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Colombia readies US$8bn second wave of 4G highway tenders (login required)
Colombia is due to launch by year-end the second tender round of the country's US$25bn highway plan, dubbed 4G.
November 26, 2014 – BNamericas

World Bank sounds alarm over climate change, risk to development (login required)
Latin America is the developing region whose land stands to be most affected in 2100 if global warming increases average temperatures by 1.5 degrees Celsius, according to the World Bank report Turn Down the Heat: Confronting the New Climate Normal.
November 25, 2014 – BNamericas

White House skeptical of possible deal on tax breaks
The White House on Monday appeared to throw cold water on an emerging deal in Congress on extending tax breaks, saying reports were "not promising."
November 24, 2014 – The Hill

Central Banks Act in Attempt to Lift Global Economy
Central banks around the world have acted recently in an attempt to lift a sagging global economy.
November 24, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers

Kobelco posts financial results
Kobelco Construction Machinery has posted its semi-annual results for the 2014 financial year.
November 24, 2014 – World Highways

Peru studying northern, southern railway projects (login required)
Peru believes railway projects that seek to link Brazil to the north and Bolivia to the south are feasible, Peruvian President Ollanta Humala said.
November 24, 2014 – BNamericas

Hipower Systems earns certification from Underwriters Laboratories
Hipower Systems, Lenexa, Kan., has received Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification in the UL 2200, Stationary Engine Generator Assemblies classification for its entire stationary natural gas generator line.
November 23, 2014 – Rental Pulse

Firm provides reasons for nonresidential construction optimism
Management consulting and investment banking firm FMI released its Nonresidential Construction Index (NRCI) for the fourth quarter. The index increased slightly from the third quarter, moving from 62.5 to 62.8.
November 21, 2014 – Pit & Quarry

John Deere - Augusta facility produces one millionth tractor
John Deere has marked a manufacturing milestone with the completion of the one millionth tractor built at the John Deere - Augusta factory in Grovetown, GA.
November 21, 2014 – OEM Off-Highway

Hertz Equipment Rental Opens Used-Equipment Store in Orlando
Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation (HERC), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Hertz Corporation has opened its first HERC Equipment Sales location.
November 21, 2014 – Lift & Access

Krone Announces Opening of New Western Region Training and Support Center
Krone North America is expanding the Western Region Training and Support Center by nearly doubling the square footage of the facility in Reno, Nev.
November 21, 2014 – Farm Equipment

Donaldson Reports First Quarter Results
Donaldson Company Inc. announced its financial results for its fiscal 2015 first quarter. For the three months ended Oct. 31, 2014, the company reported net sales of $597 million, net earnings of $56 million, and diluted earnings per share of $0.40.
November 21, 2014 – Construction Equipment

Luby Equipment Acquires H Edwards Equipment Assets
Luby Equipment Services has announced that the company has acquired the assets of H Edwards Equipment, which had been the Case dealer for light equipment in the Caseyville area for many years.
November 21, 2014 – Construction Equipment Guide

Texas leads U.S. equipment purchases in Q3, sales down 19 percent from 2013
If you believe everything is bigger in Texas, than it should come as no surprise that the state also needs the most road construction equipment. At 68 buyers during the third quarter of 2014, Texas construction companies financed the most road construction equipment in the United States.
November 21, 2014 – Better Roads

Volvo says expects credit losses in China, to hit Q4 operating profit
Truck and construction equipment maker Volvo said on Friday its operating profit in the fourth quarter would be negatively impacted by around 650 million Swedish crowns ($88 million) due to expected credit losses in China.
November 21, 2014 – Reuters

EPA says it will not act on 2014 RFS until 2015, industry offers mixed reactions
The Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it wouldn't finalize a 2014 rule for the Renewable Fuels Standard, saying a glut of comments will push action back into 2015.
November 21, 2014 – AgriPulse

Topcon Acquires Console Manufacturer Wachendorff Elektronik
Topcon Positioning Group announces the complete acquisition of Wachendorff Elektronik GmbH and Wachendorff Electronics Inc. in a private transaction.
November 21, 2014 – AgriMarketing

The Top Five Takeaways From The AEM Annual Conference
Disruption. The act of causing disorder. A word in most scenarios that, by its nature, instills fear and therefore, paralysis. Yet, fear and avoiding or ignoring disruption in the context of business can cause even more damage as we move into 2015.
November 21, 2014 – Envano

Naughty or nice? Nicaraguans promised canal as 'Christmas present' (login required)
Preparatory construction works on Nicaragua's controversial US$40bn inter-oceanic canal will get underway on December 24, according to a government source.
November 21, 2014 – BNamericas

Romania set to start Sebes-Turda motorway construction
Construction of the proposed Sebes-Turda motorway will start by the end of November, according to Eugen Cecan, director of Romania's Regional Administration for Roads and Bridges.
November 20, 2014 – World Highways

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