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Chile SEA watch: 6 projects approved in February (login required)
Chile's environmental evaluation service (SEA) approved six mining-related projects worth US$682mn in February, according to information compiled by BNamericas.
March 6, 2015 – BNamericas

Brazil's multibillion infra investments forecast to rise 31% in 2015-18 (login required)
Brazil's national development bank BNDES is expecting infrastructure investments in 2015-18 to be 30.6% higher than in 2010-13. While 597bn reais (US$202bn) is expected to be spent in 2015-18, a total of 457bn reais was invested in the previous period, according to a bank study which included a 9% margin of error.
March 5, 2015 – BNamericas

CNH Industrial Brands Take Home SIMA's 'Machine of the Year'
CNH Industrial N.V. announced two new victories for its global agricultural machinery brands: Case IH and New Holland Agriculture.
March 5, 2015 – USAgnet

A case for broadening the use of virtual testing
The European Commission recently placed a new provision into its Framework Regulation for Agricultural Vehicles (Regulation 167/2013) which allows the use of virtual tests during the authorization process of agricultural equipment in the European Union (EU).
March 5, 2015 – OEM Off-Highway

Palfinger North America Names Arkilander Executive VP
Palfinger North America has named Tim Arkilander executive VP of sales and business development.
March 5, 2015 – Lift & Access

German construction market improves
A return to growth in the German construction sector has been indicated, according to results from the latest Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI).
March 5, 2015 – Construction Europe

Consortium to build Finnish motorway
The Finnish Transport Agency has appointed a consortium of Meridiam Infrastructure and YIT Rakennus as the service provider which will build the E18 Hamina-Vaalimaa motorway in Finland on a public-private partnership (PPP) basis.
March 4, 2015 – World Highways

Austrian highway investment program planned
A major program of investment is underway on Austria's highway network.
March 4, 2015 – World Highways

House passes $8B Amtrak funding bill
The House passed legislation on Wednesday authorizing nearly $8 billion in funding for Amtrak in a 316-101 vote.
March 4, 2015 – The Hill

Washington Senate OK's $15 billion in transportation revenue
Following up on our news story of Feb. 13 of this year, the Washington state Senate this Monday approved a $15 billion transportation revenue package that includes an incremental gas tax increase of 11.7 cents over the next three years.
March 4, 2015 – Roads & Bridges

Waters rule to be tweaked, not withdrawn
Gina McCarthy, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), reiterated at a House Appropriations Committee hearing that the agency plans to release an altered Waters of the U.S. rule this spring. According to the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), McCarthy confirmed that the final rule would differ significantly from the original draft.
March 4, 2015 – Pit & Quarry

Manitowoc appoints new dealer in Argentina
To strengthen its service to Argentina's emerging energy sector and better serve its growing number of customers in the country, Manitowoc Cranes has signed a distribution and service contract with Buenos Aires-based Covema SACIF, one of the country's leading construction equipment dealers.
March 4, 2015 – OEM Off-Highway

New equipment director for All Erection
The All Erection & Crane Rental Corp, part of the All Family of Companies in the USA, has promoted Mike Garrity to equipment sales director.
March 4, 2015 – International Cranes

Survey for Asphalt Mix Producers to Support Sustainable Processes
The National Asphalt Pavement Association is working with the Federal Highway Administration to survey asphalt contractors and producers in order to measure the amount of hot-mix asphalt (HMA), warm-mix asphalt (WMA), and recycled materials being produced and used in each state.
March 4, 2015 –

Mahindra USA Aligns with Paladin Attachments for Implements
Mahindra USA will begin utilizing Paladin Attachments as its implement supplier in April 2015. This follows Paladin's acquisition of Kodiak Manufacturing, Mahindra's current implement supplier.
March 4, 2015 – Farm Equipment

Claas Opens Expanded Parts Facility
Claas, a leading agricultural machinery company, has officially cut the ribbon on a critical expansion project that increases the footprint of their U.S. parts distribution center by 75% to 175,000 square feet and expands the facility with an additional 18 shipping and receiving docks.
March 4, 2015 – Farm Equipment

Mahindra disappoints, posts 38% drop in tractor sales in Feb 2015
Mahindra Tractors reported its numbers for January sales 2015, as its total tractor sales dropped by 26% (YoY) at 14,913 Units as against 20,109 units.
March 4, 2015 – India Infoline

CNH Industrial to lay off more than 200 factory workers at Nebraska, North Dakota plants
CNH Industrial has confirmed indefinite layoffs at two plants in response to, "market conditions," as the farm and construction equipment manufacturer continues to deal with a global agricultural slowdown.
March 4, 2015 – Equipment World

Record Breaking #Classic15
The 20th annual Commodity Classic was one for the record books.
March 4, 2015 – AgWired

Thune worried about TPA 'getting lost' in Capitol Hill shuffle
As Republicans work to accomplish their legislative agenda, a party leader is worried that a key trade measure will be overtaken by other political goals.
March 4, 2015 – AgriPulse

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