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MANUFACTURER NEWS

EPA certifies Caterpillar ACERT engine
Caterpillar announced Friday the Environmental Protection Agency certified its first engine equipped with Advanced Combustion Emission Reduction Technology (ACERT). ACERT reduces emissions at the point of combustion. The engine EPA certified is the C9 engine, which is used in emergency and recreational vehicles, mass transit buses and vocational class trucks such as refuse haulers and dump trucks. Full production of the C9 with ACERT technology will begin in the first quarter of this year, Caterpillar said in a press release. All Caterpillar on-highway truck and bus engines will be equipped with ACERT technology by the fourth quarter of 2003, the company said. The technology will also be used to meet future emissions regulations for Caterpillar’s entire diesel engine product line, including construction and mining machines and power generation units.

Metso sells hydraulics unit
Metso Corporation on Friday finalized the sale of its hydraulic power transmission unit to Sampo-Rosenlew Oy. Metso says it is focusing on services and processes for the pulp and paper industry and rock and minerals crushing and related automation, and will divest its non-core operations. Metso Hydraulics employed 120 people.

DEALER NEWS

CNH Global offers online dealer training
CNH Global has developed an online system that provides 25 courses to help its dealer personnel improve their sales, management, leadership and computer skills. The CNH Dealer University is currently being offered to distributors in North America. The system includes an administrative function that allows dealers to manage individual lesson plans, administer tests, record test scores and track each employee’s training history.

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE

Joy Global has named Michael Sutherlin executive vice president and president of Joy Mining Machinery’s underground mining equipment division. Sutherlin previously worked for Varco International, a Houston-based provider of equipment and services to industrial customers.

Joy Global also appointed Mark Readinger president and chief operating officer of its P&H Mining Equipment unit. He worked most recently as president and chief executive of Armillaire Technologies, a telecommunications equipment company. Prior to that, Readinger was president and chief operating officer of Joy Mining Machinery.

Terex has appointed Harry Newman director of sales for Terex Financial Services. His initial focus will be assisting with sales and financing in the Terex Roadbuilding business. Newman previously worked as national sales and marketing manager for Astec Financial Services since 1996.

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