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Astec’s Ben Brock: “Best shot we’ve had in 10 years” to get out of highway funding dead end

Astec’s Ben Brock: “Best shot we’ve...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 30, 2015

All the talk about the upcoming highway bill reauthorization—now in an extension until May—had a familiar ring to Ben Brock, ...

Manitowoc to split into two companies through Foodservice spin-off

Manitowoc to split into two companies through...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 30, 2015

Manitowoc has announced that it will split into two, independent and publicly-traded companies. The move will separate the company's cranes and ...

Antitrust suit alleges Caterpillar, Komatsu and Volvo conspired to bar Chinese construction equipment from U.S. market

Antitrust suit alleges Caterpillar, Komatsu and Volvo...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 29, 2015

International Construction Products has filed an antitrust lawsuit against the three biggest names in construction equipment, accusing them of colluding to ...

Sales fall again in 4Q as CNH Industrial posts 14% profit decline for 2014 on slumping farm demand

Sales fall again in 4Q as CNH Industrial posts 14%...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 29, 2015

It wasn't nearly as bad as the third quarter, but the fourth certainly wasn't much better for CNH Industrial which ...

ACPA forms traffic task force, plans pavement design software initiative

ACPA forms traffic task force, plans pavement design...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jan 29, 2015

The American Concrete Pavement Association has announced two new initiatives for 2015: The formation of a task force for maintenance ...

Komatsu profit up 5.5% in 3Q thanks to strong construction equipment sales in North America

Komatsu profit up 5.5% in 3Q thanks to strong...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 28, 2015

Helped by a weakening of the yen against the U.S. dollar as well as increased equipment sales in the Americas ...

Vermont Senator introduces $1 trillion infrastructure spending bill

Vermont Senator introduces $1 trillion infrastructure...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 28, 2015

A U.S. senator from Vermont has filed a bill that would designate $1 trillion over the next five years to transportation ...

Caterpillar full-year earnings dip with bad 4Q; falling oil prices expected to drag 2015 down even further

Caterpillar full-year earnings dip with bad 4Q; falling...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 27, 2015

For a second consecutive year, Caterpillar sales and profit have fallen. And in addition to the slump in demand for ...

California contractor sees latest emissions-compliant construction equipment as a competitive advantage

California contractor sees latest emissions-compliant...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 26, 2015

Andrew Allen, president of R. J. Allen Inc, has a different perspective on California Air Resources Board regulations, which require ...

Corporate tax code reforms have early bi-partisan support as method for funding long-term highway bill this year

Corporate tax code reforms have early bi-partisan...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 26, 2015

After President Barack Obama made a brief mention of infrastructure funding in his State of the Union address last week, ...

John Deere cuts 910 ag factory workers, adds 220 to construction equipment facilities

John Deere cuts 910 ag factory workers, adds 220 to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 23, 2015

John Deere announced today that it would layoff 910 employees across five agricultural equipment factories in Iowa and Illinois as the ...

Four red flags you’re ruining your construction crew’s productivity

Four red flags you’re ruining your construction...

Posted by Amy Materson on Jan 23, 2015

  "The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, ...

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