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2019 Ram 1500 Sport production begins

The first Canada-exclusive all-new 2019 Ram 1500 Sport rolled off the line this week at the FCA US Sterling Heights (Mich.) Assembly Plant. Members of the vehicle's launch team were on-hand to commemorate the new model.

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Ocean Summit sponsored by the Volvo Group spotlights the problem of plastic in the world’s oceans

Newport stopover. Ocean Summit. 18 May, 2018.  
Credit: Jesus Renedo/Volvo Ocean Race

Ocean debris – particularly ocean plastic – was the focal point of the Ocean Summit sponsored by the Volvo Group. The summit took place in conjunction with the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Newport, Rhode Island. Along with the Volvo Group, the  summit was sponsored by 11th Hour Racing, the Mirpuri Foundation, AkzoNobel, the Ocean Family Foundation, Bluewater and Stena Recycling. The official partner in Newport is Sail Newport, a nonprofit organization that promotes easy and affordable access to sailing.

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New generation Bomag single-drum rollers climb steep grades, provide intuitive compaction control

Bomag  has introduced a new generation of the compact BW 124-5 single-drum vibratory roller series, available in both smooth (BW 124 DH-5) and padfoot (BW 124 PDH-5) drum configurations. With their 47.2-inch (1,199-mm) drum width and tight turning radius of just 88.2 inches (2,240 mm), these new compact single-drum rollers are ideal for granular and cohesive soil compaction on congested jobsite applications such as backfill, landscaping, trench work or pipeline construction. Bomag says that they are the only single-drum rollers in the weight class to feature dual pump drive, which allow them to climb up to 55 percent grades. 

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H-Sensortechnik Optical Belt Scale provides volumetric measurement and data capability

The H-Sensortechnik Optical Belt Scale (OBS) is a contact-free volumetric scanner that is mounted over conveyor belts. Using the latest laser technology, this belt scale effectively scans material crossing any conveyor belt with a measurement accuracy of 1mm variance. The system works very well in waste and recycling applications, biomass, soil and mulch, as well as aggregates, and is unaffected by wind, dust, temperature and vibration. 

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MAXAM Tire opens new flagship facility in U.S. market

MAXAM Tire opens new flagship facility in U.S. market

MAXAM Tire North America Inc. has earned its reputation as a top "Business Solution Provider" in today's specialty tire market, offering a full range of world-class products for virtually every job site application. With the continued expansion of new business and growing demands of customers, MAXAM Tire is proud to announce the grand opening of a new West Coast Distribution Center and Product Training Center.

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KINSHOFER Acquires Atlas transverse cutter business

KINSHOFER has acquired the Schaeff Transverse Cutter business from Atlas GmbH, a Germany-based crane and excavator manufacturer. The transverse, or drum, cutters are the first in KINSHOFER's line of crane and excavator attachments, allowing the company to serve contractors in a wider range of industries, including tunneling and mining. The addition also gives contractors in construction, demolition and landscaping access to a broader range of attachments, all from one manufacturer. 

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Michels receives 10,000th Cat excavator from Victoria facility: PLM

Michels receives the 10,000th machine to be produced at Caterpillar's Victoria, Texas facility. Present at the ceremony were Tyler Sternat (Fabick Cat), Kent Podobinski (Caterpillar), Chuck Riggert (Caterpillar), Art Strother (Victoria facility manager), Doug Fabick (Fabick Cat), Mary Morris (Victoria O&D Planning), Kevin Michels, Pat Michels and Terry Gassner (MICHELS Corporation), Adam Helleberg (PLM), Roger Montalvan (Victoria supply chain manager), and Craig McArton (Fabick Cat).

PipeLine Machinery International (PLM) has announced that the 10,000th machine to be assembled and delivered by the Caterpillar Hydraulic Excavator Facility in Victoria, Texas - US. The new 336F Hydraulic Excavator went to mainline pipeline contractor Michels Corporation, and was presented in ceremony to them on May 16, 2018.

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