Archive | May, 2012

Global Infrastructure Investing: A Different Spin on Emerging-Market Growth

When it comes to infrastructure investing, operators should get as much love as builders. Investors looking to capitalize on developing markets might dig deeper than the heavy-equipment and construction giants that break ground and erect the bridges, stadiums, apartment buildings, and hospitals that a growing middle class will use. In fact, it's the next tier […]

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Construction Outlook - GE Capital

Construction Total construction put-in-place improved +1.5% year-over-year in 4Q11 to $204.7 billion with improvements in residential and nonresidential building construction offset by a slight decline in nonbuilding construction. Small but consistent quarterly improvements in virtually all metrics give positive momentum for 2012. Residential Construction Residential housing statistics showed positive yearover- year comparisons in the fourth […]

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Caterpillar Dozer

The Latest Technology for Caterpillar Bulldozers

This Caterpillar dozer demonstration takes place at the Edwards testing facility.  You may not think too much about this video till the end of the demo and realize that this technology could save your life and expand your universe of job sites.

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Cummins 1Q Net Rises 33% On Stronger-Than-Expected Sales

Cummins Inc.'s (CMI) first-quarter earnings rose 33% as the truck engines and power-generation-systems maker's sales and margins continued to grow. Cummins has seen its earnings soar for more than two years as strong demand for truck engines and parts in North America and other key markets continued to drive sales, despite truck manufacturers' attempts in […]

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Caterpillar updates strategy on European rental

Caterpillar is taking a less prescriptive approach to the development of the Cat Rental Store network in Europe, with dealers still being encouraged to rent but not necessarily by creating a separate rental business. David Picard, director of product support and sales operations for Europe, Africa and the Middle East, speaking to IRN at Intermat, […]

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New Komatsu plant at Wacol

KOMATSU Australia has opened a new, state-of-the-art regional headquarters at Wacol, south-west of Brisbane. Completed for a cost of more than $55 million, the project employed up to 400 workers in the construction phase and will create the opportunity for about 150 permanent employees. Managing director of Komatsu Australia Sean Taylor said the Wacol facility […]

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Cashman Equipment Co. balances business shifts in tough economy

It was the big splash in an otherwise declining year for Henderson and the Valley economy. Valley construction industry mainstay Cashman Equipment Co. made Henderson home when it opened its 3300 St. Rose Parkway location in late 2008. The 52-acre site became the company's new headquarters, a fresh Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified building […]

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Giant mining machines to descend on Edmonton for awareness show

EDMONTON - Giant mining machines towering over Churchill Square this week won’t be extracting riches from downtown Edmonton, but are part of an exercise to build awareness of mining’s impact on everyday life. Industry behemoths such as a Caterpillar 777 open-pit mining truck and other super-heavy equipment will descend onto the public plaza from May […]

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