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Construction firms added jobs in 37 states and the District of Columbia between October 2013 and October 2014 while construction employment increased in 28 states and the District of Columbia between September and October, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). 

Donaldson Company Inc. announced its financial results for its fiscal 2015 first quarter.

Mike Neri, owner of Mike Neri Sewer & Water Contractor Inc. of Elk Grove Village, Ill., was arrested Oct. 27, 2014 after failing to comply with OSHA standards and not paying penalties associated with safety violations, according to the Society for Human Resource Management.

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released the November 2014 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI), which indicates an overall confidence in the equipment finance market of 64.2.

A 28-year-old woman who implemented the use of GPS units in her fleet to increase safety, productivity and tracking ability is one of the winners of Construction Equipment magazine’s “Under 40 in Construction Equipment Awards,” announced recently.

A worker was fatally injured after being struck-by a front-end loader hauling hay at Double Dutch Dairy in Shelby, Neb., on June 17, 2014. 

Caterpillar Inc. employees and retirees have pledged more than $6.4 million to the United Way this year, which the Caterpillar Foundation matched dollar-for-dollar. 

Bridgestone Americas announced the opening of its first giant off road radial tire plant.

The U.S. Government Accountability Office has indicated that, on average, 6 percent of federal highway funding was allocated toward new highways and bridges, according to Roads & Bridges.

Halliburton Co. and Baker Hughes Inc. announced a definitive agreement under which Halliburton will acquire all the outstanding shares of Baker Hughes in a stock and cash transaction. 

Navistar Inc. has partnered with Terranova GTS LLC to showcase an International DuraStar Multi-Purpose Vehicle at this week’s AIDF (Aid and International Development Forum) Disaster Relief Summit in Washington, D.C. 

Purchasers of construction equipment have shifted attention to new machines from used, according to a report from Purchasing.com.

Navistar announced that its dealer education team has received certification from the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) for the company’s dealer training programs.

CNH Industrial, in cooperation with Zhejiang Yizhong Education Consulting Ltd., and with the support of its brand Iveco, launches a training program (TechPro2) dedicated to industrial vehicles. 

Intermat announced the number of brands registered to exhibit at Intermat 2015—scheduled for April 20-25, 2015 in Paris—has passed 1,000, including 238 brands making their first appearance. Also included in that number are Manitowoc Crane Group and Manitou, returning to Intermat after a hiatus. Eighty-five percent of the stand space has already been allotted, with a new category segmentation being added for 2015 across the 375,000-square-meter exhibition surface area.

The ARTBA submitted comments to the U.S. EPA and Army Corps of Engineers opposing a proposed regulation that would expand federal regulation to cover virtually any wet area in the country—including roadside ditches

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced its newly-elected 2015 officers, as well as directors elected at its recent annual meeting to the AEM Board of Directors and AG and CE Sector Boards.

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced the 2014 inductees into the AEM Hall of Fame, which recognizes and celebrates outstanding individuals in the off-road equipment industry, and their legacy of innovation, service and leadership. 

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Inc. introduced its first attachment product line to the North American market: a full line of hydraulic breakers. 

John Deere Construction created the GoHaul mobile application for E-Series articulated dump truck (ADT) customers. 

James D. Pitcock, Jr. and Horatio S. Earle are the 2014 inductees to American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation’s Transportation Development Hall of Fame.

Volvo Construction Equipment will discontinue development and production of its current product line of Volvo-branded backhoe loaders and motor graders, transferring production to Volvo CE’s Chinese company SDLG. 

In attempting to fix an auger that stopped working, a Lexington, Ky., man lost part of his arm, according to LEX 18

Donaldson Company Inc. announced its intent to close its Grinnell, Iowa, manufacturing facility, which manufactures mufflers and other exhaust products for off-road equipment.

Deere & Company has been selected 16th on the 2014 Global Top Companies for Leaders list, a comprehensive study that recognizes best-in-class management practices, especially in the area of leadership development.

The Wacker Neuson Group is building a production line for skid steer and compact track loaders at its U.S. facility in Menomonee Falls, Wis. 

Montabert recently opened a remanufacturing facility in Lake City, Ga., to address the growing demand for remanufactured hydraulic breakers and hydraulic drifters.

Following a complaint about unsafe working conditions, Spradling LP has been cited by OSHA for 13 serious safety and health violations for exposing workers to falls, struck-by, electric shock hazards and failing to guard rotating machinery parts at its Channing, Texas drilling site near Amarillo. 

CONEXPO Latin America 2015 education will feature a new one-day aggregates conference at the show, designed to give producers practical, hands-on education that will help them streamline productivity and increase profitability.

Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman told CNBC that the strength of the U.S. dollar has helped the company’s overseas business.

Case Construction Equipment has partnered with Indoogoo, a website that offers heavy industry “online trading services within the social network model.”

Dodge Data & Analytics released its 2015 Dodge Construction Outlook, predicting that total U.S. construction starts for 2015 will rise 9 percent to $612 billion, a larger gain than the 5 percent increase to $564 billion estimated for 2014.

As a part of its effort to increase energy efficiency nationwide through the Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge, the U.S. Department of Energy recognized Cummins Inc. for reducing energy use and costs at its Jamestown (N.Y.) Engine Plant.

Voters across the nation approved 60 of 90 (67 percent) transportation-related initiatives that were on the November ballot, according to a report from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s Transportation Investment Advocacy Center (ARTBA-TIAC).

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc. announced third quarter 2014 results for the three months ended Sept. 30, 2014.

Construction employers added 12,000 jobs in October and the sector's unemployment rate fell to 6.4 percent, the lowest rate for October since 2006, according to an analysis released by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). 

A subsidiary of Navistar Financial Corporation (NFC) sold $250 million of wholesale floor plan notes in a two-year, 144-A securitized transaction to support International Truck and IC Bus dealer inventory funding.

Liebherr Construction Equipment Co. expanded its distribution footprint beyond its traditional base and announced its new partnership with the Bejac Corporation.

ORBCOMM Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SkyWave Mobile Communications on the Inmarsat global L-band satellite network, for $130 million. 

Trimble announced the introduction of a Trimble Ready factory option for John Deere GP Motor Graders.

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