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Bluebeam expands global offerings and strengthens collaborative capabilities

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.

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Preview Hexagon Mining's Vehicle Intervention System at MINExpo

Hexagon Mining’s vehicle intervention technology will soon be a part of its Collision Avoidance System, which is used in more than 25,000 vehicles in 55 countries. You can preview our safety solutions at MINExpo, Booth 4133.

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.

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Caterpillar discontinues track drills, halts room and pillar manufacturing

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.

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Lifting & Material Handling

Manitowoc crawler fleet lifts new Dolphin stadium

Manitowoc lattice-boom crawler cranes were used for the construction of the Miami Dolphins football stadium.

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.

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Maintenance & Management

Volvo Trucks' new factory fill engine oil adds extra miles between maintenance intervals, reduces costs

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.

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LBX Company welcomes back DLL as a preferred financing partner

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.

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Penton launches new EquipmentWatch.com; simplifies and expands the heavy equipment industry’s most powerful and trusted online software solution

EquipmentWatch, has relaunched its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform ideal for the heavy equipment industry.

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.

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Construction estimating software developer, HCSS, to award $50,000 in scholarships to construction interns

2015 Construction Intern Award winner was Chase Ekstam and his intern experience with APAC-Central.

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.

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AEM elects two directors

(Left) David Koppenhofer, Executive Director OEM Sales & Support, Cummins Inc., to the AEM Board of Directors, and Scott Harris, Vice President Case Construction North America, CNH Industrial, to the AEM CE Sector Board (right).

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.

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Back to school applies to roadbuilding veterans, too

Courses are held at the Road Institute Training Centers in Chambersburg and Shippensburg, Pennsylvania and at the Road Institute West location in Phoenix, Arizona.

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.

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35-Year industry veteran Peter Patterson joins Superior in sales role

Peter Patterson  - Territory sales manager for central and western Canada.

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.

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Atlas Copco Construction names new president to lead North American growth

Scott Carnell is Atlas Copco’s new U.S. general manager. He will lead the company in growing each of its product lines across North America.

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.

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Stephen Roy appointed President Volvo CE Americas sales region

Stephen Roy

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.

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