More from Marcia Gruver Doyle

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.


Is it time for a new wheel loader?

Sep 19, 2012

Is it time for a new wheel loader?

Advanced electronics, drivetrain refinements make the case for a new machine (To view the digital edition version and share with a colleague or customer, click here.) As you’ve waited for the economy to turn, your wheel loaders have aged, and now those ...

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Ditch Witch intros RT80 Quad

Aug 20, 2012

Ditch Witch intros RT80 Quad

Ditch Witch's new 83-hp RT80 Quad trencher features a three-speed, shift-on-the-fly ground drive that provides the power necessary to tackle tough jobsites with the machine's traversing vibratory plow, trencher, saw, and backhoe attachments.  Features include: A best-in-class static load rating of 39,000 lb ...

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Wheel loader sales, auction trends

May 14, 2012

For Equipment World's QuickData trends on wheel loaders, with data from Equipment Data Associates and Top Bid auction price guide, click here:  Equip0512pg043

Michelin adds new Earthmover tire plant

Apr 13, 2012

Michelin is breaking ground next week on a new Earthmover tire manufacturing plant in Anderson County, S.C. The company is also expanding its existing Earthmover tire facility in Lexington, S.C.The two projects represent a $750 million investment and will create ...

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RER: Stone shuttered

Mar 08, 2012

RER magazine has reported that Stone Construction Equipment has been shut down by its bank. For the story, click here. A Stone company spokesperson said that a statement from the company would be forthcoming.

Ritchie Bros. earnings rise 13%

Feb 29, 2012

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers announced net earnings for 2011 of $76.6 million, and adjusted net earnings of $73.6 million. This represents a 13% increase in adjusted net earnings over the previous year. Ritchie's auction revenues for 2011 grew ...

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Ritchie posts $203-million single-auction record

Feb 21, 2012

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers says it held the world's largest heavy equipment auction in Orlando last week, breaking multiple company records, including gross auction proceeds ($203 million), number of lots sold (10,000-plus); registered bidders (8,670) and sellers (830). Online records were ...

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Rental has stellar 2011, sees 7 percent growth this year

Feb 08, 2012

The American Rental Association expects overall North American rental industry revenues to increase "at least" 7 percent in 2012 to total $33.5 billion, based on figures compiled by IHS Global Insight. This number reflects the total forecasted for ARA's three ...

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Study: Infrastructure spending has double the impact

Feb 01, 2012

A study has found that over two years, one dollar spent on infrastructure construction produces roughly double ($1.92) the initial spending in direct and indirect economic output. Researchers at the College of William and Mary's Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy ...

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Associations support Clean Construction Act

Oct 07, 2011

The Associated General Contractors of America and the Clean Air Task Force say emissions from diesel construction equipment will be significantly reduced at major highway projects in the most polluted areas if the Clean Construction Act of 2011 introduced today ...

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Jacobs wins Corps LEED contract

Jul 20, 2011

Jacobs Engineering Group, Pasadena, California, has won a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contract to oversee Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design efforts in the Corps' Northwestern Division. The Corps expects Jacobs to seek the minimum of a LEED Silver rating ...

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Disaster Contractors Network Blog

May 21, 2011

Ryan Lombardo, head of operations at Lombardo Management General Contractors, headquartered in Atlanta, ...

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