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Mile High Club First

John Latta - Apr 12, 2011

Here we are talking about being bold in looking at how we think of American infrastructure spending and building, and the Saudis are setting out to build a tower one mile high. So high it will have a special mechanism ...

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Reading CONEXPO’s Upbeat Signs

John Latta - Mar 25, 2011

The "official" stamp of success will come later when all the numbers are run, but CONEXPO certainly feels like we have reached the end of the beginning of the turnaround.I'm enjoying the upbeat feeling here. OEMs have presented numbers that are ...

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Build now, pay later

John Latta - Jan 24, 2011

A $1.8 billion road project in Florida is being done for the state without the state itself paying a penny for it. Yet. The repair and widening of I-595 will be finished before the contractor gets paid. It's a public-private arrangement ...

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Mike Anderson's American Iron

Better Roads Staff - Dec 01, 2010

Mike Anderson's American Iron

Walking out on a springboard By Mike Anderson If the past few months are any indication, we’re all going to be busier in 2011. I know, I know. Some of you have undoubtedly already said, “Well, it couldn’t get any slower.” In some ...

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Asset communication platform provides free listings for project opportunities

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 22, 2010

A new asset communication platform developed by ContractorAssets.com is now available on the Web. ContractorAssets.com concentrates on four key areas in the construction industry: construction equipment, building materials, construction jobs and project opportunity. The company says its goal is "to provide advertising ...

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JCB: 18 new skid steer models in 2011

Marcia Gruver Doyle - 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 buys alternative engine maker, posts stellar 3rd quarter results

Marcia Gruver Doyle - 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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Case provides construction equipment for National Gas Rodeo

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 31, 2010

Case Construction Equipment announced on Aug. 31 its platinum-level sponsorship of the 16th Annual National Gas Rodeo. The competition will be held Sept. 17-18, 2010, in Fairview Heights, Ill. Case will be the exclusive provider of construction equipment for the event, which ...

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June 2010 PPI shows slight declines in prices of finished goods

- Jul 26, 2010

The price of finished goods declined 0.6 percent since May 2010 and increased 2.8 percent since June 2009, according to the latest Producer Price Index from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Capital equipment dropped a slight 0.2 percent since May and ...

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Cat signs Mike Rowe, "Dirty Jobs" star

Marcia Gruver Doyle - 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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Bridgestone Bandag announces price hike

Marcia Gruver Doyle - 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

Marcia Gruver Doyle - 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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