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Businesses to descend on DC for Ex-Im push
Nearly 700 businesses of all sizes will flood Congress this week to tell Congress to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank.
February 24, 2015 – The Hill

Mixed Signals from Nonmetallic Minerals Index
The nonmetallic mineral products industry-leading index decreased 0.3 percent to 239.6 in January from a revised 240.3 in December and its six-month smoothed growth rate declined to 0.9 percent from a revised 2.1 percent in December.
February 21, 2015 – Rock Products

Finning International to cut Canadian workforce
Caterpillar dealership Finning International says it will reduce its Canadian workforce by roughly nine per cent or about 500 people.
February 20, 2015 – Canadian Rental Service

Caterpillar Reaffirms its Commitment to Illinois and Peoria
After a multiyear study focused on modernizing its global headquarters, Caterpillar Inc. has reaffirmed it will remain in Peoria, Illinois, and revealed a design that will eventually span 31 acres on the city's riverfront.
February 20, 2015 – Construction Equipment Guide

Iron prices drop as Chinese holidays commence
Iron ore prices fell back yesterday to US$63.6/t as Chinese trading activity dropped off for the Lunar New Year holiday and oversupply keeps prices under pressure.
February 20, 2015 – Mining World

Consumer, Small Business Sentiment Fall
Measures of consumer and small business sentiment both fell unexpectedly last week, representing a pullback in optimism after reaching pre-recessionary highs the month before.
February 17, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers

Peru economy grew 2.35 pct in 2014, slowest since 2009
Peru's economy grew 2.35 percent in all of 2014, the slowest rate since 2009, after picking up slightly to expand by 0.54 percent in December over the year-earlier month, the state statistics agency Inei said on Monday.
February 16, 2015 – Reuters

KPI-JCI, Astec Mobile Screens Promote Alden
KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens has promoted Nick Alden to product manager at Johnson Crushers International, its Oregon manufacturing facility.
February 11, 2015 – Construction Equipment Guide

Russia signs 'anti-crisis' plan banning import of mining equipment
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a one-year anti-crisis plan designed to stabilise the economy.
February 10, 2015 – Mining World

Atlas Copco to Discontinue Powercrusher Business
Atlas Copco has decided to discontinue its Powercrusher business, in which it manufactures and sells mobile crushers and screeners for quarrying, civil engineering and recycling.
February 10, 2015 – AED News

In China, Heavy Industry Unexpectedly Falls Sharply
As demand dwindles, steel prices in China have fallen 12 percent in the first five weeks of this year, almost as much as in all of 2014.
February 9, 2015 – The New York Times

U.S. Manufacturers Add Nearly 19,000 Workers Per Month
Manufacturers in the United States have added roughly 18,800 workers per month on average over the past 13 months, with an average of 29,000 from October through January.
February 9, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers

Rep. Paul Ryan brings free market zeal to trade debate
Rep. Paul Ryan on Thursday brought his ideological love for free enterprise to the congressional debate over giving President Barack Obama "trade promotion authority," arguing that U.S. companies and consumers benefit from trade agreements far more than they are harmed.
February 5, 2015 – Politico

China cuts bank reserves to 'keep economy stable'
China's central bank increased its economic stimulus measures even further Wednesday amid growing concerns about the rate of expansion in the world's second-largest economy.
February 4, 2015 – CNBC

As India opens for business, investor interest cools off
India's plans to attract badly needed foreign investment and technology to its coal sector are getting a cool response from some miners and trading houses, even though the country is one of the few bright spots for global coal demand.
February 3, 2015 – Mining World

Aggregates Production Rises in 2014
In 2014, total construction aggregates production rose to an estimated 2.171 billion metric tons, representing a total value of $19.8 billion, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's Mineral Commodity Summaries 2015 report.
February 2, 2015 – Rock Products

Study suggests gas tax revenue simply won't cut it
According to a report issued Wednesday by the Center for American Progress (CAP), the long-held idea that highways can pay for themselves is really little more than a myth.
February 2, 2015 – Roads & Bridges

What Manufacturers Can Learn from a 3D-Printed Car
Jay Rogers says that while assembling his fledgling company's first 3D-printed car, his team discovered that the fenders didn't fit.
January 29, 2015 – AEM

Sandvik Construction sees flat market
Sandvik Construction's sales for the fourth quarter of the year were SEK 2.17 million (US$ 264 million), a -7% decline on the same period last year. However, the company made an operating profit of SEK 4 million (US$ 0.5 million) compared to Q4 2013's loss of SEK 223 million (US$ 27 million).
January 29, 2015 – International Construction

Komatsu profit up 5.5% in 3Q thanks to strong construction equipment sales in North America
Helped by a weakening of the yen against the U.S. dollar as well as increased equipment sales in the Americas and Europe, Komatsu posted gains in both profit and sales during its fiscal third quarter.
January 28, 2015 – Equipment World

Philippi-Hagenbuch Pink Tailgate Initiative helps raise money for breast cancer research
This past August, Philippi-Hagenbuch, Inc. (PHIL) undertook a unique philanthropic campaign to both give back to the community while also increasing support and awareness from customers and dealers towards Breast Cancer prevention and research through a partnership with the Susan G. Komen Memorial.
January 27, 2015 – OEM Off-Highway

Quantitative Easing in Europe Could Affect U.S. Manufacturers
The European Central Bank (ECB) finally announced its long-awaited quantitative easing program on Thursday.
January 26, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers

Barlow Marketing opens Colorado office
Barlow Strategic Sales & Marketing, Fort Wayne, Indiana, has opened a second office in Louisville, Colorado, between Denver and Boulder.
January 23, 2015 – Recyling Today

BHP Billiton achieve production records for 8 operations and 5 commodities
BHP Billiton Group production increased by 9% during the second half of 2014 with records achieved for eight operations and five commodities.
January 23, 2015 – Mining World

NSSGA: EPA Connectivity Report Flawed
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the Final Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters Report, which is intended to support EPA's sweeping, proposed Waters of the U.S. rule.
January 22, 2015 – Rock Products

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