IronDirect®, an American company that offers a convenient online platform (IronDirect.com) for construction equipment buyers to acquire the machines, attachments, parts and services needed to reduce ownership costs and maximize uptime, today announced the grand opening of its 100-acre Customer Experience Center in Asheville, NC. The state-of-the-art facility offers prospective customers, dealers and sales partners the opportunity to operate and evaluate premium and value-priced equipment from brands such as Paladin, Berco, Lonking, Shantui and Sakai, which are currently for sale online at IronDirect.com.
IROCK’s TS-512 tracked screening plant gives small- to medium-sized producers a dependable and easy-to-use machine for sizing and sorting a wide range of materials, including aggregates, coal, concrete, gravel, limestone, sand and topsoil. IROCK Crushers, a leader in global sales of mobile crushing and screening equipment, designed the unit for fast and easy setup as well as hassle-free onsite mobility.
The Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association (OHMPA) recognized the best of the best at its annual Fall Asphalt Seminar held on December 1 at the Universal Eventspace Conference and Event Centre in Vaughan. This year marked the event’s 25th anniversary and record number of nine asphalt plants received the 2016 Trillium Awards and 14 plants were recertified.
John Deere Power Systems has announced its lineup of Stage V ready engines to meet the recently implemented European Union (EU) Stage V emissions regulations. Leveraging new catalyst technologies, emissions control calibrations and next generation aftertreatment solutions, John Deere PowerTech engines will deliver greater package flexibility and offer easier installation over previous John Deere engines.
Topcon Positioning Group announces the launch of the myTopcon support and training site. The site — an extension of the Topcon Positioning Systems public site — is designed to offer in-depth product information and engagement resources for Topcon customers and distributors managed through the newly developed Professional Services team.
ASV LLC has introduced the Posi-Track RT-120 Forestry, the largest and most powerful compact track loader in the industry, according to the company. The large-frame RT-120 Forestry features more power and productivity with less ground disturbance than any other machine in its class, ASV states.
Jackie Tegart, MLA for Fraser-Nicola, has announced $60 million for work to stabilize the ten-mile slide on Highway 99 northeast of Lillooet, on behalf of Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone.
KOBELCO Construction Machinery U.S.A. and KOBELCO Cranes North America announce plans to merge under KOBELCO Construction Machinery U.S.A., effective January 1, 2017. The union of these subsidiaries in the North American market takes place following the KOBELCO Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. global construction machinery excavators and cranes merger that was announced in April 2016.
According to the Chinese horoscope, 2016 was the year of a monkey. For Finland-based ALLU (with North American operations out of New Jersey) it has been "the year of the customer". As China has increasingly promoted a more responsible and sustainable environmental policy, 2016 meant significant growth for ALLU in the Chinese market, of over 200 percent. Allu says the company's focus has been on environmental care, and by listening to its customers, the company has been able to offer the right kind of solutions. In recycling processes and for the demanding challenges that the Chinese market currently faces, for example, the importance of EHS (environment, safety and health) and its related standards are being met, as ALLU values and practices provide a strong base to respond to customer expectations.
What are the top barriers and issues affecting the health and safety of workplaces in Canada, and what can we do about them? The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is inviting workers and employers to take part in an online survey that continues the conversation sparked at CCOHS’ Forum 2016: The Changing World of Work, held earlier this year in Vancouver, British Columbia.
As contractors increasingly use 3D digital models and GPS technology when grading a job site, John Deere is joining forces with AGTEK — one of the civil construction industry’s leading providers of takeoff and 3D modeling software — to increase efficiency and ease the takeoff and modeling process across job sites of all shapes and sizes. The data integration simplifies the process of utilizing 3D design files when grading, enabling John Deere dealers everywhere to support customers implementing grade-control software into machinery.
McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc. revealed its new mixer controls platform earlier this month during the Command Alkon User Conference in Atlanta, GA. McNeilus FLEX Controls are one of the most advanced control systems in the industry, with flexibility to meet any concrete producer’s needs.
Exports of U.S.-made construction equipment fell 25 percent overall for the first three quarters of 2016 compared to 2015 January – September, for a total $8.2 billion shipped to global markets.