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Gee Heavy Machinery Appoints Keeler as General Manager

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA — Gee Heavy Machinery LLC, Northern California's Komatsu construction, mining, and forestry dealer, announces the appointment of Mark Keeler as its General Manager. With a track record spanning more than 25 years in the heavy equipment industry, Keeler brings experience and expertise to the role.

In …

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BOMAG Americas Announces Nittinger as Director of North American Sales for the Western Region and Canada

BATON ROUGE, LA — BOMAG Americas announces that Bill Nittinger has joined the sales team as the Director of Dealer Channel Sales for the western region and Canada. The western region covers the following states: Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, …

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Skanska Deploys Fully Electric Tandem Roller on Purple (D Line) Extension Transit Project in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CA — Skanska, a construction and development firm, is piloting a zero-emissions electric compaction roller on its Los Angeles Purple (D Line) Extension Transit Project. The Wirtgen Group’s battery-powered HAMM HD 12e VV is one of only five pre-production models of its kind in North America …

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Skanska Concludes 90-Day Pilot Program of the Zero-Emission Volvo EC230 Electric in North America

LOS ANGELES, CA — Skanska, a construction and development firm, announces the completion of a 90-day pilot program using the Volvo EC230 Electric Excavator on the Purple (D Line) Extension Transit Project in Los Angeles, at the South Yard of the La Brea station. Skanska’s use of the zero-emissions …

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Prinoth Announces Coastline Equipment and Papé Machinery as New Dealers

SACRAMENTO, CA — Prinoth Crawler Carriers announces new dealer partnerships in the western part of the U.S. Coastline Equipment is now a dealer for Prinoth equipment in Southern California and Nevada. Papé Machinery joins the Prinoth Crawler Carrier group in Northern California, Oregon, Washington, and Hawaii.

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Gee Heavy Machinery is now Komatsu’s Construction Distributor in Northern California

SACRAMENTO, CA — Komatsu and Gee Heavy Machinery LLC announce that Gee is now the authorized distributor of Komatsu construction products in Northern California.

Gee has assumed the operations of the previous distributor, Core Machinery (formerly known as Road Machinery, LLC), in four locations: West Sacramento, Fresno, Redding, and Santa …

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Kalmar USA Strengthens Dealer Network with Partnership with Hawthorne Cat

SAN DIEGO, CA — Hawthorne Cat, the exclusive Caterpillar equipment dealer in San Diego, the Hawaiian Islands, and the Pacific Region, is now a distributor of Kalmar electric forklifts and reachstackers (container handling equipment).

Hawthorne Cat will take over Kalmar's existing territory in California while also expanding into western …

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Skanska Deploys Zero-Emission Construction Machinery on Active Los Angeles Project

LOS ANGELES, CA — Skanska, a construction and development firm, is piloting a zero-emissions electric excavator on Los Angeles Metro’s Purple (D Line) Extension Transit Project. The Volvo EC230 is the largest electric excavator of its kind, and it is designed to have the same capabilities as a diesel …

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Hyundai Launches Dedicated Compact Equipment Sales and Support Team in North America

SACRAMENTO, CA — Following the introduction of skid steer and compact track loaders, along with updates across its compact excavator lineup earlier this year at CONEXPO-CON/AGG, HD Hyundai Construction Equipment North America announces the formation of a new team dedicated to Hyundai compact equipment sales and support.

Hyundai has hired …

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Bauman Landscape & Construction Increases Sustainability Through Less Water Usage and Concrete Waste

Concrete remains a construction mainstay, even though the building material is responsible for significant carbon dioxide emissions. But some contractors are finding ways to use concrete in more environmentally friendly ways, including with the use of volumetric mixers.

“Sustainability is important out here,” says Mike Bauman, President and Co-Founder …

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Far West Equipment Dealers Association Merges with Associated Equipment Distributors

DAVIS, CA — The Far West Equipment Dealers Association (FWEDA) Board of Directors met and ratified a membership vote to merge with Associated Equipment Distributors (AED). The merger is scheduled to be finalized by the end of August.

“We are pleased with the outcome of the vote and look forward …

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Foley Lynx is like Hiring a Full-Time Service Technician for Cat Equipment

Foley Lynx is a support service that gives Foley Equipment customers access to a dedicated service technician right from their phone.

“The easiest way to explain it is to say it’s Siri for your equipment,” said Travis LaDuke, Lynx Consultant at Foley Equipment. “You have a question, and we …

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Empire Crane Company and Bigge Crane and Rigging Make Partnership Official

SYRACUSE, NY — Empire Crane Company has officially partnered with Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. in order to offer East Coast customers better access to rent or buy the more than 1,800 cranes in Bigge’s fleet.

Empire Crane has long been in the crane sales and rental business, serving customers …

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Terex Utilities Promotes Cammisa to Senior Director of Services

WATERTOWN, SD — Terex Utilities announces that Nick Cammisa has been promoted to Senior Director of Services, and will now lead the Terex Services team.

“Nick brings well-rounded experience to his role as Senior Director of Services from branch management, sales, and strategic account management, and is positioned to lead …

Introducing DEVELON, the Next Evolution in Construction Equipment Innovation

SUWANEE, GA — The familiar brand of orange construction equipment known as Doosan will now be called DEVELON throughout the world. Under the new brand name, the company will continue providing innovative products and solutions, further cementing its status as a global leader in construction equipment and solutions for the …

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Sunbelt Rentals Sets the Gold Standard for Recruiting, Employing, and Retaining Veterans

FORT MILL, SC — Sunbelt Rentals, an equipment rental company, has been recognized with three awards for its efforts to recruit and retain military veterans in North America and globally.

For the first time, Sunbelt Rentals has received the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans (HIRE …

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JLG’s All-New E18 Vertical Mast Lifts Now Available

MCCONNELLSBURG, PA — JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a global manufacturer of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and telehandlers, introduces an all-new vertical mast lift series to the market. The new JLG E18MCL model is well-suited for construction and industrial applications that require outdoor and indoor …

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H&E Opens New Branch in Indio, California

INDIO, CA — H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) announces the opening of its new Indio branch, its 12th location in California. The branch includes a fully fenced yard area, offices, and a separate repair shop and is capable of handling a variety of construction and general industrial equipment for customers …

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Exyn Technologies and Trimble Collaborate on a Proof of Concept for a Fully Autonomous Surveying Solution for Construction

LAS VEGAS, NV — Trimble and Exyn Technologies, a pioneer in multi-platform robotic autonomy for complex, GPS-denied environments, announce a strategic collaboration to explore the use of autonomous construction surveying technology. The solution will integrate Boston Dynamics' Spot robot, the ExynPak powered by ExynAI, and the Trimble X7 total station. …

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Trimble and HP Collaborate to Explore the Use of Robotic Technology for Autonomous Indoor Construction Layout

LAS VEGAS, NV — Trimble and HP are collaborating on the integration of Trimble's latest robotic total station with HP's new SitePrint robotic layout solution. The solution focuses on transforming the layout process for indoor construction projects.

The announcement was made at the Trimble Dimensions+ Conference, where HP and Trimble …

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Trimble Construction Cloud Powered by Microsoft Azure Launches at Trimble Dimensions+ Conference

LAS VEGAS, NV — Trimble announces the launch of Trimble Construction Cloud powered by Microsoft Azure, an industry cloud to streamline construction projects. Trimble Construction Cloud was developed as part of Trimble's collaboration with Microsoft to advance technology adoption and accelerate the digital transformation of the construction, agriculture, and transportation …

Takeuchi Launches New Line of Hydraulic Hammers

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi has added seven sound-suppressed hydraulic hammer models to the Takeuchi Attachment Program, helping compact track loader and compact excavator owners accomplish more with their machines.

“Hydraulic hammers are invaluable attachments for breaking up asphalt, concrete, rocks, and other hard materials,” said Lee Padgett, Product Manager …

JLG Expands Authorized Service Provider Network to Support Customers’ Maintenance and Repair Needs

MCCONNELLSBURG, PA — JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and global manufacturer of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and telehandlers, is expanding its network of Authorized Service Providers in the United States to provide equipment repair, warranty, maintenance, inspections, parts, and other support services nationwide to JLG customers. …

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Wilden Releases New 76 mm (3") Metal Equalizer Surge Dampener - Integrated SD Series

GRAND TERRACE, CA — Wilden, a brand of PSG, a Dover company, has extended its line of metal Equalizer Surge Dampeners - Integrated SD Series (ISD) with the addition of a new 76 mm (3”) model. Designed to integrate directly into the manifold of a Wilden metal air-operated …

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Trimble and ABI GMBH Offer Trimble Ready Option for Piling and Drilling Machines

WESTMINSTER, CO — Trimble and ABI Maschinenfabrik und Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH announce the introduction of a Trimble Ready factory option for new ABI MOBILRAM-Systems and DELMAG Drill Rigs. ABI piling and drilling machines shipped from the factory will be ready for the installation of the Trimble Groundworks Machine Control System, which …

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Junttan Oy to Offer Trimble Groundworks Machine Control for Piling Machines from the Factory

WESTMINSTER, CO — Trimble and Junttan Oy announce the availability of Trimble Groundworks Machine Control System for Piling Machines as a factory option on Junttan Oy foundation machines.

Trimble Groundworks is a 3D machine control system that improves efficiency and reduces downtime with stakeless navigation, productivity and quality monitoring, and …

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Trimble Introduces Horizontal Steering Control, Automatic Screed Width Control for Vogele Asphalt Pavers

WESTMINSTER, CO — Trimble introduces the Trimble Roadworks Paving Control Platform version 2.10 with Horizontal Steering Control for Vogele Navitronic asphalt pavers. The addition of Horizontal Steering Control and automatic screed width control for Vogele pavers is another step forward in Trimble's path toward machine control autonomy.

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The Future is Now: Examining Construction’s Power Alternatives

At the center of any construction alternative power discussion is diesel. Diesel remains the go-to power on jobsites. According to the Diesel Technology Forum, 98 percent of construction's energy use in the United States comes from diesel.

But with global initiatives underway to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by …

Drones are Benefitting Earthmoving Operations

MILWAUKEE, WI — Drones — the aerial eye of the jobsite — have become a very versatile tool for earthmoving operations. Among the benefits: increasing efficiency, productivity, and accuracy on jobsites. In addition, drones help reduce unplanned costs and rework throughout a project by providing a steady stream of jobsite …

Preventative Maintenance Tips for Backhoes

MILWAUKEE, WI — Preventive maintenance “is a very broad term,” said George MacIntyre, Product Manager at CONEXPO-CON/AGG exhibitor CASE Construction Equipment. “It can be as formal as the critical practice of performing regular service, as prescribed by the manufacturer of the machine, throughout the machine’s life. Or it …

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$125M in Incentives for Off-Road Zero-Emission Equipment Available Through California’s CORE Project

PASADENA, CA — The California Air Resources Board (CARB) opens the second round of its Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project (CORE), providing point-of-sale discounts on off-road zero-emission equipment. The project is administered by CALSTART and has $125M in funding available, more than double the amount allocated to the project …

PALFINGER Announces Daneluz as New Vice President Sales & Service NAM Region

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA — Ismael Daneluz joins PALFINGER’s North American Region in the executive capacity of Vice President of Sales and Service. Daneluz will be responsible for developing strategic sales plans, based on the company’s goals, that will promote sales growth and customer satisfaction for the organization as well …

Kohler Engines Approves Usage of HVO in the USA

KOHLER, WI — All Kohler diesel-fueled engines are approved to use HVO in the United States, in line with ASTM D975 standard. This confirmation comes just a few months after European compliance was announced. In February, in fact, Kohler had announced approval to use HVO for all its diesel engines …

Hawthorne Cat Hosts Junior Achievement Students as part of the San Diego Foundation's Summer Enrichment Program

SAN DIEGO, CA — Hawthorne Cat, the exclusive Caterpillar equipment dealer in San Diego, the Hawaiian Islands, and the Pacific Region hosted the Junior Achievement of San Diego County (JA San Diego) students from Lincoln High School at Hawthorne's corporate headquarters in San Diego, California, as part of San …

Rolling Through Rugged Roads

With the right equipment, anything is possible. It can give you the leg up you need to pull ahead of the competition. When it comes to delivering equipment on time or ahead of schedule worry-free, the right trailer is invaluable.

Today, more than ever, manufacturers are listening to the needs …

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Choosing Screen Media to Improve Production and Solve Screening Problems

With proposed infrastructure programs being discussed to offset the economic impacts of COVID-19, aggregate materials could see a spike in demand. This progression can lead to increased profits for mineral processing operations. However, maximizing efficiency to capitalize on this opportunity requires the right equipment. It is critical that operations evaluate …

Yanmar Compact Equipment’s Largest Mini Excavators Provide Maximum Power in Tight Spaces

GRAND RAPIDS, MN — Yanmar Compact Equipment offers the ViO80-1A and SV100-2A, the largest models in their mini excavator line. The machines provide the performance, efficiency, technology, and reliability needed for tough jobs, allowing for maximum productivity in construction, landscaping, and utility applications. Both models feature Yanmar Compact Equipment’s four-year/4,000-hour …

BOMAG Americas Remembers Industry Leader, Long-Time Team Member Bert DeJong After his Passing

RIDGEWAY, SC — It is with deep sadness that BOMAG Americas announces the passing of Bert DeJong, a company leader and industry veteran for more than 30 years. DeJong is well remembered for being smart, honest, and fair and an industry pioneer, who helped drive success for both rental …

Vacuworx Appoints Tipton Executive Vice President, COO

TULSA, OK — Vacuworx announces that Robert Tipton has joined the company as Executive Vice President and has been appointed as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. Tipton joins the team with decades of knowledge in production and supply chain management, including executive leadership credentials and more than 20 years of …

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Five Tips for Mini Excavator Maintenance

Maintenance might not be your favorite thing to do, but this minor inconvenience can help you avoid major headaches in the future. Good maintenance practices not only keep the machine running at peak performance, but they also minimize downtime from repairs that come from ignoring key maintenance requirements. Here are …

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Changing the Game with the EWRS-HS Hard Surface Skid Steer Tire

WINNIPEG, MB — Evolution Wheel is a manufacturer of heavy-duty skid steer tires. The EWRS-HS series solid skid steer tire is the hard surface version of the EWRS-AT series all-terrain tire. The solid EWRS-HS skid steer tire is ideal for surfaces like concrete or asphalt.

Evolution Wheel spends a lot …

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Managing Screen Media Selection, Installation and Maintenance

It doesn’t matter how much aggregate is produced in a day if it is contaminated or not sized correctly. Though screen media is a minor cost when compared to larger equipment in a quarry or mine, it is a crucial part of any operation’s profit machine. One unexpected break and …

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Project Owners Drive Tech Adoption

The needs of the project owner have always defined the parameters of a construction job, but all signs are pointing to owners playing a bigger role in the use of technology on their projects in the future, especially as we begin to see federal funds put to work on transportation …

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K-Tec and Ashland Acquire Metalcraft Scrapers

LOUISVILLE, GA — K-Tec Earthmovers and Ashland Industries, providers of pull-pan scraper earthmoving products, announce the acquisition of Metalcraft of GA, Inc., a heavy equipment manufacturer. This acquisition provides a facility presence in the Southeastern U.S. along with expanded product offerings from the Metalcraft brand. The Metalcraft facility, …

Affinity Truck Center Becomes First Volvo Trucks Certified EV Dealer in California’s Central Valley

FRESNO, CA — Volvo Trucks North America has designated Affinity Truck Center’s Fresno, California, location as a Volvo Trucks Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealer, signifying that it is ready to support customers interested in adding Volvo VNR Electrics to their local and regional distribution, pickup and delivery, and food …

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New EquipmentShare Location in San Diego Area Joins Takeuchi's Dealer Network

SAN DIEGO, CA — Takeuchi-US has added an EquipmentShare location in the San Diego, California, metropolitan area to its growing North American dealer network.

The EquipmentShare San Diego area location will focus primarily on compact excavators and track loaders. The location will offer replacement parts and serve as an authorized …

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Hawthorne Cat Partners with Aloha United Way to Provide Food in the Hawaiian Islands

WAIPAHU, HI — Hawthorne Cat is supporting more than 200 food banks and home-delivered meal service to seniors and individuals with disabilities this holiday season to help meet the sharp rise in hunger across communities.

Hawthorne, through its partnership with Aloha United Way, is donating $50,000, with two of the …

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Automated, Connected, and Intelligent

The future is looking bright for the construction industry, with project pipelines full and the promise of infrastructure spending infusing the industry with confidence and optimism. But as we face another year of supply chain issues and crippling workforce shortages, it’s possible that our industry’s biggest challenge could be too …

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Waggoner Joins Takeuchi-US as Western Regional Business Manager

FOLSOM, CA — Takeuchi-US names Guy Waggoner as its new Western Region Business Manager (RBM). Waggoner will be responsible for all sales development activity and market share objectives in Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Oregon, Washington State, Idaho, California, and Hawaii. His duties will include dealer development and recruitment, inventory control, collections, …

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Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Welcomes Park as President

NORCROSS, GA — Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc. (HCEA), announces the appointment of Stan Park as President of the company. A 27-year veteran of Hyundai, Park previously held various field and executive-level leadership roles, most recently as the Vice President of Marketing and Dealer Development.

“Stan is a pillar of …

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Dynapac North America Names Roush President/General Manager

CHARLOTTE, NC — Dynapac announces the appointment of Jamie Roush to President/General Manager of Dynapac North America.

Roush is an industry veteran with over 20 years of experience in the equipment industry. Roush has been with Dynapac North America since the transition in 2017 and held various management positions at …

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Terex Trucks Becomes Rokbak

Articulated hauler specialist Terex Trucks rebrands as Rokbak and announces its vision for an exciting new future. The Scottish manufacturer unveiled the new brand at a digital launch event on September 1, attended by dealers, customers, media, and Volvo Group colleagues from around the world.

Rokbak is the new name …

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ALLU Announces Bejac Corporation as its Newest Dealer

LOS ANGELES, CA — Bejac, based in Los Angeles/Placentia, California, will be selling the heavy range of ALLU D Series Transformer and ALLU Crusher material processing attachments. The partnership with Bejac as its Western distributor reinforces ALLU’s growth strategy and commitment in the region.

Bejac has eight locations in …

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H&E Opens New Branch in Fresno, California

FRESNO, CA — H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) announces the opening of a new rental branch in Fresno, California, bringing the number of H&E California facilities to 11. The 10,000-square-foot facility sits on six acres with a fully fenced yard area, offices, parts warehouse, and a repair shop with five …

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Liebherr USA, Co. Announces Friedrich as New Managing Director

NEWPORT NEWS, VA — Liebherr welcomes Kai Friedrich as Managing Director of Liebherr USA, Co. and Divisional Director of Construction Equipment.

In his role as Managing Director, he will provide leadership and guidance necessary to oversee and implement the corporate and strategic plans for the nine product segments under Liebherr …

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Rokbak Revealed: The New Name for Terex Trucks

Rokbak is the new name for Terex Trucks, with the new brand representing the continuation of its strong hauling heritage with a future-focused vision. Throughout the last four decades, the company has never wavered in its promise to customers to deliver powerful and reliable articulated haulers — and that …

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Hawthorne Cat Opens New Stores in Oceanside and Chula Vista

SAN DIEGO, CA — Hawthorne Cat, the exclusive Cat equipment dealer in San Diego, the Hawaiian Islands, and the Pacific Region, announces the opening of its new store in Oceanside, California. Additionally, the Chula Vista store has moved to a larger, more convenient location. Customers can rent or buy …

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Takeuchi Recognizes Allied Machinery Corporation as North American Dealer with Top Market Share

HONOLULU, HI — Takeuchi-US presents Allied Machinery Corporation with an award for achieving top market share of all Takeuchi dealers in North America during 2020. Allied has provided Takeuchi equipment sales, service, parts, and rentals to customers from five locations on four Hawaiian Islands since 1993.

“In the 28 years …

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Making the Right Choice with Terex Trucks

Terex Trucks comes from a strong hauling heritage: with over 70 years of experience in building robust, reliable and tough articulated haulers, the Motherwell, Scotland-based manufacturer knows how to design machines that are trusted by customers to deliver a powerful performance in all conditions. Its two models, the 30.9-ton payload …

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Thunder Creek Fueling Efficiency in the Big Woods for H2Dig LLC

Tucked away amongst wide swaths of agricultural fields and small, rural communities the Big Woods private waterfowl preserve is being developed by H2Dig LLC. The company specializes in premium outdoor recreational development and oftentimes is working in remote areas without great access to service stations, fuel, or equipment maintenance …

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Volvo CE Expands Dealer Technician Training with New West Coast Facility

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is adding a West Coast technical training facility in the San Francisco Bay Area this summer as part of a larger initiative to invest in technical training across North America. In addition to diesel construction equipment, the facility will serve as …

Komatsu Introduces Expanded Range of Hydraulic Breakers

CHICAGO, IL — Looking for a hydraulic breaker attachment that is simple to use, powerful, and compatible with your Komatsu excavator? Take a look at the high-performance efficiency and unique variable energy technology incorporated into Komatsu’s expanded line of JTHB-G and JMHB-H hydraulic breakers.

Designed and tested for compatibility with …

Iowa Mold Tooling Celebrates 60 Years

GARNER, IA — Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc. (IMT), an Oshkosh Corporation company, is commemorating its 60th anniversary by celebrating its team members and the local community.

IMT products have now been a part of the building supply, construction, tire service, public works, mining, railroad, rental, and propane markets for …

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Terex Trucks Articulated Haulers Are Strong Performance for Recycling Centers

As the circular economy ramps up, waste management facilities are gaining in importance. To optimize their operations, these sites need productive, cost-efficient machinery. Delivering high performance, fuel efficiency and excellent productivity, Terex Trucks articulated haulers are well-suited to meet the demands of recycling and resource management facilities.

Every year, Terex …

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Haulotte North America Welcomes Esteban as New West Coast Sales Representative

PORTLAND, OR — Haulotte North America welcomes Ted Esteban as the new West Coast Sales Representative. Esteban will support existing customers and be responsible for leading sales growth within the region. His region includes the following states: California, Oregon, Utah, Arizona, Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, and Nevada.

“We …

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Equipment Evolution

Demolition and recycling equipment is evolving and is going to change quickly in the next five to 10 years. Manufacturers are leading this effort with input from their customers.

Advances are happening in wireless technology, microchips, machine learning, artificial intelligence, automation, cameras, sensors, touch screens, and batteries. These technologies are …

National Trench Safety to Merge with Trench Plate Rental Company

HOUSTON, TX — National Trench Safety (NTS) and Trench Plate Rental Company (TPRC), two pure-play providers of trench safety solutions in the U.S., announce that they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge. The combined company will be majority-owned by Tailwind Capital. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. …

Equipment Manufacturers Report Positive Outlook for 2021

MILWAUKEE, WI — As the industry emerges from a full year under the COVID-19 cloud, a clear majority (88 percent) of equipment manufacturers report a positive outlook for 2021, according to a new survey released by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. More than half (55 percent) of the respondents …

Dynapac Appoints Cole Dealer Sales Manager - Western Region

SACRAMENTO, CA — Dynapac announces the appointment of Steve Cole as Dealer Sales Manager - Western U.S. Region, reporting to Jamie Roush, Vice President of Sales. Cole is the Dealer Sales Manager for the following states: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, California, Hawaii, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, North …

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Trench Shoring Company Expands to Serve Northern California Contractors

COMPTON, CA — Trench Shoring Company announces April 2021 as the target date for the opening of their 11th location in San Leandro, California. With this newest facility, the company takes another step toward their commitment to serve all of California, with 10 branches from San Diego to the Bay …

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Getting the Most From Compact Track Loaders

Compact track loaders are an increasingly vital part of contractors’ businesses. The sheer versatility of these machines allows them to thrive in a variety of working conditions, and – thanks in part to growing attachment diversity – CTLs can be used for more applications than ever. A strategic purchase of …

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Getting the Most From Compact Track Loaders

Compact track loaders are an increasingly vital part of contractors’ businesses. The sheer versatility of these machines allows them to thrive in a variety of working conditions, and – thanks in part to growing attachment diversity – CTLs can be used for more applications than ever. A strategic purchase of …

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Enhancing Safety in the Heavy Equipment Rental Industry

Renting heavy machinery has become increasingly popular in the construction and mining industries with many companies now opting to rent instead of purchase equipment. In fact, market analysts predict that the heavy equipment rental industry is set to grow by 11 percent over the next three years as construction companies …

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Enhancing Safety in the Heavy Equipment Rental Industry

Renting heavy machinery has become increasingly popular in the construction and mining industries with many companies now opting to rent instead of purchase equipment. In fact, market analysts predict that the heavy equipment rental industry is set to grow by 11 percent over the next three years as construction companies …

H&E Opens New Lodi, California, Branch

LODI, CA — H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) announces the opening of a new branch in Lodi, California, bringing the number of H&E California branches to 10.

The 11,600-square-foot facility sits on three acres with a fully fenced yard area, offices, parts warehouse, and a repair shop with six service …

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Takeuchi Promotes Klusmeyer to Divisional Manager

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi-US, a manufacturer of compact equipment, promotes Shay Klusmeyer to Divisional Manager. Formerly Takeuchi’s Central Midwest Regional Manager, Klusmeyer will now lead Takeuchi’s regional business managers and regional product managers as they support dealers and customers in the company’s West, Southwest, Central Midwest, and Midwest regions. …

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Minnich Manufacturing Adds Vanguard Marketing Group to Western U.S. Distribution Network

HAYWARD, CA — Minnich Manufacturing, a manufacturer of concrete dowel pin drills, concrete vibrators, and vibrator monitoring systems, has expanded distribution in the Western U.S. by adding Vanguard Marketing Group as a manufacturer’s representative.

Founded in 1976 and located in Hayward, California, Vanguard Marketing Group offers sales and service …

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Hawthorne Cat Announces Ness as New President and CEO

SAN DIEGO, CA — Hawthorne Cat, the exclusive Cat equipment dealer in San Diego, the Hawaiian Islands, and the Pacific Region, announces the promotion of David K. Ness to President and CEO for all the Hawthorne divisions. He will be based in the corporate office in Rancho Bernardo (San …

Doosan Announces New RGW Equipment Location in California’s Central Valley

LATHROP, CA — There is a new dealership for Doosan machines, parts, and service in the Central Valley of northern California. Doosan authorized dealer RGW Equipment opened its third location in Lathrop, just off the West Side Freeway.

“Our new Lathrop location is more convenient for our Central Valley customers …

Equipment Leasing & Finance 2021 US Economic Outlook

Equipment and software investment growth fared better than overall GDP growth in 2020 as businesses invested to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, and growth should remain well into positive territory in the beginning of 2021. Annual equipment and software investment growth of 7.8 percent is forecast for 2021. Annual U.S. …

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Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Welcomes Kim as President

NORCROSS, GA — Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc. (HCEA), welcomes J.Y. Kim as President. 28-year Hyundai veteran Kim began his career as part of an overseas sales team to support North American Operations, and later worked at HCEA’s Chicago office from 2004 to 2008.

He was instrumental in establishing a …

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Manitou Group Names Nartish as Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Manitou North America

WEST BEND, WI — Manitou Group announces the appointment of Ilmars Nartish to the position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Manitou North America, effective immediately.

“We are excited to welcome Ilmars to Manitou North America. With more than 13 years working with Manitou Group, his knowledge …

Caterpillar Signs Agreement to Acquire Weir Oil & Gas

DEERFIELD, IL — Caterpillar Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire the Oil & Gas Division (Weir Oil & Gas) of the Weir Group PLC, a Scotland-based global engineering business. Headquartered near Fort Worth, Texas, Weir Oil & Gas produces a full line of pumps, flow iron, consumable parts, …

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Sequoia Equipment Supports Team Rubicon Fire Recovery in California

NILAND, CA — CASE Construction Equipment dealer Sequoia Equipment supported Team Rubicon with equipment in a recent heavy equipment operation clearing sites and debris from a wildfire that swept through Niland, California on June 28, 2020. Team Rubicon volunteers braved scorching temperatures that averaged 112 degrees to remove more than …

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John Deere Power Systems Announces Leadership Changes

WATERLOO, IA — John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) announces a change to its leadership team in response to the planned retirement of David Hoffman, who acted as Director of Worldwide Marketing, Sales, and Customer Support.

After more than 41 years of service at John Deere, Hoffman has announced his …

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Curry Supply Adds Hendricks as National Account Manager

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL — Curry Supply welcomes Forest Hendricks to the sales team as National Account Manager. Hendricks joins Curry Supply’s national account, bringing a focus on heavy machinery and the railroad industry. With his experience in rail, he will work toward further developing Curry Supply’s presence in the top …

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Hilti Exoskeleton Improves Performance and Safety

In construction there’s always a couple of major concerns on the jobsite – performance and safety. Strangely, as performance slips so does the on-the-job safety factor.

Any job function that requires a construction worker to keep their arms raised up and over their head is where this risk is a …

The AED Foundation’s Construction Career Aptitude Test Soon to Launch

SCHAUMBURG, IL — As the AED Foundation (AEDF) continues to address the industry's skills gap through its Vision 2024 plan, the soon-to-launch Construction Career Aptitude Test aims to help address the workforce shortage starting at the high school level. More specifically, the Construction Career Aptitude Test is designed for students …

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Vacuworx Welcomes Cunningham as Senior Director of Sales

TULSA, OK — Vacuworx welcomes Charlie Cunningham to the North America sales and leadership teams as Senior Director of Sales.

Cunningham brings more than two decades of experience with sales, marketing, and business development activities. He recently spent 15 years with Astec Industries, Inc. As Vice President of Sales with …

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Terex Service Centers Authorized for Service and Sale of Fassi Articulating Cranes

WATERTOWN, SD — Terex Services and Fascan International have reached an agreement for Terex to become a full-service dealer of Fassi products. As an authorized dealer, Terex Services will provide maintenance, repair, and parts for Fassi products at its 19 branch locations across much of the U.S., as well as …

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LiuGong North America Continues to Expand Dealer Network in U.S.

KATY, TX — LiuGong North America has appointed five new construction equipment dealers in the U.S. recently, expanding their growing dealer network. These dealerships provide the LiuGong and Dressta brands to areas of the country that previously did not have the opportunity to put them to the test.

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Caterpillar Announces Acquisition of Robotic Expertise

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Caterpillar Inc. announces they have acquired select assets and hired employees from San Francisco, California, based robot and autonomy technology solutions company Marble Robot, Inc.

The acquisition is part of Caterpillar’s automation and autonomy strategy and demonstrates its commitment to the next generation of jobsite solutions. …

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Komatsu Commits to Supporting Feeding America as National Partner in COVID-19 Response Efforts

CHICAGO, IL — More than 37 million Americans face hunger each year and as the COVID-19 pandemic pushes an additional 17 million Americans into food insecurity, Komatsu’s North American business units are partnering with Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, to donate up to $250,000 to support …

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Deere Board Elects Stone as President, Worldwide Construction & Forestry and Power Systems

MOLINE, IL — Deere & Company (DE) announces that its Board of Directors elected John Stone to the position of President, Worldwide Construction & Forestry and Power Systems. He will be responsible for the overall management and performance of the company's construction and forestry operations throughout the world and for …

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H&E Equipment Services Opens New Los Angeles Branch

SUN VALLEY, CA — H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) announces the opening of a new branch in Sun Valley, California, serving the Los Angeles market.

The 15,000-square-foot facility sits on four acres with a fully fenced yard area, offices, parts warehouse, and a repair shop with five service bays. It …

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PALFINGER Appoints Cavaggioni as New Vice President Sales and Service for North America Region

TIFFIN, OH — PALFINGER announces the official appointment of Alberto Cavaggioni as the company’s new Vice President of Sales and Service for the North America Region.

Cavaggioni has been appointed Vice President Sales and Service for the North America Region as of March 23, 2020. He will be a member …

Hilti Among Industry Leaders to Launch 2020 Construction Startup Competition

PLANO, TX — “You are the missing piece.” With this slogan five global players of the construction industry invite all entrepreneurs worldwide with innovative construction solutions to participate in this year’s edition of the Construction Startup Competition. Startups willing to play a crucial role in the transformation of the construction …

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Dynapac Names Hyland Director of Sales for Key & Governmental Accounts

FORT MILL, SC — Tim Hyland returned to Dynapac recently as the Director of Sales for Key & Governmental Accounts, working with those customers on sales of the entire Dynapac lineup that includes pavers, feeders, and compaction equipment. He is be based at Dynapac’s North American headquarters in Fort Mill, …

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Bejac Corporation is Now a Tigercat Dealer in California and Nevada

LOS ANGELES, CA — Bejac Corporation announces that they are now an authorized Tigercat dealer for California and Nevada. Tigercat specializes in equipment for forestry applications and machines designed specifically for severe duty off road logging and harvesting jobs like tracked loggers, material handlers and wheel harvesters. Bejac now offers …

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Takeuchi Hires Vistad as Regional Business Manager

SAN DIEGO, CA — Takeuchi-US, a compact equipment manufacturer, announces Robert Vistad will join its staff as Regional Business Manager, effective immediately. Vistad will be located in the West region.

As Regional Business Manager, Vistad's main responsibilities include all sales development and activity within a multi-state territory. This includes, …

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KOBELCO USA Adds Bailey's, Inc. to Growing Dealer Network

WOODLAND, CA — KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA continues to expand representation in the North American market by adding Bailey’s, Inc. to its nationwide dealer network. Bailey’s will represent the full line of KOBELCO excavators in Woodland, California.

“Bailey’s is committed to delivering total customer satisfaction,” said Jack Fendrick, COO …

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RDO Equipment Promotes Bonini to Vice President

RIVERSIDE, CA — Duane Bonini has been named Vice President of RDO Equipment Co.’s Vermeer division. Bonini is overseeing all of RDO’s domestic Vermeer operations, which includes California, Hawaii, Minnesota, North Dakota, Oregon and northern Nevada.

Bonini grew up in the construction industry, working as a Vermeer Equipment Operator …

RDO Integrated Controls and PRS Partner on Topcon Intelligent Paving Suite

FARGO, ND — RDO Integrated Controls (RDOIC) and Pavement Recycling Systems (PRS) are teaming up to bring Topcon’s Intelligent Paving suite of products to customers in eight states across the companies’ footprints. Effective immediately, RDO Equipment Co. stores will sell Topcon’s Intelligent Paving products across Arizona, California, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, …

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ICRI Announces 2019 Project of the Year and Awards of Excellence Winners

SAINT PAUL, MN — The International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) announces the winners of its 2019 Project Awards. The Ile-aux-Tourtes Bridge Rehabilitation was chosen as the ICRI 2019 Project of the Year. This year, three finalists were chosen, and the winner was announced at an awards ceremony.

ICRI awarded seven …

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Trimble, Hilti and Boston Dynamics Partner to Explore the Use of Autonomous Robots in Construction

SUNNYVALE, CA — California-based Trimble, Liechtenstein-based Hilti and Massachusetts-based Boston Dynamics announce a collaboration to explore the integration of Trimble’s and Hilti’s construction management software solutions, GNSS technology and reality capture devices with Boston Dynamics’ Spot Robot platform.

Autonomous robots can play a significant role in construction, specifically in …

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Dynapac North America Announces New Vice President of Operations

FORT MILL, SC — Dynapac North America LLC, a manufacturer of high-tech rollers for asphalt and soil applications, pavers and feeders, welcomes Jason Ammon back to the Dynapac team as Vice President of Product Support & Operations.

Ammon is based in the Fort Mill, South Carolina, office reporting to …

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Trimble Announces Painter as New President, CEO

SUNNYVALE, CA — Trimble announces that its Board of Directors has unanimously elected Robert G. Painter to succeed Steven W. Berglund as President and CEO of Trimble effective January 4, 2020, the first day of Trimble's 2020 fiscal year. Painter will also join the Trimble Board of Directors on January …

Multiquip Expansion Demonstrates Focus on Optimizing Customer Experience

CYPRESS, CA — Multiquip Inc. announces the expansion of its Southern California operations with a new headquarters in Cypress, new manufacturing and production center in Fullerton and expansion of its San Bernardino operations. The strategic decisions are consistent with its customer-focused culture and commitment to providing product and after sales …

GOMACO Announces Winners of GOMACO Invitational #38 in Ida Grove, Iowa

IDA GROVE, IA — Approximately 300 guests from the United States and Canada were welcomed into the city of Ida Grove last week for the GOMACO Invitational #38. There were 228 participants in the two-person Putting Tournament and 280 in the four-person Scramble Tournament. The two-day GOMACO Invitational is the …

Ritchie Bros. Appoints Jeter as President of Upstream & Emerging Businesses, Taylor as Chief Sales Officer

VANCOUVER, BC — Ritchie Bros. announces an organizational realignment in North America. Jeff Jeter is appointed President of Upstream & Emerging Businesses, and Kari Taylor is appointed Chief Sales Officer, U.S. Regions.
Jeter’s responsibilities will include driving the Upstream business by rolling out RB Asset Solutions in the U.S., …

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Caterpillar Appoints Younessi as Lead of Construction Industries


DEERFIELD, IL — Ramin Younessi will replace Tom Pellette to lead Caterpillar’s Construction Industries segment. Younessi is currently the Group President of Energy & Transportation, and he has more than 30 years of leadership inside and outside of Caterpillar. He will now be responsible for the company’s earthmoving, excavation, building …

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CASE, Sonsray Machinery Provide Equipment for California Wildfire Response

LAKE ELSINORE, CA — CASE Construction Equipment and Sonsray Machinery have donated the use of a CX80C excavator to Team Rubicon for Operation Wind River, a response to the wildfires that burned more than 23,000 acres between Orange and Riverside Counties in California.

Operation Wind River assisted residents in the …

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Minnich Manufacturing Announces Top Dealers of 2018

MANSFIELD, OH — Minnich Manufacturing, a manufacturer of concrete dowel pin drills, concrete vibrators and vibrator monitoring systems, announces its top dealers of 2018 according to sales performance.
Top Minnich dealers for 2018 include:

  • Top Overall Dealer and Midwest Region Top Dealer: Logan Contractors Supply, Inc. (Des Moines, Iowa) …
Terry Equipment Inc. Named as GOMACO Top 10 Distributor

BLOOMINGTON, CA — GOMACO Corporation recently recognized Terry Equipment Inc. of California as a Top Ten Distributor for sales in the 2018 fiscal year. The award was presented in recognition for outstanding sales and distribution of GOMACO equipment in the United States.

Terry Equipment Inc. is headquartered in Bloomington, California, …

Caterpillar Announces Officer Changes of Bluth, Weiss and Hoenes


DEERFIELD, IL — Caterpillar Inc. announces officer changes to further support execution of the enterprise strategy, including an emphasis on the company’s focus on services. All changes became effective on May 1.
Tom Bluth, who was most recently Vice President of the Innovation & Technology Development Division (ITDD), has …

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Doosan Portable Power Expands Distributor Network with New Coastline Equipment Branch Location

STATESVILLE, NC — Doosan Portable Power has expanded its authorized distributor network with the addition of a Las Vegas, Nevada, branch for Coastline Equipment.
Headquartered in Long Beach, California, Coastline Equipment is an authorized distributor of Doosan Portable Power air compressors, generators, light towers and light compaction equipment. Coastline Equipment …