‘Turn off your cell phone while operating off-road equipment’ is the key message from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) in a new jointly developed safety alert that emphasizes the hazards of distracted driving while on the worksite.
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DEUTZ Corporation recently moved its Value Add production operation from Norcross, GA to a facility with a larger, 60,000-square-foot production area in Pendergrass, GA. As a result, DEUTZ has been able to increase the number of Value Add production lines from one to three. While the company already manufactures thousands of engines annually through its Value Add operation, the expansion will allow DEUTZ to increase production and serve even more OEM partners.
From Ontario's Ministry of Transportation:
Yanmar Holdings Co., Ltd. has concluded a final agreement with Terex Corporation to acquire Terex's European compact construction equipment business for approximately US$60 million. Through this business, Terex carries out the production and sale of wheel loaders, midi/mini excavators, wheel excavators, and other products in Europe. Included in the acquisition are the manufacturing facility located in Crailsheim, Germany, and a parts distribution centre located in Rothenberg, Germany.
These two new ads from Japan demonstrate some out-of-the-box thinking for attachments applications. In each episode of the series, Heavy Machinery Girl eagerly saves the day (depending on who you ask) with the Taguchi Kogyo Guzzilla DS Cutter. While the results of her demonstration of the massive shears don't impress everyone, Heavy Machinery Girl's sorry-not-sorry shrug will surely win over anyone who shares the desire to cause a little chaos with a massive cutting implement. The final two episodes will debut later this month.
Dave Whitelaw, known to many in the wood and organics recycling industry as "The Grinder Guy," has joined the Rotochopper sales team as the regional sales manager for Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. Dave brings 20 years of experience in the organics and wood recycling industry, including operations management, sales and consulting.
Trimble and Autodesk, Inc. have entered into an interoperability agreement aimed at saving customers time and reducing project costs typically associated with workflow inefficiency across different suppliers’ technologies. This will benefit architects, engineers and contractors and, importantly, project owners by enabling more freedom to optimize technology workflows needed to meet the complex requirements of today’s construction projects.
Five years after its launch, Detroit has marked the 200,000th installation of its Detroit Connect Virtual Technician integrated remote diagnostic system hardware. The 200,000th Virtual Technician hardware unit was installed on a Freightliner Cascadia Evolution truck equipped with a Detroit DD15 engine delivered to Penske Truck Leasing Co.
Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group has acquired the tire services business of Klinge & Co. in Australia. Kal Tire has been operating in Western Australia for approximately six years and it has long been a goal of the organization to expand to Eastern Australia where the majority of major mines operate.
Liebherr USA, Co., has announced the promotion of Ana Cabiedes-Uranga to the position of General Manager, Marketing. In her new role she will be responsible for leading and facilitating the company’s marketing efforts and strategy for the eight divisions that fall under the newly formed Liebherr USA, Co. umbrella.
Mine rescue teams from across British Columbia gathered last weekend to compete in the 61st annual Provincial Mine Rescue and First Aid Competition, becoming part of the rich history of B.C. mine rescue competitions that date back to 1915.
The Board of the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority (Peace Bridge Authority) has awarded a construction contract to American Bridge Canada Company for the Peace Bridge Rehabilitation Project. The $80.5 million Peace Bridge Rehabilitation Project is one component of an overall $186 million, fully self-financed, five-year capital plan approved by the PBA Board.
Edmonton has been selected to receive the Freightliner Trucks Hardest Working Cities award which honours cities fuelling growth and innovation. The recognition program by Freightliner came after an economic data review revealed a compelling relationship between investments in work trucks and thriving economies.
Topcon Positioning Group has announced the organization of a new global team that integrates their customer support and training teams under one collaborative group. The new Professional Services team will provide training, customer support and sales support among other responsibilities related to the Construction and GeoPositioning business groups.