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US Concrete expands with NY acquisition

11 Aug 2016: US Concrete has bought the assets of Bronx-based Jenna Concrete. more »

Manitowoc to move crawler crane factory to Pennsylvania

9 Aug 2016: The Manitowoc Company has announced plans to move its crawler crane manufacturing operations from Manitowoc in Wisconsin to Shady Grove in Pennsylvania. more »

United Rentals takes on distribution of British noise barriers

9 Aug 2016: United Rentals has done a global distribution deal with British noise reduction specialist Echo Barrier. more »

Contractor fined over fatal crane collapse

4 Aug 2016: A utility contractor has been fined US$46,200 for a fatal crane failure that happened in March at a highway construction project in Hope County, Arkansas. more »

Ritchie Bros buys New England auctioneer

4 Aug 2016: Ritchie Bros has bought the assets of Petrowsky Auctioneers for US$7m in a move designed to expand its market presence in New England. more »

Judge upholds $249k penalty for New York scaffold hazards

10 Jul 2016: A judge has upheld the US Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s proposed penalties of US$249,920 for scaffold hazards at a Manhattan hotel construction site. more »

Terex Deal with Konecranes Goes Ahead after Zoomlion Sale Fails

31 May 2016: Terex is to go ahead with the sale of its materials handling and port solutions (MHPS) business to Konecranes. more »

Komatsu Launches Semi-Automated 36t Excavator

26 May 2016: Komatsu America has launched its first 3D semi-automatic excavator in North America’s most popular size class. more »

Sunbelt Rentals Expands South Carolina HQ

23 May 2016: Sunbelt Rentals has announced a $8m capital investment in its headquarters in York Country, South Carolina. more »

JCB Launches Tailored Excavator for Utility Contractors

20 May 2016: JCB has introduced a compact excavator specifically designed for use by utility contractors on busy urban sites. more »

‘Pothole Killers’ Bring Savings for Rhode Island

18 May 2016: Introduction of automated machines to patch potholes has improved road conditions and cut the number of claims for damage, Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has found. more »

Black+Decker Adds Bluetooth to Power Tool Batteries

18 May 2016: Black+Decker has added Bluetooth technology to some of its batteries, enabling use of a smartphone app to carry out functions such as locating a missing battery, turning it off or activating the integrated USB port. more »

Home Depot Makes Good Start to the Year

17 May 2016: The Home Depot has reported sales of $22.8bn for the first quarter of the 2016 fiscal year, a 9% increase from the same period last year. more »

Terex and Konecranes Scrap Merger Plan in Favour of $1.3bn Deal

16 May 2016: Terex and Konecranes have agreed to end their plans to combine the two business and are instead planning a smaller deal involving Terex’s port cranes operations. more »

Unprotected Trench Results in Fine for Contractor

11 May 2016: The Occupational Safety & Health Administration is proposing a $70,000 fine for a utility and paving contractor that has exposed workers to dangers in underground trenches. more »

Key Technology Picked for Hyperloop Trial

10 May 2016: A passive magnetic levitation system has been named as a base technology of the Hyperloop system being developed by Jumpstartfund's Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT). more »

TBM Bertha Passes Biggest Hurdle

9 May 2016: The Seattle tunnel boring machine that spent more than two years broken down has completed a key section of her route. more »

Durante Rentals Expands Coverage of New York

9 May 2016: Durante Rentals has opened a sixth location in New York. more »

Chicago Pneumatic Launches Two New Compressors

5 May 2016: Chicago Pneumatic’s range has been expanded with the addition of two new mid-sized portable air compressors with adjustable pressure settings. more »

Sale and Merger Deal Agreed for Maxim Crane and AmQuip

4 May 2016: AmQuip Crane Rental and Maxim Crane Works are to merge following the acquisition of both companies by funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management. more »

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