Rock & Dirt’s Weekly Recap-

News in the Construction Equipment Industry

Need a quick update on what happened last week in the construction industry? Every Monday we will provide a brief overview of some of the top stories for your consumption.


Submit your entries by Jan. 11, 2013 for the 10th Annual Fleet Masters Award competition, brought to you by Construction Equipment and the Association of Equipment Management Professional (AEMP). Entrants should be teams that have the best practices in fleet management by integrating finance, information management, policies, controls and customer service with outstanding efficiency and cost-effectiveness.


Arjun Mirdha has been appointed COO of JCB, Inc., and will assume the position of overseeing sales, commercial operations, parts and service, manufacturing, marketing communications and product marketing as of Jan. 1, 2013. In his current position as Executive Vice President of Sales/Marketing and Service, Mr. Mirdha has overseen a 62% increase in overall sales and a 48% increase in parts and service revenue.


Caterpillar Equipment and Chemtura have entered a joint development agreement for novel applications of Chemtura’s urethane pre-polymer technology for construction and mining equipment. The urethane tires have a high re-usability potential; which will be the unique selling point to Caterpillar’s customers. Caterpillar first plans to focus on developing tires for some of the harshest operating environments.


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