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US-Chilean consortium to right Cau-Cau bridge folly (login required)
Chile's public works ministry has awarded US-Chilean consortium VMB Chile an 888mn-peso (US$1.2mn) contract to provide consultancy services and design studies to salvage the problem-riddled project to build the Cau-Cau drawbridge in the city of Valdivia.
December 1, 2015 – BNamericas

EPA approves lower ethanol increase in U.S. fuel supply than 2007 law
The Obama administration is requiring more ethanol be blended into the country's gasoline compared to an earlier proposal, but the increase was widely criticized by renewable fuel and corn producers that have pushed hard for the White House to adhere to much more aggressive targets set by Congress nearly a decade ago.
November 30, 2015 – USA Today

OHL México on the defensive over audio recordings (login required)
Audio recordings uploaded to YouTube appear to suggest that OHL México president José de Andrés de Oteyza sought direct help from the heads of Mexican state companies Pemex and CFE to win a US$476mn contract to build the combined cycle power plant Empalme 1, according to local media reports.
November 30, 2015 – BNamericas

Link-Belt opens training center
Crane manufacturer Link-Belt has opened a new training and quality assurance center at the Link-Belt headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky, USA.
November 27, 2015 – International Cranes

John Deere sales down 20 percent in FY2015
Deere & Company worldwide net sales and revenues decreased 25 percent for the fourth quarter and were down 20 percent for the full year.
November 25, 2015 – Farm & Dairy

Bolivia to hike 2016 budget by 3.5% (login required)
The Bolivian government plans to increase next year's budget by 3.5% as President Evo Morales boosts investment in infrastructure in a bid to make landlocked Andean country's exports more competitive.
November 25, 2015 – BNamericas

Tadano sales up 6%
Financial results from Japanese crane manufacturer Tadano for the first half of the fiscal year 2015 show sales up 6.2 % at JPY 104 billion (US$ 868 million) against JPY 98 billion ($818 million) for the same April to September period in 2014.
November 24, 2015 – International Cranes

Tingley's Harvest Center Joins JCB's North American Dealer Network
Tingley's Harvest Center, headquartered in Lloydminster, Alberta, is partnering with JCB, at their North Battleford and Lloydminster locations, as Tingley's JCB.
November 24, 2015 – Farm Equipment

Cascade Newest Kubota Engine Distributor
Cascade Engine Center, LLC has been appointed by Kubota Engine America (KEA) as its industrial engine distributor for the northwest region of the U.S., effective Jan. 4, 2016.
November 24, 2015 – Diesel Progress

Bobcat Awards $4,000 in Grants to Support STEM Programs
Bobcat Co. recently donated six grants totaling $4,000 to middle and high school classrooms in North Dakota and Minnesota to support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs.
November 24, 2015 – AED News

The 3D-printed car is here and the technology is well on its way to disrupting construction, too
One of the most atypical things we saw this year at the SEMA show (Specialty Equipment Market Association) was a prototype of a 3D printed car from the company Local Motors.
November 24, 2015 – Equipment World

Aerial Rental is Strongest Sector for Canada's WesternOne in Third Quarter
WesternOne Inc. posted consolidated revenue of $46.8 million compared to $88 million in the third period of 2014, a decline mainly caused by lower manufacturing output and onsite work volume from the Britco modular space operations and higher operating costs from WesternOne Infrastructure Services' expanded heat operations, compared to the year-ago period.
November 24, 2015 – RER

Florida Budget Earmarks $9.9 Billion for Roads in 2016-2017
Trucking came up a winner when Florida Gov. Rick Scott released his 2016-2017 budget Nov. 23.
November 24, 2015 – Transport Topics

Carraro and Bonfiglioli together to develop O&K Antriebstechnik
An important agreement, aimed at developing the German company O&K Antriebstechnik-owned by Carraro Group, specialized in the design and manufacture of components (planetary gears) for track machines and cranes, mining machines and marine applications-was presented today in Milan by Sonia Bonfiglioli, Bonfiglioli Riduttori SpA Chairman, and by Enrico Carraro, Carraro SpA Chairman.
November 23, 2015 – OEM Off-Highway

With new president, Argentina's soy sales could climb
What does it matter that Mauricio Macri won a runoff Sunday evening to become Argentina's next president?
November 23, 2015 – Farm Futures

Deere Dealers Oregon Trail, Landmark Implement to Merge
Nebraska-based John Deere dealership Oregon Trail Equipment and LandMark Implement have announced the businesses will merge, according to a report in The Marysville Advocate.
November 23, 2015 – Agri-Marketing

SAME Frutteto S ActiveDrive receives Tractor of the Year 2016 award
SAME Frutteto S ActiveDrive was awarded the "Best of Specialized" prize in the Tractor of the Year 2016 awards.
November 23, 2015 – OEM Off-Highway

DEUTZ-FAHR Driver Extended Eyes technology wins Agritechnica Innovation award
An international committee of experts awarded DEUTZ-FAHR a silver medal in the Agritechnica Innovation Awards 2015 for the Driver Extended Eyes innovation, a camera-based system which focuses on safety.
November 23, 2015 – OEM Off-Highway

Boards Are Shifting From Retirees to Next-Generation Leaders, Study Says
The recently released Korn Ferry Market Cap100 2015 (KFMC100), an annual study of board practices at the largest U.S. companies by market capitalization, shows an encouraging shift downward when comparing the ages of newly added directors with the ages of directors on boards as a whole.
November 23, 2015 – Chief Executive

Manufacturing Rebounds, but Demand, Output Still Softer Than Desired
There were some modest signs of progress to note in recent data, including a rebound in manufacturing production in October. Despite slightly better performance, however, demand and output have been softer than desired for much of this year.
November 23, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers

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