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New Kespry construction innovations further drive project profitability by enhancing drone flight and on-demand data accuracy

Kespry introduces new capabilities to support construction companies to accurately track and drive project progress, and highlights customer successes at World of Concrete in Las Vegas, January 22-26

Kespry, the drone-based aerial intelligence solution provider, is highlighting its new construction industry-focused innovations at the World of Concrete industry trade show in Las Vegas, January 22-26. The international event is the only large-scale show dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries. As part of its global strategic alliance with John Deere, Kespry will be featured at John Deere's World of Concrete booth located at C545.

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Minnich highlights concrete vibration innovations at World of Concrete 2019

The Stinger provides quiet operation meeting Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) A 29 CFR 1910.95 standards. Its double-insulated motor runs safely when grounded systems are compromised.

Minnich Manufacturing showcased its latest concrete vibration solutions at World of Concrete 2019 in Las Vegas. The manufacturer of concrete dowel pin drills, concrete vibrators and vibrator monitoring systems displayed the Stinger concrete electric flex shaft vibrator, M-Box high cycle vibration control solution, and Auto Vibe paving vibrator monitoring systems in Booth C4213.

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Cooper Equipment Rentals announces acquisition of Star Rentals

Star Rentals is the largest independent equipment rental company in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Established in 1984, Star Rentals services the Metro Vancouver area through its locations in White Rock, Surrey, Langley, Abbotsford, Burnaby and Maple Ridge.

Cooper Equipment Rentals Limited has acquired Star Rentals Ltd. Star Rentals is the largest independent equipment rental company in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Established in 1984, Star Rentals services the Metro Vancouver area through its locations in White Rock, Surrey, Langley, Abbotsford, Burnaby and Maple Ridge.

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Komatsu first to operate Autonomous Haulage System over dedicated private LTE network

Komatsu’s FrontRunner AHS allows unmanned operation of ultra-class mining trucks and is critical to the mining industry.

Komatsu America Corp. has announced the FrontRunner Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) has qualified to operate on private long-term evolution (LTE) mobile broadband technology. This is the mining industry's first AHS enabled to run on private LTE in commercial operations, making way for ultra-high system availability and reliability while adhering to Komatsu's renowned safety standards.

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Trelleborg acquires tire distributor in Canada

Pneu ICM is the second largest industrial tire dealer in the Montreal area, and a main service provider for eastern Canada. With annual sales of approximately C$3.39 M (SEK 23 M), this bolt-on acquisition is part of Trelleborg's strategy to strengthen its positions in attractive market segments.

Trelleborg, through its Trelleborg Wheel Systems business area, has signed an agreement and finalized the acquisition of privately owned Pneus ICM Inc — a specialized industrial tire service provider and distributor in Montreal, Canada.

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Increased tiltrotator sales and predicted growth behind Rototilt factory expansion

Rototilt has more than doubled its sales in five years and foresees continued strong growth.

With another year of busy growth for Rototilt Group, with increased sales and continued growth on the export markets, Rototilt foresees continued success and is expanding its factory in Sweden by more than 3,000 square metres. "With the tremendous growth we are seeing in North America along with other emerging markets it is great to see the expanded factory investment commitment to meet the growing global demand for Rototilt tiltrotators," says Gerry Mallory, general manager, Rototilt Inc.

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Husky ends pursuit of MEG Energy after offer expires

Potential divestment of Husky’s retail business and Prince George Refinery will continue; proceeds provide for enhanced cash returns to shareholders and accelerating organic growth investments.

Husky Energy has announced that its offer for MEG Energy expired on January 16 and that the minimum tender condition was not met. Due to insufficient MEG Board and shareholder support, Husky has decided not to extend its offer.

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Hyundai Construction adds Butler Equipment to North American distribution network

Butler Equipment currently services the compact construction and landscape market in central Connecticut and Hyundai will allow them to better service their customer base along with new customers' needs for larger equipment.

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas has expanded its North American authorized dealer network with the addition of Butler Equipment LLC. Butler will be offering Hyundai Construction Equipment at their West Hartford, Connecticut, location.

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Cranes & Lifts

Link-Belt recognizes top five North American crane distributors

“This crane has the small footprint and long boom needed for this facility,” said North Anna Facilities Support Superintendent, Kenneth Boyd.

Mike Ogle, Link-Belt's manager of North American Sales, has announced the company's top five distributors for 2018. These distributors were selected on the basis of overall performance in the marketing and sales of Link-Belt cranes. Their ability to sell cranes is not only a reflection of a superior product but also their outstanding customer service, long-term financial stability and solid reputation in the industry.

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Volvo Group Venture Capital invests in wireless electric charging

Volvo Group Venture Capital is constantly on the look-out for new investments with innovative and entrepreneurial companies supporting the Volvo Group business and its transformation - especially in the areas of electromobility, autonomous vehicles and connectivity. – Volvo Group

Volvo Group Venture Capital AB, a subsidiary of the Volvo Group, announced an investment in Momentum Dynamics Inc - a leading company in high power wireless charging of electric vehicles.

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Trucking

New work trucks and equipment rolling out at The Work Truck Show 2019

Show attendees will have the opportunity to check out products from 26 first-time exhibitors in a special New Exhibitor Pavilion that opens an hour before the exhibit hall on Wednesday, March 6 and Thursday, March 7. It’s located across from the Hall I exhibit hall entrance.

More than 100 companies have already announced plans to introduce new work trucks and equipment at Work Truck Week 2019.

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Superior Industries seeking distributor partners at bauma 2019

“Outside of the Americas, we’ve built successful distributor relationships in Australia, New Zealand, Russia and other regions,” says John Garrison, the manufacturer’s vice president of sales.

Superior Industries Inc., an American-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, is seeking new relationships with construction equipment dealers and distributors at bauma 2019. Before the event, distribution representatives looking to meet with Superior at bauma are asked to complete an online form at www.superior-ind.com/bauma-2019.

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Vanguard exhibits new 200 and 400 single-cylinder engines at World of Concrete 2019

Vanguard is also showcasing its propane conversion kits, which allow customers to take advantage of the benefits of propane with their current Vanguard-powered commercial equipment.

Vanguard will display the new Vanguard 200 and 400 single-cylinder engines, the first two models in an all-new single-cylinder horizontal shaft commercial engine line, at World of Concrete in booth O31418. The new engine line was developed around key areas of performance critical to improving overall productivity — including starting, maintenance intervals, service and support, and total cost of ownership.

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Dana acquires SME Group, enhances electromobility capabilities and global reach

Dana's existing portfolio of Spicer® Electrified™ with TM4® motors and inverters combined with SME's low-voltage motors will expand the company's capabilities to applications ranging up to 250kW.

Dana Incorporated has completed the acquisition of the SME Group, headquartered in Arzignano, Italy. The global SME Group designs, engineers, and manufactures low-voltage AC induction and synchronous reluctance motors, inverters, and controls for a wide range of off-highway electric vehicle applications, including material handling, agriculture, construction, and automated-guided vehicles.

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Mack donates Granite model to Concrete Industry Management Auction

Mack Trucks donated a 2019 Mack® Granite® model to the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) Auction, which will be Wednesday, Jan. 23 during World of Concrete 2019. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the CIM program’s mission to develop the next generation of leaders within the concrete industry.

Mack Trucks is continuing its support of the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program with the donation of a 2019 Mack Granite model to the CIM Auction. Proceeds from the auction, to take place Wednesday, Jan. 23 during World of Concrete 2019, will benefit the CIM program's mission to develop the next generation of leaders within the concrete industry.

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Anaconda Equipment joins McLanahan family of companies

While Anaconda is joining the McLanahan family of companies, they will continue to operate in the marketplace as an independent brand. Their dealer network will remain and continue to support Anaconda customers around the globe.

In 2017, McLanahan Corporation began a partnership with Anaconda Equipment of Northern Ireland to distribute and sell Anaconda's line of mobile track equipment. As the relationship between the two companies progressed, it became clear that their values and business styles were closely aligned. Today, the two companies are proud to announce that Anaconda Equipment will officially join McLanahan Corporation's family of companies upon legal closing within the next 30 to 60 days.

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