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The future of the Quality Manual in ISO 9001:2015
A Quality Manual will no longer be a mandatory document, according to the available version of the DIS ISO 9001:2015 standard. How did that happen?
May 19, 2015 – The ISO 9001 Blog

Renewed Strength of Euro Could Help U.S. Manufacturers
Many of the underlying long-term fundamentals in North America and Europe remain the same, but manufacturers worried about the negative impact of a soaring dollar got some welcome relief last week in the recent easing of the greenback.
May 19, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers

Peru economy grew in March at fastest pace in 11 months
Peru's economy grew a faster-than-expected 2.68 percent in March from a year ago thanks to a rebound in mining, the country's strongest pace in 11 months, state statistics agency Inei said on Friday.
May 15, 2015 – Reuters

Peru economy grew in March at fastest pace in 11 months
Peru's economy grew a faster-than-expected 2.68 percent in March from a year ago thanks to a rebound in mining, the country's strongest pace in 11 months, state statistics agency Inei said on Friday.
May 15, 2015 – Reuters

Another Prestigious Award for DSC Dredge
DSC Dredge, LLC, based in Reserve, Louisiana, was recently awarded the inaugural Gulf Coast Trade Alliance Export Achievement Award for the state of Louisiana.
May 13, 2015 –

Senate deal clears way for fast-track trade bill
Republicans and Democrats reached agreement to clear the way for likely Senate passage of legislation to fast-track new trade agreements.
May 13, 2015 – Agri-Pulse

Nominations due June 5th for AEM Hall of Fame
Do you know of someone in the construction industry who has made a significant contribution to the construction industry? Then there's only a few weeks left to nominate that person to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers' Hall of Fame.
May 12, 2015 – Equipment World

Congressman Tiberi discusses trade during local tour
U.S. Congressman Pat Tiberi visited a thriving Etna Township company Monday to inquire how foreign trade is impacting its bottom line.
May 11, 2015 – Newark Advocate

Komatsu rolls out new equipment rental business in Australia
Komatsu has unveiled a new equipment rental business for its Australian mining market, which will provide more than 200 Komatsu construction and utility machines with a team of 11 staff.
May 6, 2015 – Global Mining

Cat Dealers Deal: Finning Buying Kramer
Finning International Inc., one of Caterpillar's largest global equipment dealer, has reached an agreement to purchase the operating assets of the Cat dealership of Kramer Ltd., Regina, for approximately $230 million, subject to working capital adjustments.
May 6, 2015 – Diesel Progress

TCC Fly-In: No Voice Too Small in Political Process
So many of us, including myself, see a limited view of the issues from behind our desks.
May 4, 2015 – AEM

China's factory activity steady in April
Factory activity in the world's second largest economy, China, held steady in April, coming in slightly above market expectations.
May 1, 2015 – BBC News

Atlas Copco invest in new training facilities
In the mining and construction industries, equipment owners continuously seek to increase productivity from their machines and are now looking to manufacturers to provide operator and service training to increase performance.
April 30, 2015 – Mining World

Sandvik Construction sees flat first quarter
Sandvik Construction had sales of SEK 2.14 billion (US$ 254 million) in the first quarter of the year.
April 29, 2015 – International Construction

Congress Set To Fight Over ExIm Bank Extension
A tussle is likely to heat up on Capitol Hill in coming weeks over reauthorizing the U.S. Export-Import Bank.
April 28, 2015 – ENR

Volvo Invests In Truck Platooning Technology
Volvo Group Venture Capital, a subsidiary of the Volvo Group, announced its investment in Peloton Technology, a developer of vehicle technologies such as truck platooning systems designed to deliver safety and fuel savings to fleets.
April 27, 2015 – Diesel Progress

U.S. Manufacturing Production Up Slightly in March
Manufacturing production increased 0.1 percent in March. This followed three months of weaker data, including declines in both January and February.
April 23, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers

Terex appoint SMT as African distributor
SMT has been appointed by Terex Trucks as its distributor of rigid and articulated dump trucks in Central and West Africa.
April 23, 2015 – Mining World

Caterpillar downsizes in Tasmania
The downsizing of Caterpillar in Burnie in Tasmania's north-west has stoked fears for the future of the state's mining industry.
April 17, 2015 – Mining World

Komatsu and GE to Enter 'Big Data' Technology Partnership
Komatsu and GE announced a partnership that will provide big data analysis to mining customers.
April 16, 2015 – Construction Equipment

China's growth slows to 7% in the first quarter
China's economic growth slowed further in the three months to March this year, expanding 7% compared to a year earlier, its slowest pace since the global financial crisis in 2009.
April 15, 2015 – BBC News

Rate Increases Likely This Summer, Economists Say
The consensus among economists is that the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will start to increase its federal funds rate, which has been effectively zero since the end of 2008, in June, July or September.
April 13, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers

Atlas Copco names Stewart & Stevenson dealer in Atlantic area
Atlas Copco named the Atlantic division of Stewart & Stevenson as a distributor of its construction equipment. Stewart & Stevenson will now carry Atlas Copco equipment, including light towers, generators, pumps and compressors, at its locations in Lodi, N.J.; Piscataway, N.J.; Middletown, Conn.; Latham, N.Y.; and Marlborough, Mass.
April 13, 2015 – Pit &Quarry

Strong dollar puts strain on manufacturers' bottom line
The U.S. dollar has been growing increasingly strong in recent months, thanks to a growing national economy and falling oil prices. But this has strained manufacturers who are looking to sell their suddenly more costly products overseas or compete with foreign companies on bids.
April 12, 2015 – Crain's Cleveland Business

Hensarling sets Ex-Im Bank hearing
House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) will hold a hearing on reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank on Wednesday.
April 10, 2015 – The Hill

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