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Five Books Equipment Industry Leaders Say You Must Read in 2015
Here are five books equipment industry leaders say you must read in 2015.
December 18, 2014 – AEM

Cat announces officer changes
Caterpillar implemented officer changes that will be made effective Jan. 1, 2015.
December 12, 2014 – Pit & Quarry

Sandvik and Downer join forces on service solutions for mining materials handling projects
Sandvik Mining Systems and Downer EDI Limited (Downer) have announced a memorandum of agreement (MOA) that will see them offering high-level field service and maintenance solutions for mining materials handling projects around Australia.
December 12, 2014 – Mining World

Latest Survey of Manufacturers. Reflects Optimism about Coming Months
The latest NAM/IndustryWeek Survey of Manufacturers continues to reflect optimism about the coming months, with 91.2 percent of survey respondents saying they are either somewhat or very positive about their own company's outlook.
December 8, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers

Bell Equipment sever work force by 8%
Bell Equipment are looking to improve operational efficiencies by reducing their worldwide head count by between 7% and 8%.
December 4, 2014 – Mining World

Global economy to expand at solid pace in fourth-quarter: PMI
The global economy will expand at a solid pace in the final quarter, albeit less strongly than during the summer months after inflows of new business slowed in November, a survey showed on Wednesday.
December 3, 2014 – Reuters

The Lame Duck Home Stretch: Funding Federal Government, Extenders Top Agenda
The roller coaster ride on Capitol Hill continued last week. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced a deal on tax extenders package. But it was quickly derailed by an Obama administration veto threat.
December 1, 2014 – AED News

Aggregates Production Jumps in Third Quarter
An estimated 683 million metric tons (Mt) of total construction aggregates was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the third quarter of 2014, an increase of 9 percent compared with that of the third quarter of 2013.
November 25, 2014 – Rock Products

Central Banks Act in Attempt to Lift Global Economy
Central banks around the world have acted recently in an attempt to lift a sagging global economy.
November 24, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers

White House skeptical of possible deal on tax breaks
The White House on Monday appeared to throw cold water on an emerging deal in Congress on extending tax breaks, saying reports were "not promising."
November 24, 2014 – The Hill

The Top Five Takeaways From The AEM Annual Conference
Disruption. The act of causing disorder. A word in most scenarios that, by its nature, instills fear and therefore, paralysis. Yet, fear and avoiding or ignoring disruption in the context of business can cause even more damage as we move into 2015.
November 21, 2014 – Envano

Latest Trends in Trade Show Booth Design
See the latest trends, newest techniques and must-use technology in tradeshow booth design from Jay Burkette, Vice President of ExpoDisplays and 2014 President of The Exhibit Designers and Producers Association (EDPA).
November 20, 2014 – AEM

Manufacturers 2Q Value-Added More Than $2 Trillion
Manufacturers added more than $2 trillion in value-added to the U.S. economy in the second quarter of 2014.
November 17, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers

'Red warning lights' flashing for global economy
The global economy's problems seem to be multiplying.
November 17, 2014 – AP

Exports Remain Sluggish for U.S.-Manufactured Goods
For manufacturers, dampened demand overseas has kept U.S.-manufactured goods exports sluggish so far this year.
November 10, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers

Strong Dollar Helps Caterpillar Overseas: Oberhelman
Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman told CNBC that the strength of the U.S. dollar has helped the company's overseas business.
November 10, 2014 – Construction Equipment

SEC Investigating Joy & Cat Mining Deals
Add Joy Global to the list of mining equipment companies that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating.
November 7, 2014 – Diesel Progress

Canada economy stronger than thought in first-half 2014
The Canadian economy grew at a stronger pace in the first half of the year than previously thought, revised data from Statistics Canada showed on Wednesday.
November 5, 2014 – Reuters

Despite Encouraging Data, Manufacturers Continue to Have Concerns
Despite rising manufacturing activity, manufacturers continue to have a number of concerns.
November 3, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers

Nine Months: Titan International's Sales Down 9%, Net Income Down 194%
CEO and Chairman, Maurice Taylor comments, "Third quarter revenue results were down 10 percent from 2013. The drop in demand for large agriculture equipment sales and larger products used in the mining industry had a significant impact on our business.
October 31, 2014 – AgriMarketing

Europe dip for Sandvik
A fall in demand in Europe has been reported by Sandvik in its third quarter results, but North America has looked more favorable and Africa is said to have improved.
October 27, 2014 – Construction Europe

Caterpillar Crushes Expectations And The Stock Is Going Nuts
Caterpillar's Q3 financial results beat analysts' expectations, and now the stock is spiking.
October 23, 2014 – Business Insider

China economy grows at slowest pace in 5 years
China's economic growth waned to a five-year low of 7.3 percent last quarter, raising concerns of a spillover effect on the global economy but falling roughly in line with Chinese leaders' plans for a controlled slowdown.
October 21, 2014 – AP

U.S. to Feel China's Economic Trickle
When China does well, the U.S. does well. And new data coming Tuesday could show that the world's second-largest economy grew at the slowest pace in more than five years, so the American economy could feel the ripple-down effects from China's struggle towards solid economic footing this time, too.
October 20, 2014 – U.S. News & World Report

NSSGA Fall Board Meeting Advances Strategic Plan
The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association's (NSSGA) recent Fall Board Meeting advanced the association's Rocks Build America strategic plan with noted association consultant Glenn Tecker who led a two-day, leadership workshop.
October 17, 2014 – Rock Products

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