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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 ...

Labor shortage expected to crush $100 billion in planned petrochemical projects

Labor shortage expected to crush $100 billion in...

Posted by EQW Staff on Mar 12, 2013

A lack of energy and mining professionals may cause the cost of these skilled workers, such as engineers and geoscientists, ...

Natural Gas for High Horsepower (HHP) Summit 2013

Natural Gas for High Horsepower (HHP) Summit 2013

Posted by Tina Grady Barbaccia on Mar 11, 2013

Registration is now open for the Natural Gas for High Horsepower (HHP) Summit 2013, a North American conference on the ...

Caterpillar names Tom Bluth VP of Mining Products

Caterpillar names Tom Bluth VP of Mining Products

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 15, 2013

Caterpillar announced today that Tom Bluth will be moving from his post as vice president of the company's Earthmoving Division ...

bauma 2013

bauma 2013

Posted by Tina Grady Barbaccia on Feb 01, 2013

bauma will take place April 15-21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. This international trade fair, which takes place every three years, is ...

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 ...

Caterpillar developing loaders with NASA for lunar mining

Caterpillar developing loaders with NASA for lunar...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jan 11, 2013

They call it earthmoving here. So does that make it moon-moving or lunar-moving if it happens up there? We'll soon find ...

Moving Mr. Tom: one of the largest coal mine draglines in the U.S.

Moving Mr. Tom: one of the largest coal mine draglines...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Dec 04, 2012

Having sat unused since 1995, Mr. Tom, one of the biggest coal mine draglines in the country, had turned into ...

HHP Summit: The safety of LNG

Posted by Tom Jackson on Sep 26, 2012

When the average person views Liquified Natural Gas as a dangerous, toxic fuel, liable to explode at the slightest spark, ...

Komatsu updates 730E mining truck with AC electric drive

Komatsu updates 730E mining truck with AC electric...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 25, 2012

On Monday, Komatsu debuted its new 730E mining truck with the AC electric drive technology the company debuted in 1996. ...

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