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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.

How to find great safety material for toolbox talks tailored to the job at hand

How to find great safety material for toolbox talks...

Posted on Aug 19, 2014

When preparing material for your toolbox talks, it’s best to tailor the current training to the job at hand. Aligning ...

Komatsu launches more fuel-efficient WA200-7 wheel loader with Tier 4 Interim engine, parallel z-bar linkage

Komatsu launches more fuel-efficient WA200-7 wheel...

Posted on Aug 14, 2014

Komatsu America has launched the new WA200-7 wheel loader, which provides a 3-percent reduction in fuel usage compared to the ...

GEAR: Keen Utility’s Braddock work boot is designed to look and feel like a hiking boot

GEAR: Keen Utility’s Braddock work boot is designed...

Posted on Aug 12, 2014

Keen Utility continues its approach to providing safety work boots that also appeal to outdoor enthusiasts with an active lifestyle ...

Case debuts new snow removal package for SR250, SV300 skid steers

Case debuts new snow removal package for SR250, SV300...

Posted on Aug 07, 2014

Simplify snow removal applications with Case Construction Equipment’s new Snow Removal Package for the SR250 and SV300 skid steers. The package ...

The 6 signs of a bad construction boss

The 6 signs of a bad construction boss

Posted on Aug 05, 2014

Managing employees can be one of the toughest jobs to face when running a company. Too often, contractors build their ...

Hyundai launches company’s first attachments with HDB line of hydraulic breakers

Hyundai launches company’s first attachments with HDB...

Posted on Jul 30, 2014

Hyundai Construction Equipment has introduced a line of hydraulic breakers, the HDB10 through HDB800, to the North American market. Consisting ...

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 ...

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