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Home starts back on track with 20% jump in April

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 19, 2015

Home starts back on track with 20% jump in April

Thanks to a big April, the start of construction on new homes in the U.S. has fully recovered and then some from a rough winter punctuated by a 16-percent drop in February. Home ...

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Ditch Witch launches redesigned website with HDD configurator, dedicated dealer pages

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 19, 2015

Ditch Witch launches redesigned website with HDD configurator, dedicated dealer pages

Ditch Witch has launched as completely redesigned website which brings a new customer account portal and faster access to local dealer information. The new ditchwitch.com features a responsive design making it capable ...

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Kubota to relocate U.S. headquarters to Texas

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 18, 2015

Kubota to relocate U.S. headquarters to Texas

In a joint statement with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Kubota Tractor has announced it will relocate its U.S. headquarters from Torrence, California, to Grapevine, Texas, a city located near Fort Worth. RELATED ...

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Contractor busted for using his construction company’s office to grow pot in Massachusetts

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 14, 2015

Contractor busted for using his construction company’s office to grow pot in Massachusetts

Police in Maryland arrested the owner of a Bellingham construction company earlier this week after discovering the man was using his office to grow a large amount of marijuana. According to a ...

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Caterpillar to lay off another 150 workers at Illinois mining plant

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 08, 2015

Caterpillar to lay off another 150 workers at Illinois mining plant

Caterpillar has announced a second round of layoffs at its Decatur, Illinois facility. Following a January 19 round of cuts that laid off more than 200 workers across the Decatur and East Peoria ...

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Ritchie Bros. names Terry Dolan president of U.S., Latin America business

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 08, 2015

Ritchie Bros. names Terry Dolan president of U.S., Latin America business

A 15-year veteran of the industrial sector backed by strong experience with construction, mining and agriculture, Terry Dolan has been announced as Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers' next U.S./Latin America president. Dolan leaves Global ...

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“Hiring for character, training for skill,” New York’s Lawrence Merle is our 2015 Contractor of the Year

Posted by Amy Materson on May 06, 2015

“Hiring for character, training for skill,” New York’s Lawrence Merle is our 2015 Contractor of the Year

Before taking his first construction job, the only knowledge Larry Merle had of the industry was “Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel,” a classic children’s book his mother shared with ...

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Construction spending falls 0.6% in March with lone gains in nonresidential

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 05, 2015

Construction spending falls 0.6% in March with lone gains in nonresidential

With decreases across all sectors save for private nonresidential, U.S. construction spending fell 0.6 percent in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $966.5 billion, according to preliminary estimates from ...

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Terex sales drop 9% as 1Q results in a loss

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 04, 2015

Terex sales drop 9% as 1Q results in a loss

In its earnings report for fiscal year 2014 in which the company reported a big 27-percent profit increase, Terex cautioned investors that it expected a drop in sales during a ...

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Material Tracker site matches contractors for receiving construction materials or dumping excess

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 01, 2015

Material Tracker site matches contractors for receiving construction materials or dumping excess

In its sales pitch, Material Tracker makes a scary-good point: "Unknowingly, you may have driven past a dump site that could help save time, fuel costs and make more money." Having too ...

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JCB donates $1 million worth of equipment to Nepal earthquake relief effort

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 30, 2015

JCB donates $1 million worth of equipment to Nepal earthquake relief effort

In order to aid in the cleanup and rescue efforts in Nepal where survivors are still reeling in the aftermath of a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck the country Saturday, ...

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IronPlanet taps former Army Lt. Col. to head GovPlanet military, government equipment auctions

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 29, 2015

IronPlanet taps former Army Lt. Col. to head GovPlanet military, government equipment auctions

IronPlanet has gained quite a bit of momentum in the last year with a few big deals and two new site launches. The online equipment marketplace continued its march forward today with the ...

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Volvo CE sees demand in China cut in half, profit plunges 46% in 1Q

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 28, 2015

Volvo CE sees demand in China cut in half, profit plunges 46% in 1Q

  Citing weak demand in China, where sales have been cut in half, Volvo Construction Equipment reported a drop in revenues and a plunge in profit for the first quarter of ...

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Despite uptick in sales, Komatsu sees fiscal year 2014 profit fall 3.5%

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 27, 2015

Despite uptick in sales, Komatsu sees fiscal year 2014 profit fall 3.5%

Increased sales in developed countries combined with the depreciation of the Japanese yen against the dollar were able to boost Komatsu's sales numbers in fiscal year 2014, but not enough ...

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ITC finds Sany guilty of infringing Manitowoc patents, bars Chinese company from selling SCC8500 in US

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 27, 2015

ITC finds Sany guilty of infringing Manitowoc patents, bars Chinese company from selling SCC8500 in US

After making an initial ruling in favor of Manitowoc last year, the U.S. International Trade Commission has made a final judgement in favor of the company in its crane patent ...

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Caterpillar beats estimates, boosts profit 20% in 1Q despite dip in sales

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 24, 2015

Caterpillar beats estimates, boosts profit 20% in 1Q despite dip in sales

Caterpillar delivered very good news for shareholders in its first quarter earnings report, with a big profit increase and an improved outlook for the rest of the year. The company reported a ...

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Volvo Trucks boots Persson, names chief of rival Scania as new CEO

Posted by Jason Cannon on April 24, 2015

Volvo Trucks boots Persson, names chief of rival Scania as new CEO

Volvo Group has dismissed Olof Persson as its president and chief executive, the company announced Wednesday. It also announced it plans to hire Scania boss Martin Lundstedt to lead Volvo Trucks back to increased profitability and ...

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Volvo’s Terex Trucks continues down path, offering a “standard, core rugged feature set”

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on April 21, 2015

Volvo’s Terex Trucks continues down path, offering a “standard, core rugged feature set”

Terex Trucks, a division of Volvo Construction Equipment since its acquisition from Terex last summer, is continuing down the path of offering both rigid-frame and articulated hauler off-highway trucks, according ...

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Thief disguises himself as a worker, steals $10k in equipment from LA construction site

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 17, 2015

Thief disguises himself as a worker, steals $10k in equipment from LA construction site

A thief's brazen plan to rip off a construction site in Beverly Hills nearly went off without a hitch. One problem: the entire heist was caught on tape. According to a ...

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Virginia DOT cuts loose US 460 Mobility Partners from $300 million project (VIDEO)

Posted by Chris Hill on April 17, 2015

Virginia DOT cuts loose US 460 Mobility Partners from $300 million project (VIDEO)

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has end its agreement with US 460 Mobility Partners LLC over the lack of work done on U.S. 460, a 55-mile highway project that ...

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Indiana Senate passes repeal of common construction wage; Gov. Pence expected to sign

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 16, 2015

Indiana Senate passes repeal of common construction wage; Gov. Pence expected to sign

Amid a storm of protest, the Indiana Senate on Wednesday passed the repeal of a state law which sets baseline wages for construction workers on certain public projects. According to a report from the Indianapolis Star, ...

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Caterpillar to crunch even more data through acquisition of marine analytics firm ESRG

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 15, 2015

Caterpillar to crunch even more data through acquisition of marine analytics firm ESRG

Just in case you didn't think Caterpillar was really serious about this whole Big Data thing, the company today announced it has completed the acquisition of a marine industry analytics company. Caterpillar ...

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Caterpillar doubles down on dedication to equipment data with new Analytics & Innovation division

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 13, 2015

Caterpillar doubles down on dedication to equipment data with new Analytics & Innovation division

Following through on its March promise to work to begin rolling out predictive diagnostic improvements to its Produc Link telematics service "in the coming months," Caterpillar has announced the creation of ...

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Booming crane market a welcome sign to strengthening U.S. construction industry

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 13, 2015

Booming crane market a welcome sign to strengthening U.S. construction industry

As one of the most expensive heavy equipment categories there is, when contractors and rental outfits are buying lots of cranes, you can safely conclude things are going pretty well in the ...

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Post-vacation pressure: How to return to the office and jobsite without missing a beat

Posted by Amy Materson on April 10, 2015

Post-vacation pressure: How to return to the office and jobsite without missing a beat

With long holiday weekends and the summer vacation season upon us, it’s easy to get behind in your work. If you often come back from vacations and long weekends overwhelmed, take a deep ...

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Lafarge, Holcim tap Olsen as CEO, effective when the companies merge

Posted by Kerry Clines on April 10, 2015

Lafarge, Holcim tap Olsen as CEO, effective when the companies merge

In a move the company hopes will please jittery shareholders, the Lafarge and Holcim boards of directors announced the appointment of Eric Olsen as the future CEO of the merged companies. Olsen is ...

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Caterpillar to cut 250 jobs from Indiana engine plant

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 09, 2015

Caterpillar to cut 250 jobs from Indiana engine plant

Caterpillar has announced that it will cut 250 workers from its Lafayette Engine Center in Indiana. According to a report from WLFI TV, the company will lay off 50 full-time workers from ...

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Construction employment fell in March, snapping a 14-month streak of job gains

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 03, 2015

Construction employment fell in March, snapping a 14-month streak of job gains

For the first time since December 2013, U.S. construction industry employment has fallen. According to preliminary data from the Labor Department, U.S. construction firms lost 1,000 jobs in March. The industry ...

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How a contractor pursued delay damages against the U.S. Navy using the Eichleay formula

Posted by Equipment World Staff on April 03, 2015

How a contractor pursued delay damages against the U.S. Navy using the Eichleay formula

In a recent case involving work for the U.S. Navy — Appeal of Alderman Building Company, Inc. (ASBCA No. 58082, December 9, 2014) — a contractor was allowed to proceed ...

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IronPlanet, Cat Auction Services complete merger

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 03, 2015

IronPlanet, Cat Auction Services complete merger

With the addition of access to late model, low-hour Caterpillar equipment, IronPlanet chairman and CEO Greg Owens said his company's merger with Cat Auction Services will "drive value and services to ...

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KHL: Construction equipment revenues down as manufacturers trade places in top 10 rankings

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 02, 2015

KHL: Construction equipment revenues down as manufacturers trade places in top 10 rankings

Caterpillar and Komatsu remain the no. 1 and no. 2 construction equipment manufacturers in the world, respectively, to no surprise according to the latest edition of KHL's annual Yellow Table study. However, ...

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Third-generation contractor manages company transition by merging old values with new opportunities

Posted by Amy Materson on April 02, 2015

Third-generation contractor manages company transition by merging old values with new opportunities

For James Tollestrup, running the family business has included mastering the ability to transition the company from one phase to another. The third-generation contractor has taken Lethbridge, Alberta-based Tollestrup Construction ...

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U.S. construction spending flat in February

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 01, 2015

U.S. construction spending flat in February

Construction spending in the U.S. was flat during February, the result of a slight increase in private construction and a decrease in government spending. Total spending fell 0.1 percent during the ...

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Holcim shareholders threaten merger plans with Lafarge…again

Posted by Kerry Clines on March 31, 2015

Holcim shareholders threaten merger plans with Lafarge…again

Shares in Lafarge fell by approximately 2 percent Monday after two Holcim shareholders voiced their discontent with the revised merger terms that were put in place on March 20 to ...

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Contractors on Milwaukee’s Northwestern Mutual tower claim largest continuous concrete pour in Wisconsin history

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 30, 2015

Contractors on Milwaukee’s Northwestern Mutual tower claim largest continuous concrete pour in Wisconsin history

Workers with C.G. Schmidt and Choice Construction, among other contractors, have completed what they claim is the largest continuous concrete pour in Wisconsin state history. According to a report from WITI ...

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More than half of heavy/highway contractors see bid volume increase for private work, HCSS survey finds

Posted by Chris Hill on March 30, 2015

More than half of heavy/highway contractors see bid volume increase for private work, HCSS survey finds

HCSS, a construction estimating software developer, has released the findings from its “2015 Heavy Civil/Infrastructure Estimating Survey,” an annual review that looks at issues affecting the job estimating side the ...

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