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São Paulo court freezes OAS shares in Brazilian stadium (Login Required)
A court in Brazil's São Paulo state has frozen shares of Brazilian engineering group OAS which link to its business with the Fonte Nova stadium in Bahia state capital Salvador.
February 27, 2015 – BNamericas

H&E Posts Robust Growth in Q4 and FY 2014
H&E Equipment Services has topped the $400 million mark in equipment rental revenues for 2014, coming in at $404.1 million, compared with $338.9 million in 2013, a 19.2-percent year-over-year leap.
February 26, 2015 – RER

HUSCO International among Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year winners
Two companies from metropolitan Milwaukee won top awards at the Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year banquet held Thursday night at the Pfister Hotel.
February 26, 2015 – Journal Sentinel

How can Panama capitalize on the canal expansion? (login required)
The Panama Canal expansion will boost the inter-oceanic corridor's capacity by 40% and consolidate the country's position as a north-south connection hub for the Western Hemisphere.
February 26, 2015 – BNamericas

U.S. construction equipment exports drop 13 percent in 2014
Exports of U.S.-made construction equipment ended 2014 with a 13.2-percent drop compared to 2013, with a total $17.26 billion shipped to global markets.
February 26, 2015 – AEM News

Topcon Announces Partnership with Toro for GPS-guided Turf Sprayer
Topcon Positioning Group announces a partnership with The Toro Company in the development of a new GPS-guided sprayer, which Toro will make available to the commercial equipment marketplace as soon as the summer of 2015.
February 25, 2015 – The American Surveyor

U.S. agricultural equipment exports decline 29 percent in 2014
Exports of U.S.-made agricultural equipment ended 2014 with a 29.2-percent drop compared to 2013, for a total $8.51 billion shipped to global markets.
February 25, 2015 – AEM

3 bidders for Colombia's longest bridge (Login Required)
Colombian road authority Invías has received bids from three entities in the tender for the construction of the 625bn-peso (US$282mn) Pumarejo bridge over the Magdalena river.
February 25, 2015 – BNamericas

The top 10 transportation challenges facing New Mexico
New Mexico's roads, highways, and bridges are plagued by needed improvements to critical routes including inadequate capacity, deficient bridges, pavement deterioration, and inadequate safety features, according to a new report from The Road Improvement Program.
February 25, 2015 – Better Roads

Wells Fargo Survey: Construction Activity Widely Expected to Improve in 2015
Construction contractors and equipment distributors have continued optimism about local, nonresidential construction activity in 2015 and expect a strong rental market and increasing equipment acquisitions, according to a survey from Wells Fargo Equipment Finance, a subsidiary of Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC).
February 25, 2015 –

Jesco Inc. Receives Top Honors at Annual Ditch Witch Dealer Meeting
Jesco Inc., headquartered in South Plainfield, N.J., is the authorized Ditch Witch and Hammerhead dealer in the northeast United States serving Maine, New Hampshire Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Central and eastern New York State, New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, New Castle County, Del., and Maryland since 2011.
February 25, 2015 – Construction Equipment Guide

Link-Belt Succeeds With Help From Its Top Five Dealers
Skeeter Collins, Link-Belt's manager of North American Sales, has announced the top five dealers for 2014.
February 25, 2015 – Construction Equipment Guide

HERC sees 2014 revenues drop
Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation (HERC) reported revenues of US$433 million (?381 million) for the 12 month to 31 December last year, down 23% compared to 2013.
February 25, 2015 – International Rental News

Cummins expanding dealer network to 500 locations across North America
Ahead of the anticipated population increase of QSF and QSB 4-cylinder engines, the Cummins service support network is expanding to around 500 distributor and dealer locations in North America by the end of 2015.
February 25, 2015 – OEM Off-Highway

Rental Penetration Increases to 53.9 Percent in 2014, ARA Says
Construction/industrial rental penetration rose a percentage point in 2014 from 52.9 percent in 2013 to 53.9 percent this past year according to the American Rental Association Rental Penetration Index, ARA announced at The Rental Show in New Orleans.
February 25, 2015 – RER

Senate to hold highway bill hearing
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is scheduled to hearing about the possibility of passing a new bill to boost U.S. infrastructure funding on Wednesday.
February 25, 2015 – The Hill

Hagie Mfgr Receives Water Quality Initiative Leader Award
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey has named Hagie Mfg. as a recipient of the Secretary's Water Quality Initiative (WQI) Leader Award. This designation recognizes individuals, companies and organizations for outstanding leadership in improving Iowa's water quality.
February 24, 2015 – AgriMarketing

XCMG and Kamaz found co-operation deal
Chinese crane manufacturer XCMG has established a co-operation agreement with Kamaz, the biggest truck manufacturer in Russia.
February 24, 2015 – Cranes Today

Third generation opens Hoober farm equipment dealership
The third generation of the Hoober family has opened its newest store, located in New Windsor.
February 24, 2015 – The Frederick News-Post

Donaldson reports solid 7% currency growth for second quarter 2015
Donaldson Company Inc. has announced its financial results for its Fiscal 2015 second quarter.
February 24, 2015 – OEM Off-Highway

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