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Florida and Nevada have the largest 12-month gains, New Jersey has the biggest annual percent and total declines; Nebraska and California top monthly rankings, South Dakota and Ohio shed most jobs in August, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Using TopCon Technology, artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada will create a 6-acre portrait in Washington, D.C., of different faces between the World War II and Lincoln Memorials along the south side of the Reflecting Pool.  The project uses TopCon’s high-precision GNSS survey technology and MAGNET Field software to make the precision contour cuts.

A preliminary total of 4,405 fatal work injuries were recorded in the U.S. in 2013, lower than the revised count of 4,628 fatal work injuries in 2012, according to results from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

OSHA issued a final rule extending the deadline for crane operator certification requirements in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction final rule, published Aug. 9, 2010, by three years to Nov. 10, 2017.

Massachusetts Bay Electrical Corp. was issued six citations following the deaths of two workers in a crane tip-over April 12, 2014, in Bourne, Mass.

Caterpillar Inc. and the Caterpillar Foundation are making a $2.5 million investment in The Global Poverty Project (GPP) to support growing the Global Citizen grassroots movement around the world to end extreme poverty by 2030.

OSHA issued two serious safety violations after two workers were injured, one fatally, after being struck-by an excavator bucket while installing stormwater drainage in a trench at the intersection of 18th and Grant Streets in Holdrege, Neb., on July 17, 2014.

Metso now offers complete fleet management and automation systems, designed for all Lokotrack range mobile applications.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Caterpillar says its interest in autonomous trucks and trains is motivated by safety, not job reduction.

Anhui Jianghuai Navistar Diesel Engine Co., Ltd. (JND), Navistar International Corporation's joint venture with Chinese truck maker Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co. Ltd. (JAC), has begun engine production at its new facility in Hefei, China.

Terramac LLC delivered its 100th RT9 rubber track crawler carrier unit to its newest dealer, Groff Tractor & Equipment, headquartered in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) will provide highway work zone safety training classes in 2015 after receiving the $135,000 Susan Harwood Training Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. 

Transportation construction companies from Virginia, Missouri and Tennessee were recognized for their corporate worker safety programs during the 2014 American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) National Convention, held earlier this month in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

Peterbilt now offers an anti-theft system for its Models 579 and 567 equipped with PACCAR MX-13 Engines, providing customers with an extra layer of security.

There were 23 fatalities worldwide involving aerial work platforms (AWPs), also known as mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs), in the first half of 2014, according to findings from the International Powered Access Federation’s (IPAF) accident database.

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 their overall new business volume for August was $7.2 billion, up 13 percent from new business volume in August 2013.

Navistar Inc. will offer the Tremec 10-speed manual transmission in its International ProStar model with the company’s 13-liter engine.

FTR is reporting August net trailer orders at 23,135 units, a 27 percent increase from July and 45 percent above a year ago.

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released the September 2014 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI), which indicates that overall confidence in the equipment finance market is 60.2, an increase from the August index of 58.9. 

Although Navistar’s recent activities have seen the company’s stock price rise more than 75 percent from six months ago, the company still struggles to achieve its goal of claiming 21 percent of the market share, according to Crain’s Chicago Business.

Xylem announced that its Godwin range of diesel pumps is now available with Tier 4 engines. 

The 400th Manitowoc 2250 crawler crane built at Manitowoc Cranes' factory in Manitowoc, Wis., was recently delivered to Fincantieri Marine Group’s Bay Shipbuilding division, located in nearby Sturgeon Bay, Wis.

 

CNH Industrial Parts & Service, the company’s spare parts, accessories and services business, has launched CNH Industrial Genuine Parts. 

Oshkosh Corporation announced the release of its inaugural Corporate Sustainability Report. 

Construction firms added jobs in 36 states between August 2013 and August 2014 while construction employment increased in 28 states between July and August, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

New photos and video provide a glimpse at the stalled tunnel-boring machine Bertha

New U.S. housing and labor market figures point to continued improvement in both areas. 

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) broke ground Sept. 17 on an $834 million project that will create 30 miles of dedicated managed toll lanes on I-75 and I-575 in Cobb and Cherokee counties. 

Cummins Inc. received the 2014 Robert W. Campbell Award from the National Safety Council.

Holder Construction Group LLC and the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration have established a strategic partnership to protect and educate workers on construction hazards during the building of the Oasis Data Center Project in Omaha.

Volvo Construction Equipment stands behind the quality and integrity of its machines with a lifetime warranty on frame and structure components.

 

Komatsu was selected as a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Indices (DJSI).

BlueLine Rental announced the acquisition of JustRuss Rental Inc., a full-service equipment rental company with three locations in Alabama. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

In an effort to recruit the next generation of craft professionals, NCCER’s Build Your Future (BYF) initiative is once again declaring October as “Careers in Construction Month.” 

Out of 35,000 entries, Beth Hodges from Indian Trail, N.C., was selected as Manitou Americas Inc.’s (MAM) Gehl R190 Throwback Skid Loader Sweepstakes winner.

Two construction workers were rescued after a trench collapsed on them in Lake Geneva, Wis., Thursday, Sept. 11, GazetteXtra reported.

Indiana Toll Road operators are considering filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to get out of their $6 million debt, nwitimes.com reported. 

Caterpillar Inc. has been named to the 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), recognizing Caterpillar as a sustainability leader in the Industrial Engineering sector.

Lawmakers in Texas are pushing for the passage of Proposition 1, which would amend the Texas constitution to allow part of oil and gas revenue to be spent on transportation projects. 

The Department of Transportation will distribute an estimated $600 million to 72 infrastructure projects as part of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program.

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