Terex Ecotec, recently welcomed over 100 distributors and customers from across the world to its recent Global Dealer Conference, which took place from 25-27 September, 2019 at its brand new Terex Campsie facility in Northern Ireland.
JLG Industries, Inc. recently honored as a winner in the JLG "Crews Across America" sweepstakes. The Milwaukee-based construction company is one of several businesses being honoured this year as JLG celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Hexagon's Geosystems division has announced plans to further cooperate with Procore, a leading provider of construction management software, to bring more efficiencies to the building construction industry.
"Our Strategy 2022 puts our customers at the heart of everything we do," explains Martin Lehner, CEO of the Wacker Neuson Group. "Sharpening our focus on core competencies and products enables us to offer our customers premium quality and outstanding service solutions. In line with our strategic pillar of ‘focus', which aims to optimize our portfolio of competitive construction equipment, we have decided to concentrate even more on our core businesses, namely compact equipment, compaction equipment, utility and concrete consolidation with internal and external vibrators, and to divest the trowel business."
Kal Tire's new carbon calculator is able to determine fuel and carbon emissions saved by retreading earthmover tires compared to buying new. With that, the company is launching its Maple Program, which quantifies a customer's environmental impact as they grow their fleet with retreads.
During the week of September 23rd, Haulotte North America officially opened the doors to its California branch based in Long Beach. The branch hosted both an internal ribbon-cutting ceremony and an inauguration event in conjunction with its 2019 Open Days for customers. "We are excited to finally announce the opening of our Long Beach branch here in California, said Carlos Hernandez, Zone Manager for Americas. The opening has been part of our strategic plan for several years, in order to better serve customers, especially those on the west coast". Alexandre Saubot, CEO of Haulotte Group, cut the ribbon that officially inaugurated the California branch and offered a toast to the attending employees. The new branch will serve as a machine distribution center.
Record numbers of utility and construction professionals converged on Louisville, Kentucky, for the 2019 International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) October 1–3 at the Kentucky Exposition Center.
Daimler Trucks North America LLC has been recognized with the 2019 Clean Air Technology award from the South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD). DTNA was recognized for its Innovation Fleet from Freightliner, a 30-vehicle fleet of battery electric medium- and heavy-duty trucks currently testing integration of battery electric commercial vehicles into large-scale transportation operations.
Ceccanti, a Tacoma, Washington-based construction company, needed a crane with superior maneuverability that could handle heavy loads at great heights to assist with the replacement of an old wooden bridge in Ridgefield, Washington. The contractor found the MLC300 crawler crane had the right features to get the job done in the shortest time possible.
Prinoth has developed a new vehicle designed to transport very large loads with less personnel and less impact on the environment. The new transport vehicle was designed for Troll, a Norwegian research station in Antarctica. The company says that the aim of the project is to reduce overall operational costs. This is achieved through lower fuel consumption, reduced total time of transport and by minimizing the number of people dedicated to transporting fuel and goods in the Antarctic region.
Westech Vac Systems, a provider of rugged, high-quality vacuum truck-mounted solutions, introduced the compact Coyote hydrovac for utility, municipal and contractor customers in Canada. The mid-sized unit was designed as an ideal option for customers working in urban and metro environments who need maximized legal payloads and who value a rugged, durable and industrial-grade hydrovac truck that can easily maneuver in tight, confined spaces without compromising productivity, performance or legal payload.
Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is celebrating, as part of Volvo Group, reaching 1 million connected customer assets, and in turn helping customers boost uptime, safety and productivity with smart site solutions.
Road construction equipment buyers across Canada will have a new buying option thanks to two dealer agreements announced in October by SMS Equipment.
Epiroc will open a new, modern Regional Service Center to support customers in the Northeast region of the U.S. The centre – located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – will to be up and running by October 15, 2019.
Case holding contest to win trip to Tomahawk with country artist Jon Pardi to learn how to operate equipment
Case Construction Equipment has partnered with ACM/CMA award-winning artist Jon Pardi to launch a contest designed to recruit new operators to the construction industry. Contest winners will have the opportunity to learn how to operate equipment alongside the country music singer, who in addition to working construction in the past has a passion for the industry and Case equipment.
BOMAG Americas, Inc. and SMS Equipment Inc. have announced they will cooperate for the sale and support of BOMAG compaction, milling, paving and reclaiming/stabilizing equipment for roadbuilding and other construction market segments throughout Canada.
Wirtgen America, Inc. and SMS Equipment, Inc. have mutually agreed to terminate the distribution agreement for Wirtgen Group products (Wirtgen, Hamm, Vogele and Kleemann). SMS will no longer be an authorized Wirtgen Group dealer after November 30, 2019, will no longer be a Wirtgen Group-authorized service centre after January 31, 2020, and will no longer be an authorized dealer of Wirtgen Group OEM parts after February 28, 2020. The Wirtgen Group and SMS are committed to ensuring that this transition is smooth and not disruptive. As this transition occurs, the Wirtgen Group and SMS will remain in communication to make this as seamless as possible.
Felling Trailers, Inc.'s Self Loading Turret Reel trailer is a valuable tool for any fleet. With a 360 degree hydraulically operated rotating turret assembly, the FT-14-2 R Turret can lock into any position when the directional control valve is released. Keeping mindful of equipment, time, and operator safety the turret's self-loading feature eliminates the need to have extra equipment and operators on-site to lift and load the reel as on a fixed reel trailer.
Rohit Saha, machine simulation-senior technical specialist with Cummins Inc., has received the SAE/AEM Outstanding Young Engineer award for 2019.
K-Tec Earthmovers held its first Dealership Network Scraper Symposium event in Manitoba on September 17 & 18, 2019. The event hosted 56 professionals representing 22 different organizations, taking time out of their hectic schedules, and travelling from as far away as Japan, Sweden and Australia to hear the latest advancements in K-Tec's efficient earthmoving product offerings.
Joint venture partners SANY and DEUTZ AG have signed an agreement with representatives of the government of Changsha during the foundation stone laying ceremony at the production site in Changsha. DEUTZ AG and SANY, China's largest construction equipment manufacturer, had already signed the agreement to establish a joint venture in June this year. The aim of the two companies is to build a factory to produce high-performance engines in the province of Hunan.
The free Perkins My Engine App, which has already had more than 140,000 downloads, is now providing end users with access to engine service, maintenance and workshop manuals for UN ECER96 Stage IIIA or below engines.
Manulift is opening a 10-million-dollar operations centre in the Greater Toronto Area, strategically situated on the QEW in Stoney Creek, Ontario (near Hamilton).
The Timken Company has reached an agreement to acquire BEKA Lubrication for approximately $165 million. The company serves a diverse range of industrial sectors including wind, food and beverage, rail, on- and off-highway and other process industries. BEKA sales are expected to be around $135 million for the full year 2019.
Viewpoint, a Trimble Company, unveiled a data platform providing self-service reporting and predictive analytical capabilities to contractors. Called Viewpoint Analytics, the solution will enable contractors to track operational and financial performance of their projects, processes, people and ultimately, their business. Previewed at the Viewpoint Collaborate Conference in Portland, Ore., the platform uses real-time information entered from the field to analyze projects and help clients achieve on-time, on-budget performance.
The Manitou group has started construction of a new factory dedicated to aerial work platforms. Michel Denis, Group president & CEO, and Jacqueline Himsworth, chair of the Board of Directors, laid the first stone in the presence of a number of elected representatives. This factory fits in with a global investment plan and confirms the Group's ambitions in this market.
Putzmeister America, Inc. has announced an enterprise-wide initiative to complete the build out of its Dealer Network in North America by the end of 2020. Management sees the action as reinforcing Putzmeister's leadership position globally and furthering its goal of providing the industry's #1 Customer Experience.
Navistar, a leading maker of commercial trucks and buses, announced it will be making a capital investment of more than $250 million to build a new manufacturing facility in the state of Texas. The investment, which is contingent on finalization of various incentive packages, will bring approximately 600 jobs to the San Antonio area.
Doosan Portable Power has launched an online parts store – DoosanPortableParts.com. The new site offers easy online ordering and fast delivery of more than 15,000 parts for Doosan air compressors, generators, light towers and light compaction equipment.
Skyjack division values an easy to business with philosophy above all else. Every member of their team does its part to ensure this mentality is followed through, from internal projects to building relationships with industry stakeholders and their customers. Effective immediately Brad Boehler has accepted a position with Skyjack's parent company Linamar.
Petro-Canada Lubricants, a HollyFrontier business, has expanded its TRAXON and DURON product lines with the launches of DURON Advanced 5W-30 and TRAXON Synthetic 75W-85. The introduction of the new oils demonstrate continued product innovation from Petro-Canada Lubricants to help fleets meet new and emerging market trends.
Ritchie Bros. wants to make buying equipment easier than ever. With its new PriorityBid feature, buyers will be able to make proxy bids online for items in its live auctions up to a week before the sale. These PriorityBids put them first in line to win the item, provided no one outbids them.
Kryton International Inc. announced the company has acquired a 30 percent interest in Sensohive Technologies ApS of Odense, Denmark. The acquisition makes Kryton Sensohive's largest shareholder. Kryton will also be the exclusive North American distributor of Sensohive's award-winning Maturix technology, which uses advanced sensors and software enabling contractors and engineers to wirelessly monitor the concrete hardening process in real time from virtually any internet-connected device.
Today Peterbilt Motors Company announced the appointment of Kate Rahn as the head of Sales and Marketing for Canada.