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Manitou Americas Selects Skid Loader Winner
Out of 35,000 entries, Beth Hodges from Indian Trail, N.C., was selected as Manitou Americas Inc.'s (MAM) Gehl R190 Throwback Skid Loader Sweepstakes winner.
September 17, 2014 – Construction Equipment

Volvo to bring all India units under one umbrella
Swedish multinational AB Volvo plans to bring all its independent entities in India under one umbrella.
September 17, 2014 – Hindu BusinessLine

Massey-Ferguson, Woods Equipment Announce Agreement
Massey Ferguson, a tractor brand of AGCO, and Woods, an implement and attachment brand of the Farm, Ranch, and Agriculture Division of Blount International, have joined together.
September 17, 2014 – AgriMarketing

ZF To Acquire TRW
ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Friedrichshafen, Germany and TRW Automotive Holdings Corp., Livonia, Mich., USA. have announced a definitive agreement under which ZF will acquire TRW.
September 16, 2014 – Diesel Progress

Caterpillar Recognized for Sustainability
Caterpillar Inc. has been named to the 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), recognizing Caterpillar as a sustainability leader in the Industrial Engineering sector.
September 16, 2014 – Construction Equipment

Caterpillar is planning a Big Data lab that will assist in telematics development
Caterpillar has announced an expansion of its efforts in the realm of telematics and how the company analyzes the large amounts of complex data it collects from its customers' machines.
September 15, 2014 – Equipment World

Allmand raises more than $21,000 with golf tournaments
Allmand Bros. hosted the Back 9 Night-Lite Golf Fundraiser tournaments for the second year in a row in Holdrege, Neb.
September 14, 2014 – Rental Pulse

Wheco Authorized for Structural Repair of Tadano Cranes
Tadano America Corporation has signed an agreement that makes WHECO Corporation an authorized structural repair and restoration service provider for all Tadano crane products.
September 12, 2014 – Lift & Access

DICA Cuts Ribbon on New HQ
DICA Outrigger Pads recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house to celebrate its move a year ago to new a headquarters, manufacturing, and distribution facility in Guthrie Center, Iowa.
September 12, 2014 – Lift & Access

Volvo Group named as one of world's most sustainable companies
The Volvo Group once again qualifies for the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI). The Volvo Group receives a particularly good rating for its work with environmental issues.
September 11, 2014 – OEM Off-Highway

Liugong named a WEF Global Growth company
The World Economic Forum announced its selection of Global Growth Companies (GGCs) in Tianjin, China. LiuGong, along with 12 of the region's most dynamic and high-growth companies, was the only one in China's construction machinery industry on the list. Yu Chuanfen, President of LiuGong, was invited to attend the event.
September 11, 2014 – OEM Off-Highway

Hypertherm announces selection of new CEO and Vice President of CSR
Hypertherm, a U.S based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, announced succession plans for the positions of CEO and Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility.
September 10, 2014 – Mining World

JCB Signals Commitment to Germany with $40 Million Investment
JCB Germany has announced the biggest single investment ever in its business as the company prepares to celebrate 50 years of trading in the German market.
September 10, 2014 –

Atlas Copco's Water for All celebrates 30 years
Atlas Copco's employee-run Water for All organization is celebrating 30 years of providing people in need with long-term access to safe, clean water and sanitation. Since the founding of Water for All in 1984, Atlas Copco and its employees have helped more than 1.5 million people gain access to clean drinking water.
September 9, 2014 – Canadian Rental Service

Manitex reports record second quarter
Manitex International reported record second quarter results with a 9.3 percent rise in sales to US$68.4 million. Nety income was up 13.3 percent at the USA-based manufacturer of cranes and specialized material and container handling equipment.
September 8, 2014 – KHL American Cranes & Transport

Trimble Acquires Gehry Technologies, Will Form Strategic Alliance With Frank Gehry
In the latest of a string of high-profile acquisitions, Trimble, Sunnyvale, Calif., announced Sept. 8 it has acquired Los Angeles-based Gehry Technologies, the design software and consulting firm founded by architect Frank Gehry. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Trimble also says it is forming an ongoing strategic alliance with Frank Gehry to develop technology for design and construction professionals.
September 8, 2014 – Engineering News-Record

Trimble Acquires Load Systems International
Trimble has acquired privately-held Load Systems International Inc. (LSI), a manufacturer of wireless and hardwired crane safety instrumentation, headquartered in Quebec City, Canada. Financial terms were not disclosed.
September 8, 2014 – Construction Equipment

Tom Otter Named Vice President Of Sales And Marketing For Carlisle Brake & Friction
Carlisle Brake & Friction (CBF) has appointed Tom Otter as vice president of sales and marketing. Otter immediately assumes responsibility for leading Carlisle's OE and aftermarket sales teams in North and South America, Carlisle's North American customer service team, as well as the global marketing, product and program management organization
September 8, 2014 – Aftermarket News

Canadian Standards Association certifies Hipower Systems
The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) has certified two of the natural gas generator lines from Hipower Systems, Lenexa, Kan., for the CSA-C22.2 No. 14-13 and No. 100-04 (R2013) standards in Class 4215 01ŻElectric Generating Plants.
September 7, 2014 – Rental Pulse

Genie Opens Training Center in Oklahoma City
Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) is pleased to announce that the new Genie training center in Oklahoma City, Okla., is open and operating.
September 6, 2014 – Lift & Acess

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