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A Bridge Just for Bats

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 20, 2013

A Bridge Just for Bats

Last month, I told you about a bridge that a German town created only for field mice. Now Germany continues to make animal bridges. This time, it’s a bridge just for bats. A German town council is getting flack for spending ...

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A Bridge for Field Mice

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 22, 2013

A Bridge for Field Mice

Now even field mice have their own bridges to cross. Talk about a bridge to nowhere! Listed as one of the top five biggest wastes of taxpayer money in Germany was a bridge reserved just for field mice. Bieberbach, Baden-Wurttemberg, spent €435,000 ...

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BOMAG to end Kewanee operations, relocate to southern U.S.

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 29, 2013

BOMAG to end Kewanee operations, relocate to southern U.S.

BOMAG Americas will discontinue manufacturing operations at its Kewanee, Illinois, plant by the end of 2014 and relocate to somewhere in the southern United States, according to a report from our sister site, Equipment World. The new location has not yet ...

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Bauma 2013: Ritchie Bros.’ top five and other show highlights

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 15, 2013

Bauma 2013: Ritchie Bros.’ top five and other show highlights

Two editors from our sister site, Equipment World, are in Munich, Germany, attending Bauma this week, providing highlights, new products and more from the big show. To kick off this year’s show, Equipment World is featuring an introduction to Bauma on ...

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Product Spotlight

Better Roads Staff - May 07, 2012

Product Spotlight

Anywhere. Anytime. Any Device. Dexter + Chaney has launched a new, web-based version of Spectrum Construction Software. According to company president John Chaney, “The newest version of Spectrum represents a significant re-investment in our existing product line and sets a new ...

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Parsons hires Sam Elters as road, highway leader

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 13, 2012

Parsons hires Sam Elters as road, highway leader

Parsons has hired Sam Elters as regional transportation director in Arizona and Nevada. In this position, he will be responsible for all road and highway projects in this region, and he will serve as the lead for major pursuits, including public-private ...

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Michelin adds new Earthmover tire plant

Marcia Gruver Doyle - Apr 13, 2012

Michelin is breaking ground next week on a new Earthmover tire manufacturing plant in Anderson County, S.C. The company is also expanding its existing Earthmover tire facility in Lexington, S.C.The two projects represent a $750 million investment and will create ...

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Major Wire selects new territory manager

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 13, 2012

Major Wire selects new territory manager

Major Wire named Jerry Teague as its new territory manager for the south central United States and Puerto Rico.Teague will work directly with Major Wire authorized dealers and aggregate, mining and recycle customers in Arkansas, southern Illinois, eastern Kansas, Louisiana, ...

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Cat to release Q1 2012 results on April 25

Staff Report - Apr 13, 2012

Caterpillar says it will release 2012 first-quarter financial results at 6:30 a.m. Central Time on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. The release will be available on http://www.caterpillar.com/earnings. Teleconference and webcast access: A real-time, listen-only teleconference of the quarterly results call that ...

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Leica Geosystems showcases mine management system at Bauma 2010

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 28, 2010

Leica Geosystems showcases mine management system at Bauma 2010

  Leica Geosystems, has presented its full range of mine management systems, including truck and shovel fleet management and optimisation, and dozer, shovel and blast-hole drill high-precision GPS navigation and production monitoring systems, to the European market at Bauma 2010.  Leica Geosystems ...

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Manitowoc unveils ‘world’s largest’ self-erecting crane

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 28, 2010

Manitowoc unveils ‘world’s largest’ self-erecting crane

  Manitowoc unveiled the Potain Igo T 130 at Bauma 2010 and says it's the largest self-erecting crane in the world. The crane has an 8-ton maximum capacity. Vincent Milan, senior product manager for self-erecting cranes at Manitowoc, said the new ...

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Potain showcases topless crane line at Bauma

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 28, 2010

Potain showcases topless crane line at Bauma

The MDT 368 from Manitowoc’s Potain brand will be featured at this year’s bauma exhibition. The crane, launched last year, is the largest Topless MDT tower crane. It adds new design features to the strong lift and ease-of-assembly familiar to ...

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