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Argentina to relaunch Patagonia train
Argentina will re-launch the suspended Patagonia railway service in southern Río Negro province, the interior ministry said in a statement.
April 17, 2014 – BNamericas

Chile's CSAV, Hapag-Lloyd merger creates fourth biggest shipping company
Chile's Compañía Sudamericana de Vapores (CSAV) and Germany's Hapag-Lloyd have signed the definitive agreement for their previously announced deal to merge their container businesses to create the world's fourth largest shipping company.
April 17, 2014 – BNamericas

National Asphalt Pavement Association Names Winners
The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announced the winners of its 2013 Quality in Construction Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement.
April 16, 2014 – Construction Equipment Guide

OSHA Schedules Crane Certification Date Hearing
OSHA has scheduled an informal public hearing to discuss the agency's proposed rule to extend the compliance date for the crane operator certification requirement.
April 16, 2014 – Construction Equipment

Deere Investing $40 Million In Brazilian Plant Expansion
John Deere has announced it will invest $40 million for the expansion of its sugarcane harvester and sprayer manufacturing plant in Catalão city, Goiás state, Brazil.
April 16, 2014 – Diesel Progress

CNH Industrial Announces Management Changes
CNH Industrial N.V. today announced certain management changes. Effective immediately, Richard Tobin, in addition to his position as Chief Executive Officer, assumes added responsibility as Brand President.
April 16, 2014 – forconstructionpros.com

Haulotte's Q1 North American Sales Soar 40% vs 2013
Haulotte's North American sales for the first quarter of 2014 rose 40% over the same period in 2013.
April 16, 2014 – Lift & Access

Metso rejects Weir offer
Metso Corporation has rejected Weir's proposal to start discussions with a view to merging
April 16, 2014 – Mining World

Bridgestone production facilities receive health and safety awards
Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) recently received four awards from the Rubber Manufacturer's Association's (RMA) Safety and Health Improvement Program (SHIP) for safety performance of plants operated by Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO).
April 16, 2014 – OEM Off-Highway

Transportation secretary embarks on tour to drum up highway bill support
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx kicked off a weeklong bus tour April 14 that will take him through eight Midwestern and Southern states.
April 16, 2014 – Pit & Quarry

Federal Government has no idea how it is managing environmental reviews
A new report on the Obama Administration admits a stunning lack of oversight of our nation's bedrock environmental law, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
April 16, 2014 – Shopfloor

North America Needs $30B Annually For Energy Infrastructure
The United States and Canada will require annual average midstream natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids midstream infrastructure investment of nearly $30 billion per year, or $641 billion total over the 22-year period from 2014 to 2035, a new study finds.
April 16, 2014 – Underground Construction

Report Analyses Capital Expenses Related to Farming
Farming requires large investments in machinery, equipment, and other depreciable capital. Such investments may be treated either as a current expense and deducted from gross farm income immediately, or capitalized and depreciated over time.
April 16, 2014 – Wisconsin Ag Connection

BC to find new export opportunities
The Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification announced $1,003,326 in funding to support a project by the BC Wood Specialties Group Association (BCWSGA) that will promote market development in the Americas.
April 16, 2014 – Wood Business

Cost of bridge across Kerch Strait between Russia and Crimea doubles
The cost of building a bridge across the Kerch Strait between the Kerch Peninsula of Crimea and the Taman Peninsula of Russia's Krasnodar Krai may be double the initial forecast, according to Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov.
April 16, 2014 – World Highways

Russian economy hit by Ukraine turmoil
Russia's economy slowed sharply at the start of the year as the crisis in Ukraine spooked investors into pulling money out of the country.
April 16, 2014 – AP

Topcon Launches Technology Roadshow
What's the best way to get technology to the end-user? Topcon believes it has the answer with the 2014 Topcon Technology Roadshow, previewed for industry editors this week in Livermore, Calif.
April 15, 2014 – Construction Equipment

SDLG Expands Dealer Network
Shandong Lingong Construction Machinery Co. Ltd. (SDLG) added Flagler Construction Equipment as its newest dealer of SDLG wheel loaders.
April 15, 2014 – Construction Equipment

Cranes UK becomes Tadano UK
Tadano Faun has announced a complete takeover of Cranes UK, rebranding the firm Tadano UK.
April 15, 2014 – Cranes Today

AEM Shows Importance of Ag Equipment Industry
The important contribution of U.S. agriculture equipment manufacturing to the health of the nation's economy is demonstrated in an economic paper recently released by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.
April 15, 2014 – AgWired

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