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Maxim Crane buys Cincinnati rental business

Maxim Crane buys Cincinnati rental business

12 Jul 2018: Maxim Cranes has bought Tri-State Crane, a rental business based in Cincinnati, Ohio. more »

Komatsu America launches new wheeled loader

Komatsu America launches new wheeled loader

3 Jul 2018: Komatsu America has launched a new wheeled loader, which it says offers higher production and less fuel burn together with better comfort and serviceability than the previous model. more »

Kids and Lego give input into Volvo’s driverless wheeled loader

Kids and Lego give input into Volvo’s driverless wheeled loader

29 Jun 2018: Designers from Volvo Construction Equipment and Lego Technic have teamed up with a group of children to develop the concept for an autonomous wheeled loader. more »

Roofing company fined over fall hazards

Roofing company fined over fall hazards

26 Jun 2018: A roofing company based in Sarasota, Florida, is facing fines of almost US$150,000 for exposing employees to fall hazards at a site in Jupiter. more »

Cat launches new pneumatic roller

Cat launches new pneumatic roller

19 Jun 2018: Caterpillar has launched a new rubber-tired roller designed for use on granular materials and all types of asphalt mixes. more »

US company introduces lights for site boots

US company introduces lights for site boots

15 Jun 2018: A company that developed LED lights that attach to training shoes for night-time joggers has now developed an industrial version for nightshift construction workers. more »

Aquajet launches hydrodemolition training

Aquajet launches hydrodemolition training

6 Jun 2018: Hydrodemolition equipment manufacturer Aquajet Systems has launched an academy providing advanced training for North American operators. more »

Sterling buys two more distributors

Sterling buys two more distributors

31 May 2018: Sterling’s Construction Supply Group has bought a Canadian distributor and another that provides construction materials and equipment in the Mid-South of the US. more »

JCB signs supply contract with government wildlife service

JCB signs supply contract with government wildlife service

15 May 2018: The US Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) has awarded JCB a contract for the supply of construction equipment. more »

Cat celebrates excavator milestone

Cat celebrates excavator milestone

9 May 2018: Caterpillar’s factory in Victoria, Texas, has produced its 10,000th excavator. more »

LafargeHolcim buys Texan ready-mix business

LafargeHolcim buys Texan ready-mix business

6 Jul 2018: LafargeHolcim has bought a ready-mix concrete company that operates in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in Texas. more »

Rental business BakerCorp set to change hands

Rental business BakerCorp set to change hands

3 Jul 2018: Tank, pump, filtration and trench-shoring rental business BakerCorp is to be bought by United Rentals in a US$715m cash deal. more »

JCB appoints Louisiana-based engine distributor

JCB appoints Louisiana-based engine distributor

26 Jun 2018: Louisana-based M&L Engines has been appointed to extend sales coverage for the JCB engine range in the south and south-east of the US. more »

JCB introduces new compact excavators

JCB introduces new compact excavators

21 Jun 2018: Two new JCB compact excavators aimed at construction, landscaping and rental customers are now available in the USA and Canada. more »

Equipment manufacturers vow to fight Trump’s plant tariffs

Equipment manufacturers vow to fight Trump’s plant tariffs

18 Jun 2018: The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has said that 1.3 million jobs are at risk because of Donald Trump’s new tariffs on Chinese imports including construction plant and components. more »

Wisconsin roofer fined over site hazards

Wisconsin roofer fined over site hazards

13 Jun 2018: A Wisconsin roofer is facing proposed penalties of US$120,320 after exposing workers to hazards at two sites. more »

Cat launches new wheeled dozer

Cat launches new wheeled dozer

4 Jun 2018: Caterpillar has launched a new wheeled dozer aimed at mining, heavy civils and ground preparation tasks. more »

Terex appoints South Texan dealer

Terex appoints South Texan dealer

21 May 2018: Scotland-based Terex Trucks has appointed a new dealer for South Texas. more »

Clark Construction urges adoption of safer site helmets

Clark Construction urges adoption of safer site helmets

15 May 2018: Improved safety helmets have succeeded in preventing head injuries since being introduced for all Clark Construction employees a year ago. more »

Cat reports surges in sales and profits

Cat reports surges in sales and profits

26 Apr 2018: Caterpillar latest quarterly results show sales and revenue up 31% and that profit per share has more than doubled. more »

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