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An Alabama steel and roofing contractor lied to OSHA inspectors when he said that he obtained personal fall protection equipment before several employees were seriously injured. 

Case Construction Equipment and the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) will host a free webinar called “Controlling Construction Equipment Owning and Operating Costs.”

Trimble acquired Vianova Systems AS, a Norwegian company specializing in Building Information Modeling (BIM) software for infrastructure design software solutions across the European region. 

A court ordered Navistar to turn over a second set of documents to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

U.S. construction spending rose 0.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.08 trillion, the highest level since 2008.

Cat Inspect is a mobile application that allows users to download machine-specific inspection forms and capture actionable information during their walkarounds.

Two Caterpillar technologies aim to increase operator safety in specific environments.

Doosan added “Bobcat of Elk City” (Oklahoma), to its dealer network as an authorized sales, service, parts and rental provider of Doosan heavy equipment.

John Deere will layoff approximately 180 employees at their plants in Davenport and East Moline, Ill.

Jungclaus Implement, located in Glencoe, Minn., joins JCB’s North American dealer network. 

Compared to 2014, fourth quarter sales declined 8.8 percent and full-year sales declined 4.1 percent. 

Eighty-seven percent of fleet managers surveyed by Calstart said they support increased fuel economy rules.

Donaldson Company, Inc. acquired Engineered Products Company, a designer and manufacturer of indicators, gauges, switches and sensors for engine air filtration and liquid filtration systems.

Occupational Health & Safety walks through the biggest risks welders face while working and actions they can take to prevent them.

Utilimarc analyzed data from 60 of its utility and municipal fleet benchmarking clients.

Globus introduced a fully biodegradable, synthetic work glove called the Showa 442.

International Truck will offer over-the-air (OTA) reprogramming of engine control modules (ECM) for International trucks powered by its N9, N10 and N13 proprietary engines.

Mack Trucks, along with Daimler Truck North America, Navistar and Volvo Trucks, decided not to exhibit at the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show.

Noble Iron revenues rose 28 percent or 1.3 million for the first six months of 2015, compared to the same period last year.

A crane being used to construct a new freeway overpass struck Pacific Gas & Electric towers, sending the power lines over the highway.

Verisk Analytics announced it was ranked 18 out of 100 on Forbes magazine's 2015 list of the World's Most Innovative Companies.

Topcon Technology Roadshow is coming to the Farm Progress Show 2015.

The ATMA has an electro-mechanical system and fully integrated sensor suite that allows the truck to follow a lead vehicle completely unmanned

Paladin Attachments announced the integration of CWS Industries and Jewell Manufacturing into its North American business operations.

Caterpillar said it will lay off about 475 people, including roughly 300 people in the Peoria area.

The Toro Company announced that Richard M. Olson was elected to the position of president and chief operating officer.

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. released its 2015 Welding Safety & Health Guide — a 76-page, full-color resource that highlights the company’s personal protective equipment (PPE) and fume management offering.

The Women Building Futures program is a free 10-week program that trains women to work in the construction industry.

A report by the U.S. Departments of Transportation, Education and Labor indicates that employers will need to hire and train a total of 4.6 million new workers – 1.2 times the current transportation workforce – due to expected growth, retirements and turnover in the transportation industry from 2012 to 2022.

One worker was killed and another injured after falling while working on the roof of the new Minnesota Vikings Stadium.

An Illinois Tollway construction worker pulled a man out of a burning vehicle after a pileup crash in a construction work zone along I-90 near Hampshire, Ill.

IronPlanet and Finning International Inc. announced that Finning agreed to jointly market used heavy equipment through Cat Auction Services, IronPlanet’s unreserved auction marketplace. 

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) created a new webpage to identify high penalty cases in all U.S. states and territories.

Tunnel and track-laying for the 35-mile Gotthard Base Tunnel beneath the Swiss Alps was completed, making it the longest tunnel in the world.

The final segment of the first of two steel arches of the Margaret McDermott Bridge was raised into place alongside the eastbound lanes of I-30.

The heavy construction equipment market is projected to reach $166.05 Billion at a CAGR of 6.80% from 2015 to 2020.

BHP Billiton reported a net profit of $1.91 billion for the year through June, down from $13.83 billion in the 12 months earlier, an 86 percent year-over-year drop.

Construction employment expanded in 37 states and the District of Columbia between July 2014 and July 2015 while only 28 states and D.C. added jobs between June and July.

Toro Company third quarter sales increased 7.4 percent to $609.6 million

Worldwide net sales and revenues decreased 20 percent, to $7.594 billion, for the third quarter.

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