Tornado

Case Construction Equipment dealer Diamond Equipment is currently supporting Team Rubicon, a veteran-led disaster response organization, in numerous operations throughout the state of Tennessee after a series of tornadoes and heavy storms moved through the region in March and April.

An EF-2 tornado touched down near La Grange, Texas, on May 3. One of the buildings destroyed belonged to McCourt & Sons Equipment Inc. Eamon McCourt, vice president of McCourt & Sons Equipment, said in an interview with KVUE, "I think it was a 30-foot tall building.

As part of a powerful storm system that also tore through the Florida panhandle, South Carolina and Georgia, devastating tornadoes decimated parts of eastern Alabama during the first week of March, killing 23, injuring dozens more and leading Gov. Kay Ivey to declare a state of emergency.

In the wake of this week's destructive spate of tornados across the American Southeast, Build with Strength, a coalition of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) consisting of civic organizations, fire service professionals, architects, engineers and industry experts committed to enacting safer and more sustainable building standards, has released a video promoting the safety advantages of building with concrete.

Two Vermeer plants were severely damaged in a series of tornadoes that ripped through central Iowa during the afternoon of July 19. Around 400 people had gathered at the company's facility in Pella, Iowa, to celebrate the company's 70th anniversary when the tornado alarm went off, the Des Moines Register reported.

Being acutely aware of the weather is just one part of the John Deere Corporate Aviation team’s job, according to the company. But on May 20, 2013, Mother Nature threw a curveball, bringing the aviation team, C&F employees, a dealer and a customer together.

Described as one of the fastest growing communities in Alabama, the city of Millbrook is celebrating the completion of a $4 million police and judicial complex. As a testament to the city’s resilience, the new courtroom features pews from a church sanctuary that was destroyed by a powerful tornado that ripped through the area in April 2011.

On July 16, more than 250 customers attended the Fabick CAT grand re-opening of its facility, which was destroyed by EF5 tornado that hit Joplin, Mo., two years ago.o. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to dedicate the new facility. Participants included Doug Oberhelman, Doug Fabick, John Fabick IV, members of the Fenton Chamber of Commerce, and employees of Fabick CAT.

Weeks after an unrelenting EF5 tornado snatched Moore, Okla., into the sky and viciously slammed it back to earth, the cleanup continues steadily and the hope of rebuilding and restoring remains a far-off, but stoutly believed in, dream. This storm, which hit on May 20, touched down at 2:45 p.m.

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) - Construction in Joplin since the tornado is approaching three-quarters of a billion dollars. Since May 22, 2011, about $715 million in construction has been started in Joplin, according to the latest building permit figures, which were for the months of August and September.

Almost 14 months ago to the day, a monster tornado ripped through Eloy, Ariz., tearing off roofs, downing power lines and even overturning semi-trucks. Miles of homes and businesses were flattened by the enormous storm. One of those businesses, Arizona Equipment Rentals, which was acquired by Volvo Rents in February, is on the mend.