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Attention Turns to China's Decelerating Growth
Just two weeks ago, the Greek debt drama overshadowed the plunge in the Shanghai stock market, but with Greece receiving a bailout (and staying in the Eurozone, at least for now), more attention is being paid to China's decelerating growth.
July 31, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers

Caterpillar 2Q results mixed; cuts 2015 revenue forecast
Caterpillar's says it's looking to manage costs as ongoing economic weakness in countries like China and Brazil and soft commodity prices pressure sales.
July 23, 2015 – Chicago Tribune

Terex appoints Rocktec in NZ
As part of its expanding business strategy for global distribution, Terex® Minerals Processing Systems are pleased to announce the appointment of Rocktec, who will become the new Distributor for New Zealand.
July 21, 2015 – Mining World

Fed Chair Notes Economic Progress, Lingering Challenges
In her semiannual congressional testimony last week, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen noted recent progress in the U.S. economy, even as she observed lingering challenges with manufacturing output and weaker-than-desired levels of consumer and business spending.
July 21, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers

University of Utah gets recognized for spearheading American manufacturing and economic growth
Deputy Administrator Douglas Kramer from the U.S. Small Business Administration will visit the University of Utah, host of the Utah Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Initiative (UAMMI), which last week was named as one of twelve winners of the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) competition
July 16, 2015 – The Street

Caterpillar dealer to purchase aggregate equipment supplier
Wagner Equipment Co. entered an agreement with Inter-Mountain Construction Equipment Inc. to acquire all assets of Inter-Mountain.
July 16, 2015 – Pit & Quarry

Manufacturing Sector Not Fully Recovered from Early Weakness
There are several reminders that the manufacturing sector has not recovered fully from economic weaknesses earlier in the year, even as business leaders remain cautiously optimistic about activity in the coming months.
July 6, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers

U.S. economy nearing full employment, bounced back in second quarter: Fed's Fischer
The U.S. economy probably bounced back to an annual growth rate of around 2.5 percent in the second quarter, and the labor market is approaching full employment, Federal Reserve vice chairman Stanley Fischer said on Tuesday.
July 1, 2015 – Reuters

CAT to lay off 50 more workers at Illinois Campus
Caterpillar will lay off an additional 50 workers at its East Peoria, Ill., campus due to a downturn in the demand for mining equipment, reports Business Insider. The company currently employs 3,900 workers at the site.
June 23, 2015 – Construction Equipment

Fast-track back before Senate
The Senate is poised to vote a second time on granting President Obama fast-track trade authority.
June 22, 2015 – The Hill

US Mining activity remains weak
U.S. industrial production unexpectedly fell in May as manufacturing and mining activity remained weak, a sign that a strong dollar and spending cuts in the energy sector continued to constrain economic growth.
June 16, 2015 – Mining World

Business Leaders Less Optimistic About Growth
Results of several recent surveys show that business leaders are less upbeat today than six months ago.
June 15, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers

China's economy shows little improvement in May
China's ailing economy showed few signs of improvement in May, with factory output steadying but investment growing at its slowest rate in nearly 15 years, pointing to further weakness unless Beijing ramps up its stimulus efforts
June 14, 2015 – Reuters

Caterpillar VP elects to retire
Mary Bell, vice president with responsibility for the Building Construction Products Division, has elected to retire.
June 12, 2015 – Mining World

AEM Named a Top Workplace
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has recognized 150 Companies and Organizations in Milwaukee as Top Workplaces 2015.
June 12, 2015 – JSOnline

Fed Notes Economic Improvements in Most Recent Report
The Federal Reserve's Beige Book reported that the economy expanded modestly in its recent assessment.
June 10, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers

House GOP sets vote Friday to clear fast-track trade bill
House Republican leaders are setting up sa howdown vote Friday on the fast-track trade bill that the Obama administration says will clear the way for wrapping up negotiations on a Pacific Rim agreement.
June 10, 2015 – Agri-Pulse

Deadline extended: AEM Hall of Fame
The deadline for the 2015 AEM Hall of Fame has been extended to Friday, June 12.
June 8, 2015 – AEM

Are you ready for Tier 5 emissions regulations?
Is Tier 5 on its way to the United States? That's up to the EPA, but if Europe is any indication it won't be a big deal.
June 5, 2015 – Equipment World

Joy Global Finalizes Montabert Acquisition
Joy Global closed on its purchase of Montabert on June 1, 2015 for 110 million euros, subject to a working capital adjustment.
June 4, 2015 – Diesel Progress

Ryan: 'Within striking distance' on trade
Backers of a major trade bill are "within striking distance" of securing enough votes to pass the bill in the House, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Thursday.
June 4, 2015 – The Hill

How 3-D Printing Will Change Everything About Manufacturing
Back in the day, before the widespread availability of electricity, many manufacturing facilities ran on water power-think places like DuPont's original black powder plant in Hagley, Del.
June 4, 2015 – Wall Street Journal

How a Decaying Infrastructure Hurts U.S. Manufacturing
Make or buy all that you want in the U.S., but if the transportation system doesn't work, your business will suffer. That's why the U.S. must address the huge problem of decaying infrastructure.
June 4, 2015 – Wall Street Journal

How a Decaying Infrastructure Hurts U.S. Manufacturing
Make or buy all that you want in the U.S., but if the transportation system doesn't work, your business will suffer. That's why the U.S. must address the huge problem of decaying infrastructure.
June 4, 2015 – Wall Street Journal

Atlas Copco's Climate Initiatives Recognized During U.N. Summit
Atlas Copco, an industrial group with world-leading positions in sustainable productivity solutions, recently was recognized for its climate initiatives, including its goals to impact emissions through energy efficient products and to decrease the carbon footprint of its operations, during the United Nations' Business and Climate Summit held in May in Paris, France.
June 3, 2015 – Construction Equipment Guide

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