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Donaldson Company Inc. acquired a majority stake in IFIL USA, a manufacturer of pleated bag filters for industrial dust collection.

An avalanche of sand killed a construction worker operating a wheel loader in Plymouth, Mass.

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced the availability of $1 million for training or training materials to support mine rescue or mine emergency preparedness in underground mines.

JLG Industries Inc. introduced www.JLGUsed.com, a website where users can find, inspect and buy pre-owned construction equipment from JLG.

Nearly 110 energy companies, manufacturers, economic developers, labor unions and civic groups joined the EnergySure Coalition to support the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

ICUEE 2015 will recognize utility professionals and salute military heroes with a benefit auction and other events at Heroes Day.

Construction activity is expected to grow 5 percent by the end of the year.

Video footage, shot by the Idaho Statesman, captures a 310-foot climb to the top of a crane and back down, at a construction site in downtown Boise, Idaho.

General Electric Co. agreed to sell its U.S., Mexico, Australia and New Zealand fleet businesses to Element Financial Corp., in a $6.9 billion deal.

High school girls attended the fifth Mentoring a Girl in Construction (MAGIC) Summer Camp to learn about job skills needed in the construction industry.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is opening an investigation into 250,000 Ford F-150 pickup trucks for braking problems linked to two crashes.

Casale Rent-All entered into an agreement to implement SmartEquip’s on-line parts support network. 

OSHA opened an investigation into the death of a construction worker who died when a piece of rebar fell 130 feet and struck him on top of his head.

The National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) awarded Toro Co. a national contract for compact construction and maintenance equipment.

 

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously approved the six-year, $275 billion spending plan for infrastructure projects, but lawmakers still need to find a way to fund the measure.

Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin toured the manufacturing facilities of Curry Supply Company.

Furukawa Rock Drill USA presented its 2014 Summit Awards to the top dealer in its Rock Drill Division, and two top dealers in its Breaker Attachment Division.

A video by Business Insider shows the intricate assembly process of the redesigned F-150 with an all-aluminum body.

A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation that would spend $275 billion over the next six years on U.S. infrastructure projects.

Three construction workers were repairing a bridge along Route 219 in Ridgway, Pa., when it collapsed beneath the weight of an excavator.

Caterpillar will lay off an additional 50 workers at its East Peoria, Ill., campus due to a downturn in the demand for mining equipment.

An AGC analysis of April's Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS, data) from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that the ratio of job openings at month's end to monthly hires in construction roughly tripled.

New footage shot by the Skycore Camera Ship captures the current state of Apple Campus 2 construction, depicting a finished foundation, the first walls of the donut-shaped structure, and work on an underground parking facility. 

The EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are jointly proposing a comprehensive Phase 2 National Program that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fuel consumption for new on-road heavy-duty vehicles.

The proposed Charter Amendment 3 to the Tennessee Lawful Employment Act would require construction companies doing business with the city of Nashville, Tenn., to hire more local workers.

Construction on the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project in Hawaii is set to resume. 

Graco Inc. acquired Machine Technologies LLC, a Texas-based manufacturer of mortar pumps and continuous mixers. 

Emergency crews rescued two workers who were left dangling in safety harnesses after scaffolding fell from the side of a building in downtown Richmond, Va., reports CBS 6 News. 

Construction firms added jobs in 40 states and Washington, D.C., between May 2014 and May 2015, and increased jobs in 28 states and D.C. between April and May of 2015.

Georgia Tech researchers are using a shake table and sensor-equipped building replica to study concrete vulnerability in an earthquake in an effort to improve how older, reinforced-concrete buildings respond.

ICUEE 2015 will hold a Benefit Auction during the 2015 show, with 100 percent of auction proceeds going to The Call of Duty Endowment.

Equipment managers report more aggressive fleet expansion and replacement midway through 2015 than they forecast at the beginning of the year.

A construction company owner pleaded guilty to defrauding the government and was ordered to pay $1.6 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The tower crane Left Coast Lifter hoisted the first girder segment into place at the $3.9 billion Tappan Zee Bridge project in New York.

Sunbelt Rentals posted $2,742.3 million in revenue for its 2015 fiscal year, compared to $2,188.5 million in fiscal 2014, a 25.3% increase.

The first of 134 assembled steel girder units that will support the Tappan Zee Bridge’s six miles of roadway arrived by barge from upstate New York.

Terex Utilities hosted its annual Service School in Watertown, S.D. 

The Federal Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) ordered immediate shutdown of Rhino Displays of Payson, Ill., and Prudential Carriers Inc. of Hampton, Ga., following investigations that revealed violations of critical safety regulations.

Caterpillar Inc. entered into a strategic alliance with Modustri, a provider of service and measurement technologies for use in the field.

New contractors, Rudolph & Sletten and Holder Construction, are taking over operations for Apple Campus 2 construction.

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