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Bomag's new paving training programs help operators and companies get the most from their equipment

The hands-on roller training course takes place the day immediately following the paving training session, so attendees can efficiently take advantage of both training opportunities. Companies attending both courses receive a 10% discount.

For asphalt contractors to be successful in today's competitive paving market, paver and roller operators must acquire a deep knowledge of the equipment's features and put this knowledge into practice at the jobsite. With long-time equipment operators retiring at a high rate, the next generation of operators must receive extensive in-depth training on the equipment in order to meet project specifications without costly rework so companies can maximize equipment return on investment.

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Cranes & Lifts

CraneWorks expands inventory with addition of several Demag and Terex models

The Terex Crossover 8000 boom truck with a maximum lifting capacity of 80 US tons and a 126 ft main boom, offers contractors versatility that is cost-effective and productive in a wide range of lifting applications.

CraneWorks, Inc. is adding three new Demag AC 100-4L, one AC 300-6, four AC 160-5 and three AC 220-5 all terrain cranes and eight new Terex Crossover 8000 boom truck cranes to its inventory. This fleet addition will allow CraneWorks to meet the needs of its customers by helping them be more productive on the job. The company has seen a significant increase in demand for Demag all terrain cranes since the brand was reintroduced to the marketplace in 2016, and steady demand for Terex boom truck cranes.

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Allmand Bros. Inc. announces facility expansion for job site products

This expansion aligns with Briggs & Stratton's focus on growing its commercial business. Over the last five years, the Company has grown commercial sales by more than 70 percent and the Allmand business plays an important role in continuing this growth.

Allmand Bros. Inc., a subsidiary of Briggs & Stratton Corporation and a manufacturer of high-performance portable job site equipment, announced plans to expand its current facility in Holdrege, NE, to increase production capacity and speed-to-market with new innovations. The expansion includes five new assembly lines, a prototyping lab, a new paint system and robotic weld cells, enhanced technologies infrastructure and is expected to be complete at the end of calendar year 2019. 

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Forestry

Bandit Industries completes ESOP sale to employees

Bandit Industries completes ESOP sale to employees

Bandit Industries finalized its transition to a 100 percent ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) company on Nov. 1st. Former owners Mike Morey Sr., Dianne Morey and Jerry Morey announced their intention to sell the company in an ESOP over the summer of 2018 - a move that was celebrated by Bandit's employees and customers. It ensures the corporate culture that has made Bandit a success for 35 years will remain intact.

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Doosan opens 100,000-square-foot parts distribution center

Doosan Infracore North America  is opening a new 100,000-square-foot parts distribution center, serving its dealers and Doosan customers in the United States and Canada.

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VMAC sponsors B.C.’s largest career development fair

Students visiting the VMAC booth were interested in learning about the wide range of career paths available to them, most notably Engineering, Fabrication, Machining, Marketing, and Quality Control.

VMAC was proud to sponsor Nanaimo's Education & Career Fair (ECF) in December 2018. ECF is responsible for British Columbia's largest career development fair, attracting over 10,000 attendees over 5 different locations each year.

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Caterpillar Board of Directors elects CEO Jim Umpleby as Chairman; elects Dave Calhoun as Presiding Director

Jim Umpleby, Caterpillar CEO, has been elected to the additional position of Chairman of the Board, effective immediately.

The Board of Directors of Caterpillar Inc. has elected Jim Umpleby, the company's Chief Executive Officer, to the additional position of Chairman of the Board. Umpleby has been a member of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since January 1, 2017.

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A daughter’s reflection on her father, Engelbert J. Baum, founder of Baum Publications Ltd.

Engelbert Baum with his daughter Melina at CONEXPO in 1996.

Engelbert's professional ventures - publishing and construction equipment - were intertwined in two specific ways. Born in 1948 in Wiesbaden, West Germany, Engelbert came to maturity during a significant historic period. The postwar generation was characterized by an optimistic desire to find innovative ways to remake the country from bottom up. I believe my father took to heart the broader emphasis to create and to build. This ethos became Engelbert's lifelong sensibility, as well as characterized the two industries that defined his career.  

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Volvo Trucks to demonstrate Volvo VNR electric models in 2019 and commercialize in 2020

Volvo Trucks will begin in 2019 demonstrating the Volvo VNR Electric in California-based distribution, regional-haul, and drayage operations. Volvo Trucks will commercialize the VNR Electric in 2020. The Volvo VNR Electric will be based on fully-electric powertrain technology currently being used in the Volvo FE Electric, which Volvo Trucks presented in May and will begin selling in Europe in 2019.

Volvo Trucks will introduce all-electric Volvo VNR regional-haul demonstrators in California next year, operating in distribution, regional-haul and drayage operations. Sales of the VNR Electric in North America will begin in 2020.

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Heavy Equipment Guide's Top Innovations for 2018: Part 3

Innovations shape our world, every day in many ways, and the staff at Heavy Equipment Guide want to acknowledge their importance in the world of construction-related equipment. As a result, we have created this new annual feature. Our goal is to illustrate the range and scope of advances, from earthmoving to paving, aggregates, lift, maintenance, training, wearables and others. These innovations offer advantages from doing the job faster, more accurately, more safely, more comfortably or more efficiently, to improving maintenance or providing a better ROI. The editors' selections are drawn from our coverage during the year. The selection was not always easy as there are many worthy innovations but we hope the diversity of the ones shown provide an appreciation of the vast amounts of time and money which manufacturers spend developing innovations, large and small, that make our lives better.

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Finning to acquire 4Refuel, the Canadian leader in mobile on-site refueling services

4Refuel pioneered mobile on-site refueling and has built an unmatched market presence across Canada, employing about 600 people and serving over 3,400 customers.

Finning International Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire 100 percent of 4Refuel Canada and 4Refuel US for approximately $260 million. In 2018, 4Refuel is expected to generate net revenue of approximately $110 million and EBITDA of $33.5 million. Greater than 95 percent of 4Refuel's profitability is generated in Canada.

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Heavy Equipment Guide's Top Innovations for 2018: Part 2

Innovations shape our world, every day in many ways, and the staff at Heavy Equipment Guide want to acknowledge their importance in the world of construction-related equipment. As a result, we have created this new annual feature. Our goal is to illustrate the range and scope of advances, from earthmoving to paving, aggregates, lift, maintenance, training, wearables and others. These innovations offer advantages from doing the job faster, more accurately, more safely, more comfortably or more efficiently, to improving maintenance or providing a better ROI. The editors' selections are drawn from our coverage during the year. The selection was not always easy as there are many worthy innovations but we hope the diversity of the ones shown provide an appreciation of the vast amounts of time and money which manufacturers spend developing innovations, large and small, that make our lives better.

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Heavy Equipment Guide's Top Innovations for 2018: Part 1

Innovations shape our world, every day in many ways, and the staff at Heavy Equipment Guide want to acknowledge their importance in the world of construction-related equipment. As a result, we have created this new annual feature. Our goal is to illustrate the range and scope of advances, from earthmoving to paving, aggregates, lift, maintenance, training, wearables and others. These innovations offer advantages from doing the job faster, more accurately, more safely, more comfortably or more efficiently, to improving maintenance or providing a better ROI. The editors' selections are drawn from our coverage during the year. The selection was not always easy as there are many worthy innovations but we hope the diversity of the ones shown provide an appreciation of the vast amounts of time and money which manufacturers spend developing innovations, large and small, that make our lives better.

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Canadian DEUTZ distributors earn top performer awards for 2018

DEUTZ Corporation hosted its annual distributor meeting at the Secrets Royal Beach resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic during the week of November 12, 2018. At this important function, DEUTZ staff and distributor personnel had the opportunity to exchange open dialogue, learn about new products in the pipeline and share perspectives on the year ahead. DEUTZ also took advantage of the meeting to recognize its top-performing distributors in various categories. 

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Shows & Events

bauma 2019 to focus on the construction site of tomorrow: modern, smart, connected

Digitization is gaining ground in the construction machinery industry as more and more technologies make their way into the industry. Cloud-based infrastructures, digital services portfolios and security solutions are ringing in a change of paradigm. At bauma 2019, visitors can marvel at initial systems. From April 8 to 14, the world's leading manufacturers will be presenting their developments at Messe München and invite to participate in discussions on the opportunities and challenges of new technologies.

  • bauma 2019 focuses on the digitization of the construction industry
  • Leading global manufacturers present initial technologies
  • Visitors can discuss the topic with exhibitors at the bauma Forum

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Putzmeister equipment aids in two record-setting continuous concrete pours within a month

A new record for the largest continuous concrete pour was set in Washington state when 13,690 cubic yards (10,467m³) of concrete was placed in 24 hours for the foundation of the 450-foot (137.16m) tall north tower at Lincoln Square.

A new record for the largest continuous concrete pour was set in Washington state for the foundation of the Lincoln Square South tower. However, it was short-lived, as less than a month later, the tower next to it beat the record. Vital to both high-profile concrete pours were Putzmeister placing systems, seven truck-mounted boom pumps and a high-pressure trailer pump — all supplied by Ralph's Concrete Pumping, Inc. of Seattle.

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