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Caterpillar a primary target of insider trading ring busted for hacking access to press releases

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 25, 2015

Caterpillar a primary target of insider trading ring busted for hacking access to press releases

Caterpillar company secrets were a favorite target for an alliance of hackers and stock traders busted by U.S. officials earlier this month for insider trading that reaped tens of millions ...

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John Deere feels impact of energy slowdown in 3Q as construction equipment sales fall 13%

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 21, 2015

John Deere feels impact of energy slowdown in 3Q as construction equipment sales fall 13%

After a third quarter that brought more severe decreases in sales and profit, John Deere has cut its forecast for the rest of the year as the company now faces ...

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Not even Caterpillar can escape Donald Trump’s disses

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 19, 2015

Not even Caterpillar can escape Donald Trump’s disses

In perhaps a prime example of just how far Donald Trump will reach to underscore his "Make America Great Again" slogan, the Republican presidential candidate has called out Caterpillar's recent financial ...

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Bobcat, Doosan break ground on $9.5 million expansion of West Fargo HQ (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 19, 2015

Architectural renderings illustrate the new front entrance to the Bobcat and Doosan facility. The expansion to the existing facility will help accommodate growth, drive innovation and improve operations.

Company executives and a fleet of Bobcat buckets recently broke ground on a $9.5 million expansion of the Bobcat/Doosan North America headquarters. In a video from the event, Rich Goldsbury, president of ...

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Home starts up 0.2% in July as single-family gains offset big drop in apartments

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 18, 2015

Home starts up 0.2% in July as single-family gains offset big drop in apartments

A jump in single-family home construction starts offset a big drop for apartments as total U.S. home starts edged slightly upward in July. Construction on new homes rose 0.2 percent in ...

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New survey, hotel developers the latest severe signifiers of construction’s labor shortage

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 13, 2015

New survey, hotel developers the latest severe signifiers of construction’s labor shortage

In addition to the industry surveys and anecdotal evidence from states and projects all over the country, you can add two more examples to the group of sources pointing to ...

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Terex to merge with Finnish manufacturer Konecranes

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 11, 2015

Terex to merge with Finnish manufacturer Konecranes

Cranes and heavy equipment manufacturer Terex will merge with Finnish competitor Konecranes in an all-share deal, the companies announced in a joint release Tuesday. The new company will be called Konecranes ...

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R.J. Allen made emissions regs work for them and now this California contractor doesn’t chase work

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on August 11, 2015

R.J. Allen made emissions regs work for them and now this California contractor doesn’t chase work

Andrew – or Andy – Allen chuckles when asked how he got his start in construction. “I guess you could say I was born and raised in the company,” he ...

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POLL: Which Presidential candidate would best run a construction company?

Posted by Tom Jackson on August 07, 2015

POLL: Which Presidential candidate would best run a construction company?

Gridlock prevails in our federal government. The highway bill has been stuck in limbo for five years. There are shutdowns, filibusters, walkouts, unseen procedural trickeration. Spending and deficits are through ...

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Construction adds 6,000 jobs in July; unemployment falls to 8-year low

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 07, 2015

Construction adds 6,000 jobs in July; unemployment falls to 8-year low

Following a flat June, the U.S. construction industry saw a small increase in employment in July. According to preliminary data from the Labor Department, construction employment rose by 6,000 jobs during the ...

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Contractor of the Year contest honors industry’s best; nominations due Oct. 2nd (VIDEO)

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on August 06, 2015

Contractor of the Year contest honors industry’s best; nominations due Oct. 2nd (VIDEO)

The Equipment World Contractor of the Year contest is now open for nominations. The program honors 12 finalists each year, sending them and their guests to Las Vegas for a ...

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CNH Industrial sales fall 10%, profit plummets in 2Q

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 04, 2015

CNH Industrial sales fall 10%, profit plummets in 2Q

CNH's continued struggles with the global agricultural slowdown continued in the second quarter, compounded by decreased construction equipment sales. The company, manufacturer of the Case Construction and New Holland equipment brands, reported ...

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Construction spending inches up 0.1% in June

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 04, 2015

Construction spending inches up 0.1% in June

With no change to nonresidential spending, total construction spending in the U.S. saw its smallest gain in five months, according to preliminary estimates from the Commerce Department. The primary fuel for ...

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Liebherr celebrates distribution evolution, Manitou launches new website and more in the latest Dealer and Manufacturing Roundup

Posted by Angela Thomas on July 31, 2015

Liebherr celebrates distribution evolution, Manitou launches new website and more in the latest Dealer and Manufacturing Roundup

Applied Machinery expands with new office location Applied Machinery Sales is expanding with a new office location in Rock Hill, South Carolina. This new location has nearly 48,000 square feet of ...

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Caterpillar will continue using Navistar engines in vocational truck line despite production split

Posted by Jack Roberts on July 29, 2015

Caterpillar will continue using Navistar engines in vocational truck line despite production split

Caterpillar has decided to amicably end its on-highway truck production partnership with Navistar and venture out on its own, moving production of the Cat CT-Series trucks, which The Wall Street Journal estimates to be about ...

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Caterpillar splits with Navistar, will design and build its own vocational trucks in Texas

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 28, 2015

Caterpillar splits with Navistar, will design and build its own vocational trucks in Texas

Caterpillar has announced a parting of ways with truck maker Navistar, ending a six-year partnership between the two companies that launched the Cat brand into the vocational truck market. MORE >> Navistar ...

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Navistar to launch new line of severe duty work trucks once split with Cat is complete

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 28, 2015

Navistar to launch new line of severe duty work trucks once split with Cat is complete

With Caterpillar's announcement this morning that it would begin designing and building vocational trucks on its own, Navistar, Cat's partner in the work truck business up to this point, has announced plans ...

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Caterpillar’s call for engagement with Cuba more than just a sly business move

Posted by Tom Jackson on July 24, 2015

Caterpillar’s call for engagement with Cuba more than just a sly business move

Early this week Caterpillar sent out a press release calling for an end to the trade embargo against Cuba. This was in response to President Obama's easing of sanctions and ...

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Terex launches used truck website and more in the latest Dealer and Manufacturing Roundup

Posted by Angela Thomas on July 24, 2015

Terex launches used truck website and more in the latest Dealer and Manufacturing Roundup

Terex Trucks launches Used Trucks website Terex Trucks has partnered with Machinery Trader to develop a used trucks website which enables dealers to upload and advertise pre-owned trucks and construction equipment. Features on the ...

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Caterpillar profits fall 29% in 2Q as company cuts full-year forecast

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 23, 2015

Caterpillar profits fall 29% in 2Q as company cuts full-year forecast

A continued and severe lack of demand for mining equipment worldwide, coupled with lower construction equipment sales in China and Brazil brought Caterpillar sales and profits down during the second ...

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JCB at work on 3 more military projects following success of HMEE high-speed, armored backhoe

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 22, 2015

JCB at work on 3 more military projects following success of HMEE high-speed, armored backhoe

Ten years into a successful run of manufacturing a high-speed, armored backhoe for the U.S. Army, the machine's impact is still being felt at JCB, and especially at the company's ...

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Volvo CE profit jumps 80% in 2Q thanks to big sales increases in North America

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 20, 2015

Volvo CE profit jumps 80% in 2Q thanks to big sales increases in North America

Following two consecutive quarters of large losses, Volvo Construction Equipment saw a huge increase in profit during the second quarter, mainly supported by increased sales in North America. Sales increased to ...

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Home starts jump 9.8% as apartment construction reaches 28-year high

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 17, 2015

Home starts jump 9.8% as apartment construction reaches 28-year high

Thanks to a surge in new apartments, May's decrease in home construction starts was followed up by a sizable increase in June. Construction on new homes jumped 9.8 percent in June ...

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Former worker on Apple’s Campus 2 jobsite says tech giant expects iPhone-like level of detail from construction

Posted by Angela Thomas on July 16, 2015

Former worker on Apple’s Campus 2 jobsite says tech giant expects iPhone-like level of detail from construction

In an exclusive interview with Business Insider, a person who worked on the construction of Apple’s spaceship-like Campus 2 project tells the publication the tech giant expects the same level ...

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House Republicans say latest stopgap is best route to a long-term highway bill

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on July 15, 2015

House Republicans say latest stopgap is best route to a long-term highway bill

With just two weeks to go before the Highway Trust Fund expires, Republicans in the House of Representatives have proposed yet another stopgap to fund transportation projects for another five months. The ...

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Holcim and Lafarge complete merger; LafargeHolcim to launch July 15

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on July 14, 2015

Holcim and Lafarge complete merger; LafargeHolcim to launch July 15

The merger of Holcim and Lafarge has been completed, and LafargeHolcim has emerged as the largest aggregate producer in the world. Holcim announced in a press release that all of the conditions ...

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Lincoln Electric endows welding fund, a new H&E facility and more in the latest Dealer and Manufacturing News Roundup

Posted by Amy Materson on July 10, 2015

Lincoln Electric endows welding fund, a new H&E facility and more in the latest Dealer and Manufacturing News Roundup

Lincoln Electric endows Ohio State welding engineering program Cleveland-based Lincoln Electric and David Lincoln have co-funded the first endowed professorship in welding engineering at The Ohio State University. In addition to ...

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Latest round of Caterpillar layoffs hits Pontiac fuel systems plant

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 08, 2015

Latest round of Caterpillar layoffs hits Pontiac fuel systems plant

After laying off nearly 200 workers at its East Peoria plant last month, Caterpillar has announced another wave of cuts, this time at its Pontiac, Michigan, plant. According to a report ...

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Striking concrete workers halt work at 30 NYC construction sites

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 03, 2015

Striking concrete workers halt work at 30 NYC construction sites

Concrete workers belonging to the New York City District Council of Carpenters have gone on strike, bringing work to a halt at an estimated 30 jobsites around the city. According to a ...

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U.S. construction spending continues climb; up 0.8% in May

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 02, 2015

U.S. construction spending continues climb; up 0.8% in May

Nonresidential projects again led to a sizable gain in U.S. construction spending during May, according to preliminary estimates from the Commerce Department. Spending rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.035 trillion, the ...

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New Holland taps Lieberman as new VP of North America

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 02, 2015

New Holland taps Lieberman as new VP of North America

Bret Lieberman, a 25-year veteran of CNH Industrial is the next vice president for North America at New Holland equipment. “I am excited for this new opportunity to lead the brand as ...

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Refocused by military service, New Jersey contractor rebuild’s company culture, transforms his business

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 02, 2015

Refocused by military service, New Jersey contractor rebuild’s company culture, transforms his business

While most people deal with work as one of life’s harsh necessities, Jason Ciavarro not only puts in the hours, he relishes them. "Work is where I find my joy and passion,” he says ...

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New Labor Dept. regs require employers to pay overtime to additional 5 million workers

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 01, 2015

New Labor Dept. regs require employers to pay overtime to additional 5 million workers

In an op-ed published by the Huffington Post, President Obama revealed his administration's plan to raise the wages of millions of American workers through new Labor Department regulations. "We've got to keep ...

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Liebherr to take over production of Claas Scorpion ag telehandlers under new deal

Posted by Wayne Grayson on June 30, 2015

Liebherr to take over production of Claas Scorpion ag telehandlers under new deal

Under a new agreement between the two companies, Liebherr will begin manufacturing the Scorpion agricultural telehandlers for fellow European manufacturer Claas in 2018. Liebherr will take over manufacturing of the Scorpion ...

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Carolina Cat Power Systems completes construction of 10-acre solar farm

Posted by Wayne Grayson on June 30, 2015

Carolina Cat Power Systems completes construction of 10-acre solar farm

The construction of a 10-acre solar farm, led by Carolina Cat Power Systems, is nearing completion. Scheduled to open within the next few days, the farm, located in the city of ...

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Illinois DOT chief meets with group to discuss lack of minority contractors hired

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on June 30, 2015

Illinois DOT chief meets with group to discuss lack of minority contractors hired

An Illinois group recently met with Illinois Transportation Secretary Randall Blankenhorn to discuss the lack of minorities hired for construction contracts. KWQC reported that the group, led by the Rev. Dwight Ford ...

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