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Chile seeks financing to speed up infra investments
Chile's public works ministry (MOP) created an advisory board to look for financial alternatives to speed up infrastructure projects.
August 28, 2014 – BNamericas

El Salvador tenders supervision of rural road improvements
El Salvador's public works ministry is seeking a contractor to supervise improvement works to rural roads in Cabañas department.
August 28, 2014 – BNamericas

Manitou Group Reports Sales Up 9% for First Half of 2014
The Manitou BF Board of Directors met today to approve the 2014 half-year financial statements.
August 28, 2014 – Farm Equipment

Minnesota Governor Asks Feds to Intervene in Grain Delays
Gov. Mark Dayton is urging the federal government to step in on railroad delays hitting Minnesota grain farmers.
August 27, 2014 – AgWeb

United Rentals opens eight specialty rental branches
North American rental company United Rentals has opened seven new specialty rental branches in the US and one in Canada.
August 27, 2014 – International Rental News

Donaldson Reports Record Fourth Quarter
Donaldson Company Inc. announced its financial results for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014.
August 27, 2014 – Lift & Access

Vermont power line project to get environmental review
An energy project developer says the U.S. Department of Energy has issued a notice to prepare an environmental review for its proposed underwater and underground power line to bring Canadian power to New England by way of Vermont.
August 27, 2014 – Utility Products

Estimate: Economy will grow by 1.5 percent in 2014
The Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday that they expect the U.S. economy will grow by just 1.5 percent in 2014, in part because of a poor performance during the first three months of the year.
August 27, 2014 – CBS News

FY15 construction machinery shipments seen to rise 1%
Japanese-made construction machinery shipments are expected to rise 1 percent in fiscal 2015 from the current fiscal year, according to an industry group.
August 27, 2014 – The Japan News

USDA: Farm Income Forecast To Decline In 2014
Net farm income is forecast at $113.2 billion in 2014, down about 14 percent from the 2013 forecast of $131.3 billion.
August 27, 2014 – AgriMarketing

Iowa Governor Links EPA's RFS Rule Stalling With Deere Layoffs
Governor Terry Branstad is blaming the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the recent layoffs at Deere and Co.
August 27, 2014 – AgriMarketing

DuPont Announces Investment In Seed Treatment Solutions
Today, DuPont announced construction on two state-of-the-art centers dedicated to developing and testing seed treatment formulations, applications and seed handling techniques in an important step toward bringing new solutions to growers.
August 27, 2014 – AgriMarketing

Paraná again suspends US$2bn metro tender
Brazil's Paraná state audit court suspended for a second time a 4.67bn-real (US$2.06bn) tender launched by state capital Curitiba to build and operate the city's first metro line. Although the tender bid submission date was set for Monday, court representative Ivan Bonilha has decided to uphold a suspension decision by public works supervisory board Difop, based on various irregularities, the state government said in a release.
August 27, 2014 – BNamericas

Chile, Argentina greenlight US$1.4bn tunnel
Chile and Argentina agreed that each country would provide financing for their share of the US$1.37bn trans-Andean Agua Negra tunnel, removing a critical obstacle to launching a tender. Argentina will contribute US$986mn, given that 72% of the tunnel will be located on its side. Chile will provide the remaining US$384mn. Chile's public works minister Alberto Undurraga and his Argentine counterpart Julio de Vido signed the deal.
August 27, 2014 – BNamericas

Rio de Janeiro airport pushes expansion plans
Macaé city in Rio de Janeiro state is requesting federal government support to expand its airport, according to a Brazilian government release. The city's plan is to become a regional cargo transport leader and to boost its support to local oil industry, specifically providing offshore logistics for the the Campos basin. Building a runway to support larger aircraft is one of its main objectives, the release said.
August 27, 2014 – BNamericas

Parsons to build Mexico City airport expansion, says LA mayor
US construction and engineering company Parsons won a contract to build the Mexico City airport expansion. "Parsons...will form a consortium with Mexican companies to build a new international airport in Mexico City," said Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti during a visit by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to the US city. The airport expansion would cost 120bn pesos (US$9.16bn), according to the SCT.
August 27, 2014 – BNamericas

Argentina, Paraguay binational bridge study due before year end
Argentina and Paraguay should receive the results of a feasibility study on a project to build a bridge connecting the departments of Bermejo (Argentina) and Ñeembucú (Paraguay) before the end of the year, according to Paraguayan newspaper ABC Color. Uruguayan engineering firm CSI Ingenieros, which is leading the study, is examining six potential options for linking the two departments.
August 27, 2014 – BNamericas

How much money can Chile afford to invest in infrastructure?
Chile can invest up to US$12.4bn a year, or 4.8% of its GDP, in infrastructure by using more state and private funds, economist Luis Eduardo Escobar said. In a conference on infrastructure financing, Escobar said US$11.6bn a year could come from the treasury, including a current public investment of US$6.24bn, public debt issue, the use of sovereign funds and leasing of public buildings such as hospitals.
August 27, 2014 – BNamericas

Prepare for increased grain storage
The anticipated bumper crop of corn and soybeans has heightened the need for extra storage during harvest this fall.
August 26, 2014 – Brownfield

$100M infrastructure fund announced for rural Ontario
Ontario's Premier Kathleen Wynne and Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Minister Jeff Leal recently announced the provincial government will provide small, rural and northern municipalities with an annual $100 million infrastructure fund.
August 26, 2014 – On-Site

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