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H&E Equipment completes purchase of Denver rental company

H&E Equipment completes purchase of Denver rental company

5 Jan 2018: H&E Equipment Services has completed its acquisition of a construction equipment rental company located in the greater Denver area of Colorado. more »

West Virginia contractor fined after worker falls from roof

West Virginia contractor fined after worker falls from roof

7 Dec 2017: A West Virginia contractor is facing penalties totalling almost US$87,000 after an employee was seriously injured in a roof fall. more »

Caterpillar introduces new 20-ton excavators

Caterpillar introduces new 20-ton excavators

28 Nov 2017: Caterpillar has launched three ‘next generation’ excavators in the 20-ton size class. more »

Caterpillar launches its first utility vehicles

Caterpillar launches its first utility vehicles

22 Nov 2017: Caterpillar has launched its first-ever utility vehicles (UTVs). more »

Terex signs US$250m Chinese deal

Terex signs US$250m Chinese deal

14 Nov 2017: Terex has announced an agreement to supply US$250m-worth of aerial working systems to improve safety for utility installers in China. more »

Tiltrotator business opens North American office

Tiltrotator business opens North American office

7 Nov 2017: Construction equipment firm Engcon has opened its new North American headquarters. more »

Cat launches trio of new planers

Cat launches trio of new planers

30 Oct 2017: Caterpillar has introduced three new cold planers – the PM820, PM822 and PM825. more »

Cat to add utility vehicles to its range

Cat to add utility vehicles to its range

23 Oct 2017: Caterpillar is to enter the utility vehicle (UTV) market. more »

JCB launches new compact tracked loaders

JCB launches new compact tracked loaders

23 Oct 2017: JCB has unveiled two all-new compact tracked loaders, designed and made in the US. more »

Cat launches lighter mini excavator

Cat launches lighter mini excavator

13 Oct 2017: Caterpillar has reduced the weight of the Cat 303E CR mini excavator to simplify transport of the machine. more »

Caterpillar boosts warranty on compact equipment

Caterpillar boosts warranty on compact equipment

5 Jan 2018: Caterpillar has announced that it has extended the period of the full-machine warranty that it offers on new compact equipment. more »

Elliott Equipment launches new digger derricks

Elliott Equipment launches new digger derricks

5 Dec 2017: A new digger derrick product line has been introduced by Elliott Equipment Company. more »

Using crane near power lines brings heavy fine for Washington contractor

 Using crane near power lines brings heavy fine for Washington contractor

22 Nov 2017: Power lines and cranes a very dangerous mix, Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has warned after citing a contractor for putting workers at risk. more »

Largest US hopper dredger joins Great Lakes fleet

Largest US hopper dredger joins Great Lakes fleet

22 Nov 2017: Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation has taken delivery of what it says is the largest hopper dredger in the US market. more »

Takeuchi-US launches new compact excavator

Takeuchi-US launches new compact excavator

10 Nov 2017: Takeuchi-US has launched a new compact hydraulic excavator. more »

Unsafe trench brings $106k fine for Boise contractor

Unsafe trench brings $106k fine for Boise contractor

2 Nov 2017: The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) is proposing $106,000 in fines for a contractor that failed to follow safe trenching practices. more »

Pittsburgh contractor fined over fatal electrocution

Pittsburgh contractor fined over fatal electrocution

25 Oct 2017: A Pittsburgh masonry contractor faces penalties of more than US$200,000 after site hazards led to a fatal electrocution. more »

CRH’s takeover of Ash Grove moves forward

CRH’s takeover of Ash Grove moves forward

23 Oct 2017: Shareholders in a US cement manufacturer have approved a US$3.5bn takeover by CRH after considering another offer. more »

Scaffolding hazards bring big fine for South Jersey contractor

Scaffolding hazards bring big fine for South Jersey contractor

18 Oct 2017: The owner of a South Jersey contractor faces a large fine for exposing workers on a Philadelphia site to serious scaffold hazards. more »

Caterpillar forms new partnership for milling tools

Caterpillar forms new partnership for milling tools

10 Oct 2017: Caterpillar has reached a global agreement that will see Kennametal providing Caterpillar customers with specialist cutting tools for mixing and road milling applications. more »

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