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2003, here we come!

John Latta - Oct 06, 2011

Here's one of  those sentences that you can't help but feel hit you in the face. "To put it in perspective, in 2012 we will nearly return to 2003 levels of construction in current dollars." Nearly? So what is being put into perspective?  ...

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Caterpillar announces new parts distribution center in Spokane, Washington

Katie Wood - Jun 24, 2011

Caterpillar Logistics Services today announced plans to open a new parts distribution center in Spokane, Washington. The new facility will span more than a half million square feet and is part of the North American multiyear expansion and enhancement of ...

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China builds up and builds fast

John Latta - Jun 08, 2011

In the transportation infrastructure industry we know that China is outspending and outbuilding us, making future trade competitiveness a scary nothing to consider. But how about this simple single sentence to help us put just how far we are falling ...

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Yokohama Tire Corp. names new president

Better Roads Staff - May 26, 2011

Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC) announced that Yasushi Tanaka will be the company’s new president and CEO, effective June 29. Tanaka succeeds Takao Oishi, who has been at the helm of YTC since April 2008. Tanaka, 52, comes to YTC from parent ...

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United Rentals to partner with National Hispanic Construction Association

Katie Wood - May 26, 2011

United Rentals announced its new partnership as an official sponsor of the National Hispanic Construction Association (NHCA). United Rentals will support the NHCA in its mission to provide educational, professional and technical resources to members of state and regional Hispanic ...

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SAF-Holland opens Aftermarket Distribution Center in Cincinnati

Katie Wood - May 19, 2011

SAF-Holland opens Aftermarket Distribution Center in Cincinnati

SAF-Holland recently opened its new 85,000 square foot Aftermarket Parts Distribution Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. The facility will supply replacement parts to SAF-Holland distribution centers and customers throughout the U.S., Mexico and Canada. The location of the new Aftermarket Parts Distribution Center ...

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John Deere updates construction website

Katie Wood - May 19, 2011

John Deere Construction & Forestry recently enhanced its North American construction website to better serve its key audiences. The new site’s features include easier-to-navigate functionality and even more interactivity. The update, which is part of a larger JohnDeere.com upgrade, features a more customer-friendly, ...

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That has to be a safety violation

John Latta - May 04, 2011

We know the Obama administration wants to build bike paths and nature trails and the like, and we we know this sort of work will create jobs.  Here's an example of how not to do it. Although, it will probably ...

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Yes, we should.

John Latta - Apr 26, 2011

Looking at the latest Washington Technology  it's hard not to jump back from the screen at the sight of this headline: Should we care if a contractor dies in a warzone? WT makes the point that military deaths are quickly well publicized, "Meanwhile, ...

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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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Construction firms plan to hire, not cut, workers

Lauren Heartsill Dowdle - Jan 25, 2011

More construction firms are planning to hire workers this year than are planning to make layoffs, according to a survey released by the Associated General Contractors of America and Navigant. While 55 percent of firms laid off staff and only 20 ...

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