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CEG Hires New Sales Account Representative

Construction Equipment Guide is pleased to announce the hiring of Sharon Swanson as a sales account representative for the territories of California, Arizona, Utah and Nevada. Swanson brings a wealth of experience with more than 20 years in senior account management, where her focus has been on business development, assisting businesses with advertising and marketing needs, building strong relationships with principles, CEOs, managers and owners....


Heavy Equipment Operators: First Responders

As firefighters worked nearly 20 major wildfires across the west coast, including California and Oregon, crews counted on the help of heavy equipment operators to get the infernos under control. Some of the wildfires had already been burning as the Labor Day weekend drew to a close, but when a historic windstorm blew across the already bone dry Pacific Northwest that evening, fires ignited across the state of Oregon....


Minnich Manufacturing Adds Ebbert to Network

Minnich Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer of concrete dowel pin drills, concrete vibrators and vibrator monitoring systems, has added Ebbert Company to its dealer network to expand distribution in the Western U.S....


Stadium Construction Continues in Seattle, Las Vegas, Los Angeles

SEATTLE (AP) — Workers are still showing up in Inglewood, Calif., Las Vegas and Seattle and making progress on stadium and arena projects. At Belmont Park on Long Island the work has mostly come to a halt....


New Cat 308 CR Mini-Hydraulic Excavator Now Available at Hawthorne Cat

Hawthorne Cat, the exclusive Cat equipment dealer in San Diego, the Hawaiian Islands and the Pacific Region, announces new delivery of the Cat 308 CR Mini-Hydraulic Excavator, known for its best-in-class performance, operator experience and serviceability....


Okada America Announces Addition of Bryant Flewelling

Jim Brown, president, Okada America Inc. , has announced the hiring of Bryant Flewelling to the position of product support manager. Flewelling has worked in the construction equipment business on the distributor side as an outside sales representative, service manager and field technician....


When Opportunity Knocks, 'The Best May Be Yet to Come'

Jim Dobbs began his career at the back parts counter of a John Deere Construction Equipment dealership in Fresno, Calif., in 1979. After a year, he was promoted to the front counter. “Interacting with the customers was one of my favorite parts of the job....


Five Western States Honored in National Competition

Outstanding state department of transportation projects that tested innovative ways to improve driver safety on winter roads and brought economic growth to communities are among the top winners in the western regional America's Transportation Awards competition....


Noggle Joins Telsmith as Southwest Regional Sales Manager

Telsmith Inc. a manufacturer of mineral processing equipment, recently hired Dave Noggle as regional sales manager covering Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Arizona and Wyoming. “As part of our effort to increase our Southwest U.S....


Developers Eye 3,300-Acre Master-Planned Community

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) Developers in southern Utah have unveiled plans for a master-planned community along the Arizona line they say would be one of the largest ever built in the state. The (St. George) Spectrum reports the 3,350-acre Desert Color development would be made up of four main land-use districts with housing, shopping, schools, parks, hiking trails and artificial lakes on the southern edge of St....







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