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Komatsu America and Bomag distribution partnership paves way to new market opportunities

For customers of Ehrbar, Komatsu Equipment, Komatsu Northeast, Komatsu Southwest, Midlantic Machinery and Pine Bush Equipment, the collaboration with BOMAG creates access to new, used and rental equipment, along with an unparalleled commitment to spare parts, planned service maintenance and repairs.

Bomag Americas, Inc. and Komatsu America Corp. are pleased to announce that Komatsu's six company owned dealerships (Edward Ehrbar, Komatsu Equipment Company, Komatsu Northeast, Komatsu Southwest, Midlantic Machinery and Pine Bush Equipment) have entered into an arrangement for the sale and support of Bomag compaction, milling, paving and reclaiming/stabilizing equipment for roadbuilding and other construction markets. 

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Case solicits submissions for fourth-annual Dire States Equipment Grant

Grant provides $25,000 in free equipment use to one winning community to repair and/or build local infrastructure or other critical systems.

Case Construction Equipment has issued the call for entries for the 2019 Dire States Equipment Grant. Submissions can be made at DireStates.com/Grant. The 2019 entry deadline is March 31, 2019, and the winner will be announced in April 2019.  

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bauma 2019: sustainability in mining as an opportunity

Mining to be one of the focal topics of bauma 2019.

Sustainability is a trending topic and that extends to mining as well. The focus extends well beyond the areas of energy consumption and the use of resources: All industries are currently searching for alternative, low-priced and environmentally friendly raw materials and energy sources. Global discussions and technology transfers are the key factors in efforts to successfully encourage sustainability in mining. bauma 2019 will serve as the perfect platform for the focal point of mining.

  • Mining to be one of the focal topics of bauma 2019
  • Key players to highlight potential and showcase technologies
  • Mining, an issue of the future: bauma 2019 to bring together all key players

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New features for Catrentalstore.com and Catused.com expand site capabilities for easier customer access and more information

The new Catrentalstore.com web and mobile experience, to be launched March 2019 in the United States first, is a continuation of the Caterpillar focus on digital innovation designed to enhance the rental experience.

Caterpillar Global Rental and Used Equipment Services and a large number of U.S. Cat dealers are launching new features for Catrentalstore.com and Catused.com that will significantly enhance the ability of customers to manage rental and used equipment activity and information.

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Trucking

Daimler Trucks North America delivers its first battery-electric commercial truck

The introduction of the eM2 into Penske's fleet is also a first in DTNA's co-creation approach with customers as it co-develops technology to shape the future of transportation.

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has delivered the first vehicle in its Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet - a Freightliner eM2 - to Penske Truck Leasing, fulfilling its promise to put an electric commercial truck in customer hands in 2018. This delivery marks a key milestone in the real-world application of battery-electric commercial vehicles, as well as an important step towards emissions-free mobility.

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North American Construction Group announces ultra-class fleet acquisition

North American Construction Group Ltd. announced the acquisition of thirty-one used ultra-class haul trucks under a long-term purchase arrangement with an existing oil sands client.  This is the initial offering made under a recent contract amendment that provides NACG with the right of first refusal to purchase assets the client retires.  The transaction includes the purchase of sixteen 380-ton capacity haul trucks, a first for NACG and a size for which the new Acheson maintenance facility was purposefully designed.

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Tech school receives “Gold Rush” haul truck from Volvo CE

The Heavy Equipment Operations & Preventive Maintenance program teaches machine operation skills for a range of equipment, basic machine maintenance, surveying, grading, and erosion and sediment control techniques.

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has donated an articulated haul truck to train future equipment operators at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute (LCTI) in Schnecksville, Pennsylvania. The Volvo A35D hauler had been used on Discovery Channel's "Gold Rush" television series and will now serve as a training tool for high school students enrolled in the institute's Heavy Equipment Operations and Preventive Maintenance program.

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Ritchie Bros. wins multiple leadership awards in its 60th anniversary year

The Best in Biz Awards is the only independent business awards program judged by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America.

Ritchie Bros. is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2018 with multiple leadership awards for members of its executive team. Chief Executive Officer Ravi Saligram was recently recognized as B.C. CEO of the Year (Enterprise Category) by Business in Vancouver and as one of the Executives of the Year by the Best in Biz Awards (Bronze Winner). Ritchie Bros. Senior Vice President Anna Sgro was also singled out, as a Female Executive of the Year by the esteemed Stevie Awards.

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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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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 jobsite 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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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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