Equipment

Komatsu unveils D65PXi-18 semi-automatic dozer, expanding intelligent machine lineup to 7

Komatsu unveils D65PXi-18 semi-automatic dozer, expanding intelligent machine lineup to 7

Komatsu has added yet another dozer to its lineup of machines equipped with intelligent Machine Control, the company's semi-automatic earthmoving tech. Situated between its largest iMC ...

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Workforce

Construction worker wins $7 million jackpot in Georgia

Construction worker wins $7 million jackpot in Georgia

A lottery ticket that runs $30 a pop might be more gamble than most are willing to make, but the bet paid off big time ...

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State/Local Government

Texas lawmakers cross the aisle on plan to raise the state’s road budget by $3 billion

Texas lawmakers cross the aisle on plan to raise the state’s road budget by $3 billion

The Texas House of Representatives Transportation chairman and his counterpart in the state’s Senate have reached a deal to inject the transportation budget with $3 ...

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State/Local Government

North Carolina DOT reaches deal on $648 million I-77 project

North Carolina DOT reaches deal on $648 million I-77 project

The North Carolina Department of Transportation closed on a deal with Cintra Infraestructuras for a $648 million project on Interstate 77. The project is set to ...

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Business

John Deere sees slight uptick in construction sales but profits fall 30% as ag slowdown continues

John Deere sees slight uptick in construction sales but profits fall 30% as ag slowdown continues

Construction and forestry equipment sales are the only bright spot for John Deere, albeit a dim one, as the heavy equipment manufacturer continues to see ...

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State/Local Government

Damage to Big Bertha worse than previously thought

Damage to Big Bertha worse than previously thought

Now that crews are well into the process of dismantling her front-end for necessary repairs, it's clear that damage to Big Bertha, the world's largest ...

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Better Roads News

Senate passes transportation funding patch

Senate passes transportation funding patch

Over the weekend, the Senate passed a patch to extend transportation funding through July. In a Saturday voice vote just before the Senate broke for the ...

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Workforce

Construction worker shot in robbery on NYC sidewalk

Construction worker shot in robbery on NYC sidewalk

While operating a jackhammer on a New York City street corner, a construction worker was shot last week. According to a report from the New York Daily ...

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Better Roads News

TRB webinar to cover roundabout design and effectiveness

TRB webinar to cover roundabout design and effectiveness

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) has scheduled a webinar to cover roundabout construction and illumination, in addition to a review of 20 years of roundabout ...

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State/Local Government

Michigan DOT opens new welcome center at U.S.-Canada border

Michigan DOT opens new welcome center at U.S.-Canada border

The Michigan Department of Transportation just opened the Port Huron Welcome Center off of Interstate 94 to welcome visitors to the state. The center will be ...

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Equipment

FLEET PROFILE: The top equipment and brands financed by sewer/water contractors in the last 5 years

FLEET PROFILE: The top equipment and brands financed by sewer/water contractors in the last 5 years

Sewer/water contractors finance a wealth of equipment, but typically favor excavators, backhoes and wheel loaders, according to information from Equipment Data Associates. Here are the ...

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Business

“Hiring for character, training for skill,” New York’s Lawrence Merle is our 2015 Contractor of the Year

“Hiring for character, training for skill,” New York’s Lawrence Merle is our 2015 Contractor of the Year

Before taking his first construction job, the only knowledge Larry Merle had of the industry was “Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel,” a classic children’s ...

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Equipment

What you need to know before renting an air compressor

What you need to know before renting an air compressor

Compressed air tools offer a number of advantages in many construction applications. They are powerful and versatile and you can use them in conditions where ...

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Better Roads News

Sustainable pavement methods mature, but the future calls for more measurable results

Sustainable pavement methods mature, but the future calls for more measurable results

Discussing sustainability in most industries usually elicits one of a couple of responses: either groans, rolling eyes and shuffling feet; or zombie-like stares off in ...

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