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Bluebeam Inc., a developer of PDF-based annotation and collaboration solutions for the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) and oil and gas industries, has announced the expansion of its global offerings. A new agreement with Korean software reseller and service company Linetek System will bring the Windows version of Bluebeam Revu to the Korean market as a local language product, expanding the availability of Bluebeam Revu’s flagship desktop version to 13 languages worldwide. In addition, Bluebeam Revu Mac, introduced in English earlier this year, now includes Swedish and German language versions with the release of Revu Mac 1.5.
Hexagon Mining will preview new and improved safety technology at MINExpo in Las Vegas, Sept. 26-28. Attendees can get a first look at the company’s Vehicle Intervention System (VIS), which adds a powerful layer of protection to its highly popular Collision Avoidance System (CAS). Also in the spotlight will be the next generation of FatigueMonitor, computer-vision technology that monitors operators while they drive to prevent fatigue-related incidents.
Having already sold more than 25,000 items in Edmonton in the first half of 2016, Ritchie Bros.' flagship Canadian site will host its fourth auction of 2016 September 7 – 9. More than 5,100 equipment items are already listed to be sold in the September auction, with more to be added before auction day.
To focus on those products with the greatest growth potential, Caterpillar Inc. has announced it intends to pursue strategic alternatives, including a possible divestiture, for its room and pillar products, which serve a segment of underground soft rock mining customers. The company will also discontinue production of track drills within its Resource Industries portfolio.
Maxim Crane Works is employing a fleet of Manitowoc crawler cranes for its work on the construction of the new Miami Dolphins football stadium. The job began with four 660 USt Manitowoc 18000s, each equipped with a MAX-ER that brought their capacities to 826 USt. Then the Newport, Kentucky-based company added a 772 USt Manitowoc MLC650 to the jobsite. Often the cranes lifted together in tandem, with the heaviest load weighing 800 USt.
Volvo Trucks North America will offer a new factory fill engine oil for the Volvo D11, D13 and D16 engines, meeting new Volvo VDS-4.5 engine specifications and also exceeding the new API specification CK-4. Volvo models running the new VDS-4.5 will be able to travel for longer intervals between oil changes, saving customers money on service costs and increasing uptime.
The new Royal Alberta Museum is one step closer to opening, as the governments of Canada and Alberta mark construction completion of the landmark facility.
LBX Company LLC has announced its renewed relationship with DLL as a preferred financing partner throughout North America. DLL has a longstanding history with LBX and its dealer network, having provided comprehensive retail and wholesale financing support dating back to 2003. The program officially launched in the United States on August 4, 2016 and is expected to kick off in Canada on September 1, 2016.
Penton’s EquipmentWatch, the world's leader in data, insights and workflow tools for the heavy equipment industry, has relaunched its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform at EquipmentWatch.com. It includes broad equipment coverage across the construction, lift/access, agricultural and commercial truck markets, for everyone involved in the equipment lifecycle.
Submissions are now open for the 2016 Construction Intern Awards. Construction software developer HCSS will be awarding a total of $50,000 in college scholarships to students in construction-related fields. The top winner will receive a $10,000 scholarship. In addition, four finalists will each receive a $4,000 scholarship and 12 honorable mentions will be awarded a $2,000 scholarship.
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has elected David Koppenhofer, Executive Director OEM Sales & Support, Cummins Inc., to the AEM Board of Directors, and has elected Scott Harris, Vice President Case Construction North America, CNH Industrial, to the AEM CE Sector Board, to fill unexpired terms.
As teachers around the nation prepare curriculum and classrooms for the upcoming school year, so too are the Volvo Road Institute instructors. Kicking off its 51st year, the industry’s first instructional course for paving professionals provides a variety of classes to help everyone from paver and compactor operators to screed operators and maintenance technicians create a higher quality road while staying mindful of the most important thing on the jobsite — safety.
Superior Industries, Inc., a U.S.-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, has appointed Peter Patterson as territory sales manager throughout central and western Canada. In his new role, Patterson will work alongside bulk material producers and Superior's dealers in the region to showcase the manufacturer's growing line of crushing, screening, washing and conveying solutions.
Atlas Copco Construction has recently appointed Scott Carnell as president of its U.S. division. Carnell replaces Erik Sparby who has accepted the role of general manager, Customer Center CR Greater China. Carnell will lead the company in growing each of its product lines, including construction tools, portable energy and road construction equipment, within the contractor, dealer and rental industries across North America.
Dave Adams, President and Chief Executive Officer of Putzmeister America, Inc. since January 2000, has announced Peter Mendel as his successor. Adams' career with Putzmeister spans 20 years, starting with the company as its Vice President of Engineering, and his past 16 years as President and CEO.
Having held senior management positions in Volvo Financial Services and the Volvo Group’s North American commercial truck operations, Stephen Roy has been appointed President, Sales Region Americas at Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE). In his new role, which he assumes on September 1st, Stephen will be responsible for meeting the diverse needs of customers in North America and Latin America, strengthening Volvo CE’s market position in the region and boosting profitability.