Archive | April, 2012

The American Construction Industry by Rock & Dirt (INFOGRAPHIC)

Explore our Infographic called “The American Construction Industry".  You'll learn the top 10 contractors in 2011 and many more interesting facts about the construction industry. Beginning with the current impact of the construction industry on GDP, jobs, spending, average industry pay, you will find out just how profitable the trucking industry is. And if you are […]

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John Deere Launches 180G LC Excavator

MOLINE, Ill. — John Deere announced the introduction of the 180G LC hydraulic excavator. This 18 metric ton model provides contractors a larger mid-size excavator solution with an Interim Tier4-certifed (IT4) engine. “The 180G LC model provides small local contractors, water and sewer contractors and those who dig basements and pools a versatile, maneuverable and […]

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Caterpillar to Sell Distribution Business for $75M

Heavy equipment maker Caterpillar Inc. said Monday that it will sell the distribution and support business formerly operated by Bucyrus in Peru to Ferreyros SAA for about $75 million. Ferreyros is a Peruvian company that imports, distributes and sells construction, mining, agricultural and transport equipment. The business includes inventory in Peru as well as about […]

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News Release From Somerset Welding & Steel

  NTEA Renews J&J Truck Bodies & Trailers' MVP Status Somerset, PA (April 19, 2012): The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) is pleased to confirm that J&J Truck Bodies & Trailers' renewal for qualified member status through the Member Verification Program has been approved. As such, J&J Truck Bodies & Trailers will be recognized as […]

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Holt CAT Announces Leadership Changes

  Holt CAT, the Caterpillar dealer of south, central, north and east Texas announced several changes in its leadership.Dave Harris has been appointed executive vice president and general manager of the dealership. In addition to his responsibilities for Holt’s machine Division, Holt agribusiness, Holt Crane and SITECH, Harris will now be responsible for HOLT power […]

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Thieves Target Construction Companies

MEDFORD, Ore. -- Thieves are targeting construction sites and now construction companies. Police said it's a growing problem that could be affecting your wallet. "We're having cases of construction equipment stolen every week, all the time, we never use to have that, it use to be once in a blue moon," Lt. Mike Budreau said. […]

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EPA Creeps up on E15

Despite the strenuous objections from every auto, motorcycle and small engine manufacturer in the United States, the Environmental Protection agency is pushing forward in its quest to ramp up the ethanol content in gasoline to 15 percent. The agency announced today that it has “approved the first applications for registration of ethanol for use in […]

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In Construction, Stature Isn't Barrier

PITTSTON TWP. - Becky Snyder stands at just 4-foot-11, yet her stature isn't a barrier as she moves earth with heavy machinery powerful enough to knock down a house. Ms. Snyder, a construction foreman, and Jennifer Coutts operate the largest machines in Pittston Twp.-based Linde Construction's fleet, routinely running bulldozers, loaders and excavators as the […]

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An Interview with Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman

In an interview with the Chicago Tribune, Caterpillar CEO Douglas Oberhelman says that Illinois didn't even make the first cut — a list of more than 20 states — in the company's continent-wide search for a new factory to manufacture small tractors and mini-excavators. The Peoria-based company, the state's largest manufacturing employer, announced in February […]

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NBC Today Shows Visits People at Play

Their heavy equipment playground is designed for fun! Jenna Wolfe from the NBC Today Show visited to show her skills. Visitors love testing their own agility and dexterity using some of the world's most extreme steel machines. www.comeplayinthedirt.com

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Caterpillar Launches CAT B10 Smartphone for the Rugged

The construction company many will probably know or recognize as CAT has just launched their first ever Android smartphone. This IP67-certified rugged device will be aiming directly at some of the other durable devices competing for the hard at work job such as the Samsung Rugby Smart, or the Motorola Defy. Being waterproof, dust proof, […]

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Bobcat Launches 2012 Line of Light Construction Products

Bobcat’s 2012 lineup of light construction products features a revamped line of air compressors, generators and pressure washers, as well as compaction equipment, including plate compactors and upright rammers. Powered by fuel-efficient, Honda engines, these durable models are designed to provide reliable performance for jobsite development and cleanup operations. Air compressors Three portable air compressor […]

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