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Mahindra USA Aligns with Paladin Attachments for Implements
Mahindra USA will begin utilizing Paladin Attachments as its implement supplier in April 2015. This follows Paladin's acquisition of Kodiak Manufacturing, Mahindra's current implement supplier.
March 4, 2015 – Farm Equipment

Claas Opens Expanded Parts Facility
Claas, a leading agricultural machinery company, has officially cut the ribbon on a critical expansion project that increases the footprint of their U.S. parts distribution center by 75% to 175,000 square feet and expands the facility with an additional 18 shipping and receiving docks.
March 4, 2015 – Farm Equipment

Mahindra disappoints, posts 38% drop in tractor sales in Feb 2015
Mahindra Tractors reported its numbers for January sales 2015, as its total tractor sales dropped by 26% (YoY) at 14,913 Units as against 20,109 units.
March 4, 2015 – India Infoline

CNH Industrial to lay off more than 200 factory workers at Nebraska, North Dakota plants
CNH Industrial has confirmed indefinite layoffs at two plants in response to, "market conditions," as the farm and construction equipment manufacturer continues to deal with a global agricultural slowdown.
March 4, 2015 – Equipment World

Record Breaking #Classic15
The 20th annual Commodity Classic was one for the record books.
March 4, 2015 – AgWired

Thune worried about TPA 'getting lost' in Capitol Hill shuffle
As Republicans work to accomplish their legislative agenda, a party leader is worried that a key trade measure will be overtaken by other political goals.
March 4, 2015 – AgriPulse

Alamo Group's Exec VP Rick Pummell To Retire, Replacement To Be Named
Alamo Group Inc. announces Richard D. Pummell, Executive Vice President of Alamo's North American Agricultural Division, will be retiring effective May, 2015.
March 4, 2015 – AgriMarketing

Art's Way Manufacturing Announces Chairman Succession Plan
Art's Way Manufacturing Co. Inc. announced today that J. Ward McConnell Jr. intends to retire from the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors at the 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
March 4, 2015 – AgriMarketing

Softness Seen in Recent Economic Indicators
While manufacturers remain mostly optimistic in their outlook, we have seen softness in a number of recent economic indicators.
March 4, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers

Peruvian govt. aims to pave 86% of national roads by mid-2016 (Login Required)
The Peruvian government aims to pave 86% of the country's roads by mid-2016, including the Longitudinal Andean highway, part of a final infrastructure push before President Ollanta Humala (pictured) ends his five-year mandate next year.
March 4, 2015 – BNamericas

CNH, Iridium Partner on Telematics Connectivity
CNH Industrial N.V. will integrate the satellite network of Iridium Communications into the telematics systems for its construction equipment segment.
March 3, 2015 – Construction Equipment

Uruguay's new president outlines infra plans (Login Required)
Uruguay will create a national infrastructure system to direct public-private investments in the country, President Tabaré Vázquez said in his first address to the nation after taking office on Sunday (Mar. 1).
March 3, 2015 – BNAmericas

Construction Spending Up 1.8% in January From Year-Earlier Level
Construction spending climbed 1.8% in January on a year-over-year basis, to an annual rate of $971.4 billion, but it was down 1.1% from December's total, the Commerce Dept. has reported.
March 2, 2015 – ENR

Paladin Attachments acquires Kodiak Manufacturing
Paladin Attachments has announced the acquisition of Kodiak Manufacturing, Inc. Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Charleston, TN, Kodiak is a manufacturer of agricultural implements including rotary cutters, soil and gravel movers, tillers and additional tractor implements.
March 2, 2015 – Canadian Rental Service

ANALYSIS: Bolivia, Uruguay and the Rocha deepwater port (Login Required)
Uruguay and Bolivia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) granting the latter country access to the planned US$1bn deepwater port of Rocha.
March 2, 2015 – BNAmericas

Former Ag Secretaries Urge Congress to Pass TPA
A bipartisan group of former U.S. Agriculture Secretaries, representing all past administrations since President Jimmy Carter, issued an open letter on Friday urging Congress to pass Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).
March 1, 2015 – AgWired

India pledges infrastructure spending to help economy 'fly'
India's finance minister pledged major investment in infrastructure on Saturday, saying it was time for the economy to "fly", as he unveiled the new right-wing government's first full budget.
February 28, 2015 – AFP

Aggregates Production Rose 7 Percent in Fourth Quarter
An estimated 540 million metric tons (Mt) of total construction aggregates was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the fourth quarter of 2014, an increase of 7 percent compared with that of the same period of 2013.
February 28, 2015 – Rock Products

Slowdown takes root
Canada's farm-equipment industry is suffering through sagging sales and job losses as low grain prices and dwindling exports take a chunk out of the farming trade.
February 28, 2015 – Winnipag Free Press

Best of Eventtech with Caterpillar's Archie Lyons
In this episode of EM All Access, Caterpillar Creative Director Archie Lyons talks about how-and why-his brand is amplifying its product demos through unconventional viral videos.
February 27, 2015 – Event Marketer

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