Business Roundup: Case Diamond, Gold Dealers; Terramac, Doosan add dealers; Ky. contractor leverages tech; Idaho Transportation Dept. offers training

Updated Jul 6, 2020

Case CE recognizes 2017 Diamond Dealers and Gold Dealers

Case Construction Equipment has recognized 20 dealers as part of its 2017 Diamond Dealer and Gold Dealer awards program through its North American Construction Equipment Partnership Program.

The company says the awards review dealers in the U.S. and Canada through sales performance, marketing and communications, product support, parts support and training.

“This year Case celebrates 175 years of practical innovation in the construction industry, but our success wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for our extraordinary dealer network,” says Scott Harris, vice president for Case CE in North America.

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Terramac adds Road Machinery to dealer network for Arizona, California

Terramac has added Road Machinery to its dealer network to expand coverage of its crawler carrier product lines in Arizona and California.

The dealer will offer the company’s RT9, RT14 and RT14R crawler carriers available in convertible dump-to-flat beds, rock dump beds and flatbeds in addition to customized support attachments.

“We aim to offer our customers top-notch machinery that adds value as well as superior product support,” says Road Machinery General Manager Jamie Carson. “Terramac is a natural fit with our current equipment offerings and we’re excited to provide our customers with limitless customization capabilities on the Terramac crawler carriers.”

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Doosan adds new dealers expanding coverage in Miss., New York

Doosan Construction Equipment has added two dealers to its dealer network that will expand its coverage in Mississippi and western New York.

Bobcat of Jackson (Mississippi), a division of Equipment Incorporated, will now carry Doosan crawler excavators, wheel excavators, material handlers and wheel loaders in addition to Bobcat compact equipment.

“Our customer base, being primarily heavy construction, presents a big demand for Bobcat and Doosan products in our location,” says Equipment Incorporated President Scot Akins. “We chose to add Doosan to our equipment line because of its reliability, high standards of production, ease of operation and competitive pricing with comparable equipment. We believe that our current customers as well as future customers will receive a greater benefit from our Bobcat and Doosan equipment line than all other existing construction equipment.”

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Ky. contractor moves into gutter and parapet construction by leveraging technology

Fox Enterprises now constructs offset curb, gutter and parking lot “island” placements using an on-site guidance system. The system permits automated placement of those items, including tight radii. And his fleet recently expanded to a larger slipform paver that can do offset curb-and-gutter paving, but also inset pavement slab paving.

“We want to be the best there is, and for that we need to buy the best technology available,” said Ed Chenault, president, Fox Enterprises, Richmond, Ky. “Automated control of the paver is the future. My daughter some day will take over the reins of the company, and I want to have the next generation paving technology available to the next generation of management. I didn’t buy the new slipform pavers for a five-year plan, I bought them for the long haul, the future of the company.”

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Idaho Transportation Dept. grant provides free equipment training to vets, women, minorities

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is one of only eight states out of 40 applicants to receive a $198,000 Ladders of Opportunity grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. With the grant, ITD chose 19 people from close to 700 applicants for a free three-week hands-on heavy equipment operator training course aimed at helping veterans, women, and minorities fill the skilled labor employment gap looming in the construction and aggregates industries, the Bonner County Daily Bee reports.

The course, which was held at the Kootenai Technical Education Campus in Rathdrum, taught students how to operate several pieces of equipment, including an excavator, backhoe, grader, roller, forklift, and dozer. Students also received flagger certification, were trained in signaling, and learned first-aid skills.

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