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Coal Prices in China rebound
China's power-station coal prices rebounded from the lowest level in seven years as government-ordered production cutsstart to take effect.
September 29, 2014 – Mining World

Hitachi adopts plan to keep skilled workers
As president of a company that makes giant mining trucks, Hideo Kitawaki has endured his share of economic cycles.
September 28, 2014 – The Globe and Mail

US economic growth revised upwards again
The US economy grew at an annual rate of 4.6% between April and June, faster than the previous estimate of 4.2%, according to revised figures from the US Department of Commerce.
September 26, 2014 – BBC News

Caterpillar continues to be affected by weak mining
Over the past two years, Caterpillar's mining customers have slashed capital spending in the middle of a glut in capacity, drop in prices for coal, iron ore and other metals and slower economic growth in China and other developing countries.
September 24, 2014 – Mining World

Housing Starts Fall in August, but Still Steady Upward Trend Continues
While housing starts fell in August, they continued their slow but steady upward trajectory.
September 22, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers

Why manufacturers are jumping on 3-D printing
Manufacturers can maximize their payback from 3-D printing processes by making sure their design engineers have the tools and knowledge needed to help them make the most of this innovative technology.
September 22, 2014 – AEM

Caterpillar Says Machinery Sales Fell in August
Caterpillar (CAT) said Friday that sales of its heavy machinery fell 10 percent in August on weaker results outside of North America.
September 19, 2014 – Fox Business

KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens Honors 
Domestic Dealers for Outstanding Performance
The recipients of the awards are selected from the entire KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens dealer organization.
September 19, 2014 –

Stowers Machinery Acquires Expanded Cat Mining Distribution Business
Stowers Machinery Corporation announced that it has acquired the expanded Cat Mining equipment distribution and support business for its territories from Caterpillar Global Mining LLC. Stowers Machinery is the authorized Cat dealer in East Tennessee.
September 17, 2014 – Construction Equipment Guide

Caterpillar is planning a Big Data lab that will assist in telematics development
Caterpillar has announced an expansion of its efforts in the realm of telematics and how the company analyzes the large amounts of complex data it collects from its customers' machines.
September 15, 2014 – Equipment World

Survey Shows Manufacturers Expect 4.4 Percent Growth in Next 12 Months
The latest NAM/IndustryWeek Survey of Manufacturers found that businesses are generally upbeat about the coming months.
September 15, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers

Manufacturers See Sluggish Sales Growth in International Markets
Net exports have been a drag on the U.S. economy so far through the first half of this year, with manufacturers continuing to experience sluggish sales growth in international markets.
September 12, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers

WesternOne buys Enerbilt
On September 9, 2014, a subsidiary of WesternOne entered into an acquisition agreement to purchase the assets of Enerbuilt, for an aggregate purchase price of $20 million.
September 10, 2014 – Canadian Rental Service

Expected Growth of Manufacturing Sales, Investment and Employment
The U.S. economy added 142,000 nonfarm payroll workers in August, a disappointing figure given signs of a rebound in many other indicators lately.
September 8, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers

Rostec and Shenhua to invest in Russian coal mine
Russia's Rostec and China's Shenhua have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly explore coal deposits in Siberia and the Far East of Russia.
September 5, 2014 – Mining World

Crushed stone production up across United States
An estimated 346 million metric tons of crushed stone was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the second quarter of 2014, an increase of 8 percent compared with the second quarter of 2013, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
September 5, 2014 – Pit & Quarry

Crusher Works named distributor of Sandvik surface drills
Sandvik Construction has named Crusher Works as the official distributor of Sandvik's surface drills. Crusher Works, based in Bessemer, Ala., will be selling customers drills, as well as offering full aftersales support and spare parts.
September 3, 2014 – Pit & Quarry

Economy grows but transition is fragile
Australia's economy is slowly shifting from its dependence on mining-led growth, but its recovery remains fragile.
September 3, 2014 – Yahoo Finance

Estimate: Economy will grow by 1.5 percent in 2014
The Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday that they expect the U.S. economy will grow by just 1.5 percent in 2014, in part because of a poor performance during the first three months of the year.
August 27, 2014 – CBS News

Data Suggest Manufacturing Rebound Continues to Strengthen
Economic data released last week suggest that the manufacturing rebound that we have seen since the winter continues to strengthen.
August 25, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers

Thompson to Purchase Portion of Cat Mining Distribution
Thompson Machinery Commerce Corporation announced the acquisition of the expanded Cat Mining equipment distribution and support business for its territories from Caterpillar Global Mining LLC.
August 20, 2014 – Construction Equipment Guide

Pace of US coal mine idlings slowing in 2014
While the number of US coal mines idled in the first half of 2014 decreased compared to the second half of 2013, the Central and Northern Appalachia producing regions still accounted for the largest number of mines idled during the period, according to the latest analysis by SNL Energy.
August 20, 2014 – Mining World

Manufacturing Pace Rises at Fastest Rate in Two Years
Manufacturing production increased 1.0 percent in July, helping to lift the year-over-year pace of manufacturing output to 4.9 percent, its fastest annual pace since June 2012.
August 18, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers

Atlas Copco appoints new VP for Business Development Pumps
Atlas Copco has appointed Per Rehn as vice president for Business Development Pumps for the Portable Energy Division.
August 15, 2014 – Mining World

Wirtgen acquires majority stake in Benninghoven
Wirtgen Group has acquired a 70% stake in asphalt mixing plant manufacturer Benninghoven, which is located in Mülheim, Germany.
August 13, 2014 – Mining World

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