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Amy Materson

Amy Materson is the Managing Editor of Equipment World. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration at the University of Alabama, and has been a member of the Equipment World staff since 2006. Materson’s responsibilities include managing the flow of content for the magazine and providing coverage on a variety of topics that include new product information and safety.

Ditch Witch unveils new FX50 vacuum excavator

Nov 06, 2012

Ditch Witch unveils new FX50 vacuum excavator

Ditch Witch has added a new model to the company’s line of vacuum excavators – the FX50. Useful for a variety of cleanup and excavation tasks, the FX50 is designed for debris removal, HDD support and soft excavation tasks such ...

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East’s new built-in tarp storage boxes for drop-deck trailers

Oct 25, 2012

East’s new built-in tarp storage boxes for drop-deck trailers

East Manufacturing’s new all-aluminum tarp storage box is built into the floor of the upper or lower deck, offering safe and convenient access and saving time when tarping loads. Depth configurations vary based on the drop at the neck and ...

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BOMAG launches new tandem vibratory roller

Sep 27, 2012

BOMAG launches new tandem vibratory roller

Experience all-around visibility and intuitive controls with BOMAG’s BW100ADM-5 tandem vibratory roller, which features a specially developed operator’s platform that has a smaller diameter steering wheel, multifunctional travel lever, adjustable seat and circular instrumentation.  Powered by a 20.2-horsepower water cooled Kubota ...

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Lincoln Electric adds new model to advanced process welders line

Sep 27, 2012

Lincoln Electric adds new model to advanced process welders line

Weld thicker materials with Lincoln Electric’s Power Wave S500 advanced process welder, which has more than 65 standard welding waveforms for optimized arc performance in specific applications, and powers Stick, DC TIG, Pulsed DC TIG, MIG, Pulsed MIG and Flux-Cored ...

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Cooper Kenworth adds Asheville location

May 03, 2012

Cooper Kenworth has opened a 31,000-square-foot parts and service operation in Asheville, North Carolina. The facility, located along U.S. Interstate 40 at 1895 Old Haywood Road, has 14 service bays and a 7,000-square-foot parts department. One bay is a dedicated ...

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JCB adds San Antonio dealer

May 03, 2012

JCB adds San Antonio dealer

JCB has added to their North American dealer network with JCB of South Texas. Located in San Antonio, JCB of South Texas offers the full JCB line of equipment, including new, used and rental. JCB of South Texas, which is managed ...

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Ram intros 2500 CNG pickup truck

Mar 07, 2012

Ram intros 2500 CNG pickup truck

Ram brand president Fred Diaz says there was "a lot of head-scratching" when his company announced it was separating the Ram truck line from the iconic Dodge car line. But two years later, he says that decision has been vindicated. At ...

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Westport LD showcases bi-fuel Ford Super Duty pickup trucks

Mar 07, 2012

Westport Light Duty will begin producing bi-fuel Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty pickup trucks in May, the company said today at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, IN. The trucks are produced in a facility adjacent to Ford's ...

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GM debuts bi-fuel Sierra, Silverado pickup trucks

Mar 07, 2012

GM debuts bi-fuel Sierra, Silverado pickup trucks

Chevrolet and GMC today announced details of General Motors’ bi-fuel 2013 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500 HD extended cab pickup trucks at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, IN. The vehicles include a compressed natural gas (CNG) capable ...

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Navistar sues EPA again over ‘irrelevant’ SCR rule

Jul 18, 2011

By Jack Roberts, Executive Trucks Editor  Navistar has filed another suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, signaling the latest round in the ongoing battle between the exhaust gas recirculation-only engine manufacturer and its competitors, all of which are using selective ...

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Diesel, gas continue to rise

Apr 05, 2011

The Department of Energy reported Monday that diesel prices rose 4.4 cents to a $3.976 per gallon national average. Gasoline also increased, rising to $3.684 cents per gallon, an 8.8-cent increase over the previous week. Compared with figures from the same ...

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Senate repeals 1099 reporting requirements

Apr 05, 2011

The U.S. Senate passed H.R. 4 on April 4, effectively repealing the expanded tax reporting requirements in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The law had stipulated that, starting in 2012, firms would be required to file a Form ...

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