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Astec Industries announces Q1 2014 results; net sales down 4%, domestic sales up 8%
Astec Industries saw a 4-percent decrease in net sales in the first quarter of 2014, but domestic sales were up 8 percent for the same period, according to results released by the company on Tuesday.
April 23, 2014 – Better Roads

Obama to present Congress with proposed transportation reauthorization bill
President Barack Obama is preparing to present his proposed $302 billion, four-year transportation reauthorization bill to Congress.
April 23, 2014 – Better Roads

Walker signs Wisconsin's IoH law
Governor Scott Walker signed Wisconsin's Implements of Husbandry bill on Wednesday. The law clarifies the definition of implements used for agriculture and establishes a new class of agricultural commercial vehicles. It establishes new parameters for size and lighting for farm machinery traveling on roadways.
April 23, 2014 – Brownfield

Marketing/Publishing Veteran Mike Porcaro Joins Scranton Gillette Communications/SGC Horizon
Scranton Gillette Communications/SGC Horizon welcomes Mike Porcaro as Director of Marketing. Porcaro will orchestrate and oversee promotion and marketing campaigns for the corporation, all of its media brands and events, its custom division, and its web development arm.
April 23, 2014 – MarketWired

Ahead of earnings, Caterpillar dealer data paints mixed picture
Caterpillar Inc released unaudited dealer sales data on Wednesday that showed a deepening deterioration in global demand for its mining equipment but a continued, albeit modest, rebound in sales of construction equipment as well as reciprocating and turbine engines.
April 23, 2014 – Reuters

Senate Bill Aims to Fix IRS Farm Equipment Expense Change
United States Senators John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., have introduced a bill to modify new IRS rules they say make it too difficult for family farmers and small business owners to deduct equipment repair and supply expenses.
April 23, 2014 – CPA Practice Advisor

Ethanol Hopes Major Media Buy Will Loosen Petroleum's Grip
"Oil rigged," a play on words not so quietly aimed at the oil industry, is the theme of latest TV and digital advertising campaign rolled out Tuesday by ethanol interests.
April 23, 2014 – Farm Futures

ELFA's March Monthly Leasing & Finance Index Up 3% Year-Over-Year
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association's (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25) shows overall new business volume for March 2014 at $7 billion, up 3% from new business volume in March 2013.
April 23, 2014 – Lift & Access

Donaldson expands global distribution
Filtration systems and parts manufacturer Donaldson Company is to establish a new distribution centre in Slovakia to support its customers across the region.
April 23, 2014 – Mining World

Pa. Turnpike breaks ground on Swatara Creek Bridge Project
Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) officials broke ground yesterday for the Swatara Creek Bridge Project-a major construction undertaking that will result in a number of upgrades including a new, wider crossing over the Swatara Creek and Swatara Creek Road near Middletown, Pa.
April 23, 2014 – Roads & Bridges

Spain needs 6.5bn Euro road infrastructure investment, says SHA
Spain needs around ?6.5 billion spent on its road infrastructure to bring it back up to 'reasonable' quality standard, according to a report drawn up by the Spanish Highways Association (SHA).
April 23, 2014 – World Highways

Uruguay government pledges US$550mn for four major national roads
Uruguay's Ministry of Transport and Public Works (MOTP) has recently presented proposals to the private sector on the modernisation and maintenance of four major national roads (26, 14, 55 and 20) over a ten-year period.
April 23, 2014 – World Highways

China manufacturing activity ticks up in April but still contracts
China's manufacturing downturn eased slightly in April as declines in new orders and output slowed, a preliminary survey showed on Wednesday, though factory activity showed an overall contraction for the fourth straight month.
April 23, 2014 – Reuters

Three consortiums compete for Peru's Cusco airport concession
Three consortiums submitted their technical and economic bids for Peru's US$658mn Cusco airport concession, according to a release from private investment promotion agency ProInversión.
April 23, 2014 – BNamericas

IDB to invest US$356mn in Bolivia in 2014
The IDB will invest US$356mn in Bolivia this year, state news agency ABI reported.
April 23, 2014 – BNamericas

Financing, profitability concerns blamed for lack of interest in Colombia's hwy concessions
Concerns regarding profitability and financing could be the reason that Colombia's first two 4G highway concessions, Girardot-Puerto Salgar and Conexión Pacífico 1, each received only two bids, according to an analysis by Bancolombia.
April 23, 2014 – BNamericas

AEM adds new graphics to Roller Compactor, Directional Drilling Tracking Equipment Safety Manuals
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has updated its Roller Compactor and Directional Drilling Tracking Equipment Safety Manuals, adding new pictorial graphics.
April 22, 2014 – Better Roads

10th edition Mobile Cranes Handbook released
Crane Institute of America announces the availability of the newest edition of the industry's favorite crane handbook. Mobile Cranes, 10th edition, by James Headley, is an excellent study guide for mobile crane operators who are preparing to take accredited certification exams.
April 22, 2014 – Utility Products

Terex AWP Announces Team Realignment in Marketing
Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP), a business segment of Terex Corporation has realigned its marketing team with engineering and product management to better serve Genie customers.
April 22, 2014 – Construction Equipment Guide

U.S.-Japan squabble over beef threatens Trans-Pacific Partnership
After more than four years and 20 rounds of negotiations, the world's biggest free-trade deal in a generation has come down in good part to this: the United States and Japan squabbling over beef.
April 22, 2014 – Los Angeles Times

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