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John Deere reports record first quarter income of $650 million

John Deere reports record first quarter income of $650...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 13, 2013

John Deere released its first quarter earnings report this morning, announcing a record $650 million in income as of January ...

Dealers surveyed by GE Capital expect construction equipment sales to increase in 2013

Dealers surveyed by GE Capital expect construction...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 11, 2013

An encouraging 75 percent of construction equipment dealers surveyed by GE Captial Equipment Finance said they expect retail sales of ...

Little change in Volvo Construction Equipment net sales for 2012

Little change in Volvo Construction Equipment net sales...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Feb 06, 2013

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has released its fourth quarter and year­-end results, which report net sales for 2012 remained ...

Construction spending up 7.8 percent annually in December

Construction spending up 7.8 percent annually in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 01, 2013

Construction spending increased by 7.8 percent in the year between December 2011 and December 2012, to a three-year high of ...

Economist forecasts construction to add 140k jobs in 2013

Economist forecasts construction to add 140k jobs in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 29, 2013

Piggybacking off of news earlier this month that the construction industry added 30,000 jobs in December, a report from the ...

Caterpillar reports record sales, revenues, profits for 2012, despite Siwei charge

Caterpillar reports record sales, revenues, profits for...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 28, 2013

Despite continued economic uncertainty and a bad fourth quarter due to a $580 million charge taken after uncovering an accounting ...

How construction companies can leverage social media

How construction companies can leverage social media

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 24, 2013

A new article from Construction Executive provides a great crash course in social media use for those in construction. The article ...

Atlas Copco acquires MEYCO Equipment

Atlas Copco acquires MEYCO Equipment

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 24, 2013

Atlas Copco recently announced that is buying Swedish company MEYCO Equipment from BASF Construction Chemicals Europe AG. Atlas Copco says MEYCO will be ...

Caterpillar uncovers accounting misconduct at Chinese mining unit, ousts several managers

Caterpillar uncovers accounting misconduct at Chinese...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 19, 2013

Caterpillar announced Friday that it had uncovered a "deliberate, multi-year, coordinated" accounting scheme at Zhengzhou Siwei Mechanical & Electrical Manufacturing ...

PCA: 2013 is construction’s real turnaround year

PCA: 2013 is construction’s real turnaround year

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 18, 2013

Ed Sullivan, the Portland Cement Association's chief economist, is not one to be overly optimistic. While others were saying that construction ...

Construction materials prices decline 0.1 percent in December

Construction materials prices decline 0.1 percent in...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Jan 16, 2013

Associated Builders and Contractors has released its Producer Price Index (PPI) report for December, which reveals that national construction materials ...

AGC forecast promises mixed outlook for 2013 U.S. construction

AGC forecast promises mixed outlook for 2013 U.S....

Posted by Amy Materson on Jan 14, 2013

2013 should be a better year than 2012 for construction firms, but not necessarily a great one, said Ken Simonson, ...

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