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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.


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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CARB, AGC discuss emissions rule delay

Oct 08, 2010

The California Air Resources Board and the Associated General Contractors of America say they've opened a new agency-industry dialogue with today's announcement that CARB has delayed enforcement of its off-highway emissions rule until January, 2014. "In a sense," said Mary Nichols, ...

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CARB 'on apology tour'

Sep 01, 2010

William Davis, executive vice president of the Southern California Contractors Association, calls a series of off-highway rule workshops that began on Sept. 1 the California Air Resources Board "apology tour." Writing in his association's newsletter, Davis says, "They probably won't really ...

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Next up for Cat: excavators in Texas

Aug 12, 2010

Following back-to-back announcements of two plants in North Carolina -- a new axle assembly plant in Winston-Salem and the expansion of its Sanford, North Carolina, compact equipment factory -- Cat will now build an excavator assembly plant in Victoria, Texas, ...

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Cat signs Mike Rowe, "Dirty Jobs" star

Jul 26, 2010

Caterpillar says its partnering with Mike Rowe, creator and star of Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs. Rowe will spend time with Caterpillar customers and dealers, encounters that will be featured on cat.com, with the goal of demonstrating "the solutions that Cat ...

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Winston-Salem vies for Cat plant

Jul 21, 2010

The Winston-Salem City Council will offer a total of $14.35 million to entice Cat to build a plant in the area, reports the Winston-Salem Journal. Winston-Salem has appeared the most proactive of three cities reportedly up for the plant, which include Montgomery, Alabama, and ...

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Bobcat skid-steer inventor Keller dies

Jul 21, 2010

Louis Keller, one of the inventors of the compact, three-wheeled machine that lead to the first Bobcat-branded skid steer loaders, has died. Louis, along with his brother Cyril, created the three-wheeled  loader as a way to clean out turkey barns, ...

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Volvo debuts Shippensburg addition

Jul 06, 2010

Volvo Construction Equipment has opened a $30 million expansion to its Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, plant. The 20,000-square foot addition will add motor grader manufacturing capabilities, transferred to Shippensburg from a plant in Goderich, Ontario. The expansion also includes a materials service ...

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Cat buys Underground Imaging Technologies

Jul 06, 2010

Caterpillar has bought Underground Imaging Technologies, a geophysical services company and technology developer based in Latham, New York. The acquisition gives Cat the capability to provide three-dimensional representations of underground utilities and other targets. "This service provides detailed information that ...

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Terex: Antitrust investigation concluded

Jul 06, 2010

Terex says it has received notice from the U.S. Dept of Justice that the agency has concluded a criminal antitrust investigation concerning practices in the U.S. rock crushing and screening equipment industry. No fines or charges have been filed against the company.

Bridgestone Bandag announces price hike

Jul 02, 2010

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions says it will increase prices six percent on its Bridgestone brand radial truck and bus tires, effective today. The company cited hikes in energy, fuel and raw material costs as the reasons for the increase.

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