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Amy Materson is the Managing Editor of Equipment World. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration at the University of Alabama, and has been a member of the Equipment World staff since 2006. Materson’s responsibilities include managing the flow of content for the magazine and providing coverage on a variety of topics that include new product information and safety.


3 Ways to Avoid Heat-Related Illness

Apr 18, 2014

3 Ways to Avoid Heat-Related Illness

With the long deep freezes all around the country this winter, most of us have been looking forward to lots of sunshine and warmer weather. For those who work outside though, keeping cool is a must as the temperature climbs. Heat ...

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Chicago Pneumatic introduces new compact tandem asphalt rollers, soil compactors

Nov 04, 2013

Chicago Pneumatic introduces new compact tandem asphalt rollers, soil compactors

Chicago Pneumatic has expanded their range of light compaction equipment with the introduction of a line of compact tandem asphalt rollers and soil compactors. The new models, available in North America, are the gasoline-powered AR90G small articulated tandem asphalt roller, the ...

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(World of Concrete report) New Cushman utility vehicle designed just for jobsites

Feb 13, 2013

(World of Concrete report) New Cushman utility vehicle designed just for jobsites

Cushman launched a new utility vehicle during World of Concrete, held Feb. 5-8 in Las Vegas. The 16-horsepower Hauler 1500X, not designed for recreational use, is meant for transporting tools and personnel quickly around large jobsites. The vehicle has top speed ...

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Putzmeister America launches ready mix truck line

Feb 11, 2013

Putzmeister America launches ready mix truck line

Concrete pump manufacturer Putzmeister America has extended its reach in the market with a line of ready mix trucks, launched Wednesday at World of Concrete. Two mixer designs are available – the Pro Series standard ready mix truck and the ...

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(World of Concrete) Kubota launches three new compact excavators at World of Concrete

Feb 08, 2013

(World of Concrete) Kubota launches three new compact excavators at World of Concrete

LAS VEGAS–Kubota unveiled three new compact excavators at World of Concrete – the KX040-4, KX018-4 and the U35-4. The machines, which replace older models, include a number of enhancements, says Keith Rohrbacker, construction equipment product manager for Kubota. “New features ...

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Holcim’s new weatherAPP helps you decide when to pour

Feb 08, 2013

LAS VEGAS–Quickly determine if the weather on your jobsite will contribute to plastic shrinkage cracking with Holcim’s weatherAPP, launched this week at World of Concrete 2013. The free app, which is available for download from the Apple or Android app ...

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Ditch Witch unveils new FX50 vacuum excavator

Nov 06, 2012

Ditch Witch unveils new FX50 vacuum excavator

Ditch Witch has added a new model to the company’s line of vacuum excavators – the FX50. Useful for a variety of cleanup and excavation tasks, the FX50 is designed for debris removal, HDD support and soft excavation tasks such ...

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East’s new built-in tarp storage boxes for drop-deck trailers

Oct 25, 2012

East’s new built-in tarp storage boxes for drop-deck trailers

East Manufacturing’s new all-aluminum tarp storage box is built into the floor of the upper or lower deck, offering safe and convenient access and saving time when tarping loads. Depth configurations vary based on the drop at the neck and ...

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BOMAG launches new tandem vibratory roller

Sep 27, 2012

BOMAG launches new tandem vibratory roller

Experience all-around visibility and intuitive controls with BOMAG’s BW100ADM-5 tandem vibratory roller, which features a specially developed operator’s platform that has a smaller diameter steering wheel, multifunctional travel lever, adjustable seat and circular instrumentation.  Powered by a 20.2-horsepower water cooled Kubota ...

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Lincoln Electric adds new model to advanced process welders line

Sep 27, 2012

Lincoln Electric adds new model to advanced process welders line

Weld thicker materials with Lincoln Electric’s Power Wave S500 advanced process welder, which has more than 65 standard welding waveforms for optimized arc performance in specific applications, and powers Stick, DC TIG, Pulsed DC TIG, MIG, Pulsed MIG and Flux-Cored ...

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Cooper Kenworth adds Asheville location

May 03, 2012

Cooper Kenworth has opened a 31,000-square-foot parts and service operation in Asheville, North Carolina. The facility, located along U.S. Interstate 40 at 1895 Old Haywood Road, has 14 service bays and a 7,000-square-foot parts department. One bay is a dedicated ...

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JCB adds San Antonio dealer

May 03, 2012

JCB adds San Antonio dealer

JCB has added to their North American dealer network with JCB of South Texas. Located in San Antonio, JCB of South Texas offers the full JCB line of equipment, including new, used and rental. JCB of South Texas, which is managed ...

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