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Panama Canal Opens $5B Locks, Bullish Despite Shipping Woes

PANAMA CITY (AP) Authorities hosted a big bash to inaugurate newly expanded locks that will double the Panama Canal's capacity in a multibillion-dollar bet on a bright economic future despite tough times for international shipping....


McAllister Equipment Co. Promotes Allison to V.P. of Sales

McAllister Equipment Co. is announcing the promotion of Park J. Allison to Vice President of Sales. Based at the company's headquarters in Alsip-IL, Allison will be responsible for providing leadership and coordination for McAllister's sales function....


Volvo Excavators Assist Chicago Contractor in Tight Spot

Taylor Excavating & Wrecking Inc., a family-run business serving Chicago and its suburbs, specializes in working in tight downtown areas. So when President and Owner Tommy Taylor found the machine that worked best for these conditions, he went back and ordered two more....


McAllister Equip. Appoints Evans as Used Equipment Manager

McAllister Equipment Co. appointed Richard F. Evans as used equipment manager. Based at the company’s Alsip, Ill., store, Evans will be responsible for purchasing and selling used equipment. Evans has more than 20 years of industry experience....


McAllister Equipment Welcomes Lesher as New Vice President

McAllister Equipment Co. has appointed Bob Lesher as vice president of customer support. Based at the company’s Alsip (Chicago), Ill., store, Lesher will be responsible for all aspects of parts and service operations for McAllister’s six Illinois branches....


Ill. Dealer McAllister Equipment Acquires Two VCES Branches

Volvo Construction Equipment North America’s Illinois dealer, McAllister Equipment Co. of Alsip (Chicago), Ill., will acquire Volvo Construction Equipment & Services (VCES) branches located in Villa Park and Springfield, Ill....


Volvo Rents Opens New Rental Center in Rockford, Ill.

Jack Moser, president and CEO of McAllister Equipment Co., has opened a Volvo Rents franchise in Rockford, Ill. The new Volvo Rents center, an independently owned and operated franchise, carries equipment for the construction, commercial and industrial markets, including Volvo compact excavators and wheel loaders and backhoe and skid-steer loaders....


McAllister Equipment Co. Names Maher as Vice President of Administration

McAllister Equipment Co. has appointed Trish Maher as vice president of administration. Maher previously spent more than five years with McAllister as communications manager. She has more than 13 years of experience at both the manufacturing and distribution levels of the construction equipment industry....


McAllister Equipment Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony

McAllister Equipment Co. (MEC) hosted a ground-breaking ceremony Nov. 29 for its new branch, located on 5958 Columbia Parkway in Rockford, Ill. The 18,000 sq. ft. facility will open in April 2008, housing Volvo Rents and a heavy equipment store....


American Midwest Grows to Become Worldwide Dealer

Customers looking for high-quality new or low-hour large machines to augment their fleets can turn to American Midwest Equipment Corporation — a division of McAllister Equipment Co. — to meet their needs....







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