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Brazil has US$60bn logistics infra gap, say freight firms (Login Required)
Brazil needs to invest 196bn reais (US$62.2bn) in transport logistics infrastructure to help its agricultural sector become a more competitive regional player.
July 7, 2015 – BNamericas

Senate budget bill adds steps to OSHA's silica rulemaking process
OSHA will be forced to conduct additional reviews and research before updating its Silica Standard, under a funding bill that passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee June 25.
July 7, 2015 – Safety & Health

World of Asphalt 2015: Education, Exhibits, Attendees Grow to Meet Industry Needs
This past March, the 2015 World of Asphalt Show and Conference drew asphalt professionals from around the world.
July 7, 2015 – Asphalt Pavement Magazine

Pacific Alliance to create joint infra fund (Login Required)
The four members of the Pacific Alliance trading bloc - Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Peru - will create a joint infrastructure investment fund to finance transport, telecom, energy and water projects, a senior Peruvian government official said.
July 6, 2015 – BNamericas

Manufacturing Sector Not Fully Recovered from Early Weakness
There are several reminders that the manufacturing sector has not recovered fully from economic weaknesses earlier in the year, even as business leaders remain cautiously optimistic about activity in the coming months.
July 6, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers

Vermeer breaks ground for technology hub in Ames, Iowa
Vermeer Corp., Pella, Iowa, broke ground last week for the Vermeer Applied Technology Hub to be part of the Iowa State University Research Park (ISU RP) in Ames, Iowa.
July 3, 2015 – Rental Pulse

US construction hits seven-year high
The value of construction put in place for the 12 months to the end of May was US$ 1.04 trillion. This was an +8.2% increase on a year ago and a +0.8% increase on April's figure, according to the US Census Bureau.
July 3, 2015 – International Construction

Canadian economy heading for recession: banks
The Canadian economy is likely headed for recession, two major banks said Thursday, predicting a successive contraction in the second quarter.
July 2, 2015 – AFP

Michigan appears ready to increase gas tax
With cherry pies in high demand in Michigan as the summer kicks into high gear, lawmakers there seem to be on a sudden sugar high when it comes to finding money for the state's ailing infrastructure.
July 2, 2015 – Roads & Bridges

Oshkosh Defense to build 698 additional FMTVs for U.S. Army
Following a $184 million order from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC), Oshkosh Defense LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, will produce 698 Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) trucks for the U.S. Army. Deliveries will begin in 2016.
July 2, 2015 – OEM Off-Highway

Oshkosh Defense to build 698 additional FMTVs for U.S. Army
Following a $184 million order from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC), Oshkosh Defense LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, will produce 698 Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) trucks for the U.S. Army. Deliveries will begin in 2016.
July 2, 2015 – OEM Off-Highway

Zapata new dealer for XCMG
Chinese crane manufacturer XCMG has appointed Zapata as its new dealer in Mexico for its cranes and its ranges of construction equipment.
July 2, 2015 – International Cranes

Finning Announces Completion of Acquisition of Cat Dealership in Saskatchewan
Finning International Inc. announced today that it has completed its acquisition of the operating assets of the Cat dealership of Kramer Ltd. and is the approved Cat dealer in Saskatchewan.
July 2, 2015 – Far, Equipment

Ag-Pro Acquires 11 Stores from South Texas Implement and Tractor City Dealerships
Ag-Pro Companies announced the acquisition of 11 John Deere dealerships in southern Texas to become one of the largest John Deere dealers in the U.S.
July 2, 2015 – Farm Equipment

Caterpillar to Lay Off 35 Workers
Caterpillar Inc. confirmed plans to place 35 full-time production employees at its Pontiac, Mich., plant on indefinite layoff while releasing 10 supplemental workers, effective July 20.
July 2, 2015 – Construction Equipment

Corn Hits Six Month Highs, Analyst: Soybean Crop In Big Trouble
Corn reached new six-month highs in a truncated day's trading, ahead of the US holiday weekend, as concerns continue to gather about the state of the crop after a very wet June.
July 2, 2015 – AgriMarketing

New Holland Names Bret Lieberman VP/North America
New Holland has named Bret Lieberman as its vice president of North America. Lieberman will be based in New Holland, Pa., and will assume his new role immediately.
July 2, 2015 – AgriMarketing

Peru to invest US$950mn in northern jungle infra (Login Required)
Peru's government said it plans to invest 3bn soles (US$950mn) in infrastructure and other projects in an area of the country's northern jungle once overrun by guerrillas and drug traffickers.
July 2, 2015 – BNamericas

Regina Bypass largest infrastructure project in Saskatchewan history
SaskLink Global Transportation Partners (SGTP) will build the new Regina Bypass as a design-build-finance-operate-maintain public-private partnership (P3).
July 1, 2015 – On-Site

Deere To End Wright Alliance
John Deere has announced that it will not extend its current commercial mower design and manufacturing arrangement with Wright Manufacturing beyond May 2016.
July 1, 2015 – Diesel Progress

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