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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.


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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Kobelco’s new excavators, demolition machines in North America mark company’s independance

Mar 16, 2014

Kobelco’s new excavators, demolition machines in North America mark company’s independance

“The Kobelco brand has sprouted on this land once again this year,” says Jun Fujioka, president and CEO, Kobelco Construction Machinery. More than a year after ending its North American distribution and marketing agreement with CNH Industrial, Kobelco is waving an ...

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Sany unveils SY16C and SY35U compact excavators

Mar 10, 2014

Sany unveils SY16C and SY35U compact excavators

With three new machines in its booth, including two new compact excavators, Sany America is poised to deliver on the full faith of the Sany Corporation, says new CEO Mike Rhoda. “Sany is now the 5th largest construction equipment manufacturer in ...

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Special Report: Caterpillar unveils the 336EH, its first hybrid excavator

Dec 12, 2012

Special Report: Caterpillar unveils the 336EH, its first hybrid excavator

During a press event at its headquarters in Peoria, Ill., Caterpillar unveiled its very first hybrid excavator, the Cat 336EH. The new machine is the first in an upcoming line of hybrid excavators and will be officially launched in April 2013 at the Bauma ...

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JCB, Johnston Sweepers ink engine deal

Oct 25, 2012

JCB has won what it terms a "landmark deal" to supply Johnston Sweepers with its new EcoMax engines. The $4.8 million-per-year deal is the first since JCB Power Systems went into full production of the 4.4 liter EcoMax, which can ...

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Government figures ignore "higher learning" options

Oct 16, 2012

Government figures ignore "higher learning" options

Sigh. The U.S. Census Bureau has just released two studies. The first, Field of Degree and Earnings by Selected Employment Characteristics: 2011, shows if you have a penchant for engineering, you're in luck. People who majored in engineering had the highest earnings of ...

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