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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.


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.

New EPA guidance on retrofits

Jul 02, 2010

EPA's Clean Diesel Campaign has issued new technical bulletins to for those considering using diesel oxidation catalysts or diesel particulate filters to retrofit their equipment, reports the Associated General Contractors of America's Environmental Observer. In addition to a list of EPA-approved verified construction ...

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Cat expands in Brazil

Jun 29, 2010

The spate of news coming out of Caterpillar continues with the announcement this morning of its plans to expand its manufacturing in Brazil. The exact location of the new backhoe and small wheel loader facility will be announced later this ...

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Kubota enters compact track loader market

Jun 29, 2010

Kubota enters compact track loader market

Kubota Tractor has entered the compact track loader market with two models, the 75-horsepower SVL75 and the 90-horsepower SVL90. Both models -- designed, engineered and manufacturered by Kubota -- have what the company calls a "best-in-class bucket breakout force." The SVL75 ...

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CARB workshop handouts available

Jun 28, 2010

The Construction Industry Air Quality Coalition website has posted handouts from the recent California Air Resources Board workshops on proposed amendments to the off-road equipment and truck and bus regulations. CARB held its first workshop in Fresno on June 23 and will ...

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Two year delay on CARB regs?

Jun 28, 2010

In a series of workshops it's conducting throughout the state, the California Air Resources Board says its considering a series of amendments to its off-highway emissions regulations, which it indefinately postponed in February. Still lacking an EPA waiver that would allow them to ...

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ITT buys Godwin Pumps

Jun 24, 2010

ITT has purchased privately-held Godwin Pumps, which manufactures a line of automatic self-priming portable pumps. The $585 million transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2010. Gretchen McClain, president of ITT's Fluid and Motion Control group, calls the ...

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Cat, Wacker Neuson in compact excavator alliance

Jun 24, 2010

In a just signed agreement, Caterpillar will use Wacker Neuson to develop and manufacturer its compact excavators under 3 metric tons starting in mid 2011. Under the 20-year agreement, three current Cat compact machines will be produced in Wacker Neuson's Linz, ...

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