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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

Danette Swank of Philippi-Hagenbuch to receive STEP Award -
The Manufacturing Institute has announced that, on March 26, it will honor 100 women and 30 Emerging Leaders at its STEP Awards reception and dinner. According to the institute, one of the recipients will be Danette Swank, president of Philippi-Hagenbuch and the third generation to lead the company founded by her father and grandfather in 1969.
April 9, 2015 – Aggregates Manager

U.S. Labor Market Throws Economic Curveball
The beginning of baseball season seems to return life back to a normal, predictable cadence. This month, however, the labor market threw a curveball and upset the reliable recent progress.
April 7, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers

Barlow welcomes new sales development manager
Barlow Strategic Sales & Marketing has announced the recent hire of Nick Skaggs as Sales Development Manager.
April 7, 2015 – Canadian Rental Service

Atlas Copco and Anglo American make headway in joint development of underground mining equipment
Atlas Copco, the leading mining and construction equipment manufacturer and Anglo American, the global mining corporation, are set to test a new type of mining machine that is expected to transform the extraction process of ore from underground hard rock mines.
March 31, 2015 – OEM Off-Highway

U.S. Economic Data Reflect Dampened Activity
As we have seen in past weeks, economic data continue to reflect dampened activity in the early months of 2015 as a result of a number of significant headwinds.
March 30, 2015 – National Association of Equipment Manufacturers

McCloskey International adds dealer to its distributor line
McCloskey International added Finkbiner Equipment to its network of distributors. Finkbiner, an equipment dealer based near Chicago, sells and leases wheel loaders, paving machines, milling machines, crushing equipment, screening equipment, trailers, excavators and material handling equipment.
March 30, 2015 – Pit & Quarry

US coal producers reveal varying degrees of 2014 cost-cutting success
Production costs for a handful of U.S. coal producers declined in 2014, but some Illinois Basin producers actually reported higher costs, according to a cost-of-coal-sales-per-ton analysis by SNL Energy.
March 26, 2015 – Mining World

CWW Conveyor Systems Acquires Conveyor and Belt Line for Expanded Cat Mining Product Line
CWW Conveyor Systems, LLC (CWW) and Caterpillar Global Mining America LLC (Cat Global Mining) finalized a transaction on Mar. 20, 2015, through which CWW acquired Cat Global Mining's conveyor systems product group serving the United States, Canada and Mexico.
March 24, 2015 – AED News

Caterpillar upbeat about Chinese market: chair
Caterpillar has expressed confidence in its business in China and said it will continue to adhere to its strategy in the market.
March 24, 2015 – Want China Times

Luck elected chairman for NSSGA
Charles Luck IV, president and CEO of Luck Companies, was elected 2015 Chairman of the Board of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) during the NSSGA Board of Directors' meeting at the association's annual convention March 18.
March 24, 2015 – Pit & Quarry

Insights on How Business-to-Business Exhibition Organizers Are Using Data Analytics Today
Today, the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) announced the release of two reports from a groundbreaking study on data analytics practices among business-to-business exhibition organizers.
March 23, 2015 – CEIR

U.S. Economy Sputters, Some Weakness Indicated
The U.S. economy has sputtered a bit in the early months of 2015. While it continues to grow modestly, several economic indicators are weaker than we would prefer.
March 23, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers

Atlantic Coal and Komatsu announce equipment partnership
Atlantic Coal, an anthracite coal mining company with interests in Pennsylvania, is entering an equipment and machinery partnership with manufacturer Komatsu for its Stockton anthracite coal mine.
March 20, 2015 – Mining World

How to Amp Up Your Event with Disruptive Marketing
The buzzword of the moment? Disruptive marketing. One of the most popular new business terms in leadership circles right now, it's an innovative and unpredictable approach to customer outreach.
March 17, 2015 – Collaborate

XCMG launches mobile screen
Chinese construction equipment manufacturer XCMG has moved into a new product area with the launch of a mobile screening unit
March 17, 2015 – International Construction

Japan grows its coal capacity
In order to assuage shortfalls from the closure of its nuclear power plants, Japan is expanding its coal capacity.
March 17, 2015 – Mining World

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