Q1 2015 U.S. Tractor, Combine Sales Mostly Above 5-Year Averages; Sales Decline Continues in March
Q1 2015 sales in most categories of farm tractors and self-propelled combines remained above their 5-year averages, said Benjamin Duyck, AEM director, market intelligence, while sales in all categories continued to decline in March.
April 16, 2015 – AEM
IN BRIEF: Chile's Ruta 5 tollroad faces local protests (Login Required)
The expansion of the Ruta 5 tollroad between Vespucio Norte expressway and the Lampa municipality in Santiago's metropolitan region generated protests among local residents.
April 16, 2015 – BNamericas
Exclusive Interview Reveals AEM's Benefits for Contractors
The question is elemental: What direct resources does the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) offer the construction contractor? In other words, why should a contractor working in Utah, Texas, Florida, New Hampshire or anywhere else give a hoot about a trade association created specifically for equipment makers?
April 16, 2015 – Construction Equipment Guide
Terex Chief Ron DeFeo Recognized with ARTBA's Highest Honor
Ron DeFeo, chairman and chief executive officer of Terex Corp. in Westport, Connecticut, is the sole recipient of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association's (ARTBA) highest honor-the 2014 "ARTBA Award." It was presented at an April 14 luncheon during the association's Federal Issues Program in Washington, D.C.
April 15, 2015 – ARTBA
Aerial Maker Haulotte Boosts Revenue 10 Percent in First Quarter
French aerial work platform manufacturer Haulotte increased revenue 10 percent in the first quarter with ?98.2 million (about U.S. $105.3 million), compared to $89.3 million in the first quarter of 2014.
April 15, 2015 – RER
Titan Machinery Inc. Announces Results for Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Full Year
Titan Machinery Inc. (Nasdaq: TITN), a leading network of full-service agricultural and construction equipment stores, today reported final financial results for the fiscal fourth quarter and full year ended January 31, 2015.
April 15, 2015 – Stockhouse
China's growth slows to 7% in the first quarter
China's economic growth slowed further in the three months to March this year, expanding 7% compared to a year earlier, its slowest pace since the global financial crisis in 2009.
April 15, 2015 – BBC News
Washington state considering gas tax hike
Washington state is considering increasing the amount of money drivers in their state will have to pay at the pump to help pay for transportation projects, The Spokane Spokesman-Review newspaper reports.
April 14, 2015 – The Hill
PCA: Cement Consumption, Clinker Imports to Grow
U.S. cement consumption will continue its growth trend in 2015, according to the Portland Cement Association (PCA).
April 14, 2015 – Rock Products
Mississippi authorizes $200 million in bonds for bridges, roadway infrastructure
The Mississippi Legislature recently voted to raise $200 million in bond financing to pay for transportation investments, most of which would target the state's list of structurally deficient bridges.
April 14, 2015 – Roads & Bridges
Mobile Crane Standard Addresses Overloads
The latest revision of the American national standard for mobile cranes, ASME B30.5-2014, brings major changes to the rules governing how crane users are to work within a lifting machine's capacity range, or load chart, and offers new guidance for inspection, maintenance and testing procedures.
April 14, 2015 – ENR
Walker Machinery Co. Expands Ag Business at Nitro Location
The Walker Machinery Co. announced plans Monday to open a new Agri-Business Division at its facility in Nitro, W.Va.
April 14, 2015 – Farm Equipment
Wisconsin Assembly passes IoH clarifications
The Wisconsin State Assembly approved AB113 by a unanimous vote on Tuesday. The bill, authored by State Representative Keith Ripp (R-Lodi) and State Senator Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon) makes more than 20 adjustments to the Implements of Husbandry law passed in the last session.
April 14, 2015 – Brownfield
FCC's Open Internet Order seen as a net gain for rural America
Will rural areas eventually receive the same type of high-speed Internet access that many of their urban "cousins" enjoy? The answer to the question is still in dispute as service providers and their federal regulators duke it out in the courts over controversial new rules.
April 14, 2015 – Agri-Pulse
SPOTLIGHT: Peru's Graņa y Montero (Login Required)
"To combine knowledge to perform any job" was the founders' idea behind Lima-based group Graņa y Montero, established in 1933.
April 14, 2015 – BNamericas
Illinois considering gas tax hike
Illinois is considering increasing the amount of money drivers in their state will have to pay at the pump to help pay for transportation projects, Illinois television station WGEM reports.
April 13, 2015 – The Hill
JCB Finance to Partner with Bank of the West
On April 1, 2015, JCB Finance began partnering with Bank of the West as a branded virtual joint venture (VJV) captive finance company.
April 13, 2015 – Farm Equipment
Agco's Top Holder Lifts Stake With $13M Buy
Agco's top insider made a bumper crop of buys of shares of the agriculture-equipment distributor through planned transactions from March 26 through April 9.
April 13, 2015 – Barron's
Booming crane market a welcome sign to strengthening U.S. construction industry
As one of the most expensive heavy equipment categories there is, when contractors and rental outfits are buying lots of cranes, you can safely conclude things are going pretty well in the construction industry.
April 13, 2015 – Equipment World
Mexico pumping billions into Gulf coast ports (Login Required)
Mexico is working on a portfolio of nine port projects, all in Gulf coast states, to increase capacity to meet demand from the energy and mining industries.
April 13, 2015 – BNamericas