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Caterpillar Inc. commemorated the production of 75,000 wheel tractor-scrapers at the Decatur, Ill., facility.

Wacker Neuson posted a profit increase in the second quarter of 2014, with revenue remaining at the same level as the previous year, while confirming its forecast for fiscal 2014.

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Inc. has partnered with Werk-Brau to provide a wider array of attachment options to their customers.

Case Construction Equipment has launched a new equipment configurator at CaseCE.com/configure.

According to a city official, Los Angeles needs as much as $15 billion in public works improvements, Bloomberg reports.

De Lage Landen Financial Services (DLL), a global provider of asset based financial solutions, announced a U.S. partnership with manufacturer Bell Trucks. 

Kenworth Truck Company is adding a natural gas option for the Kenworth T880, the company’s flagship vocational truck.

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced residential construction statistics for July 2014, which indicate a 15.7 percent increase in privately-owned housing starts from the month prior.

Construction firms added jobs in 39 states from July 2013 to July 2014 and in 34 states from June to July, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

In an end-user survey conducted earlier this year by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), respondents overall plan to increase fleet sizes and staff levels, and many are starting to look at adopting telematics technologies.

The Wirtgen Group has acquired a 70% stake in the asphalt plant manufacturer Benninghoven, located in Mülheim, Germany.

New business volume grew 9.3 percent in the equipment finance industry in 2013, according to the 2014 Survey of Equipment Finance Activity (SEFA) released by the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA).

Cummins Inc. has received certification for its 6.7L Turbo Diesel from the California Air Resources Board (CARB), meeting the Low-Emission Vehicle III (LEV III) standards.

 

Navistar Inc. is offering the Allison Transmission FuelSense fuel-efficiency package on its medium-duty and vocational International truck models.

Deere & Company will reduce the size of its manufacturing workforce at some agricultural equipment factories in response to current market demand for its products.

Donaldson Company Inc.’s wholly owned subsidiary, Donaldson Europe BVBA – UAE Branch, has entered into an agreement to acquire Northern Technical LLC, a manufacturer of gas turbine inlet air filtration systems and replacement filters.

Highway construction totaled $4.2 billion in June, down 11 percent from the June 2013 total, according to an American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) analysis of federal data.

Briggs & Stratton Corporation has signed a definitive agreement to acquire U.S.-based Allmand Bros. Inc.

Navistar Inc. announced its fourth quarter “Game On” parts sales event and sweepstakes for truck and bus customers in the U.S. and Canada. 

Deere & Company announced financial results for the third quarter ended July 31, 2014, with a net income of $850.7 million, down from $966.5 million in the same period of 2013. 

The Beijing Intl. Construction Machinery Exhibition & Seminar (BICES) held its 2015 Press Conference at Landmark Towers Hotel, Aug. 6, 2014, in Beijing.

Missouri voters rejected a proposal that would raise funds for transportation projects throughout the state.

Linamar, the parent company for aerial work platform manufacturer Skyjack, posted an 18.9-percent sales increase in the second quarter of 2014

Transtar Transportation Inc. recovered $120,000 worth of stolen assets with the NexTraq GPS Fleet Tracking solution.

Sany Heavy Industry (SHI) plans to list its excavator-manufacturing group on the Hong Kong stock exchange in an effort to boost sales of its earthmoving machines.

Construction Equipment magazine will partner with AEM to produce the Show Guide for CONEXPO Latin America.

OSHA determined that employees of a Massachusetts construction contractor faced possible electrocution from working close to energized power lines at a Cambridge, Mass., jobsite. 

According to sheriff’s investigators, Corey Richard, 36, a former fleet management employee of Acension Parish in Gonzales, La., was arrested for stealing approximately 2,007 gal of fuel during June using parish fuel cards.

The equipment rental industry in the U.S. is expected to generate $35.8 billion in revenue and outpace gross domestic product (GDP) by more than four times in 2014, according to the American Rental Assn.’s (ARA) latest forecast from the ARA Rental Market Monitor.

Exel Inc.'s automotive parts warehouse and distribution center in Toledo, Ohio, which distributes Chrysler brand parts, has been cited for one repeat and two serious safety violations involving unsafe operation of powered industrial vehicles.

Volvo Trucks of North America is recalling 1,025 of its 2011 to 2015 VNL and 2014 to 2015 NVM trucks manufactured between Nov. 17, 2010 and Feb. 5, 2014, according to TruckingInfo.

OSHA has cited Miami-based Waterfront Construction Inc. with 12 serious safety violations for exposing workers to falls, burns and other hazards found, while workers installed seawalls, at 256 Three Islands Blvd in Hallandale Beach, Fla.

In the latest analysis by ABI Research, OEM telematics and aftermarket telematics will be dominant sectors for cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) connections, growing to over 40 percent connection share.

Charles William Huntoon Jr., the owner of CH Property Service, was operating a skid steer near the Animas River in Durango, Colo., when the machine slid into the river, according to the Durango Herald

Bobcat Company and Doosan recently opened the doors to their new Acceleration Center, located within Bismarck, N.D.’s Northern Plains Commerce Centre.

 

CNH Industrial N.V. and Case Construction Equipment will invest $24 million to expand production in Burlington, Iowa with the addition of the company’s M Series crawler dozer production line.

According to a new report from Research and Markets, rental companies will drive the growth of the global telehandler market through 2018.

The Caterpillar Foundation, supported by Caterpillar Inc., invested a total of $11 million in three African programs addressing a number of poverty concerns. 

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) will expand its REACH regulatory-compliance training program to help members and the industry comply with Conflict Minerals and Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) rules.

The construction industry added 22,000 jobs in July, but suffered a pullback in spending in June, according to an analysis of federal employment data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). 

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