Liebherr Celebrates Grand Opening of Miami-Area Sales and Service Facility
More than 300 construction and maritime industry professionals came together last week to celebrate the grand opening of Liebherr's new $20 million sales and service center in Miami, Fla.
June 18, 2013 – Lift & Access
KPI-JCI Celebrates 3,000 Screens Sold
Johnson Crushers International Inc. (KPI-JCI) recently celebrated the shipment of its 3,000th screen, marking nearly $200 million in revenue for the company from screen sales and providing 47 U.S.-based jobs to its skilled workforce.
June 18, 2013 – forconstructionpros.com
Manitowoc Sany patent complaint reveals crawler plans
US manufacturer Manitowoc has filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission, complaining that Sany's SCC 8500 crawler infringes on two patents, related to Manitowoc's Variable Position Counterweight (VPC), and claiming that Sany targeted Manitowoc's employee John Lanning, now Sany's global head of crawler crane development, based on his knowledge of the technology.
June 18, 2013 – Cranes Today
Terex lowers profit forecast on softening demand
Terex Corp has lowered its profit forecasts for the year following a softening in demand at its Construction, Material Handling & Port Solutions (MHPS) and, to a lesser extent, Cranes divisions.
June 17, 2013 – Access International
Caterpillar Announces 15-Percent Increase in Dividend Rate
Caterpillar's board of directors last week voted to raise the quarterly cash dividend by eight cents to $0.60 per share of common stock, payable Aug. 20 to stockholders of record at the close of business, July 22.
June 14, 2013 – RER
Atlas Copco Opens Configuration Center for Hydraulic Attachments, Submersible Pumps
Representatives from Atlas Copco Construction Equipment gathered for a ribbon cutting at its new configuration center in Independence, Ohio.
June 14, 2013 – forconstructionpros.com
Graeme Macdonald to become JCB CEO
Graeme Macdonald is to take the reins as CEO of construction equipment manufacturer JCB at the end of this year, when current CEO Alan Blake retires.
June 13, 2013 – Construction Europe
New Holland Integrates Construction, Agricultural Groups
With the convenience of its customers in mind, New Holland, a division of CNH Global N.V., has announced the consolidation of New Holland Construction's marketing functions with New Holland Agriculture's "Pro Work Tools" segment grouping in North America.
June 13, 2013 – Construction Equipment Guide
Metso receives recognition for its efforts to improve mining safety in Chile
Anglo American Chile has awarded Metso with two titles at its 19th Annual Safety Meeting. Metso received the Outstanding Partner of 2012 award, and the Presidency 2012 award for excelling as the number one safety partner of Anglo American South Chile. Both awards are a significant acknowledgement for Metso's high standards and for the results achieved under the Life Cycle Services contract with Anglo American's Los Bronces mine.
June 12, 2013 – Mining World
John Deere Opens Ankeny IA Plant's Major Expansion
Like many in Iowa, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds' ties to Deere & Co. run deep, she told about 350 people Monday attending the official opening of the farm equipment manufacturer's latest addition in Ankeny.
June 12, 2013 – AgriMarketing
Tadano Thailand crane factory opens
Tadano Thailand Co Ltd, a consolidated subsidiary of Tadano Ltd, has opened a new factory in Thailand.
June 11, 2013 – International Cranes and Specialized Transport
Manitou set to open Brazil plant and double boom production
France-based Manitou is planning to open an assembly plant in Brazil within the next two years and is set to double its production of booms within five years.
June 11, 2013 – Access International
Steelworkers Approve Cat Mining Contract
United Steelworkers Local 1434 members at Caterpillar Inc.'s plant in South Milwaukee, Wis. have voted to accept a six-year labor contract that freezes wages and pensions but includes a $4000 signing bonus and shortens temporary layoffs, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
June 11, 2013 – Diesel Progress
Trimble Acquires Actronic Technologies
Trimble has acquired privately held Actronic Holdings Ltd. of Auckland, New Zealand. Financial terms were not disclosed.
June 11, 2013 – Construction Equipment
Fecon Hosts Berry Intermediate Students at Manufacturing Facility
Fecon recently hosted a group of 440 students from Berry Intermediate School, giving them a firsthand look at highly lucrative engineering careers available within the manufacturing arena. The sixth grade students watched engineers perform computer aided design and analysis and then witnessed automated welding machinery and learned about the math required to program it. All of this underscored the importance of math and science, even at the junior high school level.
June 10, 2013 – Compact Equipment Online
New Holland Donating to Fisher House Foundation
In honor and memory of our nation's Armed Forces, New Holland is partnering with "NASCAR: An American Salute" in grateful recognition of the courage, service and sacrifice of the nation's military and their families.
June 7, 2013 – forconstructionpros.com
Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Names President
Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas announced its new president and CEO, Seok Myung (Sam) Yoon. Yoon came from Hyundai Heavy Industries, Hyundai Construction Equipment's parent company. During his tenure there, he worked in research and development and sales. Most recently, Yoon was the CEO of HHI-Brazil.
June 7, 2013 – Site Prep
CNH-Fiat Announce New Company Name
Fiat Industrial S.p.A. and CNH Global N.V. announced today that the name of the Fiat Industrial subsidiary, FI CBM Holdings N.V., into which Fiat Industrial and CNH are proposed to be merged, will be changed to CNH Industrial N.V. ("CNH Industrial").
June 7, 2013 – Farm Equipment
Broce Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Broce Manufacturing Company, Inc. is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
June 6, 2013 – Construction Equipment Guide
Atlas Copco acquires Meyco Equipment
Swedish equipment manufacturer Atlas Copco has strengthened its position in the mining and underground sector with the acquisition of Meyco Equipment, the Swiss sprayed-concrete specialist, from chemicals giant BASF.
June 6, 2013 – Construction News