The Construction Association of Michigan (CAM), Bloomfield Hills, has announced that its Michigan Construction & Design Tradeshow will be held for the fourth consecutive year at MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit. This one-day event will be attended by commercial construction owners, contractors, suppliers, architects and engineers.

Binder Machinery Company, based in South Plainfield, N.J., announced that Michael Finnegan has been named technical solutions expert. Finnegan will be responsible for coordinating Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) machine control in all departments within Binder Machinery Company, including training customers, working with Komatsu’s Intelligent Machine Control (IMC) department, and the local Topcon dealer.

Finning International Inc. and Caterpillar Inc. announced the companies have reached an agreement for Finning to acquire from Caterpillar the distribution and support business formerly operated by Bucyrus in portions of South America and western Canada and in the United Kingdom After closing, Finning expects to begin providing sales, service and support for former Bucyrus mining products in all of Finning’s dealership territories.

During a recent FINN Corporation Dealer Sales Meeting, Highway Equipment Company was presented with the “2010 Dealer of the Year Don Sharp Award.”Highway Equipment has established itself as one of America’s leading sales and service providers of construction, landscaping, demolition, mining, quarrying and industrial material-handling machinery.

Joseph Finn Co. Inc., Newtown, Mass., held a public auction sale for Diaz Construction at Diaz’s facility in Avon, Mass., on June 29. The sale, which was conducted online as well as on-site, featured surplus items from the contractor’s recent job completions.

Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) has purchased a significant ownership interest in DynaRoad Oy, a software company located in Helsinki, Finland. DynaRoad develops project management software for civil engineering and infrastructure construction. Ivan Di Federico, TPS chief strategy officer, said, “Contractors and designers use DynaRoad products and services to save time and money by optimizing and controlling the production of large and complicated earthworks projects.

Finn Corporation’s TRU-Mulch line consists of six mulches specially designed to meet the demands of various erosion control and hydroseeding projects. The wood fibers used throughout the line originate from virgin poplar and pine wood chips from forests of the eastern United States.

You’ve heard about the Big Dig. You may soon be hearing just as much about the Big Float. The Big Float amphibious excavators are a patented innovation by REMU Ltd., a Finnish company headquartered in Ahtari, Finland. The company is growing steadily as it penetrates U.S., Canadian and European markets, and sets up its European and North American headquarters in Old Orchard Beach, Maine.

With the ability to carry and discharge a variety of materials including aggregate, soil mixes, mulch, sand and palletized loads, the new Material Transfer System (MTS) from FINN Corporation is the first of its kind in the company’s product line.