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Crane Institute to Host Final Operator Regional Qualifier
Crane Institute of America will host the Midwest regional qualifier, the last and final regional event for the 2014 to 2015 Crane Operator & Rigger Skills Competition, prior to the Crane Operator & Rigger Championship.
August 29, 2015 – Construction Equipment Guide

Aspen Promotes Doug Sebastian to Vice President
Aspen Equipment Co. announced the promotion of Doug Sebastian to vice president of sales and marketing.
August 29, 2015 – Construction Equipment Guide

No Roads Deal in Michigan Due to Clash Over Shifting Funds
Michigan's deteriorating roads will not be fixed anytime soon unless Gov. Rick Snyder and lawmakers resolve a major sticking point at the Capitol: how much money to permanently shift from other spending to the transportation budget.
August 29, 2015 – Construction Equipment Guide

Could Soybeans Slide Below $8?
Jerry Gulke, president of the Gulke Group in Chicago, thinks soybean prices are in dangerous territory right now.
August 29, 2015 – AgWeb

MAPI Report Tempers Expectations For U.S. Manufacturing Sector
The latest quarterly forecast from the MAPI Foundation is slightly more pessimistic about the nation's manufacturing sector than three months ago.
August 28, 2015 –

Aggregate production up 5 percent in first half
According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), an estimated 607 million metric tons (Mt) of total construction aggregates were produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the second quarter of 2015.
August 28, 2015 – Pit & Quarry

Liberals pledge increased infrastructure investment
Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has pledged dramatic increases in federal infrastructure investment if his party is elected.
August 28, 2015 – On-Site

Noble Iron Revenue Jumps 28 Percent in Second Quarter
Rental company and distributor Noble Iron posted total revenue of $6.6 million in the second quarter, an increase of 28 percent or $1.4 million compared to the second quarter of 2014.
August 28, 2015 – RER

Digi-Star Wisconsin facility hosts Topcon Technology Roadshow kickoff event
Digi-Star will be the North American agricultural hub for Topcon Positioning Group, the two companies announced in a joint event at Digi-Star's Fort Atkinson, WI, location.
August 28, 2015 – OEM Off-Highway

Emissions reduction technologies to be a highlight of Agritechnica's Systems & Components forum
Climate change mitigation is clearly about the reduction of emissions.
August 28, 2015 – OEM Off-Highway

Report estimates nearly 400,000 highway construction and maintenance job openings to be created between 2012 and 2022
A joint transportation jobs report released by the U.S. Departments of Transportation, Labor and Education estimates 388,904 highway construction and maintenance job openings will be created between 2012 and 2022, with the majority being for semi-skilled and highly skilled workers.
August 28, 2015 – Better Roads

DEUTZ builds its nine millionth engine
DEUTZ, the Cologne, Germany-based engine manufacturer, has produced the nine millionth engine of its 150-year-plus history.
August 28, 2015 – World Highways

John Deere Announces Business Agreement with Soucy
John Deere announced an alliance with Soucy Track to sell and distribute products through the John Deere dealer channel.
August 28, 2015 – Farm Equipment

Montag Announces Limited Distribution Relationship with John Deere
Montag Mfg. announces a limited distribution relationship with John Deere. - See more at:
August 28, 2015 – Farm Equipment

Iowa farmers brace for another year of belt-tightening, survey finds
Iowa farmers are bracing for another year of belt tightening - cutting back on everything from cash rent, to fertilizer and farm equipment - as they expect farm income to drop once again in 2015-16.
August 28, 2015 – Agri-Pulse

Common Ground Alliance's 2014 Dirt Report Confirms Importance of Calling 811
Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the stakeholder-run organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines and the people who dig near them, announced findings from its comprehensive 2014 Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT) Report.
August 27, 2015 – Compact Equipment

SDLG Finds Footing With New Business Model
The construction equipment industry can sometimes seem like a crowded market.
August 27, 2015 – Construction Equipment Guide

Voters in Phoenix approve sales tax increase for transportation project funding
The issue of enacting a tax increase to boost infrastructure investment has been settled in at least one area of the country.
August 27, 2015 – Roads & Bridges

Caterpillar unveils the S40: Rugged smartphone's slim design combines Cat DNA, user feedback
Two years ago, the no. 1 manufacturer of heavy equipment in the world entered a market comprised of concepts and products very different from those it has delivered for nearly 100 years.
August 27, 2015 – Equipment World

Atlas Copco Supports Water Project in Malawi
Atlas Copco (STO:ATCOA) (STO:ATCOB) , a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, will play a key role in bringing clean water to a rural area of Malawi through its employee-driven Water for All organization and the Peter Wallenberg Water for All Fund.
August 27, 2015 – Business Wire

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