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.


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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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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