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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 :: 6:10:34 PM

National

CAWGC to Host Meet & Greet Expo

The Contractors Association of Will & Grundy Counties will host its 2014 Meet & Greet Expo May 1 at the Stone City VFW in Joliet, Ill.

Click to Read More | CAWGC to Host Meet & Greet Expo

National

Coalition Announces $1.8 Billion Annual Package

Leaders of the Transportation for Illinois Coalition announced April 1 a new legislative push to provide about $1.8 billion a year for investing in the state''s deteriorating infrastructure and fix thousands of mi.

Click to Read More | Coalition Announces $1.8 Billion Annual Package

National

Iowa Contractor Relies on Nye’s Stumpharvester Model SHX 350

The memory is still fresh enough to make Nick Wylie cringe. J. Pettiecord Inc. crews were hard at work clearing 30 acres of trees along a new rail line when the shear they were using to process stumps broke.

Click to Read More | Iowa Contractor Relies on Nye’s Stumpharvester Model SHX 350

National

Volvo CE Goes 'Lights Out' in Shippensburg for Earth Hour

All was dark on Volvo Construction Equipment''s Shippensburg, Pa., facility the evening of March 29, when the construction equipment company turned off all non-essential lighting in support of Earth Hour from 8:30 p.

Click to Read More | Volvo CE Goes 'Lights Out' in Shippensburg for Earth Hour

National

TSNN Lists The Rental Show Among 2013’s Top Exhibitions

The Trade Show News Network (TSNN) released the 2013 TSNN Top 250 Trade Show rankings of the largest shows in the United States last year.

The Rental Show 2013 was ranked in the Top 100 for the third straight year and is in the top third of all U.

Click to Read More | TSNN Lists The Rental Show Among 2013’s Top Exhibitions

Northeast

Groff Tractor Hosts Intelligent Compaction Seminars

Intelligent compaction is the latest in road building compaction technology. Intelligent compaction or IC, involves the compaction of road materials using modern vibratory rollers equipped with an integrated measurement system, an onboard computer system and GPS.

Click to Read More | Groff Tractor Hosts Intelligent Compaction Seminars

National

Free MB America Crusher Buckets Go to Calif., Mass. Firms

After great success at the 2014 ConExpo-Con/AGG, MB America in Reno, Nev., gave away not one, but two of its crusher buckets to two lucky winners — Monte West of Algerine West Construction in Jamestown, Calif.

Click to Read More | Free MB America Crusher Buckets Go to Calif., Mass. Firms

National

IROCK Launches New Web Site for Easier Use, Mobile Access

IROCK Crushers has launched a new Web site. The new site, located at www.irockcrushers.com, provides quick access to detailed product information to help customers make informed decisions about crushing and screening equipment.

Click to Read More | IROCK Launches New Web Site for Easier Use, Mobile Access

National

W.S. Tyler Names Douglas Lima New Service Manager

W.S. Tyler, a screening solutions specialist in the mining, aggregate and industrial mineral industries, has named Douglas Lima as its new service manager.

Lima has 34 years of industry experience and has spent the past 16 years as a service technician with W.

Click to Read More | W.S. Tyler Names Douglas Lima New Service Manager

National

Fracking Foes Lament Union Stance on Drilling

PITTSBURGH (AP) - After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas boom.

Click to Read More | Fracking Foes Lament Union Stance on Drilling

Northeast

CRW Promotes Ken Thomas to Woods Branch Manager

Ken Thomas has been promoted to branch manager of Woods CRW''s Williston, Vt., corporate headquarters facility.

Thomas has worked as part of the CRW team in aggregate for nearly 18 years. During that term he has had roles in field territory sales/rental, earth moving equipment sales management and most recently as product manager of Merlo telehandlers and Terex compact equipment.

Click to Read More | CRW Promotes Ken Thomas to Woods Branch Manager

Northeast

Plasterer Equipment Holds Municipal Appreciation Day

Plasterer Equipment held a Municipal Appreciation Day event April 10 in Bethlehem, Pa.

The event featured a Deere WorkSight Solutions seminar.

Click to Read More | Plasterer Equipment Holds Municipal Appreciation Day

Northeast

Jason Patenaude Excavating Taps Into Family History, Thousands of Trees

March and April are the months of expectation and patience in the northernmost small town of Derby, Vt., on the Canadian border.

Jason Patenaude — who learned to turn a backhoe, dig the earth and cut and move timber at the tender age of 11 by his father''s side — and his wife and partner Alison, are expectant and expecting.

Click to Read More | Jason Patenaude Excavating Taps Into Family History, Thousands of Trees

National

Atlas Copco's FlexiROC T45 Drill Rig Cuts Fuel Costs

The Atlas Copco FlexiROC T45 tophammer surface drill rig, along with its new COP 3060 rock drill, is flexible yet uncompromising when it comes to fuel efficiency, while the COP 3060 further enhances drilling capacity.

Click to Read More | Atlas Copco's FlexiROC T45 Drill Rig Cuts Fuel Costs

Northeast

Pine Bush Equipment Opens Second NAPA Parts Store

In December 2010, Pine Bush Equipment opened a NAPA store inside its Holmes, N.Y., location. Now, just over three years later, Pine Bush has opened another NAPA store, this time at its main office in Pine Bush, N.

Click to Read More | Pine Bush Equipment Opens Second NAPA Parts Store

Northeast

Stephenson Expands Its National Crane Territory in Pa.

Stephenson Equipment Inc. has expanded its territory for Manitowoc's National Crane products to include western Pennsylvania. The National Crane line offers powerful truck mounted hydraulic cranes with long reach for precise work in tight spaces.

Click to Read More | Stephenson Expands Its National Crane Territory in Pa.

Northeast

Takeuchi Taps Durante Rentals as Newest Dealer in New York

Takeuchi-US has announced Durante Rentals as its newest dealer in New York. Durante Rentals will carry the full line of Click to Read More | Takeuchi Taps Durante Rentals as Newest Dealer in New York

Northeast

New Pier Park on Delaware River Has Historic Ties to Philly

The Washington Avenue waterfront, site of the country''s first Navy Yard and Philadelphia''s first immigration station (used from the 1870s through WWI), is undergoing renovation in order to create a pier park for public use.

Click to Read More | New Pier Park on Delaware River Has Historic Ties to Philly

National

March Construction Employment Increased in 38 States

Construction firms added jobs in 38 states over the past 12 months, although job gains leveled off between February and March, according to an analysis April 18 by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data.

Click to Read More | March Construction Employment Increased in 38 States

Northeast

It's the $610 Million IWAY or No New Highway for Providence

Location, location, location is the mantra of successful real estate. For the city of Providence, R.I., the new mantra is relocation.

The relocation of Interstate 195 to make way for the $610 million IWAY bridge and highway project through downtown Providence, has opened up nearly 20 acres of prime saleable land along the Providence River, a boon for a city and state that has flirted with bankruptcy each of the last three years.

Click to Read More | It's the $610 Million IWAY or No New Highway for Providence

National

ConExpo-Con/AGG Sets 2017 Dates: Show to Be Held March 7 to 11 in Vegas

The next ConExpo-Con/AGG international exposition will be held March 7 to 11, 2017, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Named ConExpo-Con/AGG 2017 chair is Richard M. Goldsbury, president Bobcat/Click to Read More | ConExpo-Con/AGG Sets 2017 Dates: Show to Be Held March 7 to 11 in Vegas

National

Genie Introduces Operator Protective Alarm on Boom Lifts

Genie has entered into a licensing agreement with Lavendon Group plc. for its "electronic secondary guarding solution" also known as the SkySiren.

Click to Read More | Genie Introduces Operator Protective Alarm on Boom Lifts

National

K-Tec Reveals 1243 ADT Scraper

K-Tec Earthmovers'' 1243ADT scraper model is designed for self-loading up to an ISO rated capacity of 43 cu. yds. (33 cu m) with a 40-ton (36 t) articulated dump truck power-unit.

The scraper is designed to excel in any soil condition with increased fuel efficiency and loading speed.

Click to Read More | K-Tec Reveals 1243 ADT Scraper

National

Brokk 800S Is Company’s Largest, Most Powerful Demolition Robot

The Brokk 800S demolition machines are Brokk''s most powerful demolition robots. The Brokk 800S is built for the most extreme tunneling, mining and construction work, and the Brokk 800P is for hot ladle, converter cleaning or whole refractory renovations in metal processing industries.

Click to Read More | Brokk 800S Is Company’s Largest, Most Powerful Demolition Robot

National

Superior's Core Systems Design Delivers Custom-Engineered Drive, Tail Pulley Assemblies

Superior Industries Inc., a manufacturer of conveyor systems and their related components, said its core systems design program offers drive and tail pulley assemblies custom-engineered for a specific application.

Click to Read More | Superior's Core Systems Design Delivers Custom-Engineered Drive, Tail Pulley Assemblies

National

Superior Industries Displays New Portable Screen Plant

Superior Industries Inc. displayed its latest portable screen plant at ConExpo-Con/AGG 2014. Known as an innovator in portable equipment technology for the construction aggregate industry, the 8x20 screen was outfitted with a Terex 8 by 20 ft.

Click to Read More | Superior Industries Displays New Portable Screen Plant

National

Design Changes Cut 80 Percent From Setup of Superior’s XTP Axle TeleStacker Conveyor

Superior Industries Inc. said its engineers cut major setup time required to transition a swing axle style TeleStacker conveyor from transport to radial positions. The new XTP axle shifts from road to radial mode in just five to ten minutes.

Click to Read More | Design Changes Cut 80 Percent From Setup of Superior’s XTP Axle TeleStacker Conveyor

National

Terex Finlay Introduces the 893 Tracked Mobile Heavy Duty Screener

The Terex Finlay 893 is a highly versatile and aggressive machine engineered and built for working in quarrying, mining, construction and demolition debris, topsoil, recycling, sand, gravel, coal, ore and aggregate applications, according to the manufacturer.

Click to Read More | Terex Finlay Introduces the 893 Tracked Mobile Heavy Duty Screener

National

Five ConExpo Attendees Unlock the 'Key to Safety'

Crane Institute of America awarded prizes to five individuals during this year''s ConExpo-Con/AGG. Prizes included "The Complete Package," a new train-the-trainer combination program, which allows trainers to become a Crane Institute of America certified trainer and a Crane Institute Certification (CIC) authorized practical examiner in two weeks.

Click to Read More | Five ConExpo Attendees Unlock the 'Key to Safety'

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Paladin Attachments Expands Manufacturing in Brazil

Paladin Attachments expands its worldwide presence with the opening of its first manufacturing facility located outside the United States. The new 60,000 sq. ft. facility in Guaranésia-MG, Brazil, will create approximately 100 new jobs and serve both the Brazilian and broader South American attachment markets.

Click to Read More | Paladin Attachments Expands Manufacturing in Brazil

National

Sany Shares ConExpo Success With Customers, Dealers

What happened to Craig Wiley and Bud Pecoy in Vegas, won't stay in Vegas.

Wiley and Pecoy were the two big winners at a customer and dealer appreciation event hosted by Sany America during the recent ConExpo-Con/AGG trade show in Las Vegas.

Click to Read More | Sany Shares ConExpo Success With Customers, Dealers

National

Terex AWP Announces Team Realignment in Marketing

Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP), a business segment of Terex Corporation has realigned its marketing team with engineering and product management to better serve Click to Read More | Terex AWP Announces Team Realignment in Marketing

National

Atlas Copco Ranked Among Most Ethical Companies

Atlas Copco was named one of the world''s most ethical companies by the Ethisphere Institute for the second consecutive year.

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Northeast

Appellate Advocacy Group Achieves Unanimous Pa. Supreme Court Decision

Oral arguments presented before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court by John J. Hare, shareholder and chair of Marshall Dennehey's Appellate Advocacy and Post-Trial Practice Group, have led to a unanimous decision by the court to reinstate a long-standing statutory employer defense for general contractors and others who are sued in tort for injuries to subcontractors' employees.

Click to Read More | Appellate Advocacy Group Achieves Unanimous Pa. Supreme Court Decision

Northeast

'Build it Back' Program Fails to Rebuild Damaged Homes

NEW YORK (AP) A year and a half after Superstorm Sandy decimated New York City''s coastline, a city-run program that was supposed to rebuild wrecked homes has only begun construction on three houses, and officials say they will need another $1 billion from the federal government in order to help every homeowner in need.

Click to Read More | 'Build it Back' Program Fails to Rebuild Damaged Homes

Northeast

Industry Flocks to PWC’s 'Meet the Construction Chiefs'

A capacity crowd representing every sector of the AEC industry attended Professional Women in Construction (PWC)''s annual "Meet the Construction Chiefs" on Feb. 27 at Club 101.

A surprise visit and welcome to all from IBEX Construction CEO Andy Frankl, whom PWC President Lenore Janis introduced as "a driving force on the PWC board of directors and supporter of W/MBE programs," launched the evening.

Click to Read More | Industry Flocks to PWC’s 'Meet the Construction Chiefs'