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Professional Women in Construction (PWC) launched its mentorship program on Nov. 28, at the Bronx Design and Construction Academy (BDCA), a new high school in the South Bronx, N.Y., when a group of successful women addressed some 30 freshmen and sophomore girls on the opportunities open to women in a nontraditional, male-dominated arena.

Hoffman Equipment, the dealer in New York for Case construction equipment and the Manitowoc family of cranes, has completed its move to a new 15,000 sq. ft. location. Just a few doors down from its former Bronx address, the new facility is at 1144 Zerega Ave., near the Bruckner Expressway interchange.

BRON has recently introduced a new line of vibratory rippers for dozers up to 1,200 hp (894 kW), designed to work in applications in compacted soil, shale, limestone rock and coal. The BRON 4000 Vibratory Ripper serves multiple industries, including mining, road construction and utility.