Ron Peterson, president of Peterson Attachments & Equipment in Westborough, Mass., announced that the company has been named the Kato/IHI dealer of New England. "Kato has long been known in the United States for their high quality Japanese compact excavators," Peterson said.

Euro Auctions, worldwide auctioneers of industrial plant, construction equipment and agricultural machinery, has just announced its first ever 'Timed Auction' to be coordinated via its new Hong Kong operation, with the hammer day, to conclude all transactions, set for Thursday, Dec.

Kato Works Co., Ltd. and IHI Corporation Ltd., have signed a stock transfer contract today agreeing to transfer 100% shares of IHI Construction Machinery Ltd. from IHI to Kato. According to the company, Kato expects that the product line-up will be enhanced in the synergy effects between their products and IK products such as mini-excavators, crawler cranes and other crawler equipment.

Ray and Cheryl Henry of I.R.A.Y. Auction recently took home six marketing awards from the Minnesota State Auctioneers Association convention marketing contest held in Mankato, Minn. The six awards were the most presented to any one company. Over the years, Ray and Cheryl Henry with family in tow have attended this event winning numerous awards highlighting their marketing efforts.