More from Marcia Gruver Doyle

Marcia Gruver Doyle is editorial director of the Construction Division of Randall-Reilly, which includes Equipment World, Aggregates Manager, Better Roads, ProPickup and Total Landscape Care magazines. She's been reporting on construction for more than 30 years, and has been the chief editor of Equipment World since its inception in 1989. A graduate of Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois, Marcia is past president of the Construction Writers Association and currently serves on the Marketing Committee of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. You can reach her at 205-248-1260 or via email at mgruver@randallreilly.com.

Model Mania: Leon Thompson’s model collection

Posted on Jun 18, 2014

Contractor Leon Thompson’s collection, which primarily features custom-made 1:3 scale models, is housed in a 3,000-square foot building on his ...

Welcome to Safety Watch: New section of Equipment World site offers extensive archive of shareable construction safety topics

Welcome to Safety Watch: New section of Equipment World...

Posted on Jun 18, 2014

Sometimes it’s what you don’t write about that gets the attention. When we briefly suspended our Safety Watch column in Equipment ...

“Pain in the butt:” How 3 Florida contractors are dealing with the complications of Tier 4 (VIDEO)

“Pain in the butt:” How 3 Florida contractors are...

Posted on Jun 16, 2014

The lack of enthusiasm about the federally-mandated Tier 4 Interim and Final fluid handling and maintenance requirements was front and ...

Volvo CE L150H wheel loader makes U.S. debut with new air filter design (PHOTOS)

Volvo CE L150H wheel loader makes U.S. debut with new...

Posted on Jun 12, 2014

The just-released 4-to 15.7-cubic-yard Volvo L150H loader showcases a filter system design that allows 90 percent of the cab air ...

Bottom drops on trencher auction sales as rental companies pursue own avenues of disposal

Bottom drops on trencher auction sales as rental...

Posted on Jun 10, 2014

The number of trenchers and cable plows being sold at auction has dropped significantly over the past five years, according ...

New financed construction equipment sales up 19% in April, bypass used sales

New financed construction equipment sales up 19% in...

Posted on Jun 04, 2014

The number of new construction equipment units financed in April totalled 8,000, gaining a nearly 2-percent edge over the 7,846 ...

Go Build Alabama helps boost trade school attendance 30%, redirects ads to teens (VIDEO)

Go Build Alabama helps boost trade school attendance...

Posted on Jun 03, 2014

Nearly four years into the Go Build Alabama construction career promotion, there’s evidence kids are heeding and acting on its ...

Volvo, Terex finalize articulated truck, rigid-frame truck sale

Volvo, Terex finalize articulated truck, rigid-frame...

Posted on Jun 02, 2014

Announced this past December, Terex’s sale of its off-highway rigid-frame and articulated trucks to Volvo Construction Equipment is now complete, ...

RER’s Top 100 firms reach highest-ever total equipment rental volume

RER’s Top 100 firms reach highest-ever total...

Posted on May 19, 2014

The RER 100 topped $15.4 billion, the highest-ever total rental volume, according to RER magazine, which annually ranks North American ...

Gimme shelter: Jobsite chaplains there for construction workers in troubled times

Gimme shelter: Jobsite chaplains there for construction...

Posted on May 15, 2014

Review the news we’ve reported in just the past two weeks, and you get an idea of how stressful jobsites ...

North Dakota diesel tech program grows 25%, adds Komatsu program

North Dakota diesel tech program grows 25%, adds...

Posted on May 09, 2014

A long-standing diesel tech program in the southeast corner of North Dakota gained an additional industry partner this week. Komatsu ...

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