Caterpillar

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Caterpillar Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Caterpillar Inc., originally announced a commitment of $8.5 million to support global communities. Part of the funding included a 2:1 match for a limited time for United States employee and retiree donations made to eligible nonprofits.

After talking with Caterpillar, as well as veteran salespeople for the popular global construction equipment line, New Jersey's Foley Inc. is confident it has come up with a novel idea. On June 22, Piscataway-based Foley Inc. opened its own used equipment operation in Monroe Township, Middlesex County, N.J.

The Caterpillar Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Caterpillar Inc., announced a commitment to help fight racism and social injustice. To honor the lives lost and keep with its mission, the Caterpillar Foundation is donating $1 million split between the following two organizations ($500,000 each): The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment, challenging racial and economic injustice, and protecting fundamental human rights for the most vulnerable in our society.

A little more than three years into a projected eight-year interchange project in Macon, the contractor can't seem to buy a break. Environmental issues, flooding and unmarked utilities have added at least a year and a half to the project to improve the I-16/I-75 interchange.

Eric Steben traveled to the end of the earth — the southern end — to see how a one-of-a-kind tracked vehicle behaved under harsh conditions. The Antarctica laboratory proved the value of the specialized machine and the engineering expertise of Steben and colleagues.

Caterpillar Inc. has acquired select assets and hired employees from San Francisco, Calif., based robot and autonomy technology solutions company Marble Robot Inc. The acquisition is part of Caterpillar's automation and autonomy strategy and demonstrates its commitment to the next generation of jobsite solutions.

Massana Construction Inc. will be finishing a $4.9 million safety upgrade project for the Texas Department of Transportation in the city of Amarillo on August 5. The initiative is installing four miles of cable barrier on I-40, an east-west interstate on the south side of the city; five miles of cable barrier, four miles of new guardrail and 220 ft.

Earth work, site preparation and the installation of underground infrastructure are ongoing for more than 50 acres of the more than 161 acre "The Lake District" development, a $400 million upscale mixed-use community just outside of Memphis, Tenn., that is being implemented by The Lake District LCC (TLD), which is owned by Gilad Development Inc.

"One hundred years, here we come." That's the exuberant view of Chris MacAllister, president and CEO of MacAllister Machinery, as the Indianapolis-headquartered Caterpillar dealer waltzes through its 75th year of business. Waltz might not be an apt description of a company as vigorously engaged as this one.

Delivering the power and reliability required for the most demanding material handling applications in scrap and millyard operations, the new Cat MH3040 builds on the successful legacy of the M325D L MH model. The boom, sticks and other high-stress areas feature thick, multiplate fabrications, castings and forgings to withstand wear and deliver years of durable operation.

According to the state of Minnesota Pollution Control Agency "street sweepings are materials such as sand, salt, leaves and debris removed from city streets, parking lots and sidewalks to prevent these materials from being washed into storm sewers and surface waters, and is done to improve the appearance of public roadways." Regarding reusing street sweepings, the same report states that "test results have shown street sweepings from normal sweeping operations are safe and acceptable for reuse in many areas." The state mandated that unless street sweepings had the organics and trash removed from the aggregates, the street sweepings could not be reused and had to be disposed of in an approved landfill.