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By-and-large, a fleet of earthmoving equipment on just about any given job site has a variety of manufacturer's machines from "the regular guys" and then maybe one or two from the newer "up and coming" manufacturers. Brent Scarbrough & Co. Inc.

Nippon Pneumatic Manufacturing Co. Ltd was established in Japan nearly 100 years ago in 1923. NPK made its start manufacturing air tools then expanded into the productions of chemical processing equipment in 1945. In 1957, the construction equipment division was created, and NPK Japan developed the first boom mounted pneumatic hammer in the world.

Bill Buckles, president of Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co. (second from R), receives a proclamation from Grant Aungst, community and economic development director of Brunswick, Ohio. Also pictured are Carl DeForest, Brunswick city manager, Mike Slinger, Midwest regional director — Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co.

NPK Construction Equipment (NPKCE), a subsidiary of Nippon Pneumatic Mfg. Co. LTD (NPK Japan), has announced that NPKCE has purchased Genesis Attachments LLC (USA), Genesis Holdings (Germany), and Genesis GmbH (Germany). "We are very excited about this new partnership because, like NPK, Genesis is a market leading attachment supplier with a focus on quality products," said Dan Tyrrell, president of NPK Construction Equipment.

NPK has purchased a new property in Elko, Nev., in conjunction with the launch of NPK Mining Equipment LLC. Located at 1850 Idaho St., the facility will not only house NPK Mining Equipment, but also serve as a customer service center for western United States and Canada.

NPK has announced the newest member of its construction equipment dealer network. Hoffman Equipment will provide NPK sales and service in New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. Hoffman is a family business that opened in New Jersey in 1920 as a transportation company delivering roofing materials.

In 2016, OHSA introduced a new regulation regarding occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica in construction work (1926.1153). Part xvii specifies acceptable work practices pertaining to heavy equipment used to break silica-containing materials, i.e.

NPK's C6-CSD sheet pile drivers use a hydraulically powered clamp bolted to the base of a modified vibratory plate compactor to drive or extract large diameter pipe or sheeting. This design combines the powerful impulse forces of NPK's original plate compactors with the delicate vibrations required to “liquefy” soil, making pressing the sheeting into the soil far more efficient.

Murphy Tractor & Equipment Company recently hosted Ohio-area contractors, municipal maintenance employees, farmers and landscape contractors for the dealership's round of annual holiday open house events. This year, the events were held at the company's Ohio branch locations in Brunswick, Canton, Cincinnati, Painesville and Poland throughout the month of December.

Erb Equipment Company held an open house celebration at its newly expanded branch in Paducah, Ky., on Nov. 4. The event was held from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and lunch was served to attendees. Since 1944, Erb Equipment Company has been serving its customers' needs from eight branch locations throughout Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky, including its main office in St.

Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co. Inc. recently celebrated the opening of the dealership's new state facility in Harmony, Pa., with a grand opening event on Sept. 16. Guests enjoyed a BBQ lunch, door prizes, tours of the new facility and demonstrations of the newest Bomag and John Deere Construction and Forestry Equipment.