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Concrete and masonry company Concrete Systems Inc. has been cited for one repeat and seven serious safety hazards following a February 2014 investigation conducted by OSHA.

Skanska announced Len Vetrone has been named co-chief operating officer, overseeing all of the company’s building operations in California.

Although construction employment rose in 223 metro areas between July 2013 and July 2014, some construction firms report turning down work due to a lack of skilled workers.

Country music star Kip Moore debuted a new video at CaseCE.com/OntheCase to honor the men and women of the construction industry. 

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25) showed their overall new business volume for July was $7.8 billion, up 8 percent from new business volume in July 2013. 

Terex now offers a new end-mount or top-mount cobra-style jib on its Hi-Ranger TL and LTM series aerial devices.

Donaldson Company Inc. announced its financial results for its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter ended July 31. 

American Infrastructure, a heavy construction company and materials supplier, received the Baltimore Workforce Investment Board (BWIB) Business Award for Workforce Development Excellence in the Hire Local (with more than 50 employees) category.

"The AGC Alternative," the first-of-its-kind, nationwide private insurance exchange to serve the commercial construction industry, began offering firms belonging to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) quotes Aug. 25, AGC officials announced.

Asphalt Specialists Inc. has been found in violation of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for wrongfully terminating a foreman and two truck drivers. 

In the first seven months of 2014, the value of highway bridge and highway contract awards was down 14% from the same period in 2013, according to the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA).

According to the Society for Human Resource Management, there are 423 employers on OSHA’s list of severe violators, indicating a 23 percent increase from 2013.

A Fremont, Calif.-based construction company owner and project manager were indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter after an employee was killed in a cave-in accident at a Milpitas worksite, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

The Construction Equipment and AEMP Fleet Masters Awards are presented to exceptional equipment professionals who excel in meeting the unique challenges inherent in cost-effective, efficient and effective management of fleets that combine on- and off-road equipment.

The Terex Hi-Ranger Swing Arm option is now available for the company’s TL series aerial devices, designed to increase the platform’s range of motion.

Deere & Company announced that it will place approximately 460 employees who work in the company's Waterloo, Iowa operations on indefinite layoff in response to current market demand for its products.

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.

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