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RASTRAC has developed PocketRASTRAC, an application to turn an iPhone or Android phone/tablet into a GPS tracker complete with secure, two-way messaging.

Construction employment expanded in 215 metro areas, declined in 80 and was stagnant in 44 between June 2013 and June 2014, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

Trimble introduced the Trimble DPS900 piling system, a land-based 3-D machine control system for a variety of piling machine makes and models.

Employees of P. Gioioso & Sons Inc. were exposed to possible electrocution from working close to energized power lines at a Cambridge, Mass., work site where required safeguards were not used, according to OSHA. 

Construction Equipment magazine’s Frank Raczon, senior editor, was honored by the American Society of Business Publication Editors with a 2014 Gold AZBEE Regional Award for Editorial Excellence of a Product Section/Department for Construction Equipment’s “Buying File.” 

Atlas Copco has introduced the patent pending Auto Rod Change technology. 

Caterpillar Inc. has entered into definitive agreements with Société Générale to purchase a total of $2.5 billion of its common stock under accelerated stock repurchase transactions.

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $827 billion equipment finance sector, showed overall new business volume for June was $9 billion, up 5 percent from June 2013. 

Oshkosh Corporation reported fiscal 2014 third quarter results, with overall sales and income dropping due to a decline in activity in the company's defense segment. However, the company's access equipment and commercial segment third quarter sales and income each increased year-over-year. 

Navistar Inc. launched its Diamond Renewed program, which puts International used trucks through a comprehensive inspection and mechanical reconditioning process.

Cummins Inc. reported results for the second quarter of 2014, indicating a 7 percent increase in revenue from 2Q 2013.

Ismael Santana, a 51-year-old worker, was killed at the Cemex cement plant in Brooksville, Fla., when a front-end loader backed into him, pinning him against the cab of a semi truck, according to the Tampa Tribune.

The National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA) has released its Fleet Information Management Guide, which provides a review of the fundamentals of fleet information management—including fleet information management systems (FIMS)—and reviews fleet system selection and technology options to consider.

A July 21 beam collapse at a Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., construction site killed one worker and injured two, according to the Sun Sentinel.

The Doosan Portable Power Certified Remanufacturing Program recently restored the 100th air compressor to like-new condition.

Trimble has established a SITECH Technology Dealer in Utah as well as in several adjacent counties in Wyoming and counties in the Grand Canyon National Park and Lake Mead recreation area of northern Arizona.

Manitex International Inc., has reached an agreement to acquire PM Group S.p.A. (PM), San Cesario sul Panaro, of Modena, Italy.

Caterpillar announced its second-quarter 2014 financial results, with a 4.1 percent increase in profit.

The United States International Trade Commission has issued an initial determination that Sany infringed on patents held by Manitowoc.

At a July 15, 2014 meeting in Boston, the Association of Equipment Manager's (AEM) Construction Equipment Sector Board approved moving ahead with formal accreditation of the telematics standard being developed by AEM and the Association of Equipment Management Professionals.

Terramac LLC announced that Shafer Equipment LLC, its dealer in West Virginia, has added 12 Terramac RT9 crawler carrier units to its rental fleet in 2014, with plans for further expansion.

According to a Marketwatch report, Caterpillar believes it is “more likely than not” to win its tax case against the IRS, which has audited the company’s tax returns from 2007 through 2009.

Construction firms eliminated jobs in 27 states between May and June 2014, but added jobs in 38 states and the District of Columbia over the past 12 months, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

Volvo Construction Equipment reported second quarter 2014 results, which indicate a 25 percent increase in North American sales compared to the same period a year earlier; European sales increased by 11 percent. 

Manitou Group saw a 10 percent increase in sales in the second quarter of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013.

United Rentals Inc. announced financial results for the second quarter 2014 ended June 30, with rental revenue climbing 16.8 percent from the same period in 2013. 

OSHA cited Maher Industries, doing business as A Fast Blast, for 17 serious violations when workers performing abrasive blasting during the renovation of an Easthampton, Mass., mill were overexposed to lead and silica and faced other health hazards.

Terex Corporation will relocate production of its Demag overhead cranes from its current Houston location to a newly upgraded Oklahoma City (OKC) facility.

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) made available the first phase of a new CCO certification program designed for boom truck operators.

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations has rebranded its GCR Tires & Service division.

The U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 5021, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014, legislation that extends federal surface transportation programs and ensures the solvency of the Highway Trust Fund through May 2015.

Terramac LLC announced Lyle Machinery, Richland, Miss., as the latest addition to its North American dealer network.

LoJack Corporation released data from its annual “Construction Equipment Theft and Recovery in the United States” study, which reviews theft trends specific to construction equipment and tools equipped with the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System.

Victor Technologies will award more than $30,000 in equipment and cash prizes as part of its 2014 “A Cut Above” student cutting and welding contest. 

Navistar Inc. has started customer shipments of its first International DuraStar and International WorkStar vehicles with the company’s 9- and 10-liter engines with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) emissions technology.

Bobcat Company marked the production of its one-millionth loader with a formal ceremony July 12, 2014, sharing the occasion with its employees and the community of Gwinner, N.D.—home to Bobcat’s primary production facility.

Three trucking companies that purchased vehicles in California, Illinois, and Washington state filed a nationwide class action lawsuit against Navistar International Corporation, according to Jonathan D. Selbin of the law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP.

World of Concrete launched the fourth annual Crews That Rock competition.

Donaldson Company Inc. has introduced MyCleanDiesel.com, an online resource that answers questions about diesel fuel challenges faced by owners of modern engines.

Ohio Cat has acquired the expanded Cat Mining equipment distribution and support business for its territories from Caterpillar Global Mining LLC. 

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