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São Paulo calls US$4.6bn tender to extend metro line 2
São Paulo city metro company CMSP has launched a 10.1bn-real (US$4.57bn) tender for the extension of metro line 2, also known as the green line, the state government said in a release.
April 15, 2014 – BNamericas

Peru's US$12bn infra project portfolio shows strong PPP model, says Fitch
Peru's multibillion dollar infrastructure investment plan shows strong momentum for the use of public-private partnership (PPP) investment frameworks in the country, even if all the projects are unlikely to be completed, Fitch Ratings agency said in a report.
April 15, 2014 – BNamericas

Fed Still Sees Real GDP Growth of 2.8 to 3.0 Percent
The Federal Reserve still anticipates real GDP growth of between 2.8 and 3.0 percent in 2014.
April 14, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers

Five Mexican infrastructure projects make top 100 project list for Latin America
Five Mexican infrastructure projects have made it into the top 100 strategic infrastructure projects under development in Latin America, according to a report from consultancy CG/LA.
April 14, 2014 – BNamericas

MOPC to tender roadworks
Paraguay's public works ministry (MOPC) will launch in the next few days an international tender for the asphalt paving of the 57km Vaquería-Ruta 10 highway, the ministry said in a release.
April 14, 2014 – BNamericas

Vacuworx Honored with Governor's Award for Excellence in Exporting
Vacuworx, a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of vacuum-lifting technology and material-handling equipment, has received the 2014 Governor's Award for Excellence in Exporting.
April 13, 2014 – AED News

Minnich Manufacturing adds to dealer network in Michigan
Minnich Manufacturing, Mansfield, Ohio, has added ACE Cutting Equipment & Supply, Novi, Mich., to its dealer network to service the Detroit area and surrounding markets.
April 13, 2014 – Rental Pulse

Titan Machinery revenues slightly up in fiscal 2014; company plans to close seven stores
Titan Machinery, West Fargo, N.D., last week reported revenue of $2.23 billion for the full year ended Jan. 31, 2014, up 1.3 percent compared to fiscal 2013.
April 13, 2014 – Rental Pulse

Hydrema Appoints Ohio CAT as Dealer
Ohio CAT, one of Ohio's leading construction equipment dealerships, recently announced it is now an authorized Hydrema dealer for the state of Ohio.
April 12, 2014 – Construction Equipment Guide

McElroy Gains New Distributor In Africa
McElroy announced the addition of a new distributor that will sell and service the company's fusion machines in Northern Africa.
April 12, 2014 – Underground Construction

Finance officials: Global economy turns the corner
The world's top finance officials expressed confidence Saturday that the global economy finally has turned the corner to stronger growth. This time, they may be right.
April 12, 2014 – AP

AEM CE Stock Index Down 1.0 Percent For Week Closing April 11
The AEM Construction Equipment Index fell last week – nine out of the ten companies in the index had lower stock prices on April 11 compared to closing prices on April 4. The AEM Construction Equipment Stock Index fell 1.0 percent for the week ending April 11. The S&P 500 Average Index fell by 2.6 percent.
April 11, 2014 – AEM

DOT Chief Foxx promotes infrastructure investment with bus tour
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is getting ready to tour portions of the U.S. with the goal of promoting infrastructure investment.
April 11, 2014 – Better Roads

PPIs remain mild; most metros add jobs; ABI ably predicts building activity, AIA finds
The producer price index (PPI) for final demand increased 0.7%, not seasonally adjusted (0.5%, seasonally adjusted), in March and 1.4% over 12 months. From February 2013 to February 2014 construction employment increased in 175 out of 339 metropolitan areas (including divisions of larger metros) for which BLS reports construction data, declined in 106 and was flat in 58.
April 11, 2014 – AEM

A call for ethanol's 'rebirth'
The executive director of the Clean Fuels Development Coalition is calling for a "rebirth" of ethanol as an alternative fuel.
April 11, 2014 – Brownfield

Construction Underway on New Holland Pavilions
The first shovels of dirt were turned today in a groundbreaking ceremony marking the start of construction on the New Holland Pavilions at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin.
April 11, 2014 – Farm Equipment

Farm Equipment Transportation Rules Passed in Nebraska Legislature
Farm equipment dealers have more shipping options under a bill passed by senators April 10.
April 11, 2014 – Farm Equipment

Off-Road Equipment Manufacturers to Hold Product-Safety Seminar
Hundreds of off-road equipment industry professionals will gather April 29-30 in Chicago (Schaumburg), Ill., at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers' (AEM) annual product safety and compliance seminar, seeking the latest industry knowledge to help them fine-tune company programs.
April 11, 2014 – Lift & Access

MSHA Issues Preliminary Mine Safety Data for 2013
The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration released preliminary data for calendar year 2013, updating the "Mine Safety and Health at a Glance." page.
April 11, 2014 – Rock Products

Study: Investing In Sierra Nevada Forests Reduces Megafires And Saves Millions
A new study released today finds investing in proactive forest management activities in the Sierra Nevada can save up to three times the cost of future fires, reduce high-severity fire by up to 75 percent, and bring added benefits for people, water, and wildlife.
April 11, 2014 – Timber Harvesting

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