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Gilbane publishes fall 2012 Construction Industry Economic Report

Oct 16, 2012

Gilbane Building Company has published the fall 2012 edition of Construction Economics—Market Conditions in Construction, a free report based on economic data, construction starts and material cost trends. The report indicates an increase in construction spending over the last year ...

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Sany promotes director of engineering and development for crawler cranes

Oct 16, 2012

Sany has promoted John Lanning, formerly the company’s research and development director for crawler cranes, to director of engineering and development for Sany crawler cranes globally. Lanning’s new post carries with it two titles, including deputy general manager of Sany Heavy Industry. ...

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August construction activity down 0.6 percent

Oct 01, 2012

Total construction activity for August 2012 was $837.1 billion, 0.6 percent (+/-2.1%) below the $842.0 billion in the revised July 2012, according to figures from the United States Census Bureau. The total value of construction put in place in August was ...

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Volvo Rents expands in California

Oct 01, 2012

Volvo Rents expands in California

  Volvo Rents has acquired U Save Equipment Rentals, a single-location construction equipment rental company located at 125 Bayshore Avenue in San Francisco, California. This is Volvo Rents’ sixth Californian acquisition since the beginning of the year, bringing the company’s statewide presence ...

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Building permits dip, housing starts rise in August

Sep 20, 2012

Building permits dip, housing starts rise in August

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development report on August housing statistics show the following: Building permits: Privately-owned housing units authorized by building permits in August were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 803,000. This is 1.0 percent ...

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Otter Tail sells portion of DMI Industries

Sep 10, 2012

Otter Tail has entered into an agreement with Trinity Industries to sell the property, plant and equipment of DMI Industries in Ft. Erie, Ontario; West Fargo, North Dakota; and Tulsa, Oklahoma, for $20 million. The Ft.Erie transaction closed on September 6, and the ...

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Bobcat launches multi-platform social media efforts

Aug 30, 2012

Bobcat launched its social media efforts yesterday on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Flickr. Bobcat has had an established YouTube video channel for several years. This multi-channel approach allows Bobcat to inform and interact with customers in more ways. Bobcat’s Facebook ...

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Sany opens facility in China

Aug 30, 2012

Sany has opened a new excavator factory near Shanghai, China, which can produce an excavator every five minutes. The $818.5 million facility, which uses a computerized production-management system, is located at the 10.7 million-square-foot Lingang Industrial Park with 5.9 million square ...

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Case launches H Series rough terrain forklifts

Aug 20, 2012

Case launches H Series rough terrain forklifts

  Case Construction Equipment introduced its new H Series rough terrain forklifts on August 15. The Case 586H and 588H forklifts meet Tier 4 Interim qualifications through the use of cooled exhaust gas recirculation (CEGR) technology and a diesel particulate filter. Both ...

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NDA offers courses through Online Training System

Aug 20, 2012

The National Demolition Association’s (NDA) Online Training System offers more than 2,000 eLearning courses for the construction industry.  NDA’s Online Training, powered by Portico Learning Solutions, is available to NDA members and the industry at large.  The self-paced online interactive training courses ...

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Terex Utilities appoints VP of sales and marketing

Aug 13, 2012

Terex Utilities appoints VP of sales and marketing

  Terex Utilities has appointed Jim Lohan as the company’s vice president of sales and marketing. Lohan will have overall responsibility for the sales and marketing teams, as well as supporting functions. Before joining Terex, Lohan was a director of sales at The ...

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Astec discusses market position in India

Aug 01, 2012

Four United States-based companies of Astec Industries have hosted two senior executives of Tractors India (TIL) to work toward strengthening Astec’s market position in India. Visitors included Sumit Mazumder, vice chairman and managing director, and Somnath Bhattacharjee, president of material handling ...

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