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Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) President Dennis Slater issued the following statement about the announced United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): "The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is a step in the right direction.

MHC Kenworth – Colorado received the prestigious 2017 Kenworth Dealer of the Year Award for the United States and Canada at the annual Kenworth Dealer Meeting held recently in Scottsdale, Ariz. “It is a great honor for MHC Kenworth – Colorado to receive Dealer of the Year award for the seventh time,” said Mike Murphy, CEO of MHC Kenworth, which operates 68 Kenworth dealerships in 16 states.

Screening and crushing industry leader McCloskey International has welcomed equipment dealer Bison Iron to its global network of distributors. The company will serve British Colombia, Canada and Alaska, USA. Bison Iron is led by partners Liam Quinn and Emmet Holland, whose extensive crushing and screening experience in the aggregate industry will reinforce McCloskey's representation.

The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) has named recipients of its 28th Annual "Excellence in Concrete Pavements" awards, which recognize quality concrete pavements constructed in the United States and Canada. The awards program encourages high-quality workmanship in concrete pavement projects, and serves as a way to share information about challenging and highly successful projects.

Delegates from the China Southern Power Grid (CSD), Mongolia Power, National Energy Administration (NEA) Electricity Safety Department, and Guangzhou Foreign Commercial Service, recently visited the United States to participate in a two-week training program sponsored by the U.S.

Caterpillar CEO Jim Umpleby has been hard at work transforming the equipment giant since he took over the position in January, and it's showing. First, the numbers. Caterpillar believes its projected annual sales and revenue for 2017 will be somewhere between $42 and $44 billion—better than its initial prediction of $38 to $41 billion.

In keeping with a long tradition, Prinoth is excited to announce its participation in thie year's ICUEE, the premier trade show for utility professionals and construction contractors. Prinoth is clearly the leader of tracked vehicle products in the power utility market.

Ritchie Bros. ' February Orlando auction is one of the most anticipated equipment events of the year, as thousands of people from around the world vie for the opportunity to purchase equipment from some of the most well-respected companies from the U.S., Latin America, Canada and abroad.

Atlas Copco Construction Equipment North America has appointed three vice presidents/business line managers serving the U.S. and Canada: Rob Johnston, Air & Tools; Jim O'Brien, Power Generation, Pumps and Lighting; and Massimo Caiazza, Aftermarket.

Dynapac North America LLC, a leading manufacturer of rollers for asphalt and soil applications, pavers and planers, announced Sept. 19, it has hired Kerri McCullough as senior manager of customer financial solutions for North America. McCullough will lead equipment financing programs to assist dealers, rental partners and customers in the acquisition of Dynapac equipment.

Hyperloop One recently announced 10 potential hyperloop routes worldwide it plans to research. Like Elon Musk's SpaceX, the California-based startup is dedicated to building a hyperloop transit system to make travel faster and easier than ever before.