Disaster Relief Articles
Case Donates More than 3,000 Die-Cast Models to Toys for Tots (CE Crew Starts Slow Clap)
Case Construction Equipment shipped more than 3,000 die-cast construction machine models to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, following the recent destruction of the organization's toy warehouse in Dover, N.J., during Superstorm Sandy.
November 27, 2012 – Construction Equipment Guide
United Rentals Provides More than $25 Million in Equipment for Storm Relief
United Rentals has provided more than $25 million worth of equipment to the regions hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy, northeast region vice president Kevin Parr told RER
November 15, 2012 – Rental Equipment Register
Wallace Equipment sells Leica Geosystems machine control solutions
Wallace Equipment will sell, install, and service Leica Geosystems' machine control solutions for automatic guidance of heavy equipment. This is the first such agreement reached in the Canadian Maritimes between any dealer and machine control vendor.
October 18, 2012 – Equipment World
Randall-Reilly editors launch Contractor Disaster Resources Website
The editors of Randall-Reilly's Equipment World, Better Roads and ProPickup magazines have launched a Contractor Disaster Resources website at www.equipmentworld.com/disaster.
May 5, 2011 – Equipment World
Contractors need to sign up for debris cleanup
Contractors seeking tornado debris removal work in Tuscaloosa have an opportunity to apply online via the general contractor working on behalf of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
May 4, 2011 – Equipment World
Multiquip Supplies Florida Police Department with Customized Generators for Hurricanes and Natural Disaster Relief
The Homestead Florida Police Department is located in an area that is prone to natural disasters -- specifically hurricanes. As a result, the department was in need of mobile, diesel-fueled generators that would be used in emergency situations, in the event of the loss of power during or after a hurricane.
September 10, 2010 – Compact Equipment Online
Thompson Pump Emergency Response Team Fights Gulf Oil Spill
Port Orange, FL -Within a few days of the incident on the Deepwater Horizon, Thompson Pump Company mobilized their Emergency Response Team (ERT) to provide pumping equipment, supplies, manpower and a wealth of tactical knowledge to areas devastated by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
September 7, 2010 – Construction Equipment Rental News
Caterpillar Equipment Making Impact on Gulf Oil Clean Up and Coast Protection
With oil infiltrating the marshes and landing on the beaches along the American shores of the Gulf of Mexico, Caterpillar equipment is helping cover the coast during this ongoing disaster.
June 15, 2010 – Compact Equipment Online
Grove Crane Helps Chilean Earthquake Reconstruction
A Grove GMK5165-2 was used to remove the main statue from the fašade of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Santiago, Chile, which was damaged in an earthquake in February this year. The bronze statue was at risk of falling.
June 11, 2010 – Rental Equipment Register
U.S. companies rally for Haiti
Fortune via CNNMoney.com (January 15, 2010) - Corporate America has already pledged more than $40 million in donations to support earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. Corporate pledges for Haiti have tripled in the past 24 hours, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
January 18, 2010
USDA implements new disaster assistance program
Ag Professional (December 28, 2009) - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA has implemented the new Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments program (SURE) in accordance with the 2008 Farm Bill.
December 28, 2009
JCB Donates $250,000 worth of Diggers to help Indonesian Quake Relief Effort
Pitchcare (October 23, 2009) - JCB, the world's third largest manufacturer of construction equipment, is donating equipment worth $250,000 to help the disaster relief effort in the city of Padang following the devastating earthquake that struck off the Indonesian island of Sumatra on September 30.
October 23, 2009
Cranes critical to hurricane recovery
American Cranes & Transport (August 30, 2006) - On the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which slammed the US Gulf coast on this date in 2005, Lt. General Carl A Strock, P.E., discussed the massive recovery effort that is still taking place a year later, and cited the key role that cranes have played in recovery efforts.
August 30, 2006
Johanns Announces $2.8 Billion In Hurricane Disaster Assistance
USDA (January 26, 2006) - Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns today announced $2.8 billion in aid to assist victims of the 2005 hurricane season. Agricultural producers will receive $1.2 billion through various programs and $1.6 billion will restore homes and rural communities.
January 27, 2006
New Orleans Rebuild Plans Taking Shape
ENR (January 23, 2006) - Members of the Urban Planning Committee of the Bring New Orleans Back Commission have a long "to do" list if they are to meet the self-imposed June 2006 deadline for completing and compiling plans for rebuilding the city.
January 23, 2006
Volvo CE North America Receives Award For Katrina and Rita Relief
AED News (January 11, 2006) - The Asheville Mountain Area Chapter of the American Red Cross has awarded Volvo Construction Equipment North America with an award recognizing the company's contributions to the Hurricanes Katrina and Rita disaster relief effort.
January 13, 2006
AEM Contributes $100,000 to Support Hurricane Relief Efforts
AEM (January 12, 2005) - AEM has contributed $100,000 to support hurricane relief efforts assisting agricultural and construction industry workers affected by the Gulf Coast hurricanes. AEM has made donations of $25,000 each to the relief-related funding initiatives of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), Associated Equipment Distributors (AED), Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA). The AEM Board of Directors had earlier committed the funds with the aim of choosing programs that provided maximum impact to assist industry sectors.
January 12, 2006
International Used Truck Organization Gives 2 Trucks to Red Cross
TruckingInfo.com (January 9, 2006) - International Truck and EngineĂs Used Truck Organization is still helping with hurricane relief months after Katrina, donating two commercial trucks to the Shreveport chapter of the American Red Cross.
January 9, 2006
AGC Awards Nearly $400,000 To Victims Of Hurricane Katrina
AGC (December 22, 2005) - The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) today announced that it is distributing nearly $400,000, raised through AGCĂs Hurricane Katrina Construction Workers Fund, to Gulf Coast construction craft workers devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
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December 28, 2005
ARA Foundation distributes Relief Fund to hurricane-ravaged stores
Lift and Access (December 7, 2005) - $190,000 in grants were distributed to 20 rental equipment businesses that incurred severe damage from Hurricane Katrina or Hurricane Rita. This was made possible due to the generosity of 98 donors. The grants are intended to provide immediate relief and to help quickly restore a rental business to full operation.
December 8, 2005