Category Archives: Industry News

Thompson’s Station, TN: new home for Caterpillar Equipment dealer

Thompson’s Station, TN: new home for Caterpillar Equipment dealer

Construction in Middle Tennessee continues to push forward, enabling Thompson Machinery, the local Caterpillar dealer, to invest $15 million in Thompson’s Station, TN. Nashville and its surrounding counties continue to be the darling of the southeast for new residential and commercial construction investment.  “Customer demand for new, used, and rental machines continues to amaze us […]

Manitowoc launches new website

Manitowoc launches new website

Manitowoc has launched a fully refreshed website with improved navigation and searchable features that make it easy to explore the company’s comprehensive portfolio of cranes and lifting solutions. Created with the user experience in mind, the new site features a sleek design that is compatible with all browsers and mobile devices. A full site search […]

B.J. Kerstiens promoted to regional VP for Vortex Companies Quadex Lining System® Division

HOUSTON, TX — Trenchless infrastructure solutions provider, the Vortex Companies, has promoted B.J. Kerstiens to regional vice president of the Quadex Lining System division (QLS). His main responsibilities will be managing the overall business from the QLS perspective, supporting the sales team and estimating to project coordination, scheduling and licensee support. “Anytime we can promote […]

Ritchie Bros.’ IronPlanet marketplace experiencing busiest summer on record

Ritchie Bros.’ IronPlanet marketplace experiencing busiest summer on record

VANCOUVER, BC — In the first half of 2020, Ritchie Bros. attracted 73 million visits to its various web platforms, so it should come as no surprise that the company has sold more than US$1 billion of equipment through its online marketplaces over the past year (August 2019 – July 2020). In fact, Ritchie Bros.’ […]

Aquajet offers increased aftersales services for North American customers

Aquajet offers increased aftersales services  for North American customers

MONROE, WA — Aquajet provides increased equipment inventory, enhanced parts availability and high-caliber aftersales service and support in North America. Through the parts warehouse in Monroe, WA, combined with the service and demonstration facilities in St. Joseph, MO, and Stanhope, NJ, Aquajet offers fast, reliable support for customers across North America – increasing productivity and […]

McCloskey International welcomes Kemach Equipment to global dealer network

McCloskey International welcomes Kemach Equipment to global dealer network

KEENE, ONT –  McCloskey International recently welcomed Kemach Equipment to its global network of distributors. The company will serve South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland (Eswatini) and Botswana. An authorized JCB distributor established in 2003, Kemach has grown to become a leading earthmoving solutions dealer supplying equipment and aftermarket support to the mining, construction, quarrying and plant […]

Whether in Inner-City or Gravel Quarry – the Rockster R1000S increases Sedlmaier’s flexibility and efficiency

Whether in Inner-City or Gravel Quarry – the Rockster R1000S increases Sedlmaier’s flexibility and efficiency

In early 2020, Anton Sedlmaier GmbH, from Starnberg in Bavaria, decided to purchase the 30-ton impact crusher R1000S. The first location is a large-scale project in the center of Tutzing, where a 6-story Roche Group company building was razed to the ground. With a team of 30 people and 50 years of history, Anton Sedlmaier […]

John Deere introduces TC-Series trenchers as latest additions to attachments lineup

John Deere introduces TC-Series trenchers as latest additions to attachments lineup

MOLINE, IL — Designed to fit the needs of construction, agricultural and landscaping professionals, John Deere debuted two new trencher models, the TC36 and TC48, to its family of attachments. The newly introduced TC36 and TC48 trenchers are ideal economic models for lighter-duty tasks and equipment rental. These attachment models are compatible on John Deere […]

Metso Outotec to bring unique fasteners and wear monitoring technology to its minerals customers

Metso Outotec to bring unique fasteners and wear monitoring technology to its minerals customers

Metso Outotec recently closed the acquisition of the Australia-based fastener and wear monitoring technology provider Davies Wear Plate Systems, extending its wear lining portfolio and capabilities. The acquired technology includes fasteners with a unique locking mechanism that does not require traditional studs and nuts and thus enables faster and safer maintenance work. Davies Wear Plate Systems’ portfolio also includes wear monitoring technology, which provides a real-time forecast of wear and expected liner change-out timing. The monitoring solution can be fitted to any metallic or ceramic […]

Doosan welcomes two EquipmentShare locations as new dealerships

Doosan welcomes two EquipmentShare locations as new dealerships

SUWANEE, GA — Doosan Infracore North America, LLC, recently partnered with EquipmentShare to expand its dealer network with two new locations. The new dealerships are located in Salt Lake City, UT, and Commerce City, CO. About EquipmentShare Founded in 2014, EquipmentShare is expanding both in product offerings and physical rental yard locations. They are a […]

Doosan Bobcat delivers $81,000 donation to Wounded Warrior Project to benefit U.S. veterans

Doosan Bobcat delivers $81,000 donation to Wounded Warrior Project to benefit U.S. veterans

WEST FARGO, ND — Doosan Bobcat North America recently announced the donation of $81,000 to Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to serving injured veterans and their families. Proceeds raised by the campaign will help wounded veterans transition to civilian life through WWP programs and services ranging from economic empowerment to mental […]

Terex Service Centers authorized for service and sale of Fassi articulating cranes

Terex Service Centers authorized for service and sale of Fassi articulating cranes

WATERTOWN, SD — Terex Services and Fascan International have reached an agreement for Terex to become a full-service dealer of Fassi products. As an authorized dealer, Terex Services will provide maintenance, repair and parts for Fassi products at its 19 branch locations across much of the US, as well as sell custom-installed Fassi cranes and […]

Volvo CE electric machines available for online prebooking in North America starting Aug. 19

Volvo CE electric machines available for online prebooking in North America starting Aug. 19

Volvo Construction Equipment’s drive to electromobility continues to expand with the opportunity for customers in North America to prebook the ECR25 electric excavator and L25 electric wheel loader starting Aug.19. Customers who sign up will be one step closer to taking advantage of these zero-exhaust, low-noise machines to get tough work done while meeting a […]

Komatsu upgrades XT-5 family of tracked feller bunchers with performance improvements, special warranty program

Komatsu upgrades XT-5 family of tracked feller bunchers with performance improvements, special warranty program

CHATTANOOGA, TN — To better meet customer needs, Komatsu is upgrading its XT-5 family of tracked feller bunchers, adding performance and operator improvements, as well as covering the machines with a special 2-Year/5,000-hour warranty program. The XT430-5, XT445L-5 and XT465L-5 models were introduced in 2018, and these advancements were made based on customer feedback. Komatsu XT-5 machines […]

Volvo CE L45H and L50H wheel loaders now offered with high-speed driveline

Volvo CE L45H and L50H wheel loaders now offered with high-speed driveline

A high-speed driveline option is now available on Volvo CE L45H and L50H compact wheel loaders, which more than doubles top speeds from 12 mph (20 km/h) to 31 mph (50km/h). This allows the machines to travel more quickly between jobsites and can also reduce cycle times. “These loaders are often used in applications that […]

Volvo CE to divest Blaw-Knox paver business to Gencor Industries

Volvo CE to divest Blaw-Knox paver business to Gencor Industries

The Blaw-Knox business and associated assets will shift to Gencor, including the transfer of the manufacturing production line currently located in Shippensburg, PA. Gencor has announced that they plan to continue the manufacturing of the Blaw-Knox paver line in south-central Pennsylvania and move to a location in Letterkenny Township. The deal, which is expected to […]

Astec acquires Con-E-Co

Astec acquires Con-E-Co

CHATTANOOGA, TN – Astec Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:ASTE) recently announced the acquisition of Concrete Equipment Company, Inc. (“Con-e-Co”), a full-line concrete batch plant manufacturer serving customers around the world. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “We are very pleased to welcome Con-e-Co to Astec,” commented Barry A. Ruffalo, Chief Executive Officer of Astec. “The addition […]

Ritchie Bros. sells US$58+ million of equipment in big Fort Worth, TX summer auction

Ritchie Bros. sells US$58+ million of equipment in big Fort Worth, TX summer auction

FORT WORTH, TX — Bidder registrations at Ritchie Bros. auctions continue to surge, with 10,800+ people from 60 countries registering to bid for its big summer Fort Worth, TX auction. More than 4,400 equipment items and trucks were sold in the July 28 – 29, 2020 event for US$58+ million. Since mid-March all Ritchie Bros. […]

American Concrete Institute offers new Shotcrete inspection certification program

American Concrete Institute offers new Shotcrete inspection certification program

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is now offering a Shotcrete Inspector certification program to certify individuals who demonstrate the knowledge and experience required to properly inspect the placement of shotcrete. Comprehension of the responsibilities and qualification requirements of a Shotcrete Nozzleman are necessary. The Shotcrete Inspector program joins several others in […]

SEAA member company earns U.S. DOL approval of Ironworker Apprenticeship Program

SEAA member company earns U.S. DOL approval of Ironworker Apprenticeship Program

Trivent Safety Consulting, Westminster, CO, previously approved by the Steel Erectors Association of America as a SEAA/NCCER Ironworker Training Unit and Assessment Site, now also has a registered ironworker apprenticeship program. The company utilized the SEAA Ironworker Apprenticeship program template, which meets the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration guidelines for apprenticeship standards. […]

Felling to light it Red and paint it Green

Felling to light it Red and paint it Green

2020 Trailer for a Cause auction dates set for September Felling Trailers, Inc. is conducting its eighth annual online auction of an FT-3 drop deck utility trailer to benefit a non-profit organization. Lymphoma Research Foundation is the 2020 recipient. Felling Trailers wants to generate awareness about lymphoma and the research funding and resources that the […]

New V923 VersaHANDLER telescopic tool carrier provides increased lift height, reach and capacity

New V923 VersaHANDLER telescopic tool carrier provides increased lift height, reach and capacity

WEST FARGO, ND — Bobcat Company is always working to create more powerful, more efficient products and innovative solutions to help customers do more. Building on the success of prior Bobcat® telescopic tool carriers, the global leader in compact equipment has recently expanded its line with the new V923 VersaHANDLER® telescopic tool carrier. The new […]

Evergreen Tractor & Kimball Equip team up to represent Superior in Northwest U.S.

Evergreen Tractor & Kimball Equip team up to represent Superior in Northwest U.S.

MORRIS, MN — Superior Industries, Inc., a US-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, recently announced a unique new partnership that will benefit construction aggregate producers in the Northwest United States. Evergreen Tractor is partnering with Kimball Equipment to represent Superior’s crushing, screening, washing and conveying equipment in Washington, Oregon […]

Talbert Manufacturing’s 55-ton traveling axle trailer offers optimum towing and recovery capabilities 

Talbert Manufacturing’s 55-ton traveling axle trailer offers optimum towing and recovery capabilities 

RENSSELAER, IN — Talbert Manufacturing now offers the 5553TA traveling axle trailer for optimum versatility and productivity. With a planetary winch and Talbert’s redesigned piggy-back cylinder for over 25% more power to move axles in adverse conditions, the 55-ton 5553TA excels in moving low clearance and dead loads, making it ideal for towing and recovery operations. An […]

Fairbanks Scales FB4000 instruments enable predictive cutoff applications

Fairbanks Scales FB4000 instruments enable predictive cutoff applications

Predictive cutoff flow monitoring helps achieve greater accuracy in industrial filling KANSAS CITY, MO — Fairbanks Scales Inc., the oldest scale company in the U.S. recebtly announced its FB4000 Series of scale instruments is ideal for implementing predictive cutoff flow monitoring in a wide range of industrial filling applications, including grain loading, cement and asphalt […]