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Japan to build an underground ice wall beneath Fukushima nuclear plant to protect water supply

Japan to build an underground ice wall beneath...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 30, 2014

Japan's Nuclear Regulator Authority has approved a plan to build an underground ice wall beneath the Fukushima nuclear plant in order ...

Japanese companies develop 300-ton pendulums that reduce swaying in skyscrapers during earthquakes

Japanese companies develop 300-ton pendulums that...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 15, 2013

Two Japanese companies have developed giant pendulums they say, when installed atop a skyscraper, can shorten vibrations and reduce swaying ...

Komatsu sees small decline in 1Q net sales, remains confident in stronger outcome for 2013

Komatsu sees small decline in 1Q net sales, remains...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 30, 2013

Decreases in demand for construction and mining equipment in Indonesia and mining equipment in Latin America led to year-over-year declines ...

Japan’s cartoon animal road construction signs are weird and cute (PHOTOS)

Japan’s cartoon animal road construction signs...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 12, 2013

Oh, Japan. Just when we think your delightful culture can't seem any more foreign to us, you go and do ...

Komatsu forecasts rebound of demand in China

Komatsu forecasts rebound of demand in China

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 18, 2013

Despite having seen sales in China fall for seven consecutive quarters, Komatsu President Kunio Noji told Bloomberg the company expects ...

Sumitomo acquires majority stake in Sunstate Equipment

Sumitomo acquires majority stake in Sunstate Equipment

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 08, 2013

Japanese company Sumitomo Corporation announced this morning that it has increased its investment to become the controlling interest in Sunstate ...

Japanese tunnel collapses, kills 9

Japanese tunnel collapses, kills 9

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Dec 04, 2012

Aging bolts are a possible culprit behind the collapse of concrete ceiling slabs that fell from the roof of a ...

Subaru names director of strategic sourcing

Subaru names director of strategic sourcing

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Oct 16, 2012

Subaru Industrial Power Products has named Steve Hartung as the company’s director of strategic sourcing. Hartung has 18 years of experience ...

Topcon celebrates 80 years in business

Topcon celebrates 80 years in business

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Sep 05, 2012

Topcon celebrated its 80th anniversary on September 1. Since 1932, the Tokyo-based company has become an affiliate with Toshiba, expanded in Europe ...

Schwing, Xuzhou form partnership

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Jul 20, 2012

Schwing and Xuzhou Construction Machinery (XCMG) finalized the strategic partnership they announced in April. Under this agreement, XCMG will gain ...

Okada America ships equipment for Japan cleanup

Posted by Katie Wood on May 10, 2011

Okada America, Inc., shipped two containers of various hydraulic recycling and re-handling attachments to aid in the earthquake and tsunami ...

Isuzu to resume truck production in Japan

Posted by Lauren Heartsill Dowdle on Apr 05, 2011

Isuzu Motors Limited will resume production at its Fujisawa plant on April 5. The factory had been idled since the ...

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