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AEM's Industry News brings you the latest news stories from across the Web on the companies, issues, trends and technologies that affect your business.

Recent Articles


What Manufacturers Can Learn from a 3D-Printed Car
Jay Rogers says that while assembling his fledgling company's first 3D-printed car, his team discovered that the fenders didn't fit.
January 29, 2015 – AEM

Costa Rica gets ball rolling on US$450mn PIT infra program (Login Required)
Costa Rica's public works and transport ministry (MOPT) has called for expressions of interest for a consultancy contract for the technical, legal, financial and environmental management of the country's transport infrastructure program PIT.
January 29, 2015 – BNAmericas

Big Data - Let's not mess it up!
The term Big Data is just a bit scary. In part, the name itself conjures up this immense mountain of bits and bytes that are now coming off the farm to be used in various manners to increase production.
January 29, 2015 – AEM

New port, bridge and toll road links for Indonesia
In Indonesia investment in infrastructure will see the construction of a new bridge and toll roads in Banten Province during 2015.
January 29, 2015 – World Highways

Morocco plans repairs and further development of roads
Moroccan Ministry for Equipment and Transport has said that its 20-year plan for the country's motorway network will require an investment of US$5.86 billion.
January 29, 2015 – World Highways

Rep. Ribble Announces Re-Launch of Congressional Dairy Caucus
Dozens of members of the U.S. House of Representatives announced Wednesday they will reform and reactivate the Congressional Dairy Farmer Caucus.
January 29, 2015 – Wisconsin Ag Connection

Fayat reports strong financial performance
The Fayat Group reports a strong financial performance for 2014. Group turnover reached ?3.5 billion, of which 38% came from the road construction sector including the BOMAG and Marini business segments.
January 28, 2015 – World Highways

DOT chief: Small highway fixes 'killing our will to build'
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx called Wednesday for lawmakers to pass a multi-year infrastructure funding bill, saying the cycle of temporary extensions is killing states' willingness for road and transit projects.
January 28, 2015 – The Hill

SC transportation panel sees it a bit differently than state governor
Last week, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley put forth a set of proposals aimed at addressing the state's widespread roads and bridges deterioration in light of concomitant funding limitations.
January 28, 2015 – Roads & Bridges

JLG Sales Increased in Q1 2015, But Oshkosh Experiences Overall Drop
Oshkosh Corporation reported its fiscal 2015 first quarter net income of $34.7 million compared to $54.9 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2014.
January 28, 2015 – Lift & Access

Neff Corp. Announces Opening of New Branch in Baltimore
Neff Corp. announced it has recently opened a new branch in northeast Baltimore to better serve customers in the region and meet the growing need for equipment rental.
January 28, 2015 –

Komatsu profit up 5.5% in 3Q thanks to strong construction equipment sales in North America
Helped by a weakening of the yen against the U.S. dollar as well as increased equipment sales in the Americas and Europe, Komatsu posted gains in both profit and sales during its fiscal third quarter.
January 28, 2015 – Equipment World

Art's Way Manufacturing Promotes Amber Murra To Chief Financial Officer
Art's Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTW), a diversified, international manufacturer and distributor of equipment serving agricultural, research, water treatment and steel cutting needs, announces that Amber Murra has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer effective January 22, 2015.
January 28, 2015 – AgriMarketing

Panama's strategic plan: A third of funding to go to infrastructure (Login Required)
Nearly one-third of the public investment outlined in Panama's US$19.5bn, 5-year strategic plan will go towards infrastructure projects, according to information on the finance and economy ministry's (MEF) website.
January 28, 2015 – BNAmericas

British economy on course to be world's best performing economy
Britain is in 'poll position' to be the best performing major economy in the world after securing growth of 2.6 per cent in 2014, new figures showed today.
January 27, 2015 – Daily Mail

Philippi-Hagenbuch Pink Tailgate Initiative helps raise money for breast cancer research
This past August, Philippi-Hagenbuch, Inc. (PHIL) undertook a unique philanthropic campaign to both give back to the community while also increasing support and awareness from customers and dealers towards Breast Cancer prevention and research through a partnership with the Susan G. Komen Memorial.
January 27, 2015 – OEM Off-Highway

Falling Grain Prices Hit Farm Equipment Manufacturers
Manufacturers of farm equipment are starting to feel the effects of falling grain prices on farmers' profit margins.
January 27, 2015 – Manufacturing Business Technology

JLG Appoints Jeff Ford Director of Global Strategy, Business Development
JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a global leading manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, has reorganized its aerial work platform (AWP) product marketing team.
January 27, 2015 – Construction Equipment Guide

Caterpillar hurt by lower oil prices
Construction and mining equipment maker Caterpillar said lower oil prices hurt its fourth-quarter sales and profit - and predicted the pressure will continue through 2015.
January 27, 2015 – USA Today

80 Percent of Construction Firms Plan to Add Employees in 2015
Eighty percent of construction firms plan to expand their payrolls in 2015 while only 7 percent expect to reduce headcounts according to survey results released by the Associated General Contractors of America.
January 27, 2015 – Compact Equipment

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