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Amy Materson

Amy Materson is the Managing Editor of Equipment World. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration at the University of Alabama, and has been a member of the Equipment World staff since 2006. Materson’s responsibilities include managing the flow of content for the magazine and providing coverage on a variety of topics that include new product information and safety.

Volvo launches new L110H and L120H wheel loaders; reduce fuel usage 18%

Volvo launches new L110H and L120H wheel loaders;...

Posted on Jul 29, 2014

Volvo has launched its new 18- to 22-ton-class L110H and L120H wheel loaders, delivering 256 and 268 gross horsepower, respectively. Designed ...

The Great Attachments Roundup of 2014 (GALLERY)

The Great Attachments Roundup of 2014 (GALLERY)

Posted on Jul 25, 2014

Whatever the task at hand—cleanup, compaction, concrete and asphalt, demolition, earthmoving, grading, landclearing, landscaping or lifting—there's an attachment in our ...

GEAR: Knapheide Utility Rack for service trucks handles long items such as pipe and conduit

GEAR: Knapheide Utility Rack for service trucks handles...

Posted on Jul 25, 2014

Handle lengthy items not generally suited for service trucks with Knapheide’s Utility Rack, which is useful for pipe, conduit, ladders ...

3 tips for staying safe inside road construction work zones

3 tips for staying safe inside road construction work...

Posted on Jul 24, 2014

Although many types of construction work can be considered hazardous, few tasks are more dangerous than those conducted in road ...

SDLG fills gap in wheel loader lineup with 3-cubic-yard LG948L

SDLG fills gap in wheel loader lineup with 3-cubic-yard...

Posted on Jul 21, 2014

Responding to customer demand, SDLG has launched the 3.0-cubic-yard LG948L, designed for a range of construction applications. Alan Quinn, director of ...

Fontaine Heavy-Haul names John Krier president, prepares to launch 2 new trailers

Fontaine Heavy-Haul names John Krier president,...

Posted on Jul 17, 2014

Fontaine Heavy-Haul has named John Krier as its new company president. Krier has previously served with the organization as senior corporate ...

4 tips for developing a health and wellness program at your construction firm (and why you should)

4 tips for developing a health and wellness program at...

Posted on Jul 16, 2014

Construction company owners are in a unique position when it comes to assessing and helping their employees manage their health ...

Vermeer launches D20x22 S3 Navigator HDD: large drill performance on tight jobsites

Vermeer launches D20x22 S3 Navigator HDD: large drill...

Posted on Jul 15, 2014

Handle demanding jobs on tight jobsites with Vermeer’s new D20x22 S3 Navigator HDD, which features a small footprint combined with ...

3 free safety apps you can put to work on the construction jobsite

3 free safety apps you can put to work on the...

Posted on Jul 09, 2014

Being an effective safety manager means more than just holding your obligatory toolbox talk and annual safety training meetings. Developing ...

25-foot foldover light mast from Larson Electronics illuminates up to 2 1/2 acres

25-foot foldover light mast from Larson Electronics...

Posted on Jul 08, 2014

Illuminate up to 2 ½ acres of jobsite area with the LM-25-3S-EPL-4X150RT-RB foldover light mast from Larson Electronics, which produces ...

Miller revamps Big Blue 800 Duo Pro welder/generators to deliver 34% fuel savings

Miller revamps Big Blue 800 Duo Pro welder/generators...

Posted on Jul 02, 2014

Boost power output while saving fuel with Miller’s revamped Big Blue 800 Duo Pro diesel-engine welder/generators, which offer estimated fuel ...

PPE: Don’t let the summer heat entice workers on your jobsite to ditch their safety gear

PPE: Don’t let the summer heat entice workers on your...

Posted on Jul 01, 2014

During the intense heat of the summer, it’s hard to stay cool when working outside. That’s why it’s tempting for ...

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Hauling headaches: Know your load limits when trailering equipment

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