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Scrap Processors Inc. Uses Family Atmosphere to Spur Four Generations of Operation

Rarely do generational companies resemble their original business plans. Most take winding journeys until they find their niches. Des Moines, Iowa-based Scrap Processors Inc. (SPI) is no different. "When my grandfather, Myer Silverstein, started the business in 1948, they did a bunch of everything," said David Silverstein, owner of SPI....


Komatsu Upgrades Design on Constant Cut Units

The cutting unit on all Komatsu C-heads, Constant Cut, will receive an upgraded design, effective June 1. The upgrade contains no less than 25 points and represents a number of improvements for customers, both in terms of increased productivity and better flow in the production....


Teams Can Visualize Job Site Status With Komatsu Smart Construction Dashboard

To better manage their businesses, construction operations teams need a go-to solution to visualize the status of their job sites. With Komatsu's Smart Construction Dashboard, they can. Built to support the digital transformation of customers' work sites, Komatsu's suite of Smart Construction solutions leverages the power of IoT to help customers orchestrate construction planning, with the aim to better handle management and scheduling, streamline costs, and optimize processes remotely — in near real time....


Komatsu's D39i-24 Dozer Offers Enhanced Automation

The faster your construction crew reaches a state of maximum productivity, the better it is for your bottom line. Have you ever watched crews, surrounded by modern equipment, begin a job by pounding a wooden stake into the ground and think, "Isn't there a better way?" There is....


Komatsu Introduces Expanded Range of Hydraulic Breakers

Breakers are a flexible and crucial attachment used for a wide variety of jobs, including tunneling, trenching, foundation removal, dredging, bridge demolition, quarry excavation, mining and more. To meet growing demand in North America, Komatsu is expanding its product line of hydraulic breakers....


Despite Challenging Restrictions, JDC Demolition Deftly Razes Athletic Center

JDC Demolition was contracted to perform the environmental remediation and demolition of the former Alfond Athletic Center at the Colby College, a private Liberal Arts college in Waterville, Maine. Founded in 1813, the campus, located on a beautiful, historic 714-acre site, is among the most selective liberal arts institutions in the country and is considered a "Little Ivy." Together with sister company New Roads Environmental, JDC Demolition completed the abatement and removal of the 200,000-sq.-ft....


UPDATE: Komatsu Excavator Attempts to Dislodge One of World's Largest Shipping Containers

[Updated March 29]: The Ever Given shipping container that was stranded in the Suez Canal has been fully refloated, and traffic has finally resumed in the Suez Canal six days after the international shipping crisis began....


Komatsu's PC88MR-11 Excavator Delivers Higher Productivity

Komatsu's PC88MR-11 excavator features a reduced tail swing radius, making it ideal for work on roadways, bridges, urban areas or anywhere space is limited. The 67.7 hp (50.6 kW) excavator has standard high flow auxiliary hydraulics with proportional joysticks that offer increased job versatility, while providing precise attachment control....


Linder Industrial Machinery Becomes Authorized Topcon Dealer in Carolinas

Linder Industrial Machinery is now an authorized Topcon Positioning dealer in North and South Carolina. "I am extremely excited about this partnership with Topcon and Linder in the Carolinas," said Chris Wilkes, Linder Industrial Machinery's senior vice president of sales of the Carolinas....


Iowa Firm Addresses Workforce, Emerging Technologies

When Jesse Rognes opened his own construction business it needed a name. Synergy Contracting LLC was more than something catchy, it was a clear reflection on how he wanted his company to operate. "Synergy means bringing together multiple pieces to create a greater good," said Rognes....







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