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Marcia Gruver Doyle is editorial director of the Construction Division of Randall-Reilly, which includes Equipment World, Aggregates Manager, Better Roads, ProPickup and Total Landscape Care magazines. She's been reporting on construction for more than 30 years, and has been the chief editor of Equipment World since its inception in 1989. A graduate of Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois, Marcia is past president of the Construction Writers Association and currently serves on the Marketing Committee of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. You can reach her at 205-248-1260 or via email at mgruver@randallreilly.com.


HCEA advances plan for National Construction Equipment Museum

Oct 23, 2014

HCEA advances plan for National Construction Equipment Museum

Long out of space at its cramped 7,000-square-foot headquarters, the Historical Construction Equipment Association launched a new campaign this month to fund the 20,000-square-foot National Construction Equipment Museum. The goal: to have a grand opening of the $1.5 million building ...

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Kubota adds R530 and R630 wheel loader models

Oct 20, 2014

Kubota adds R530 and R630 wheel loader models

Kubota has added two additional models to its compact wheel loader lineup, the 47.9-horsepower R530 and 61.2-horsepower R630, in a press event this week that was capped by the company’s long-awaited announcement it was entering the skid steer market. The R530 ...

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New construction equipment sales up 11 percent in August, used sales down

Oct 08, 2014

New construction equipment sales up 11 percent in August, used sales down

Compared to one year ago, the number of new financed construction equipment units sold rose 11 percent this August, according to Equipment Data Associates figures. Used financed construction equipment sales on the other hand, continued their lackluster performance, with 3 percent ...

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Bobcat adds Trimble GPS option to grader attachment (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Sep 11, 2014

  By adding a Trimble GCS900 GPS grade control option to its grader attachment, Bobcat says owners of its M Series loaders now have the ability to precisely grade on jobs that require more maneuverability than dedicated graders can handle. Two Bobcat ...

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Our 2015 Contractor of the Year contest is open for entries

Aug 29, 2014

Our 2015 Contractor of the Year contest is open for entries

Our 2014 Contractor of the Year, Jeremy Hiltz, accepts his award in Las Vegas. Equipment World’s Contractor of the Year program—which  honors the forward thinkers, high achievers and just plain good people in construction—is now open for entries. Each year, the editors of ...

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Vermeer names third-generation family member Jason Andringa incoming president, CEO

Aug 27, 2014

Vermeer names third-generation family member Jason Andringa incoming president, CEO

Vermeer Corporation has named Jason Andringa incoming president and CEO, taking over the position from his mother, Mary Vermeer Andringa, and continuing the Vermeer family’s leadership of the company into the third generation. The transition will be fully effective on Nov. ...

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PHOTOS: Bobcat’s Acceleration Center aimed at promoting 'chance encounters,' and 'failing early and often'

Aug 07, 2014

PHOTOS: Bobcat’s Acceleration Center aimed at promoting 'chance encounters,' and 'failing early and often'

Taking cues from several tech companies, including Microsoft, Google and Sundog, Bobcat opened its $28 million Acceleration Center in Bismarck this week, designed to promote “chance encounters” among its employees, and in the process creating a facility unique in the ...

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Here’s Mud in your mouth: How a snack company developed a road-themed lineup

Aug 05, 2014

Here’s Mud in your mouth: How a snack company developed a road-themed lineup

Blame it on Grandma. “My grandmother had a snack mix she called Gravel,” relates Daren Rexroad (but please call him “Rex”), “made of peanuts, pretzels, cereal and white chocolate.”  Using her recipe, Rex started experimenting, substituting dark chocolate there, milk chocolate ...

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Volvo CE after truck buy: “We want to work with distribution to keep the Terex flag flying”

Jul 14, 2014

Volvo CE after truck buy: “We want to work with distribution to keep the Terex flag flying”

The Terex TA400 (pictured) and TA300 articulated haulers are the first trucks to be announced after Volvo CE’s acquisition of Terex’s line of articulated and rigid frame trucks. Now that Volvo Construction Equipment’s acquisition of Terex’s articulated and rigid frame trucks is ...

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Terex Tier 4 Final articulated haulers to be available in North America this month

Jul 08, 2014

Terex Tier 4 Final articulated haulers to be available in North America this month

The Terex Tier 4 Final TA300 and TA400 articulated haulers, now owned by Volvo Construction Equipment, will appear on North American jobsites beginning this month. Related: Terex, Volvo complete truck business sale The haulers are powered by Scania engines that use a ...

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Terex, Volvo finalize $160 million truck business sale

Jun 02, 2014

Terex, Volvo finalize $160 million truck business sale

Announced this past December, Terex’s sale of its off-highway rigid-frame and articulated trucks to Volvo Construction Equipment is now complete, the two companies announced today. The $160 million cash deal gives Volvo a rigid-frame haul product for the heavy construction and ...

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Volvo releases EC380E excavator, G-Series articulated haulers and L250H loader

Mar 17, 2014

Volvo releases EC380E excavator, G-Series articulated haulers and L250H loader

In addition to unveiling an electric, remote-controlled concept compact excavator, Volvo debuted several new products at ConExpo on Wednesday. EC380E Tier 4 Final excavator The new machine is powered by a Volvo 306-horsepower, D13 engine, and offers a 9 percent improvement in ...

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