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Skyjack uplifts Artists to transform Sacramento SACRAMENTO/USA, August 17, 2017 – Linamar Corporation’s (TSX-LNR) Skyjack division safely lifted artists from across the U.S. and the world to transform unused public space into vibrant art scenes during the inaugural Sacramento Mural Festival in California. Some of the murals were up to four stories high, so being supported by scissor or boom lifts as well as being able to operate them was essential for the artists. >more
Greschner of Wacker Neuson: "Focus on continued Growth" MUNICH/GERMANY, August 10, 2017 – Since January 2017, Alexander Greschner (46), Chief Sales Officer of the Wacker Neuson Group, has been responsible for global sales, service, logistics and marketing in the executive board of Wacker Neuson SE. In an interview, Mr. Greschner talks about key themes and market potentials for the three brands Wacker Neuson, Weidemann and Kramer. >more
Prince Lift buys new and refreshed Skyjack Units YONGIN/SOUTH KOREA, July 27, 2017 – Skyjack (Linamar Corporation) has announced that the Korean rental company Prince Lift is adding new and refreshed Skyjack mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) to their rental fleet in Yongin, following a trial purchase. Skyjack Manufacturing Southwest (Glendale, USA) provides the Refresh program – an option for rental companies to update their fleet while minimizing investments. >more
Uponor expands PEX Pipe Manufacturing in the US HUTCHINSON/USA, July 24, 2017 – Uponor North America has announced that the company has signed an agreement to purchase an existing 237,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and office space in Hutchinson, Minnesota. The 6.35 million US dollar investment is located about 70 miles west from its North American headquarters in Apple Valley. The company is acquiring the manufacturing plant to meet long-term demands. >more
Cat Excavator appears in new Movie “Transformers: The Last Knight” PEORIA/USA, July 7, 2017 – A Cat excavator is next in line to carry on the tradition of Cat equipment appearing on the big screen when it joins the team of hero robots in the highly anticipated film “Transformers: The Last Knight,” directed by Michael Bay having opened in cinemas now. Audiences will spot the Cat excavator among vehicles hiding in an auto salvage yard along with Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg) and a group of the heroic Autobots. >more
Fleet of Potain Cranes helping to build massive Hospital Complex AALBORG/DENMARK, May 11, 2017 – 15 Manitowoc Potain tower cranes are currently supporting a large-scale construction project in Denmark: The construction company MT Højgaard is using eight Potain GTMR 386 B self-erecting cranes, six Potain MDT 178 tower cranes and one Potain MDT 218 A J10 to help build a new hospital project for Aalborg University. >more
Case introduces new Minimum-Swing Radius Excavator TURIN/ITALY, May 9, 2017 – Case Construction Equipment has introduced the CX245D SR minimum-swing radius excavator to its D Series line-up, designed for confined work areas. The CX245D SR features a compact counterweight and modified boom placement which results in a productive and manoeuvrable excavator that’s suited for restricted conditions, such as road and bridge work, residential projects and urban construction. >more
Doka-formworking Power for mega-scale Hydro in Canada WINNIPEG/CANADA, April 27, 2017 – Formwork manufacturer Doka has closed its biggest ever power-plant deal in North America: for the construction of the Keeyask Generating Station 300,000 sq ft of Doka formwork are in use. Doka’s services on this site range from engineering and consulting, up to pre-assembly and instructions for a safe use of the formwork systems. Completion is scheduled for 2021. >more
New Bauer Rotary Drilling Rig performs first Job in Toronto TORONTO/CANADA, April 20, 2017 – For "Parkside Square", a multi-story apartment-house construction project, the Canadian Bauer Maschinen client Deep Foundations Contractors Inc. is carrying out the foundation work. To install the 28 m deep secant pile wall and 20 m deep single piles the new Bauer BG 46 rotary drilling rig is put to work in Canada's biggest city. >more
Terex Cranes gets big Order from Bigge at Conexpo-Con/AGG SAN LEANDRO/USA, April 11, 2017 – Terex Cranes distributor and heavy end-user, Bigge Crane and Rigging Co., made a substantial equipment investment at Conexpo-Con/AGG with a 27 unit order with Terex Cranes that includes 8 rough terrain cranes, two boom truck cranes, nine truck cranes, two all terrain cranes and six tower cranes. >more
Volvo amphibious Excavator helps with Restoration in Chesapeake Bay BALTIMORE/USA, April 10, 2017 – Maryland Environmental Service is using a Volvo amphibious excavator to restore Poplar Island, a once diminishing remote island habitat in the Chesapeake Bay, North America. For the restoration and construction of habitats, heavy-duty work on wetlands and even below sea-level is necessary – enter the modified Volvo EC300E excavator with custom flotation pads. >more
Vätterbygdens Kran AB expands Services with Demag All Terrain Crane JÖNKÖPING/SWEDEN, April 4, 2017 – The Swedish Vätterbygdens Kran AB, based out of Jönköping, adds a newly commissioned all terrain crane – the Demag AC 250-5 – to its range. The crane by the Terex brand Demag has a main boom length of 70 m (229.7 ft) and a 21-m (68.9 ft) folding swing away jib. The AC 250-5 crane is now the largest model in Vätterbygdens Kran’s fleet and enables the company to take on larger projects. >more
ProjectWise Construction Management System by Bentley for Closure of polluted Dump HAGÅTÑA/GUAM, March 27, 2017 – Guam, an island located in the western Pacific Ocean and unincorporated and organized territory of the United States, needed to close a former military dump that was introducing polluted leachate into the Lonfit River. The ProjectWise Construction Management system was used by GHD to connect geographically dispersed team members and organize a huge volume of project data. >more
Trimble and Caterpillar to deliver Connected On-Highway Telematics Solutions LAS VEGAS/USA, March 13, 2017 – Trimble and Caterpillar announced at ConExpo that they are partnering to bring on-highway telematics to construction operations. The collaboration extends Caterpillar's Cat Connect solutions to include Trimble's real-time, truck fleet visibility and monitoring capabilities to now enable both on-highway and off-highway fleet management. >more
New Cat Dozer with fully automatic Transmission PEORIA/USA, March 9, 2017 – Caterpillar produces its new Cat D6T Dozer with a fully automatic transmission aiming at optimizing performance and achieving fuel savings of up to 20 percent in heavy work and 30 percent in light work and finish grading applications. The fully automatic bulldozer is easier to operate by setting the desired ground speed – and the four-speed transmission will set the powertrain for optimum efficiency. >more
From Wood Waste to Biomass Fuel with Volvo Penta Engines and Arjes Machinery SAVANNAH/USA, March 3, 2017 – Volvo Penta, manufacturer of engines and power systems for boats, vessels and industrial applications, supports the recycling of waste wood in Savannah, Georgia. A 16-liter Volvo Penta diesel engine powering an Arjes VZ 850 DK primary shredder helps to recycle wood waste to produce biomass fuel as a renewable energy source. >more
German Construction Equipment Industry increased Turnover in 2016 FRANKFURT/GERMANY, March 3, 2017 – In 2016, German manufacturers of construction equipment achieved a turnover of 9.3 billion euros which is an increase of 3 percent compared to 2015. Within the same period world sales of construction equipment declined by 1 percent. Thus, German companies performed slightly better than the world market. In 2017, they expect another increase in sales by 3 percent. >more
Manitowoc Grove unveils new Truck Crane MANITOWOC/USA, March 1, 2017 – Lighter, longer, stronger. This was the mantra as Manitowoc Grove developed the TMS9000-2, its next-generation truck crane, which has recently been unveiled. The new 100 tonnes (115 USt) capacity truck crane offers a number of improvements over previous models that want to enable owners to increase their utilization and lifting capabilities. >more
New Luffing-Jib Crane from Linden Comansa HUARTE/SPAIN, February 23, 2017 – With the new LCL700 luffing-jib crane, with maximum load capacity of 64 tonnes, Linden Comansa expands its range of products and responds to the growing demand for high-tonnage luffers. Two versions of the LCL700 tower crane aim for large cities where space constraints make for challenging construction projects. >more
Lambertsson Kran pairs Samson's K-100 synthetic Rope with Grove Crane MALMÖ/SWEDEN, February 15, 2017 – The Swedish tower crane lessor Lambertsson Kran is the world’s first company to pair K-100 synthetic rope with a Grove all-terrain crane. The company anticipates increased efficiency and return on investment by combining the Grove GMK4100L-1 with Samson K-100 synthetic rope. >more
BKT Tires at Conexpo-Con/AGG 2017 LAS VEGAS/USA, February 9, 2017 – At the 2017 edition of Conexpo, BKT showcases the highlights of its Earthmax lineup – tires for construction, mining and earthmoving vehicles – at their booth, where the Giant tire, Earthmax SR 45 Plus, will be at the center of attention. The Indian-based manufacturer of off-highway tires is taking part in the Las Vegas trade fair from 7 to 11 March 2017. >more
Prime Horizontal launches MudVis System BEVERWIJK/THE NETHERLANDS, February 2, 2017 – Dutch-based Prime Horizontal, supplier for HDD (Horizontal Directional Drilling), is launching a newly developed, automated mud viscosity and specific gravity measuring and logging system called MudVis. Designed for the HDD industry, MudVis takes samples of stock or mixing tank bentonite at preset intervals. >more
Terex Finlay to showcase Impact Crusher at Conexpo 2017 LAS VEGAS/USA, January 13, 2017 – Terex Finlay will be showcasing the I-140 impact crusher at Conexpo-Con/AGG, the trade show for the construction industries to be held in Las Vegas from 7 to 11 March 2017. Since its launch in 2016 the Terex Finlay I-140 claims to have made a “real impact” on the global market place in the mid-sized category of impactor crushers with machines now working on every continent. >more
Terex completes Sale of Material Handling and Port Solutions Business WESTPORT/USA, January 6, 2017 – Terex, manufacturer of lifting and material processing products, has sold its Material Handling and Port Solutions brand to Konecranes, a manufacturer of cranes and lifting equipment, headquartered in Hyvinkää, Finland. Intentions to merge were first expressed in August 2015. Terex will own 25 % class B shares of Konecranes. >more
Caterpillar rolls out new Machines and Technology at Conexpo-Con/AGG 2017 LAS VEGAS/USA, January 4, 2017 – The Conexpo-Con/AGG, an international trade show for the construction industries will be held in Las Vegas from 7 to 11 March 2017. Caterpillar will present its line of machines and technology and its customer support capabilities. 40 machines will be on display in two different exhibit areas, along with Cat Connect Technologies for machine control and monitoring – ranging from a skid steer loader to a 96-ton excavator. >more
Linden Comansa to exhibit Luffing Jib Crane at ConExpo Las Vegas LAS VEGAS/USA, December 21, 2016 – Spanish manufacturer Linden Comansa will participate at the 2017 ConExpo-Con/Agg trade show, which takes place from March 7-11 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. As in previous editions, Linden Comansa will exhibit along with Linden Comansa America (LCA), the manufacturer’s North American distribution and service company. ConExpo is one of the world’s significant construction trade shows with more than 2,500 exhibitors and 230,000 square metres. >more
Terex announces Leadership Change in Cranes Segment WESTPORT/USA, November 18, 2016 – Terex Corporation has announced that Steve Filipov will assume the role of President of Terex Cranes effective immediately. Filipov will also continue with his responsibilities as President of the Terex Material Handling and Port Solutions segment until completion of the sale of that segment to Konecranes Plc. Ken Lousberg, currently President, Terex Cranes, will be leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. >more
Caterpillar offers new flat-floor Bucket for Wheel Loaders PEORIA/USA, November 17, 2016 – Caterpillar Attachments now offers a Performance Series flat-floor bucket designed specifically for Cat M and K Series small wheel loaders. For light-grading and back-dragging applications Caterpillar claims superior results based on new characteristics of the Performance Series. >more
Liebherr presents new rough-terrain Cranes EHINGEN/GERMANY, November 14, 2016 – Liebherr has extended its mobile crane product range with an additional series of rough-terrain cranes in the 90-tonne (100 USt) and 100-tonne (110 USt) classes. The Liebherr rough-terrain cranes LRT 1090-2.1 and LRT 1100-2.1 will be unveiled to the public at the Conexpo construction machinery trade show in Las Vegas in March 2017. >more
Mecalac launches its commercialization in the USA ANNECY-LE-VIEUX/FRANCE, November 2, 2016 – Present in Europe and Australia, the construction machinery manufacturer Mecalac Group now opens the doors of the US market thanks to its recent collaboration with a dealer based just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Aiming to support the commercial launching of Mecalac excavators and loaders in the American continent, Mecalac will exhibit its machines at Conexpo fair in Las Vegas in March 2017. >more
Irving announced as new Atlas Cranes Importer for USA TIFFIN/USA, October 26, 2016 – German loader crane manufacturer Atlas has appointed Irving Equipment, located in Ohio, as its exclusive crane importer and distributor for the USA. All products will be sold through authorized Atlas representatives. This deal will allow for full distribution of Atlas Crane products through dealers as well as some direct sales. >more
Polymer Resin Concrete Pipes for Miami's Sewage System MIAMI/USA, September 30, 2016 – A demanding building project: In the second largest city of Florida it was necessary to install a new, more powerful pumping station including the required pipelines. The German-based company meyer-Polycrete supplied its innovative polymer resin concrete pipes for the job. >more
VDMA Construction Equipment and Building Material Machinery: Great Differences across Markets FRANKFURT/GERMANY, August 22, 2016 – The global outlook in the construction equipment and building material machinery markets differs significantly. For construction equipment the forecast for 2016 remains at plus 3%, while the prospects for building material are subdued – the sector lacks growth markets. >more
New Cat Motor Grader has larger Engine and increased Fuel Efficiency PEORIA/USA, August 12, 2016 – A new addition to the range: The Cat 14M3 motor grader builds on the solid design of predecessor models with a larger engine, increased fuel efficiency, improved machine balance, enhanced transmission performance, advanced electro-hydraulic steering, more powerful telematics, and added operator-safety/convenience features. >more
Expansion of the Panama Canal completed: Peri contributed with innovative Climbing Technology PANAMA CANAL/PANAMA, July 29, 2016 – The expansion of the second most important waterway in the world is finished. Since the end of June 2016, large container ships can now also pass through the around 80 km long Panama Canal which connects the Pacific with the Atlantic. For Peri formwork and scaffolding technology, it meant that the largest individual order in the 47-year history of the company had finally been completed. >more
Powerscreen: Celebrating 50 Years of Power DUNGANNON/NORTHERN IRELAND, June 27, 2016 – In 2016 Powerscreen, one of the world’s leading providers of mobile crushing and screening equipment, marks half a century of supplying the crushing and screening industry around the world. Established in 1966, Powerscreen has achieved its five-decade presence through industry leadership, customer input and innovation. >more
Doka Formwork at hydroelectric Plant in icy North MUSKRAT FALLS/CANADA, June 20, 2016 – In the construction of the 824 MW Muskrat Falls hydroelectric power station in Labrador, Canada, extreme cold is a particular challenge. Temperatures as low as -40° C are not uncommon at the site. These conditions require accuracy and expertise in terms of planning and implementation. To meet these challenges, Doka is providing the formwork solutions and aims at setting new standards with its innovative Concremote system. >more
Komatsu Europe Launches new Wheel Loader with Auto Digging Function VILVOORDE/BELGIUM, June 6, 2016 – Komatsu Europe presents the WA500-8 wheel loader, a utility performer with an EU Stage IV engine and fuel consumption up to 7 % lower than for the WA500-7. Built on the recognised benefits of its predecessor, the new Komatsu WA500-8 offers an outstanding combination of stability, breakout power and tractive effort to customers and is suited for any moving, transport or loading job. >more
Putzmeister showcasing at IFAT 2016: Turning Waste into Fuels using efficient, environmentally friendly System Solutions AICHTAL/GERMANY, May 24, 2016 – Putzmeister Holding – operator in the field of concrete, mortar, solids pumps and underground concreting – will exhibit solutions for environmental technology at IFAT 2016. The trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management will take place at the Messe München exhibition center from May 30 to June 3. >more
Wacker Neuson Group confident for 2016 – despite a difficult Start to the Year MUNICH/GERMANY, May 17, 2016 – During the first quarter of 2016, international light and compact equipment manufacturer Wacker Neuson continued to feel the impact of difficult conditions across many of its markets. Although Wacker Neuson managed to maintain revenue at almost the same level as the prior-year quarter, it reported lower profit figures for the period. Company management has confirmed its forecast for fiscal 2016. >more
Terex Minerals Processing Systems launches two new portable Plants CEDAR RAPIDS/USA, May 6, 2016 – Terex Minerals Processing Systems announces two additions to its product range of crushing and screening equipment – the CRC1150 portable cone plant and the CRH1313R portable impactor and screen plant. >more
Manitowoc launches new Grove all-terrain Taxi Crane MANITOWOC/USA, March 3, 2016 – Multi-industry manufacturer Manitowoc has introduced the new Grove GMK4100L-1 taxi crane for the global market. The crane claims unique innovations and class-leading capabilities in the taxi (road travelling) category. >more
JCB Loadall telescopic handler at the Oscars in Hollywood LOS ANGELES/USA, March 1, 2016 – A JCB Loadall telescopic handler played a leading role in Hollywood ensuring the most glittering event in the global showbiz calendar all ran to plan. >more
Chicago Pneumatic introduces lightweight forward plate compactor CHICAGO/USA, February 29, 2016 – Chicago Pneumatic has expanded its compaction equipment range with the launch of a lightweight, powerful and robust forward plate compactor. The MV58 is easy to operate, manoeuvre and maintain, and promises fast and highly efficient compaction performance in a unit weighing less than 70 kg. >more
Kobelco unveils redesigned Website ALMERE/THE NETHERLANDS, November 30, 2015 - Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe B.V. (KCME) announced the launch of its all-new website, Key features of the redesigned site include optimised access. Responsive design elements built into the new website allows user-friendly interaction on all media portals (smartphone, tablet and desktop). >more
The new Cat 303E CR PEORIA (IL)/USA, November 26, 2015 – Caterpillar Released the new Cat 303E CR. This Mini Hydraulic Excavator is supposed to be efficient and highly comfortable and safe for the operator. >more
The new Compact-Radius Cat 325F L is released PEORIA (IL)/USA, October 22, 2015 – Caterpillar released the new 25-metric-ton Cat 325F hydraulic excavator, which is supposed to offer good digging and lifting forces in restricted spaces. >more
American government strives for speeding up infrastructure Projects WASHINGTON (DC)/USA, October 12, 2015 - As reported by the approval process for infrastructure projects in the USA costs more than twice as much as it would to only fix the infrastructure itself. >more
Liebherr mobile crane LTM 1400-7.1 for McNally-Nimergood SAGINAW/MICHIGAN, October 5, 2015 - US crane rentals company McNally-Nimergood recently expanded its crane fleet with a new all-terrain crane LTM 1400-7.1 from Liebherr. >more
Caterpillar Announces Restructuring and Cost Reduction Plans PEORIA (IL)/USA, September 25, 2015 – Caterpillar Inc. significant restructuring and cost reduction actions that are expected to lower operating costs by about $1.5 billion annually once fully implemented. >more
New Innovation from Trelleborg WISCONSIN/USA, August 3, 2015 – Curing underground pipelines is one of the most painstaking and time consuming jobs. Swedish company Trellborg has launched a new product, which does away with digging to repair the faulty pipelines. >more
Volvo logs and loads in Canada PRINCE GEORGE (BRITISH COLUMBIA)/CANADA, July 17, 2015 - A strong forestry industry is vitally important to Canada’s economy. It’s the second largest exporter of forest products in the world. The industry is steadily getting back on its feet after the recent global recession, with increases in house building and the price of lumber. >more
XCMG partners with new dealer in Mexico MEXICO CITY/MEXICO, July 13, 2015 – XCMG and Zapata signed a dealer agreement, according to which ZAPATA becomes XCMG’s official dealer in Mexico. XCMG steps in a spot which was previously occupied by Liebherr. >more
Mexico Announces Tenders for New Mega Airport MEXICO CITY/MEXICO, July 9, 2015 – For the construction of a new airport for 120 million passengers, Mexico has announced it will award the first 21 construction contracts by the end of the year. The airport is going to set a number of firsts in Latin America. >more
First-ever Front Flip in a Monster Jam Truck on BKT Tires EAST RUTHERFORD (NJ)/USA, June 20, 2015 – BKT can do much more than build tires for construction machinery. Its tires made history Saturday night as eleven-time Monster Jam world champion Tom Meents landed the first-ever front flip in a monster truck. >more
Renovation of Historic Buildings Challenge Scaffolding and Formwork WEISSENHORN/GERMANY, June 8, 2015 – Renovation or construction work on existing buildings offers great challenges for the stakeholders. Formwork and scaffolding technology provider Peri offers unique solutions for different situations in order to address these challenges. >more
Terex Expands its Network in the Americas DURAND/USA- June 3, 2015 – Material handling equipment maker Terex expands its American operations by inducting several high ranking professionals. Global Director Simon Croker lets no doubt about Terex’ further ambitions. >more
Background Knowledge: Building Information Modeling Q&A EXTON (PA)/USA, June 1, 2015 – What is Building information modeling (BIM)? And how is it different from CAD? Andy Smith, Solutions Executive at Bentley systems, talks to bi-ConstructionNews about the benefits of BIM and how it helps to solve problems even before they occur. >more
Steep Nevada mine challenges dump trucks CARSON CITY (NV)/USA, May 28, 2015 – The gypsum mine in Western Nevada outputs more than 5 million tons per year. This translates to more than 150 dump truck loads a day, which need to take the steep lane to the top of the pit. There, they meet their ultimate challenge. >more
Trimble Introduces New Control System for Dozers SUNNYVALE/USA, May 27, 2015 – Trimble, American expert for location-based solutions for machinery in various industries, claims to improve productivity and performance of dozers massively. Its sensors are much more sensitive than any human operator can be and allow up to 40% faster grading, says Trimble. >more
LiuGong is Challenging the Slowdown PARIS/FRANCE, May 21, 2015 – After three years of successive contraction of the global construction machinery markets, LiuGong is not willing to accept this as the “new normality”. Instead, the earth moving specialist proclaims a new era, which leaves one full of expectation. >more
European Construction Industry confident for 2015 PARIS, April 27, 2015 – The European Construction Equipment sector is picking up. While 2015 is expected to finally bring back growth to Southern European markets, the equipment manufacturers demand help from the European Commission. >more
New Highway Trailer to Make Job Easier for Large Size Shipments COCOA/FLORIDA, April 16, 2015 - TII Group, which considers itself the worldwide leader for the production of heavy transport vehicles, has introduced a new trailer for North American markets. The new offering, Scheuerle Highway Tariler MES ( Modular Extra Strong) complements the earlier non- modular models by TII. >more
Joystick controls: Terex updates its Genie SmartLink GRANTHAM/UNITED KINGDOM, April 15, 2015 – Like Airbus pilots, operators can now move up and down with a precise joystick thanks to the new controls on Genie’s scissor lifts. >more
Innovative Transport in Tunnels: CargoCap Presented at the United Nations GENEVA/SWITZERLAND, April 07, 2015 – Have you ever considered sending your cargo underground instead of over ground? The innovative idea of transport pipelines dates back to the 90s. >more
No Shadow Towers: British Architects Fight Dark City Spaces LONDON/UK, March 30, 2015 – Wouldn’t it be great if the space between tall office and residential towers was light and welcoming when you move in or out of the building instead of dark and dusky? A British team of architects has come up with a solution to tackle the dark side of skyscrapers, by creating a design which redirects the sun’s beam to the base of the buildings. >more
New “City Centre” for Miami MIAMI/USA, March 19, 2015 – Miami’s coastline and financial district are being transformed by Swire Properties’ latest creation, Brickell City Centre. The $1.05 billion mixed-use development includes a number of high-rise buildings skirting the Miami River just off the coast. >more
Trimble introduces new rugged and versatile Laser Level SUNNYVALE (CALIF.)/USA, December 11, 2014—Trimble recently introduced the new generation Spectra Precision® LL300S Laser Level. The LL300S is a ruggedized, fully automatic, self-leveling laser level designed for a wide range of general construction, concrete and site preparation applications including general elevation control, leveling forms and footers, concrete pours, excavations and basic slopes. >more
Cat 825K combines Strength with Intelligence and Efficiency DESFORD(UK), November 17, 2014 - The new four-drum Cat® 825K compactor incorporates Caterpillar’s Machine Drive Power (MDP) system—an exclusive feature that enables operators to consistently attain compaction specifications with minimal passes, yielding low operating costs by saving time, fuel, rework expense, and machine hours. >more
CAT went Hybrid: Excavators need less Fuel PEORIA(ILLINOIS)/USA – October 14, 2014 - Caterpillar introduced the first hydraulic excavator in the company's history at Bauma 2013. According to the manufacturer the 336 E hybrid consumes less fuel than its conventionally driven equivalent. The surprise came off perfectly when Caterpillar at their headquarters in Peoria, Illinois (USA) showcased the machine exclusively to a group of international journalists. >more
10th Anniversary Celebration for Rausch Electronics USA WEISSENSBERG/GERMANY, August 28, 2014 - The company Rausch Electronics USA, the American subsidiary of Rausch Ltd, a brand known for its specialized CCTV Inspection systems, looks back on ten years of existence. >more
No Material Spillage along the Way ROSENFELD/GERMANY, August 6, 2014 - Loss of material can be expensive in the long term for operators of conveyor systems such as those used in coal mining, underground mining or in gravel plants. The energy of impact during transfer is a frequent reason for the loss. Flexco Europe GmbH supplies and installs impact beds that slow down the speed at which the bulk material falls. >more
Road Construction in Minnesota: Quality Control with Pave-IR Scan LIMBURG/GERMANY, August 15, 2014 - During resurfacing of Highway 29 near Alexandria, Minnesota, the road surface was repaved over a distance of about 30 miles. The company that performed the work, Central Specialities Inc., used the Pave-IR™ Scan quality control system for the first time. >more
New Equipment for Tube Manufacturing in the USA DUESSELDORF/GERMANY, July 1, 2014 - Fracking is a highly controversial topic and the subject of numerous discussions – not only in Germany. You don't have to be a bona fide environmentalist to be horrified at the idea of pumping highly toxic chemicals into the earth to mine oil and gas. >more
Terex Crossover 6000 Truck Mounted Crane provides Versatility in Canadian Oil Fields CLAIRMONT(ALBERTA)/CANADA, May 26, 2014 - When purchasing lifting equipment for use in the western Canadian oil and natural gas industry, there are many factors to consider besides picking distance and capacity alone. Among the most critical factors include the increasingly stringent safety requirements on work sites and the need to adhere to strict road regulations when travelling on Canadian highways. >more
Raise Boring Rigs for Shafts up to 2,000 Meter Depth SCHWANAU/GERMANY, May 22, 2014 - With growing demand for raw materials, mines are applying increasing effort and expense to open up deep and difficult to access resources. With this in mind, the new Herrenknecht product portfolio of Raise Boring Rigs allows the optimal drilling of shafts with larger diameters at depths of up to 2,000 meters. In the new and further development of Raise Boring Rigs, Herrenknecht draws on proven technologies and components as well as on extensive knowhow in the area of mechanized tunnelling technology. >more
Bentley Civil Software powers Foth’s Design of Multi-Lane Roundabouts in Iowa JOHNSTON(IOWA)/USA, May 14, 2014 - DuPont Pioneer retained Foth Infrastructure & Environment, LLC, to secure funding for widening and reconstructing nearly 1.5 miles of NW 62nd Avenue in Johnston, Iowa, where the company’s world headquarters is expanding.The initiative led to design and construction of a series of four multi-lane roundabouts—the first in the state—to address challenging traffic conditions. >more
IFAT more successful than ever before MUNICH/GERMANY, May 13, 2014 – IFAT 2014, five-day showcase of environmental technology in Munich, has come to an end and Eugen Egetenmeir, Managing Director of Messe München, was overwhelmed with the response: “IFAT has broken all previous records. We were able to welcome more than 135,000 visitors from all over the world to this event. That is impressive.” >more
Trick of Demolition Crew removed Bridge in Hours ESSEN/GERMANY, May 12, 2014 - When the Colorado Department of Transportation needed to improve operations at Denver’s Pecos Street and Interstate 70 interchange, it chose an Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) approach to minimize interference with traffic flow. A replacement bridge was built near the site to be moved into place on tracked carriers as soon as the existing bridge was down. >more
New Stadium races toward Super Bowl 50 SANTA CLARA (CA)/USA, May 12, 2014 - The race is on at the new Levi’s Stadium under construction in Santa Clara, California. After breaking ground in April 2012, the new home of the San Francisco 49ers was awarded the Super Bowl for 2016 – the 50th anniversary of the NFL’s biggest game. >more
BKT as official Tire Manufacturer of Monster Jam SEREGNO/ITALY, April 24, 2014 – On the occasion of the Monster Jam World Finals, which took place in Las Vegas (Nevada) from March 20-22, BKT (Balkrishna Industries Ltd.) officialized the sponsorship agreement that will exclusively tie the Off-Highway tire manufacturer to Feld Motor Sports through 2018. >more
HighwayGiant: Scheuerle redefines Dual Lane Trailer for Sterett Crane & Rigging PFEDELBACH/GERMANY, April 16, 2014 - The qualities of variable vehicle concepts are undisputed - the vehicle can thus be adapted exactly to suit the cargo being transported and fulfil the statutory framework conditions at the place of operations. >more
Atlas Copco Breakers go beneath the Surface to demolish Dams ESSEN/GERMANY, April 9, 2014 - The final stages of returning the once-polluted Cuyahoga River in Ohio to its pre-industrial splendor included the removal of the Sheraton Mill Dam and the LeFever Dam that once provided hydroelectric power for thriving local industries. RiverReach Construction, specialists in environmental stream and wetland restoration projects, peformed the demolition task using Atlas Copco hydraulic breakers equipped with underwater kits. >more
Los Angeles: Guinness World Records for largest continuous Concrete Pour AICHTAL/GERMANY, March 28, 2014 - At 73 stories and 335m in height, the new Wilshire Grand project in downtown Los Angeles will be the tallest structure west of the Mississippi when its doors open in 2017. Following deconstruction of the existing Wilshire Grand Hotel in 2013, construction of the new mixed-use building, designed by AC Martin Partners, Inc., commenced in February 2014 with the world’s largest continuous concrete pour. >more
Cat 834K Wheel Dozer enhanced with new Features PEORIA(ILLINOIS)/USA, March 21, 2014 - The Cat® 834, introduced in the mid-1960s, has set the standard for wheel-dozer design and performance for almost 50 years. The new 834K now builds on the strengths of its predecessors with engine choices that tailor it for use worldwide, a completely new cab, drive-train refinement, new monitoring and diagnostic features, new safety features and structural enhancements. >more
LiuGong unveiled its large Tonnage Excavator 950E at Conexpo LAS VEGAS(NEVADA)/USA – March 20, 2014 – LiuGong, a global leader in manufacturing a full line of extreme duty equipment, has unveiled one of its largest crawler excavators, the 950E, at this year’s Conexpo-show. >more
Alcoa expands in Hungary to meet European Demand for Lightweight Truck Wheels SZÉKESFEHÉRVÁR/HUNGARY, March 18, 2014 -- Alcoa, inventor and global leader of forged aluminum wheels, is investing US$13 million to expand its wheel manufacturing plant in Europe, to meet growing demand for its lightweight, durable, low-maintenance aluminum truck wheels. >more
Busy ConExpo for Linden Comansa HUARTE(NAVARRA)/SPAIN, March 17, 2014 - On March 8th finished another edition of the ConExpo-Con/Agg tradeshow, 2014’s most important appointment for the construction machinery sector in the entire American continent. With no time to rest, now it’s time to continue working after a fair in which there hasn’t been even a second of respite for tower crane manufacturer like Linden Comansa. >more
Wacker Neuson: Product Strategy for North America MUNICH/GERMANY, March 14, 2014 - At the Conexpo in Las Vegas, USA, Wacker Neuson introduced a wide variety of new products in the fields of compaction, worksite technology, and compact equipment. The focus of the show was the introduction of the company’s new line of skid steer and compact track loaders, which has been designed specifically for the needs of the North American market. >more
Kleemann at Conexpo 2014: World and American Premiere in Contractor Class GÖPPINGEN/GERMANY, February 18, 2014 - Kleemann presents its completely new generation of Mobicat EVO mobile jaw crushers to the American public for the first time at the Conexpo trade fair in Las Vegas. The radical redesign of the successful EVO mobile impact crusher series is also celebrating its world premiere. >more
Comer Industries at Conexpo: Large Axles and Wheel Drives for Offhighway Machines REGGIOLO (RE)/ITALY, February 17, 2014 – Comer Industries’ latest products for next-generation compact vehicles and heavy duty construction equipment for worldwide OEMs will be on show at Conexpo–Con/Agg 2014, the international gathering place held every three years for the construction industries, to be staged in Las Vegas (Nevada), USA, from March 4–8. >more
Cummins starts Production of Tier 4 Final 6-Cylinder Engines COLUMBUS,IND./USA, February 14, 2014 - Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) has started production of 6-cylinder engines certified to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 Final regulations, equivalent standards in Canada and Stage IV in Europe. Engine production across a broad 190 hp to 675 hp (142-503 kW) output will increase during the course of the year as off-highway equipment manufacturers release machines ready to meet the near-zero emissions standards, that took effect Jan.1, 2014. >more
Terex showcases at Conexpo 2014 LAS VEGAS/USA, February 13, 2014 – Terex will showcase a comprehensive range of products and services at Conexpo 2014 in a spacious outdoor exhibit located in the outdoor Gold Lot, booth number 1047. >more
Wacker Neuson launches new Products for North America at Conexpo 2014 MUNICH, February 12, 2014 - Wacker Neuson will introduce a wide variety of new products at the Conexpo in Las Vegas, USA, at the beginning of March 2014. Included are some innovations that further enhance the product portfolio for the North American market. The highlight of the show is the unveiling of the new Wacker Neuson skid steer loader series, which has been designed specifically for the needs of the North American market. >more
Caterpillar is “Built For It” at Conexpo PEORIA, ILLINOIS/USA, February 5, 2014 - At Conexpo-CON/AGG 2014 Caterpillar will present its unmatched lineup of machines, technology and services designed with the primary goal of helping customers succeed. The Caterpillar organization and Cat products are “Built For It” —built to work for contractors of all types, aggregates miners, construction materials suppliers and specialty trades. >more
Liebherr at Conexpo 2014 BIBERACH/GERMANY, February 4, 2014 - During Conexpo Con/Agg 2014, Liebherr will present an extensive selection of its Earthmoving, Material Handling and Construction Equipment product range. The Liebherr outdoor stand will be located at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Gold Lot 2155. >more
Launch of three new Powerscreen Machines at Conexpo DUNGANNON, CO. TYRONE/NORTHERN IRELAND, February 3, 2014 - Powerscreen, one of the world’s leading providers of mobile crushing and screening equipment, will attend Conexpo 2014. The manufacturer will be exhibiting on the Terex stand at booth #1047 in the outdoor Gold Lot at the Las Vegas Convention Centre from March 4th -8th, 2014 and will exhibit three new machines: the Powerscreen® Premiertrak™ 300 jaw crusher, Powerscreen® Trakpactor™ 320SR impact crusher and the Powerscreen® Warrior™ 2100 screen. >more
Grammer AG establishes new US Production Site AMBERG/GERMANY, February 3, 2014 – Grammer AG, leading specialist in seating systems and components for car interiors, is establishing a new manufacturing facility in the U.S. state of Mississippi. The new plant will also serve as Grammer’s new headquarters in the United States. Plant opening and start of production is scheduled for the end of 2014. >more
First Grove GMK6400 arrives in Germany KEHL/GERMANY, January 28, 2014 - MSG Krandienst GmbH has taken delivery of the first Grove GMK6400 all-terrain crane to arrive in Germany. The 400 t capacity GMK6400, which is the strongest six-axle crane on the market, has been in near-constant use since its delivery in September last year. >more
Caterpillar rolls out new M Wheel Loaders Series PEORIA, ILLINOIS/USA, January 27, 2014 – Caterpillar recently launched its new Wheel Loaders, which represent latest technology levels of the company’s market leading quality. The new 980M and 982M Wheel Loaders have EU Stage IV Acert engines equipped with a combination of proven electronic, fuel, air and after-treatment components. >more
BASF launches Master Builders Solutions global Construction Brand in the USA CLEVELAND,OHIO/USA, January 20, 2014 - BASF announced last week the North American launch of its new global brand, Master Builders Solutions®, for the construction industry. The global brand reflects BASF’s commitment to the construction industry and includes a wide range of construction chemical solutions previously sold under a variety of well-known specialty brands. It will be completely rolled-out worldwide by the end of the second quarter 2014. >more
Formwork Solution for Smithland Hydroelectric Power Plant SMITHLAND, KENTUCKY/USA, January 15, 2014 - For the Smithland hydropower station, Peri provides a customized formwork and shoring solution. The extremely tight construction schedule, massive structural elements and in part multi-curved surfaces required a huge number of specially-made 3D formwork units in addition to large quantities of system equipment. >more
Komatsu donates HB215LC-1 Hybrid Excavator to the International Polar Foundation VILVOORDE/BELGIUM, January 14, 2014 – Komatsu Europe International announces the donation of a new HB215LC-1 hybrid excavator to the International Polar Foundation. BIA n.v., the official Komatsu distributor for Belgium, provided free attachments for the machine, which will be transported by sea to Antarctica, to work at the Princess Elisabeth Station. >more
Ritchie Bros. completes final Auctions of 2013 VANCOUVER/CANADA, January 13, 2014 - Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE and TSX: RBA), the world's largest industrial auctioneer, sold approximately $3.8 billion of equipment at 356 unreserved auctions around the world in 2013. This represents a 3% decrease in gross auction proceeds (GAP) compared to the record GAP the Company generated last year. >more
Terex Finlay introduces new J-1170 primary Mobile Jaw Crusher at Conexpo WESTPORT,CT/USA, January 10, 2014 - The New Terex Finlay J-1170 is a high performance primary mobile jaw crusher built around the renowned and aggressive Terex® 1100mm x 700mm (44” x 28”) jaw crusher, with a proven track record in recycling, aggregate production and mining applications. >more
Liebherr Derrick 200 DR 5/10 Litronic removes Jib Crane from Hotel Roof BIBERACH/GERMANY, January 8, 2014 - The Liebherr Derrick 200 DR 5/10 Litronic carried out a job at an extreme altitude on the roof of the newly built Courtyard Marriot Hotel in Montreal, Canada. The derrick crane operated in a very constricted space on the hotel roof to remove the Liebherr 355 HC-L 12/24 Litronic luffing jib crane safely and reliably. >more
Perfect Pipeline Premiere: Herrenknecht Direct Pipe for the first Time in Canada BONNYVILLE/CANADA, SCHWANAU/GERMANY, December 23, 2013 - A smooth success right from the beginning: For the first time, a Canadian construction company has installed a pipeline using the Direct Pipe® technology from Herrenknecht. Crossing beneath the Beaver River in the province of Alberta with a 42 inch pipeline (1,067mm) was successfully completed in two weeks. >more
Terex agrees to sell Truck Business to Volvo for $160 Million WESTPORT,CT/USA, December 10, 2013 - Terex Corporation today announced that it has agreed to sell its truck business to Volvo Construction Equipment for cash proceeds of approximately $160 million. >more
German Water Partnership goes West BERLIN, December 5, 2013 - With the foundation of the Regional Section North America and its merger with the Regional Section Mexico, German Water Partnership (GWP) expands its international activities to North America and concretely pushes ahead with initiations of business in the region. >more
Wacker Neuson reports highest 9M Revenue since the Merger MUNICH/GERMANY, November 13, 2013 - Despite the difficult economic climate, Munich-based light and compact equipment manufacturer Wacker Neuson reported an upturn in business in the third quarter of 2013. The Group remains committed to its forecast for 2013. >more
Messe Frankfurt extends its Commitment to the Environmental Sector FRANKFURT AM MAIN/GERMANY, November 4, 2013 - Messe Frankfurt has significantly extended its portfolio of trade fairs for environmental technology. Watertech India, which was acquired only recently, closed its doors at the end of September 2013 in Gandhinagar in the State of Gujarat. There were around 1,400 trade visitors at this conference and exhibition who came to find out about the new products from some 50 companies and attend lectures given by experts in their field. The long-term stimuli which this trade fair and congress has given to the development of the Indian water industry can, in large measure, be attributed to the unequivocal support offered by the Indian government. >more
Trenchless Pipe Rehabilitation for perfect Drinking Water Pipes SCHIEDER-SCHWALENBERG/GERMANY, October 29, 2013 – The quality and availability of water is essential for human health and the ecological system, and it is a basis for economic growth and development. Every year about 3.5 million people die as a result of poor water supply – and the world population is steadily growing. In addition to the challenges which water management faces in regard to the increasing demand for water, this year's United Nations international year of water cooperation has also pushed questions to the foreground concerning the accessibility and distribution of water, as well as water services. >more
IPLOCA New Technologies Award 2013 for Herrenknecht Pipe Express WASHINGTON, DC/(USA), SCHWANAU/GERMANY, October 28, 2013 - On September 27, 2013 Herrenknecht received the "IPLOCA New Technologies Award" for the newly developed semi-trenchless Pipe Express® method in Washington (DC). >more
New Cat D Series Compact Track Loaders feature Cab with enhanced Operator Environment and Controls PEORIA(ILLINOIS)/USA, October 22, 2013 - Caterpillar is introducing three new Cat® D Series Compact Track Loaders and three new Cat D Series Multi Terrain Loaders as well as two updated D Series Compact Track Loaders. The new and updated machines feature a completely new cab with first-in-class designs that enhance operator comfort and control, new lift arm design for improved sight lines, and increased engine performance for greater productivity. The six new D Series models are replacements for their B3, C and C2 Series predecessors. >more
Manitowoc and Orlaco Partner to offer after-market Crane Cameras MANITOWOC (WISCONSIN)/USA, September 20, 2013 - Manitowoc signed a five year, strategic agreement with Orlaco, a global camera system specialist, to provide and develop after-market camera systems for Manitowoc cranes, including Potain tower cranes, Grove mobile cranes, National Crane boom trucks and Manitowoc crawler cranes. >more
Palfinger continues to profit from Internationalization SALZBURG/AUSTRIA, August 28, 2013 - In the first half of the 2013 financial year, the Palfinger Group managed to further expand its business despite the difficult economic environment, especially in Europe. With a moderate plus in revenue, the company performed well in comparison with other market players and managed to solidify its leading market position. This was based on the constantly positive development of the areas outside Europe as well as the strong performance of the Marine business area. Earnings also rose slightly above the satisfactory level recorded in 2012. >more
Emerging Markets as Chance for Valve Makers (Part I) DUSSELDORF/GERMANY, August 2, 2013 - Some fear emerging markets, others place their bets on them. Competition from companies from threshold countries is growing rapidly, yet at the same time demand for machinery and plants from industrialized Western countries is high, in order to maintain the upswing. One thing is certain – success has pampered emerging markets in the past years, even when other states were slightly weakened. In the end, this creates an opportunity in uncertain times for makers and exporters of industrial valves. >more
Caterpillar offers full Line of Satco Processing and Directional Felling Heads PEORIA, ILLINOIS/USA – July 31, 2013 - Caterpillar Forest Products and Satco Ltd. have signed an agreement that gives Caterpillar the rights to sell and support Satco harvesting attachments and parts worldwide. Caterpillar is the exclusive distributor everywhere except Australia, New Zealand and Brazil, where Satco products will be offered both through Satco distributors and select CatÒ dealers. >more
Exhibitor and Visitor Increase at Valve World Americas Expo & Conference 2013 HOUSTON, TEXAS/USA, July 11, 2013 - The second staging of Valve World Americas Expo & Conference, recently held in Houston, Texas was a great success. A total of 2,120 visitors attended the event to get a broad overview of the latest technologies, components and systems in the field of industrial flow control presented by 151 exhibitors from the United States, Asia, Canada, Europe, India and Mexico on 26,830 net square feet of exhibit space. >more
Car swallowed by Sinkhole TOLEDO, OHIO/USA, July 8, 2013 – Pamela Knox, 60 years of age, had to be rescued from her vehicle after it plunged into a 10-feet deep sinkhole that suddenly appeared in one of Toledo’s main roads in the Northwest. >more
Trimble Acquires Actronic Technologies SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA / USA, June 24, 2013 – Trimble announced recently that it has acquired privately-held Actronic Holdings Limited of Auckland, New Zealand. Actronic Technologies is a leading provider of weighing technology and payload information systems for construction, aggregates, mining and waste markets. Financial terms were not disclosed. >more
Roxul Breaks Ground on New Marshall County Facility MARSHALL COUNTY/MISSISSIPPI/USA, June 11, 2013 - Rockwool International officials and State of Mississippi economic development leadership officially broke ground on the company’s first manufacturing facility in the United States. Rockwool is the parent company of Roxul, the leading manufacturer of stone wool insulation products in North America. >more
Central American Countries are Looking for German Technological Know-How ESSEN/GERMANY, June 03, 2013 - The hunger for energy is growing. In this respect, Cenral America’s governments in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Panama are focusing more and more on sustainable energy production: Not only solar energy, water power, wind energy and biomass but also geothermics in particular. >more
Quanta Services to expand pipeline business in Australia HOUSTON/USA, May 30, 2013- Quanta Services, owner of world-wide horizontal directional drilling and pipeline integrity contractor Mears Group, has signed Australian pipeline industry executive Mark Twycross as President of Mears Group Australia to expand existing operations and create new opportunities in the Australian market. >more