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Weir has entered into a binding agreement to acquire ESCO Corporation (“ESCO”), a U.S. company based in Portland, Ore., for an equity value of $1. 051 million and an estimated enterprise value of $1.285 million. ESCO is the global market leader in highly engineered GET for surface mining and construction.

Esco's SXDP — super extreme duty plate lip bucket was developed for the most severe, high wear applications. It includes all of the Esco XDP bucket features plus an extreme duty wear package providing more cast wear protection than any Esco construction excavator buckets.

Esco now offers a competitive line of general purpose (GP) buckets for wheel loaders. The offering ranges from 2.0 to 9.0 cu. yd. (1.5 to 6.9 cu m) capacities for WL20 to WL80 class wheel loaders. The buckets feature curved side reinforcement plates to reduce spillage and AR400 wear protection in high wear areas.

HONOLULU (AP) - A nonprofit company planning to build one of the world’s biggest telescopes on a mountain many Native Hawaiians consider sacred will continue to postpone construction, Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Friday. This is the second time the Thirty Meter Telescope has extended a moratorium on building at the summit of Mauna Kea, the highest peak on the Big Island of Hawaii.

HILO, Hawaii (AP) - Construction of one of the world’s largest telescopes is being delayed because of blizzard conditions on a Hawaii mountain summit. The Thirty Meter Telescope will be built near the summit of Mauna Kea. If not for the winter storm, construction preparations would be getting underway at the site of the $1.4-billion project, Sandra Dawson, telescope spokeswoman, told Hilo newspaper Hawaii Tribune-Herald ( ).

Jesco Inc., headquartered in South Plainfield, N.J., is the authorized Ditch Witch and Hammerhead dealer in the northeast United States serving Maine, New Hampshire Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Central and eastern New York State, New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, New Castle County, Del., and Maryland since 2011.

Jesco has purchased certain assets of Ditch Witch of Maryland Inc., expanding Jesco’s area of primary responsibility for Ditch Witch, Hammerhead and other products manufactured by The Charles Machine Works into Washington, D.C., and the following counties of Maryland:• Harford• Baltimore (county and city)• Carroll• Frederick• Washington• Montgomery• Howard• Anne Arundel• Prince George’s• Calvert• Charles• Saint Mary’sThese counties are in addition to Jesco’s current responsibility in the mid-Atlantic region for Cecil County, Md., and New Castle County, Del.

Jesco Incorporated, a John Deere Construction Equipment Dealer in four states throughout the Northeast, is currently in the process of building a new full-service facility in Babylon, N.Y. The new facility will be strategically located in the township of Deer Park and will service customers throughout New York City and Long Island.

Jesco Incorporated, a John Deere construction equipment dealer in four states throughout the Northeast, has broken ground on its newest facility in Babylon, N.Y. The new facility will be strategically located in the township of Deer Park and will service customers throughout New York City and Long Island.

JCB, has launched the high capacity 560-80, a heavy duty machine engineered for arduous industrial applications. The 560-80 is a heavyweight machine with a 13,200 lb. (5,987 kg) maximum lift capacity. Though built to lift to a maximum height of 26 ft.

Industrial lighting specialists Larson Electronics has announced the release of a 25 ft. (7.6 m) telescoping light mast with 360 degree rotating capabilities. The LM-25-3S-EPLC2-12X150RT-RB is a fold over light mast that provides a safe and effective way for operators to quickly deploy twelve 150 watt LED light heads that will illuminate approximately seven acres of work space, according to the manufacturer.