve traffic flow, reduce trip times and bring economic growth to the region.

Click to Read More | Two Major Jobs Under Way With Yancey’s Help

National

Caterpillar Reports Improved Third-Quarter Results

Caterpillar Inc. announced profit per share of $1.63 for the third quarter of 2014, an increase from third-quarter 2013 profit per share of $1.45. The third quarter of 2014 included a negative impact of $0.

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National

Sandy: Two Years Later

NEW YORK (AP) After Superstorm Sandy, officials in New York and New Jersey vowed to make sure the unprecedented destruction wouldn't happen again.

Two years later, would it?

There are some concrete signs of tougher protections, from a nearly-finished sea wall protecting two devastated New Jersey towns to a Long Island boardwalk rebuilt to serve as a retaining wall.

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Southeast

Good Hope Contracting Paves Way Along I-22 in Jasper

Having confidence in the reliability of your equipment when you are running a construction firm may be a little more important than the amount of money you lay out for that equipment.

But when both of those factors come out in favor of a contractor, the result is the cost of doing business is low and the peace of mind is high.

Click to Read More | Good Hope Contracting Paves Way Along I-22 in Jasper

Southeast

Moving History in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Eighteen years ago, when the city of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and its Japan sister city, Naka-Machi, hung an 8,250-pound symbolic bell in the American town's center, it wasn't likely that organizers were thinking about how to take it down.

Click to Read More | Moving History in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Southeast

Sunbelt Ag Expo Boasts More Than 100,000 Attendees in Ga.

An estimated 100,000-plus attendees turned out for this year's annual Sunbelt Ag Expo on Oct. 14 to 16 in Moultrie, Ga.

Known by many as “North America's Premier Farm Show,” this year's expo had more than 1,200 exhibitors showcasing thousands of agricultural products and services.

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Southeast

JCB’s Road Show Makes Stop at MacKinnon JCB in Tampa

Customers, local leaders and the community were invited to an open house at MacKinnon JCB in Tampa, Fla., as part of the road show with JCB's highly specialized military backhoe loader, the HMEE (High Mobility Engineer Excavator) and its all-new commercial-purposed 3CX backhoe loader.

Click to Read More | JCB’s Road Show Makes Stop at MacKinnon JCB in Tampa

Southeast

I-10/I-110 Project to Sustain Economic Boom

D'Iberville, Miss., is getting a major boost due to the ongoing I-10/I-110 interchange modification project. The construction, currently 70 percent complete, includes the first split diamond interchange in Mississippi and the installation of the first soil nail wall in the state.

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National

Komatsu Launches C144 Harvesting Head

Komatsu America Corp.'s high capacity C144 harvesting head is the second model in its new C-series family of “carry-style” heads (the C93 was the first).

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National

Dino DC400Ri Combines Best Features in One Surface Drill Rig

Sandvik Construction's Dino DC400Ri is a hydraulic, self-propelled, self-contained, crawler based surface drilling unit with full radio remote control operation for 2 to 3 in. (51 to 76 mm) hole sizes.

Click to Read More | Dino DC400Ri Combines Best Features in One Surface Drill Rig

National

Komatsu Launches PC88MR-10 Hydraulic Excavator

With a net 65.5 hp (48.8 kW), Komatsu's PC88MR-10 hydraulic excavator is powered by a 4-valve per cylinder Komatsu SAA4D95LE-6 engine and is EPA Tier IV Final emission certified.

Click to Read More | Komatsu Launches PC88MR-10 Hydraulic Excavator

National

JLG G5-18A Works in Crowded Areas

The JLG G5-18A super compact telehandler features a 127-in. (322.5 cm) turning radius, enabling movement through crowded job sites and a stowed height of less than 76 in. (193 cm), making it ideal for work in confined or congested spaces and any application with overhead height restrictions.

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National

HD+ Tandem Rollers From Hamm

Hamm has expanded the range of HD+ series rollers by nine machine types with service weights of 14,000 lbs. and 16,000 lbs. (6,350 and 7,257 kg). The new HD+ 70i (15,000 lbs. [6,804 kg]), roller drum width 5 ft.

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Southeast

Ararat Rock Products’ Love of Crushing Spans Generations

Ararat Rock Products Company has operated a quarry in Mount Airy, N.C., for more than 50 years. Recently, the company acquired a new one in Eden, N.C. (formerly Virginia Solite).

James Crossingham IV, vice president of Ararat Rock Products Company, said that his grandfather started the company in 1955, and is still active in it at the age of 85.

Click to Read More | Ararat Rock Products’ Love of Crushing Spans Generations

Southeast

Founded in 1947, J.H. Williams Oil Company Continues Growth in Fla.

Customer service is the key to success for any business, but for a family business like J.H. Williams Oil Company, it is a defining feature. It's commitment to personal service, fast and easy access, and the promise of reliability and quality care.

Click to Read More | Founded in 1947, J.H. Williams Oil Company Continues Growth in Fla.

Southeast

Hills Machinery Creates Strong Presence With Charlotte Facility

Case Construction Equipment dealer Hills Machinery announced the opening of a new facility in Charlotte, N.

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National

LiuGong Dressta is Awarded 2014 Top Chinese Investor in Poland

The awards ceremony for the 2014 Top Foreign Direct Investors in Poland, which was hosted by Biz Poland Magazine and co-organized by The Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency, Special Economic Zones in Poland, Chamber of Commerce of Poland, was held at the Hotel Intercontinental, Warsaw on October 16th.

Click to Read More | LiuGong Dressta is Awarded 2014 Top Chinese Investor in Poland

National

Eighty-Three Percent of Construction Firms Report Having Trouble Finding Qualified Workers

Most construction firms report they are having trouble finding qualified craft workers to fill key spots as the industry recovers from its years-long downturn, according to the results of an industry-wide survey released Oct.

Click to Read More | Eighty-Three Percent of Construction Firms Report Having Trouble Finding Qualified Workers

National

College Studies Reuse of Construction Drilling Mud

BIXBY, Okla. (AP) - Soil pulled from horizontal directional drilling at urban construction sites can help your lawn, if used in the right amounts, according to research at Oklahoma State University.

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National

Grimmer Construction Leads Franciscan Hospital Job

Grimmer Construction Inc., a northwest Indiana site-work and civil contractor for underground utility installation, is known to tackle some of the most challenging underground projects in the area, the INDOT 169th Street Reconstruction and Gary South Levee projects just to name a few.

Click to Read More | Grimmer Construction Leads Franciscan Hospital Job

National

Housing Market Shaking Off Slowdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. homes sold in September at their fastest clip this year, a sign that the housing market is shaking off a slowdown that began in the middle of 2013.

The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday that sales of existing homes rose 2.

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National

JCB Opens Parts Distribution Center in Chicago Area

JCB has officially opened its newest North American parts distribution center in Aurora, Ill. This Chicago-area facility will serve as JCB's main parts distribution center in North America, joining the company's three other parts warehouses in Savannah, Ga.

Click to Read More | JCB Opens Parts Distribution Center in Chicago Area

National

Altorfer Welcomes Shadden as Ag Sales Representative

Altorfer Inc. recently welcome Chris Shadden to the ag division as application sales representative. Shadden will represent the RoGator and TerraGator product lines for 10 counties in Altorfer's eastern Iowa territory, including Delaware, Dubuque, Jones, Jackson, Cedar, Clinton, Scott, Muscatine, Louisa and Des Moines.

Click to Read More | Altorfer Welcomes Shadden as Ag Sales Representative

National

Southeastern Equipment Company Adds Kyle, Thoma to Its Sales Team

Southeastern Equipment Company recently announced two new hires.

Doug Kyle has joined the company as sales representative at the Indianapolis, Ind. location. Kyle is selling Kobelco, Bomag and Kubota equipment throughout Bartholomew, Boone, Brown, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Decatur, Floyd, Fountain, Hendricks, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Lawrence, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Scott, Tippecanoe, Vermillion, Vigo, Warren, and Washington counties.

Click to Read More | Southeastern Equipment Company Adds Kyle, Thoma to Its Sales Team

National

Contractors Mobilize for I-65 Project

Indiana Department of Transportation officials met with contractors, subcontractors, design engineers, utility company representatives and local government personnel at Seymour District offices Oct.

Click to Read More | Contractors Mobilize for I-65 Project

National

Ziegler CAT Poised for Future Growth With Executive Team Promotions

Ziegler CAT has promoted Mark Allen to senior executive vice president, Andreas Hoeft to executive vice president of sales, and William M. Hoeft to executive vice president of product support.

Allen previously served as Ziegler's chief financial officer, executive vice president, vice president of administration, corporate controller and accounting manager.

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National

New Hydraulic Drifter Rock Drill Takes Brokk Power and Safety to Cramped Worksites

MONROE, Wash. (Oct. 23, 2014) – Brokk remote-controlled demolition equipment brings Goliath-sized drilling power in a David-sized package for mining, demolition and tunneling applications with the latest TE160 hydraulic drifter rock drill from TEI Rock Drills.

Click to Read More | New Hydraulic Drifter Rock Drill Takes Brokk Power and Safety to Cramped Worksites

National

MRWA Holds 6th Annual Operator Equipment Expo

More than 230 people participated in the Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA) 6th Annual MRWA Operator Equipment Expo on Sept. 24, in Waconia, Minn., at the Carver County Fairgrounds.

The Expo is not an exhibit hall; it is a live, hands-on demonstration show with demos geared towards water and wastewater operators, managers and personnel using heavy equipment.

Click to Read More | MRWA Holds 6th Annual Operator Equipment Expo

National

Industry Confidence Remains Steady in October

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) released the October 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 $827 billion equipment finance sector.

Click to Read More | Industry Confidence Remains Steady in October

National

Demo Work Leads to Eastbound Voinovich Span

The demolition of the 5,078 ft. (157.8 m) long eight-lane Innerbelt Bridge (built in 1959, traffic both directions) in Cleveland, Ohio, began in early January and is expected to be completed by the end of August.

Click to Read More | Demo Work Leads to Eastbound Voinovich Span

Northeast

Mayor Calls for Housing Boom in Boston; Asks for $21B in Public, Private Work

BOSTON (AP) Boston Mayor Martin Walsh released a housing plan on Oct. 9 calling for $21 billion in public and private construction to meet the city's housing needs over the next two decades.

Walsh said the city needs to build 53,000 units of housing to accommodate a surging population and to prevent low- and middle-income residents from being priced out of the city.

Click to Read More | Mayor Calls for Housing Boom in Boston; Asks for $21B in Public, Private Work

Northeast

Oil, Natural Gas Prices Confound New England

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Pipeline bottlenecks that drove up natural gas home heating prices in New England last winter could cause trouble when the weather again turns cold, but oil prices that once climbed to record territory continue to fall.

Click to Read More | Oil, Natural Gas Prices Confound New England

National

Gravely Introduces the Atlas JSV Utility Vehicle

Brillion, Wis. (October 21, 2014) – Gravely has introduced the Atlas JSV utility vehicle designed for heavy jobsite work. With a 1,900 lb. payload and 2,000 lb. towing capacity, the Atlas allows work crews to literally haul a ton.

Click to Read More | Gravely Introduces the Atlas JSV Utility Vehicle

Northeast

Allied Recycling Finds Success with Help From Liebherr and Lorusso Heavy Equipment

Edward Jamieson has been in the scrap industry for decades. When the opportunity arose in 2003 to take over the site of a former demolition and recycling center in Walpole, Mass., Jamieson jumped at the opportunity.

Click to Read More | Allied Recycling Finds Success with Help From Liebherr and Lorusso Heavy Equipment

Northeast

Vt.’s PC Construction Takes Its Expertise Nationwide

With more than 55 years of experience in the construction industry, it's no surprise that PC Construction has taken not only Vermont but also the eastern United States by storm. The business proudly calls South Burlington, Vt.

Click to Read More | Vt.’s PC Construction Takes Its Expertise Nationwide