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Peru pushing to complete hospital, school investments (login required)
Peru's government said it plans to invest 900mn soles (US$265mn) this year in hospitals and other healthcare facilities in provinces as President Ollanta Humala accelerates infrastructure spending in his last six months in office.
November 21, 2016 – BNamericas

Mexico border airport to open soon to boost tourism (required login)
The government of the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua will soon inaugurate a new airport to boost tourism in the region.
November 14, 2016 – BNamericas

Consortium signs Peru road supervision contract (login required)
A consortium led by Spanish engineering firm Prointec signed a 3.8mn-sol (US$1.2mn), six-month contract to supervise construction work on a stretch of Peru's north Panamerican highway.
February 5, 2016 – BNamericas

Signing of Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal opens up tough battle in U.S.
Representatives of the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations on Thursday formally signed a sweeping free-trade agreement reached last fall, setting in motion what is expected to be a hard battle for approval in national legislatures, none more contentious than in the U.S.
February 4, 2016 – Los Angeles Times

Bolivia in talks with China for Bioceanic railway (login required)
China is stepping up its interest in the US$10bn Bioceanic railway project, the Andean country's President Evo Morales said.
February 4, 2016 – BNamericas

US construction spending hit 8-year-high in 2015
U.S. construction spending rebounded slightly in December, helping push total spending for 2015 to the highest level in eight years.
February 1, 2016 – Myrtle Beach Online

Terex Talks Continue with Zoomlion Despite Potential U.S. Government Opposition
Terex Corp. is continuing discussions with China's Zoomlion despite concerns that a transaction could be blocked by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), according to a Reuters report.
February 1, 2016 – RER

Manitou Group Reports +8 Percent in 2015 Q4 Total Sales Revenue
Manitou Group announced today its Material Handling and Access division saw sales of $253 million in the fourth quarter, an increase of 21 percent as compared to 2014's $210 million Q4 sales.
February 1, 2016 – Construction Equipment

Nebraska Legislature to Debate Weight Limit Exemption Bill
The Nebraska state legislature is taking up a bill that exempt several types of farm equipment from weight and load restrictions.
February 1, 2016 – Farm Equipment

World of Asphalt Returns to Nashville
World of Asphalt 2016 returns to Nashville, TN, along with the co-located AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo March 22-24 at the Music City Center.
February 1, 2016 –

'Solid' profits for Atlas Copco
Atlas Copco is claiming "solid profitability" and record cash flow in tough market conditions, in its interim report on the fourth quarter and full-year summary of 2015.
February 1, 2016 – Construction Europe

Drop in Telehandler Demand Hurts JLG in Q1
JLG Industries, the access equipment segment of Oshkosh Corp., reported a sales decline of 26.1 percent to $529.8 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2016, due primarily to a drop in demand for its telehandlers.
February 1, 2016 –

Trelleborg Inaugurates New Manufacturing Facility for Agricultural Tires in South Carolina
Trelleborg has inaugurated its first North American manufacturing facility dedicated to the manufacture of premium radial tires for agricultural machinery in Spartanburg, SC, in the U.S.
February 1, 2016 – OEM Off-Highway

Atlas Copco Breaking Ground on New Production Facility in South Carolina
Atlas Copco is breaking ground on a new 180,000-square-foot facility in Rock Hill, SC, to meet the growing customer demand for high-quality equipment and support.
February 1, 2016 –

Scania Celebrates 125th Anniversary
Scania is celebrating 125 years of innovation in 2016. From its founding as a privately owned wagon-building company back in 1891 to today's connected vehicles, Scania has stood steady through hostile take-over attempts and financial crises.
February 1, 2016 – OEM Off-Highway

Cummins Exhibiting Stage V Engines at bauma 2016
Cummins Inc. will present the next generation of ultra-clean engines at bauma 2016 (Munich, April 11-17) designed to meet European Union Stage V emissions regulations commencing in 2019 for construction, mining and materials handling equipment.
February 1, 2016 – OEM Off-Highway

IN BRIEF: Brazil opens EOI call for federal highway (login required)
Brazil's transport ministry (Transportes) is seeking expressions of interest for a concession on the BR-163 federal highway.
February 1, 2016 – BNamericas

South Carolina proposes $725 million plan to widen Interstate 27
The South Carolina Department of Transportation wants to upgrade sections of Interstate 26, but it's not going to be cheap.
January 29, 2016 – Equipment World

Atlas Copco releases new training tools
Atlas Copco released a free mobile training app, Training365, for Atlas Copco distributors and operators.
January 29, 2016 – Pit & Quarry

Bridge work the focus of Kentucky's $6 billion proposed highway plan
Kentucky Gov. Matthew Bevin this week released his administration's 2016 Recommended Highway Plan that details transportation projects and funding for fiscal years 2016-2022, representing $6 billion in "traditional revenues."
January 29, 2016 – Equipment World

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