Equipment

How a heavy equipment operator, mother of two went from no driver’s license to running her own construction crew (VIDEO)

How a heavy equipment operator, mother of two went from no driver’s license to running her own construction crew (VIDEO)

“What am I doing here?” That was Patricia Hook’s first question when she arrived at J. Pettiecord two years ago. The mother of two didn’t have ...

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Equipment

Toro unveils two gas-powered utility vehicles: meet the 500, 700 EFI

Toro unveils two gas-powered utility vehicles: meet the 500, 700 EFI

The Toro Company has launched two new gas-powered electronic fuel injection utility vehicles. The 500 EFI and 700 EFI will be available this spring and support ...

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Equipment

At trade show preview, Intermat awards Wacker Neuson, Liebherr and other machines for productivity, worker safety

At trade show preview, Intermat awards Wacker Neuson, Liebherr and other machines for productivity, worker safety

Journalists attending an Intermat pre-show event got a sneak peek at many of the products to be featured at the show, to be held April ...

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Business

Sales fall again in 4Q as CNH Industrial posts 14% profit decline for 2014 on slumping farm demand

Sales fall again in 4Q as CNH Industrial posts 14% profit decline for 2014 on slumping farm demand

It wasn't nearly as bad as the third quarter, but the fourth certainly wasn't much better for CNH Industrial which saw sales declines across all ...

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Business

ACPA forms traffic task force, plans pavement design software initiative

ACPA forms traffic task force, plans pavement design software initiative

The American Concrete Pavement Association has announced two new initiatives for 2015: The formation of a task force for maintenance of traffic; and plans to ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Sledgehammer smash test of 2015 Ford F-150’s aluminum body results in huge repair bill

VIDEO: Sledgehammer smash test of 2015 Ford F-150’s aluminum body results in huge repair bill

Update: We have updated the article to include comment from Ford below. From the outset, quite a few folks have questioned the durability of the 2015 Ford ...

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Business

Komatsu profit up 5.5% in 3Q thanks to strong construction equipment sales in North America

Komatsu profit up 5.5% in 3Q thanks to strong construction equipment sales in North America

Helped by a weakening of the yen against the U.S. dollar as well as increased equipment sales in the Americas and Europe, Komatsu posted gains ...

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Business

Vermont Senator introduces $1 trillion infrastructure spending bill

Vermont Senator introduces $1 trillion infrastructure spending bill

A U.S. senator from Vermont has filed a bill that would designate $1 trillion over the next five years to transportation and infrastructure spending, according to ...

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Safety

Worker killed when pinned between tractor and dozer in Ohio

Worker killed when pinned between tractor and dozer in Ohio

A man attempting to pull a piece of equipment out of deep mud in Bennington Township, Ohio, Saturday was killed when the stuck tractor suddenly ...

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Construction News

Caterpillar full-year earnings dip with bad 4Q; falling oil prices expected to drag 2015 down even further

Caterpillar full-year earnings dip with bad 4Q; falling oil prices expected to drag 2015 down even further

For a second consecutive year, Caterpillar sales and profit have fallen. And in addition to the slump in demand for mining equipment that has plagued ...

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Equipment

2015 Innovations Awards: The 3 biggest game-changing construction machines of the year

2015 Innovations Awards: The 3 biggest game-changing construction machines of the year

Our 2015 Innovation award winners include an excavator that goes into semi-automatic mode every time you get close to the target surface, a pickup truck ...

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Business

Lifelong love of construction gives third-generation contractor Brad Phillips a distinct advantage

Lifelong love of construction gives third-generation contractor Brad Phillips a distinct advantage

When you ask Brad Phillips when he first became interested in construction, his answer is straightforward: “I can’t remember when I haven’t been.” And when you ...

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Business

States must take the initiative in environmental streamlining

States must take the initiative in environmental streamlining

Even as the green movement expands its war against fossil fuels, it’s losing ground in its ability to use federal legislation to strangle new highways ...

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Equipment

Some old concrete pavement technologies are making a comeback and giving asphalt a run for its money

Some old concrete pavement technologies are making a comeback and giving asphalt a run for its money

The technologies behind the concrete pavements used on our nation’s roads and highways have been around for a while, but new developments in equipment and ...

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