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Caterpillar to lay off another 150 workers at Illinois mining plant

Caterpillar to lay off another 150 workers at Illinois...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 08, 2015

Caterpillar has announced a second round of layoffs at its Decatur, Illinois facility. Following a January 19 round of cuts that laid off ...

The mining company that tested Ford’s aluminum prototypes was so impressed it ordered a fleet 2015 F-150s

The mining company that tested Ford’s aluminum...

Posted by Jason Cannon on Feb 12, 2015

Barrick Gold USA played a key role in the development of Ford’s new F-150. The mining survey team for the largest ...

VIDEO: Why Caterpillar’s autonomous mining tech is “completely different from anything” it’s ever done

VIDEO: Why Caterpillar’s autonomous mining tech...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 16, 2014

Though self-driving vehicles are big topic of dissuasion in the realm of consumer technology right now, the usefulness to industrial ...

VIDEO: Dozer towing a truck, towing a mining excavator goes predictably wrong, rips off truck’s front end

VIDEO: Dozer towing a truck, towing a mining excavator...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 25, 2014

No. 5 Video in 2014 « NO. 6 NO. 4 »   We can't figure exactly how these guys thought this system ...

VIDEO: Meet the 31 million-pound bucket wheel excavator. The largest land vehicle ever built

VIDEO: Meet the 31 million-pound bucket wheel...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 09, 2014

No. 3 Video in 2014 « NO. 4 NO. 2 »   Deemed the largest land vehicle in history by the Guinness Book ...

Komatsu and GE expand relationship into a new mining equipment and solutions company

Komatsu and GE expand relationship into a new mining...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 30, 2014

Today, Komatsu and General Electric announced the creation of a new company with a focus of creating next generation mining ...

Case launches the 355-hp 1221F, the largest wheel loader in the company’s fleet

Case launches the 355-hp 1221F, the largest wheel...

Posted by Amy Materson on Jan 21, 2014

Today, Case added to the F Series wheel loader lineup with the introduction of the 1221F, the largest model the ...

Forbes: Caterpillar’s mining woes likely to continue hurting sales in 2014

Forbes: Caterpillar’s mining woes likely to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 30, 2013

For the last three quarters, Caterpillar's financial results have shared a familiar theme: decreased demand for mining equipment. Caterpillar's mining sales ...

Ruffridge-Johnson now a Bomag distributor, Holt Cat expands mining business, United Rentals expands operations and more in this week’s Dealer News Roundup

Ruffridge-Johnson now a Bomag distributor, Holt Cat...

Posted by Brittany Johnson on Dec 20, 2013

Welcome to the Dealer News Roundup, your one-stop shop for all the moves going on inside the heavy equipment distributor ...

The latest in a string of closings, Caterpillar to shutter Virginia mining equipment plant, lay off 240 workers

The latest in a string of closings, Caterpillar to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 19, 2013

The decrease in demand for mining equipment is still hurting Caterpillar as the company has announced plans to close another ...

VIDEO: 1938 Labor Dept. film warns of deadly silica dust, explains how Silicosis can be prevented

VIDEO: 1938 Labor Dept. film warns of deadly silica...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 05, 2013

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced plans to update 40-year-old standards for lowering worker exposure to crystalline silica. Workers ...

Caterpillar to layoff 300 at mining facility in Illinois, close tunneling plant in Toronto

Caterpillar to layoff 300 at mining facility in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 06, 2013

In the wake of a first quarter that saw profits tumble 45 percent, mostly due to low demand for mining ...

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