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ARA: U.S. equipment rental market to grow 7.3 percent this year, slightly down from earlier predictions

ARA: U.S. equipment rental market to grow 7.3 percent...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Nov 05, 2014

Revising its forecast slightly down from the 7.6 percent growth predicted in July, the American Rental Association now sees 7.3 ...

Despite slight dip in profit during first 6 months, Komatsu revises full-year forecast upward on “brisk” equipment sales

Despite slight dip in profit during first 6 months,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 04, 2014

Sales and operating income at Komatsu are up during the first six months of the company's fiscal year, but the ...

Construction spending falls 0.4% in September due to dip in government projects

Construction spending falls 0.4% in September due to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 04, 2014

Construction spending in the U.S. fell for a second consecutive month in September, dipping 0.4 percent. According to preliminary estimates from the ...

Terex sells 51% of ASV to Manitex, resulting in skid steer, compact track loader joint venture

Terex sells 51% of ASV to Manitex, resulting in skid...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Nov 04, 2014

Terex is selling 51 percent of ASV to Manitex International, resulting in a joint venture that is 51 percent owned ...

Terex profit falls 30% in 3Q, reduces expectation for full-year earnings

Terex profit falls 30% in 3Q, reduces expectation for...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 03, 2014

Despite a slight sales boost, equipment manufacturer Terex saw earnings fall during the third quarter and has reduced its earnings ...

When the Marcellus Shale provided the opportunity, West Virginia contractor Dwaine Doss was ready

When the Marcellus Shale provided the opportunity, West...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Nov 01, 2014

Most contractors understand you don’t waste daylight. But by the time the sun breaks over the mountains of central West ...

The 7 latest trends in over-the-road Heavy Trucks that could impact your construction business

The 7 latest trends in over-the-road Heavy Trucks that...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Nov 01, 2014

Significant changes are taking place in over-the-road trucking industry, changes that contractors will also see. Some are inherent in new ...

Former DOT Sec. LaHood: “We need a big pot of money” to fix America’s roads and bridges

Former DOT Sec. LaHood: “We need a big pot of...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Oct 30, 2014

Continuing his “America is one big pothole” theme, former U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood used an appearance at ...

Toro buys BOSS snowplows, salt and sand spreaders

Toro buys BOSS snowplows, salt and sand spreaders

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Oct 29, 2014

Toro will buy the BOSS business of Northern Star Industries, based in Iron Mountain, Michigan. BOSS makes snowplows, salt and ...

Volvo CE earnings jump 31% during 3Q despite flat sales

Volvo CE earnings jump 31% during 3Q despite flat sales

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 24, 2014

Continued weak demand for construction equipment in China has negated sales gains in other parts of the world for the ...

JCB to cut 150 jobs in UK due to decline in global demand

JCB to cut 150 jobs in UK due to decline in global...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 23, 2014

JCB has announced it is cutting 150 jobs, mostly at its headquarters in Staffordshire, England. According to a report from the ...

Home starts rise 6.3% in September as homebuilder confidence falls back to earth

Home starts rise 6.3% in September as homebuilder...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 20, 2014

The month-to-month volatility of new U.S. housing starts continued in September, while homebuilder confidence in the market saw its first ...

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