Alarming results from US distracted driving survey
Transurban-Fluor and AAA Mid-Atlantic have published an alarming report on distracted driving on the busy I-95 highway in Northern Virginia in the US. The two bodies have launched a regional campaign focused on reducing distracted driving in the 95 Express Lanes construction zone.
May 17, 2013 – World Highways
Metro Manila's infrastructure projects worth more than US$240mn
Infrastructure projects valued at US$244.23 million (PHP 10bn) have been introduced by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in the Metro Manila region of the Philippines.
May 17, 2013 – World Highways
Study: Ag Contributes $37.9 Billion to Indiana Economy
Agricultural industries contributed $37.9 billion to Indiana's economy in 2011, according to a new report from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business.
May 17, 2013 – US Ag Net
Donaldson Announces Third Quarter 2013 Financial Results
Donaldson Company's 2013 third quarter financial results show a decline in sales, but a record operating margin of 15.9%.
May 17, 2013 – OEM Off-Highway
ERA uprates UK rental growth while Eurozone slows
The European Rental Association has made some small revisions to its European rental growth estimates for 2013 and 2014, slightly increasing the current year estimate from 0.8% to 1.0% and moderating growth next year to 2.2% from the previously forecast 2.5%.
May 17, 2013 – Access International
Europe's construction output sinks again
Construction output across all European member states (EU27) dropped 7.2% year-on-year in March and 7.9% within the Eurozone, according to the latest data from Eurostat.
May 17, 2013 – Construction Europe
Texas Increases Safety Focus - Results in Fatality Rate Drop
The construction fatality rate is declining faster in Texas than most other states according to a new analysis of federal safety data conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that the state's construction fatality and injury rates have declined as many contractors have spent much of the past decade focusing on improving workplace safety.
May 17, 2013 – forconstructionpros.com
Volvo opens Russian factory
Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has inaugurated a news 20,660 m2 excavator factory in Kaluga, Russia. The SEK 350 million (US$ 52 million) facility is Volvo CE's first factory in Russia, its seventh to produce excavators and is one of 16 production plants worldwide.
May 17, 2013 – International Construction
Volvo Rents Expands Texas Footprint with New Store in Selma
Volvo Rents, a worldwide provider of small-to-medium sized construction equipment, has opened a new rental center in Selma, Texas. This is the latest move in the company's continued expansion of its Texas rental business portfolio, increasing its statewide total to 12 rental centers. It also comes on the heels of a recent report by the Associated General Contractors of America that says Texas leads the nation in the increase of construction jobs.
May 17, 2013 – Compact Equipment Online
Consumer Sentiment Index in U.S. Rose to 83.7 in May
Consumer confidence rose in May to the highest level in almost six years as an advancing stock market and cheaper gas prices helped lift Americans' outlook on the economy.
May 17, 2013 – Bloomberg
Congress Expected To Waste No Time In Debating Farm Bill
Indications are that legislators will waste no time in taking up the farm bill drafts on both the Senate and House floors. The version approved by the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee on Tuesday was introduced later that day on the Senate floor as S. 954.
May 17, 2013 – AgriMarketing
Senate Passes Water Resources Development Act
The Senate Wednesday voted 83-14 in support of the Water Resources Development Act, a bill that authorizes Army Corps projects on major inland waterways in the United States, and includes a provision that partially alleviates EPA fuel storage restrictions.
May 16, 2013 – Farm Futures
Housing Starts Slip with Multifamily Correction in April
A correction from an unsustainably high level of production on the volatile multifamily side was largely responsible for a 16.5 percent dip in nationwide housing starts to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 853,000 units in April, according to newly released figures from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. However, permits for new construction headed solidly higher in the month, with a particularly strong gain in multifamily issuance.
May 16, 2013 – AED
Mahindra USA Announces 2013 Women in Ag Scholarship Winners
Mahindra USA, Inc. is proud to announce the winners of its 2012 / 2013 scholarship program benefiting young women studying agriculture, the "Mahindra Tractors' Women in Ag Scholarships." Since 2007, Mahindra USA has sponsored the Women in Ag Scholarship Program to recognize the important role that women play in the future of the agricultural industry.
May 16, 2013 – Farm Equipment
House Agriculture Committee passes new farm bill
After several long hours of debate, the House Agriculture Committee passed a new five-year farm bill, H.R. 1947, late tonight by a 36-10 vote margin. The measure reforms or eliminates more than 100 programs, including the elimination of direct payments that have been the mainstay of the farm safety net for almost two decades.
May 16, 2013 – AgriPulse
Ditch Witch Acquires Albany, Ga., Location
Ditch Witch of Georgia recently acquired its third location, adding Ditch Witch of Albany to the existing facilities in Savannah and Atlanta (Forest Park). The company, owned by the Ditch Witch factory, is Charles Machine Works Inc., located in Perry, Okla.
May 15, 2013 – Construction Equipment Guide
Deere's Sales, Net Up 9% in 1st Half
Net income attributable to Deere & Company was $1.084 billion, or $2.76 per share, for the second quarter ended April 30, compared with $1.056 billion, or $2.61 per share, for the same period last year.
For the first six months of the year, net income attributable to Deere & Company was $1.734 billion, or $4.41 per share, compared with $1.589 billion, or $3.91 per share, last year.
May 15, 2013 – AgriMarketing.com
New World Bank funds for India projects
The World Bank has approved two financing packages worth a total of US$ 318 million to support road improvement projects and low income housing development in India.
May 15, 2013 – International Construction
More Tactics to Grow Your B2B Email List
List growth is a perennial top priority for email marketers. Today, it's even more important to grow your list with quality sales leads to keep your messages in your readers' priority inboxes and to lessen the risk that an ISP will block your messages because of outdated, nonfunctioning, or bogus email addresses.
May 15, 2013 – ClickZ
Russia will create new transport infrastructure for 2018 FIFA World Cup
New transport infrastructure in Russia will be created from a US$4.178 billion (RUB 130bn) federal budget pot for boosting transport, energy supply, communications, utilities, and safety infrastructure ahead of the country hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
May 15, 2013 – World Highways