North America

Export development is one of the priorities for the French Mecalac Group, which has been designing, manufacturing and selling machines dedicated to urban construction sites for more than 40 years. With this as a focus, on May 16 and 17 Mecalac welcomed its dealers from the Americas: Canada, USA, Mexico, Colombia and Chile to its premises in Annecy-le-Vieux.

While viewers of Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4, 2018 at US Bank Stadium may not notice the exceptional flatness of the field, the crew from Park Construction will know they notched the first NFL win at the stadium. High fives and handshakes celebrated a victory four months before the opening kickoff of the 2016 NFL season at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

Doosan, a global leader in the infrastructure support business, announced a multi-year partnership with Major League Baseball, Sept. 27. As an official partner of MLB, Doosan will receive significant brand exposure across national broadcast and MLB-owned channels throughout the 2017 Postseason and upcoming seasons.

Topcon Positioning Group has announced updates to its Delta Solutions deformation monitoring system including software management improvements and advanced modular configurations. “Since the launch of Delta Solutions at Intergeo 2016, we have seen many systems installed and successfully operated across Europe and North America,” said Ian Stilgoe, vice president Europe GeoPositioning Solutions for Topcon Positioning Group.

He may not directly hear or see them, but Dave Stickney fully understands that his arrival at a bridge or intersection is bound to elicit muttered words and the rolling of the eyes. Seeing him begin to set up portable traffic signals can only mean one thing to local residents: Weeks, if not months, of delays for their daily commutes.

In response to strong domestic demand for its unique Allu Transformer material processing attachments, Allu Inc. has announced the opening of a new facility in New Jersey. Located at 25 Kimberly Road in East Brunswick, N.J., the new location will create additional warehouse capacity for aftermarket parts and factory space to increase product inventory by local assembly.

BOMAG Americas, Inc. announced Shawn Sweet as Vice President Sales & Marketing July 21. Shawn will be responsible for the leadership of the Bomag dealer and rental sales teams, marketing, product management and for developing new business opportunities.

Driven by improvements in most major markets, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) reported that net sales in the second quarter of 2017 increased by more than a third, rising 36 percent compared to the same period in the year before. Good cost control as volumes return also resulted in a significant improvement in profitability.

Terex|Finlay, hosted an international open day in Edinburgh, Scotland, on June 15 and 16. The event had a very international feel with dealers and end-user customers in attendance from North and South America, Europe, Russia, Japan and South Africa. In total more than 350 dealers and customers visited the site over the two days.