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Alan Shoemaker talks with students exploring mining careers

Alan Shoemaker runs the Tuscola Stone mining company in Tuscola and believes more students should explore career opportunities in this industry. After working with the IAAP and other members to develop the Let’s Rock campaign he accepted an invitation from Tuscola High School to do a virtual presentation for the school’s new Intro to Trades class. […]

Caterpillar surpasses 3 billion tonnes hauled autonomously by Cat Command for hauling trucks

Caterpillar surpasses 3 billion tonnes hauled autonomously by Cat Command for hauling trucks

Caterpillar announces an additional 1 billion tonnes of material hauled by autonomous trucks using Cat® MineStar™ Command for hauling, surpassing the 3 billion tonnes milestone. This achievement is joined by an expansion of the types of commodities hauled autonomously across a growing number of Cat mining truck class sizes, as well as other brands of […]

Haver & Boecker Niagara launches the Haver Parts Zone

Haver & Boecker Niagara launches the Haver Parts Zone

ST. CATHARINES, Ontario—Haver & Boecker Niagara introduces the Haver Parts Zone, an easy-to-use, online system for convenient vibrating screen parts ordering. The Parts Zone includes detailed visual machine diagrams with clickable components, making it simple to identify required parts and submit a quote request. Quote requests through Haver Parts Zone will be responded to within 24 hours, […]

CBI & ECOTEC appoint General Equipment as new dealer

FARGO, ND – General Equipment will represent both CBI and Terex Ecotec equipment lines in the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa. The appointment will strengthen customer support for Terex’s environmental equipment brands in the territory. General Equipment & Supplies, Inc. was founded in 1984 by four former employees of General Diesel. Their primary […]

American Welding Society launches “AWS Certified” to reach younger workforce

Welding is among the most crucial and essential skilled trades that impact everyday life, yet the number of skilled welding technicians and professionals continues to decrease. It is anticipated that by 2023, over 375,000 welders will be necessary to satisfy our nation’s workforce demands (Emsi, 2019). To impact this decline, the American Welding Society has launched a […]

Nonresidential construction spending decreases 1.1% in March, says ABC

Nonresidential construction spending decreases 1.1% in March, says ABC

WASHINGTON, D.C.—National nonresidential construction spending declined 1.1% in March, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data published today by the U.S. Census Bureau. On a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, nonresidential spending totaled $778.5 billion for the month. Spending was down on a monthly basis in 11 of the 16 nonresidential subcategories. Private nonresidential […]

John Deere introduces the John Deere Protect™ Service Plan

John Deere introduces the John Deere Protect™ Service Plan

John Deere introduces its construction equipment service program, John Deere Protect™ Service Plan. Through this program, routine maintenance is performed at every 500-hour interval by an experienced John Deere dealer. The program decreases long-term ownership costs and reduces customer risk, adding a layer of certainty for customers. The program will roll out for John Deere […]

Monroe Tractor names Karen Long new CFO

Monroe Tractor names Karen Long new CFO

At Monroe Tractor, our promise to our customers is “we are here to keep you doing your job.” We strive to bring the best products and the best in customer service, which is why we are pleased to announce Karen Long as chief financial officer of Monroe Tractor.

New CAT® 816 landfill compactor

New CAT® 816 landfill compactor

Building on a nearly 50-year legacy of delivering maximum compaction performance and rugged durability, the new Cat® 816 Landfill Compactors features improved guarding and structure engineering to optimize uptime availability. New grouping of service points reduces time spent on maintenance, while the compactor’s updated cab design increases operator comfort and productivity. Alleviating potential damage, new […]

Demolition robots vs. excavators

Demolition robots vs. excavators

by Jeff Keeling, sales & marketing manager, Brokk Inc. With cutting-edge technology enhancing efficiency and safety on a number of jobsite applications, hydraulic breakers might seem a bit dull in comparison. Mounted on a carrier without the correct hydraulic oil flow and pressure, system back pressure and some consistent downward force, they just sit there, […]

New tech from Maptek to uncork geology bottleneck

New tech from Maptek to uncork geology bottleneck

Machine learning combined with cloud computing is destined to free up the geological supply chain to allow businesses to better leverage a key asset – their geological model. April 2021 sees the market release of DomainMCF, a platform that Maptek says will “put the geology back into geologists.” Geologist and project lead, Steve Sullivan said […]

John Deere expands its solutions for grade control with the launch of SmartGrade™ for excavators

John Deere expands its solutions for grade control with the launch of SmartGrade™ for excavators

John Deere increases the range of its grade control solutions with the launch of SmartGrade™ on the 210G LC and 350G LC Excavators. The factory-installed and -calibrated 3D SmartGrade system delivers increased productivity and accuracy on the job and provides benefits to contractors at all levels. “By incorporating precision technology, such as SmartGrade, on our […]

Volvo CE extends oil change intervals to 1,000 hours

Volvo CE extends oil change intervals to 1,000 hours

Volvo Construction Equipment is releasing new oil change filters that extend drain intervals to 1,000 hours for articulated haulers, wheel loaders and excavators. Longer intervals save customers up to 50% on maintenance costs and planned downtime without compromising component performance or longevity. The maximum engine oil change interval is now 1,000 hours (or 12 months) […]

Demolition attachment tooth build-up templates indicate wear levels and simplify maintenance

Demolition attachment tooth build-up templates indicate wear levels and simplify maintenance

Properly maintaining demolition attachment teeth maximizes performance and optimizes the life of replacement parts. As teeth become worn, they need to be rotated, built-up or replaced. To help customers determine and monitor how far processor teeth have worn from their original shape, Genesis now offers Processor Tooth Build-up Templates. Available for the Genesis GDR, GDT […]

Daniel “Boone” Larsen set to cast into retirement after 30 years in the trailer industry

Daniel “Boone” Larsen Set to Cast into Retirement After 30 Years in the Trailer Industry

Daniel “Boone” Larsen, Felling Trailers’ Great Lakes Regional Sales Manager has been a part of the equipment industry for 40-years and will retire in early May 2021. Thirty of those years have been spent spec’ing and selling trailers; 19-years with Towmaster, and the last 11-years with Felling Trailers. Daniel “Boone” joined the Felling Trailers’ team […]

Engcon’s tiltrotator makes a winning impression with excavators at Australia’s largest machine show

Engcon’s tiltrotator makes a winning impression with excavators at Australia’s largest machine show

The National Diesel & Turf Expo took place in Sydney from April 9th to 11th, 2021. The fair founded in 2016 is Australia’s largest machine fair with visitor numbers growing every year. Engcon has participated at the event several times, but this year’s participation was different. In previous years, Engcon has been represented through resellers, […]

OSHA Recordables Relative to the COVID-19 Vaccine

OSHA Recordables Relative to the COVID-19 Vaccine

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has provided guidance to employers regarding recordables related to the COVID-19 vaccine. OSHA outlined when an employer is required to record an adverse reaction on its OSHA 300 Logs.In their document, COVID 19 – frequently asked questions (FAQs) issued on April 20, 2021, OSHA states that recordables incidents […]

Bob Doll joins Durex Products as regional sales manager

Bob Doll joins Durex Products as regional sales manager

LUCK, WI — Durex Products Inc., a leading manufacturer of premium wire and polyurethane screen media technologies, is pleased to announce its recent hire of Bob Doll, who joins as a Regional Sales Manager covering the Eastern United States. “As an effort to increase our Eastern US market presence, we are excited to have Bob […]

President Biden’s tax plan would hit small and family-owned businesses the hardest: ABC

President Biden’s tax plan would hit small and family-owned businesses the hardest: ABC

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to reports that President Biden will tonight announce tax increases as he details his American Families Plan, Associated Builders and Contractors released the following statement: “The president’s anti-growth tax increases will not only fail to raise the revenue needed to support his new government programs but will also hit our […]

ABC statement on President Biden’s first 100 days in office

ABC statement on President Biden’s first 100 days in office

Ahead of President Joe Biden’s first congressional address, Associated Builders and Contractors issued the following statement from Michael Bellaman, its president and CEO, on key merit shop construction industry priorities that should be considered by the administration. “As President Biden prepares to address a joint session of Congress, Associated Builders and Contractors recommends that he […]

Sandvik Mobile Crushers & Screens reach major safety milestone

Sandvik Mobile Crushers & Screens reach major safety milestone

Sandvik Mobile Crushers & Screens have reached a major safety milestone with 1,000 days without a lost time incident. Our employees have worked 2 years, 8 months, and 27 days without any lost time injury, which is a measure of monitoring incidents that result in an employee missing work due to an injury or accident in the workplace. Manufacturing engineering […]

Maptek shares innovation stories at Connect 2021 on May 19

Maptek shares innovation stories at Connect 2021 on May 19

Global technology provider Maptek has released the program for a 24-hour online conference on May 19 as part of its 40-year anniversary celebrations. Maptek Connect 2021 offers all 36 talks free, with attendees encouraged to register for multiple sessions across the four regional streams. Fittingly, the conference opens with a geology-themed topic delivered from Arrowtown […]

Advanced technology for the new CAT® 815 soil compactor

Advanced technology for the new CAT® 815 soil compactor

The new Cat® 815 Soil Compactor features technology upgrades to help increase productivity and efficiency, so more area is compacted in less time on large earthworks projects. New machine designs and revised service groupings combine to cut maintenance costs up to 9%. With all components relocated from the cab roof to lower overall transport height, […]

Ballard announces membership in Hydra Consortium

Ballard announces membership in Hydra Consortium

Ballard Power Systems recently announced that it is a member of the Hydra Consortium – together with Mining3, a leading research organization in the global mining industry and ENGIE, a global player in low-carbon energy and services. The Hydra Consortium will enable heavy-duty mining mobile equipment to run on renewable hydrogen, displacing diesel and decarbonizing […]

Road Widener brings heightened safety to road crews with offset vibratory roller attachment

Road Widener brings heightened safety to road crews with offset vibratory roller attachment

Road Widener LLC., a leading manufacturer of innovative road construction equipment, offers the industry’s first offset vibratory roller attachment. The attachment’s offset, patented design allows the host machine to drive safely on flat ground while compacting sloping shoulders, ditches and other hard-to-reach roadside areas, a task that has traditionally put road crews in danger of […]