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Lafarge, Holcim tap Olsen as CEO, effective when the companies merge

Lafarge, Holcim tap Olsen as CEO, effective when the...

Posted by Kerry Clines on Apr 10, 2015

In a move the company hopes will please jittery shareholders, the Lafarge and Holcim boards of directors announced the appointment of Eric ...

Construction employment fell in March, snapping a 14-month streak of job gains

Construction employment fell in March, snapping a...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 03, 2015

For the first time since December 2013, U.S. construction industry employment has fallen. According to preliminary data from the Labor Department, ...

How a contractor pursued delay damages against the U.S. Navy using the Eichleay formula

How a contractor pursued delay damages against the U.S....

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 03, 2015

In a recent case involving work for the U.S. Navy — Appeal of Alderman Building Company, Inc. (ASBCA No. 58082, ...

IronPlanet, Cat Auction Services complete merger

IronPlanet, Cat Auction Services complete merger

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 03, 2015

With the addition of access to late model, low-hour Caterpillar equipment, IronPlanet chairman and CEO Greg Owens said his company's merger ...

KHL: Construction equipment revenues down as manufacturers trade places in top 10 rankings

KHL: Construction equipment revenues down as...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 02, 2015

Caterpillar and Komatsu remain the no. 1 and no. 2 construction equipment manufacturers in the world, respectively, to no surprise ...

U.S. construction spending flat in February

U.S. construction spending flat in February

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 01, 2015

Construction spending in the U.S. was flat during February, the result of a slight increase in private construction and a ...

Holcim shareholders threaten merger plans with Lafarge…again

Holcim shareholders threaten merger plans with...

Posted by Kerry Clines on Mar 31, 2015

Shares in Lafarge fell by approximately 2 percent Monday after two Holcim shareholders voiced their discontent with the revised merger ...

More than half of heavy/highway contractors see bid volume increase for private work, HCSS survey finds

More than half of heavy/highway contractors see bid...

Posted by Chris Hill on Mar 30, 2015

HCSS, a construction estimating software developer, has released the findings from its “2015 Heavy Civil/Infrastructure Estimating Survey,” an annual review ...

Holcim-Lafarge merger back on track

Holcim-Lafarge merger back on track

Posted by Chris Hill on Mar 25, 2015

The short-lived hold on the Holcim-Lafarge merger has ended, with the cement companies jointly stating they have “reached an agreement ...

Caterpillar to cut 230 jobs from Illinois plant in move of 2 production lines to Mexico

Caterpillar to cut 230 jobs from Illinois plant in move...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 23, 2015

Caterpillar has announced that it will cut hundreds more manufacturing jobs, this time at its Joliet, Illinois facility as part of its continuing ...

How to de-clutter your construction office into a (nearly) paperless, more efficient work space

How to de-clutter your construction office into a...

Posted by Amy Materson on Mar 23, 2015

Spring is the time of year when everything is new and fresh, so now that the season has officially arrived, ...

Navistar sued by federal government for withholding documents from investigation

Navistar sued by federal government for withholding...

Posted by James Jaillet on Mar 23, 2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission filed in December a lawsuit against Navistar International Corp. claiming the truck and engine maker ...

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