Peru to award US$1.7bn in highway concessions (Login Required)
The Peruvian government said it plans to award 5.300bn soles (US$1.7bn) in highway concessions this year, part of a bid to pave 85% of the country's road network by 2016.
April 24, 2015 – BNamericas
Transportation chief visits Pittsburgh to view new research, technology
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx visited Pittsburgh on Wednesday to view cutting-edge technology at one of the world's epicenters of it, Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center in Lawrenceville. But to get here, Mr. Foxx had to travel on potholed and cracked roads that snap a driver's mind from dreams of the future to the horse-and-buggy era.
April 23, 2015 – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Peru to award 3 port concessions in 2016 (Login Required)
Peru's government plans to award three port concessions to private operators in the second half of 2016, a senior official said.
April 23, 2015 – BNamericas
U.S. Manufacturing Production Up Slightly in March
Manufacturing production increased 0.1 percent in March. This followed three months of weaker data, including declines in both January and February.
April 23, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers
U.S. Tractor and Combine Sales Analysis - Q1 2015
Q1 2015 sales in most categories of farm tractors and self-propelled combines remained above their 5-year averages, said Benjamin Duyck, AEM director, market intelligence.
April 23, 2015 – AEM
German government more optimistic on economic growth
The German government upgraded Wednesday its growth forecasts for both this year and next year to 1.8 percent, saying Europe's biggest economy is "in an upturn."
April 22, 2015 – AFP
Trump says US roads are 'falling apart'
Donald Trump on Wednesday expressed outrage over the state of America's transportation networks.
April 22, 2015 – The Hill
Infrastructure, skills training funding in federal budget
The federal government budget announcement of additional funding for infrastructure projects has been met with support from The Canadian Construction Association.
April 22, 2015 – On-Site
Deutz claims Stage V engine development
German engine manufacturer Deutz has unveiled its new series of engines at Intermat, which claim to meet proposed Stage V emissions standards.
April 22, 2015 – Construction Europe
United Rentals Q1 Rental Revenue Up 11.9%
In its 2015 first-quarter financial report, United Rentals Inc. announced rental revenue (which includes owned equipment rental revenue, re-rent revenue and ancillary items) increased 11.9% year-over-year.
April 22, 2015 – forconstructionpros.com
JLG Celebrates Production of 100,000th Telehandler at Intermat 2015
JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a leading manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, will mark the production of its 100,000th telehandler with a charity auction event and other celebrations for customers and employees.
April 22, 2015 – forconstructionpros.com
Scania CEO Named To Lead Volvo Group
AB Volvo announced that its board of directors has decided to appoint Martin Lundstedt, currently president and chief executive officer of the Scania Group, to the positions of president and chief executive officer of the Volvo Group, effective in October.
April 22, 2015 – Diesel Progress
Astec Sales Up 20 Percent in First Quarter
Astec Industries reported sales and earnings gains for 1Q 2015.
April 22, 2015 – Construction Equipment
With Intermat launch of 2 demo excavators, Volvo CE pres Weissburg says company "well-positioned" to ride value trend
Using the show to introduce a pair of new demolition excavators, Volvo Construction Equipment president Martin Weissburg also took time to discuss a trend currently affecting equipment markets.
April 22, 2015 – Equipment World
Doosan Awards Equipment East as a 2014 Top Dealer
Equipment East has been selected as one of the top five overall Doosan dealers in the North America and Oceania regions.
April 22, 2015 – Construction Equipment Guide
Atlas Copco Raises $31,000 for Nonprofit Group
Atlas Copco USA raised nearly $31,000 in individual and company-matched contributions for its employee-led Water for All charity organization.
April 22, 2015 – Compact Equipment
Japan records first trade surplus since 2012
Japan has recorded its first trade surplus in three years after the weaker yen boosted exports and cheaper oil prices lowered its import bill.
April 22, 2015 – BBC News
Bayer CropScience To Continue Its CARE Program For Honey Bees
With Earth Day just around the corner and planting season underway, Bayer CropScience today announced the continuation of its CARE Program.
April 22, 2015 – AgriMarketing
No problem, mon! Mexico's GAP lands in Jamaica (Login Required)
Mexican airport concessionaire GAP has completed the full purchase of Spanish firm Desarrollo de Concesiones Aeroportuarias (DCA) for US$191mn.
April 22, 2015 – BNamericas
Illinois lawmakers ready to work up another transportation funding bill
Despite the failing condition, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is still going to hit the road.
April 21, 2015 – Roads & Bridges