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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.


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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For construction firms damaged by the storm

May 05, 2011

The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama has released the following information: Representatives from FEMA, SBA Disaster Loans and other agencies will be available at a Business Recovery Information Meeting on Friday, May 6 at 5:30pm at the Bryant Conference Center ...

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Vovo moves North American HQ to Shippensburg

Mar 15, 2011

Volvo Construction Equipment is moving its North American headquarters to Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, spending $100 million to expand its facility to start wheel loader, articulated hauler and excavator production. The move, scheduled to be complete by September, 2012, also involves Volvo Rents. The move ...

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LB Performance Paving debuts Blaw-Knox lineup

Nov 09, 2010

LB Performance Paving Products, the recently created division of LeeBoy, says it will launch a new line of Blaw-Knox branded commercial pavers and road wideners. In an agreement with Volvo Construction Equipment, LeeBoy has licensed the Blaw-Knox brand and will ...

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JCB: 18 new skid steer models in 2011

Nov 08, 2010

JCB: 18 new skid steer models in 2011

JCB announced it would take the skid steer market head on with the introduction of 18 "price competitive" Series 3 models in 2011. According to John Patterson, deputy chairman, the company's move from 8 to 18 skid steer models was driven by ...

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Cat: New truck debuts at ConExpo

Oct 27, 2010

As expected, Caterpillar has announced that it will debut the first model of its full line of Cat Vocational Trucks --the Cat CT660 -- at CONEXPO-CON/AGG on March 22, 2010. The Cat Vocational Day Cab Truck models will offer several engine options, including a ...

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Cat buys alternative engine maker, posts stellar 3rd quarter results

Oct 22, 2010

Following yesterday's release of stellar third-quarter sales, Caterpillar says it will buy MWM Holding GmBH from 3i. Headquartered in Mannheim, Germany, MWM supplies alternative engines. With this $810 million cash deal, Cat says it will significantly expand options for sustainable power generation ...

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Doosan shifts away from Ingersoll Rand brand use

Oct 19, 2010

Doosan Infracore Portable Power will begin to shift away from using the Ingersoll Rand brand on its line of air compressors, generators and light towers, says David Stahlman, vice president of global marketing. Although Doosan has a five year contract to use ...

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