Husqvarna

Matt Nuijens has been appointed Husqvarna's new vice president/general manager. He will be reponsible for leading the sales/marketing, product management, customer service/technical support, finance and human resource teams in North America. Nuijens has more than 20 years of sales and marketing leadership experience from Nilfisk, Apex Tools, Carrier, Ingersoll Rand and most recently Sany.

Husqvarna's LP 9505 is a powerful, easy-to-operate trench compactor that delivers productivity in demanding trench compaction jobs, according to the manufacturer. The LP 9505's high operating weight enables efficient compaction without vibration, from the initial static passes all the way to the finish.

Husqvarna's compaction and concrete placement equipment is built on three basic principles: high-performance and well-designed quality equipment, a clear focus on efficiency and a service and support network to help contractors when and where ever needed.

Husqvarna Construction Products, headquartered in Olathe, Kan., has expanded with a brand new 150,000-sq.-ft. distribution center. The center, located in Lenexa, Kan., is only a mile away from the company's present headquarters and central warehouse.

King of Prussia Equipment and Husqvarna Construction Products held a one-day service seminar Nov. 3, 2018, for Husqvarna Soff-Cut saws and vacuums. The service school started at 8 a.m. at King of Prussia Equipment's facility in King of Prussia, Pa.

Approximately 120 people turned out for Erb Equipment's open house at its Cuba, Mo., location on April 20, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The new shop addition, which was completed in mid-January, was the site of lunch, which was made and served by Erb's sales team.

On Sept. 23, 2017, OSHA began enforcing its Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard in the construction industry. As industry professionals work to comply with the rule, many companies have rolled out new and updated products to help keep dust levels down and workers safe, including these: Retrofit Dust Suppression Spray Kit This kit from Atlas Copco is made for handheld tools, and can be attached to the company's handheld breaker, rivet buster or chipping hammer.

2017 yielded a flurry of activity for some of the biggest names in the construction industry. Mergers, acquisitions and partnership announcements made headlines at a steady pace throughout the year as businesses did their part to strengthen the brands so many rely on to get the job done.

Husqvarna Group's Construction Division has signed an agreement to acquire the Light Compaction & Concrete Equipment business from Atlas Copco. “Atlas Copco's Light Compaction & Concrete Equipment business fits well into Husqvarna Construction's strategy for expanding deeper into the market segment of Concrete Surfaces and Floors” said Kai Wärn, president and CEO of Husqvarna Group.

As part of a two-phase process, construction crews in Portsmouth, R.I., are demolishing the old Sakonnet River Bridge one piece at a time. The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is removing more than six million lbs. of steel and 2,700 cu.

Husqvarna has released a new three-step floor polishing system, Hiper 3, specifically for the DIY home improvement audience. Polish garage floors and other smaller spaces in as little as a weekend. DIYers can rent a PG 450 grinder, S 26 vacuum and a pre-stocked bucket containing the three-step pads, chemicals and step-by-step instructions (video instructions are also available) from a local contractor supply rental distributor.