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US Army orders 180 more JCB excavators

27 Sep 2018: The United States Army has awarded JCB a US$72.8m extension to its current contract for High Mobility Engineer Excavators (HMEEs). more »

United Rentals buys competitor for $2.1bn

12 Sep 2018: United Rentals has entered into an agreement to buy BlueLine Rental for approximately US$2.1bn in cash. more »

Terex forms new parts partnership

7 Sep 2018: Atlanta-based manufacturer Terex Corporation is teaming up with technology business Syncronto improve the pricing process and fulfilment for its service parts. more »

Hitachi takes stake in Acme re-rental business

29 Aug 2018: Hitachi Construction Machinery (HCM) has acquired 33% of the equity of Acme Lift Co in a deal that will also expand the range that Acme offers to rental companies. more »

Maxim Crane buys Atlanta hoist business

28 Aug 2018: Maxim Crane Works has expanded its hoist division with the acquisition of a technical services business based in the Atlanta region. more »

US Marines construct 3D-printed concrete barracks

24 Aug 2018: The US Marines have used a massive 3D printer to build a 500-square-foot barracks hut from concrete in just 40 hours – and say they could have done it even more quickly. more »

OSHA issues clarifications on crystalline silica rule

23 Aug 2018: The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has made available a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and training videos to address queries about the new standard for controlling silica in construction. more »

Caterpillar introduces 5-seat utility vehicles

22 Aug 2018: Caterpillar has expanded its recently-launched range of utility vehicles (UTV) with two five-seat models. more »

Colorado highway scheme to use conveyor for concrete delivery

13 Aug 2018: A conveyor system is being installed to save time and improve safety in the delivery of concrete to the central lanes of the C-470 Express Lanes highway scheme in Colorado. more »

Hampton Roads bidders opt for TBM method

3 Aug 2018: Latest advances in technology have resulted in the decision to use tunnel boring machines (TBMs) in preference to immersed-tube construction for the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) Expansion. more »

OSHA cites Florida paving business over fatal accident

2 Aug 2018: A Florida paving company has been cited for safety violations after an employee sustained fatal injuries. more »

Dallas contractor ordered to pay $250k after fatal fall

26 Jul 2018: A contractor has been ordered to pay criminal and civil penalties totaling US$250,000 after a worker suffered a fatal fall while applying stucco to an apartment complex in Dallas. more »

Dangerous excavation brings $189k fine for Missouri contractor

20 Jul 2018: A Missouri-based contractor faces penalties of over US$189,000 after safety inspectors saw two employees working in unprotected trench while installing sewers. more »

Comments sought on proposed rail construction rule

20 Jul 2018: The US Department of Labor (DoL) is seeking comments from industry on a proposed rule in the Cranes & Derricks Construction Standard that relates to railroad construction equipment. more »

Maxim Crane buys Cincinnati rental business

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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