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Recent Articles


SE, Midwest Dealers Association Looking to Merge
Two regional associations representing equipment dealers have announced their intent to form a partnership and strengthen their presence in the industry.
April 1, 2015 – USAgnet

Farmers Expect to Plant Record-High Soybean Acres Again
For a second year in a row, U.S. growers are raising the bar on soybean acreage.
April 1, 2015 – USAgnet

EC approves Slovakian highway project
The EC has given its approval for funding to construct the section of the D1 highway that will connect Hubova with Ivachnova.
April 1, 2015 – World Highways

Russia's Economy Expanded 0.4% in Fourth Quarter
Russia's economy unexpectedly grew in the fourth quarter before the full effect of the country's currency crisis took hold.
April 1, 2015 – Bloomberg

Canada's economy shrank less than expected in January
The Canadian economy shrank less than foreseen in January, Statistics Canada data showed on Tuesday, a report that reinforced economists' expectations that the central bank will hold interest rates steady in April.
March 31, 2015 – Reuters

U.S. consumer confidence, house prices offer hope for economy
U.S. consumer confidence rebounded strongly in March amid optimism over the labor market while house prices increased in January, hopeful signs that a recent sharp slowdown in economic activity was probably a blip.
March 31, 2015 – Reuters

Astec Bulk Handling Solutions Targets Sea Ports and Inland River Terminals Markets
Astec Industries, Inc. today announced the launch of Astec Bulk Handling Solutions (ABHS). The Astec Bulk Handling Solutions initiative will focus on providing complete customized solutions to the sea ports and inland river terminals industry.
March 31, 2015 – AED News

Alberta Contractors Association Sees Growth Potential with Budget Announcement
The 2015 Alberta budget was released on Mar.26, and among some of the big changes happening in Alberta's economy, the construction industry should see potential with several of the government's priorities.
March 31, 2015 – AED News

CNH and Fiat TechPro2 Website Aims to Attract Talent
The new TechPro2 website is online as of Mar 23. This project came into being as the result of the collaboration between CNH Industrial and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The goal: to allow students from all over the world, wishing to undertake studies in the automobile and commercial vehicles sector, to find all of the useful information regarding the initiative as well as to provide support to operators in the sector that are looking for new technical personnel.
March 31, 2015 – AED News

Vermeer's Andringa to Serve as Coordinating Chair of B20 Taskforce
Mary Andringa, CEO and chair of the board for Vermeer Corporation, has accepted a key advocacy role for the Business-20 (B20), the G20's most tenured outreach group comprised of business leaders from the world's largest advanced and emerging economies.
March 31, 2015 – AED News

White House unveils $478B highway bill
The Obama administration is sending a six year, $478 billion highway bill to Congress with lawmakers struggling to beat a May 31 deadline to renew federal infrastructure spending.
March 30, 2015 – The Hill

Brazil sets US$250bn urban infra goal (Login Required)
Brazil's federal government wants 800bn reais (US$251bn) invested in urban infrastructure by 2022, according to a cities ministry release
March 30, 2015 – BNamericas

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

A hike in the gas tax is not the answer to trans funding, says Utah Senator
As lawmakers search for solutions to pay for a new transportation bill by May 31, state leaders such as Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) want to make sure that raising the federal gas tax is not the fix.
March 27, 2015 – Roads & Bridges

HiPower Systems Signs RDO Equipment as Distributor, Rental Channel
HiPower Systems, a manufacturer of power generation and distribution equipment, has signed RDO Equipment Co. to be a HiPower Systems distributor in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and eastern Montana.
March 27, 2015 – RER

New Study Finds That OSHA Officials Underestimated Cost of Silica Rule for Construction Industry
A new report released today by the Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC) found that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) proposed silica standards for U.S. construction industry will cost the industry $5 billion per year-roughly $4 .5 billion per year more than OSHA's estimates
March 27, 2015 – Construction Equipment Guide

Construction Put-in-Place to Grow 8 Percent in 2015
Total construction put in place for 2015 is predicted to grow 8 percent according to the latest report from FMI.
March 27, 2015 – Compact Equipment

John Deere Turf Care Produces 500,000th Product at North Carolina Facility
John Deere recently marked a manufacturing milestone with the completion of the 500,000th unit built at the Turf Care factory in Fuquay-Varina, N.C.
March 27, 2015 – Compact Equipment

CNH To Layoff Saskatoon Plant Workers
Bad news has arrived for more than 400 workers at Saskatoon's Case New Holland Industrial manufacturing plant.
March 27, 2015 – AgriMarketing

Global AgInvesting: Ten Key Trends In U.S. Agriculture
Each year, prognosticators put together trend forecasts for stakeholders in almost every industry. But one of the biggest pitfalls to such measurements is that few companies and individuals are altering their budgets and business strategies well into January.
March 27, 2015 – AgriMarketing

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