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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.

SDLG, Liebherr, Takeuchi, others add dealers in the latest Dealer and Manufacturing News Roundup

SDLG, Liebherr, Takeuchi, others add dealers in the...

Posted on May 22, 2015

Takeuchi names Salesman of the Year, Top Volume dealer and adds dealer Jimi Martin of Perimeter Takeuchi in Buford, Georgia, has ...

Friday is “Don’t Fry Day”; OSHA campaign reminds workers of the dangers of sun overexposure

Friday is “Don’t Fry Day”; OSHA...

Posted on May 21, 2015

As outdoor temperatures begin to rise, so does the chance of illnesses related to working outside. Heat stress and overexposure ...

Confidence in heavy equipment financing market drops

Confidence in heavy equipment financing market drops

Posted on May 21, 2015

Confidence in the equipment finance market declined slightly from April to May, according to the Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation’s ...

Heavy lifting: Pay attention to an aerial lift’s capacity

Heavy lifting: Pay attention to an aerial lift’s...

Posted on May 18, 2015

The accident: Three construction workers in a scissor lift were shoveling dirt and gravel from a planter box mounted to ...

Shocking situations: Working around electricity is serious business

Shocking situations: Working around electricity is...

Posted on May 18, 2015

The accident: Two heavy equipment mechanics were using a service truck with a crane to repair a scraper. The crane's ...

Paving pitfalls: Workers should be on guard around moving machines

Paving pitfalls: Workers should be on guard around...

Posted on May 18, 2015

The accident: A skid-steer operator working on a paving project backed into a worker shoveling asphalt, pinning him between the ...

Excavation obstacles: Watch your back when working around digging equipment

Excavation obstacles: Watch your back when working...

Posted on May 18, 2015

The accident: A backhoe operator was moving fill dirt, after which other workers spread and compacted the fill. The operator ...

Atlas Copco adds 5 small-range breaker models to EC lineup

Atlas Copco adds 5 small-range breaker models to EC...

Posted on May 11, 2015

Atlas Copco has added five new models to its lineup of Essential Case-Mounted hydraulic breakers. The small range breakers are ...

Bobcat’s new 3600, 3650 UTVs feature hydrostatic drive, range of attachments

Bobcat’s new 3600, 3650 UTVs feature hydrostatic...

Posted on May 08, 2015

Bobcat’s Model Year 15 lineup of utility vehicles now features two new hydrostatic drive models, the 3600 and 3650. The UTVs ...

Parker Hannifin’s Filter Caddy useful for fuel storage tanks up to 2,000 gallons

Parker Hannifin’s Filter Caddy useful for fuel...

Posted on May 08, 2015

Boost equipment uptime and remove harmful contaminants with the CLEANDiesel Filter Caddy from Parker Hannifin. Designed for generator tanks and small ...

OSHA issues final rule for Confined Spaces in Construction

OSHA issues final rule for Confined Spaces in...

Posted on May 07, 2015

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration this week issued the Confined Spaces in Construction final rule, a new subpart to ...

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

“Hiring for character, training for skill,”...

Posted on May 06, 2015

Before taking his first construction job, the only knowledge Larry Merle had of the industry was “Mike Mulligan and His ...

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