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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.

PHOTOS: How Bridgestone builds giant off-road tires in South Carolina

Dec 05, 2014

PHOTOS: How Bridgestone builds giant off-road tires in South Carolina

  Bridgestone’s Aiken County, South Carolina, location will now be the home of the company’s North American giant off-road radial tire production, as the company opened a new 1.5-million-square-foot facility purpose-built to manufacture the company’s largest tires. Previously manufactured only at Bridgestone’s ...

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PHOTOS: Doosan’s new DA30-5 and DA40-5 articulated dump trucks

Dec 01, 2014

PHOTOS: Doosan’s new DA30-5 and DA40-5 articulated dump trucks

With the 365-net-horsepower DA30-5 and 490-net-horsepower DA40-5, Doosan has launched two new articulated dump trucks featuring fuel-efficient Scania DC9 and DC13 engines, respectively. The 51,588-pound DA30-5 has a 61,729-pound payload rating with a 23.3-cubic-yard heaped capacity, 9-foot, 10-inch loading height ...

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Safety plan: Are your temporary workers safe?

Nov 27, 2014

Safety plan: Are your temporary workers safe?

So, your safety plan is up to date, you conduct frequent, targeted training and your workers have bought into and contribute to your safety culture. What more is there to do? Think about your temporary workers. You may not hire them every ...

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ASCC releases concrete safety orientation video in Spanish

Nov 18, 2014

ASCC releases concrete safety orientation video in Spanish

The American Society of Concrete Contractors has released a Spanish version of the Concrete Employee Safety Orientation DVD. Designed for concrete contractors, the training tool was developed by members of the society’s Safety and Risk Management Council and introduced at the ASCC annual ...

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How to stay safe while working with a small or short-handed crew

Oct 29, 2014

How to stay safe while working with a small or short-handed crew

One of the lingering effects of the construction downturn is the difficulty contractors now face finding skilled workers. Whether construction workers have found other jobs, moved to a new city or left the industry altogether, skilled workers can be hard to ...

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How to become a more productive worker

Aug 26, 2014

How to become a more productive worker

“Work smarter, not harder.” How many times have you seen that quote? Over time, the idea that your best performance is a result of how you work, not how long you work, has become widely accepted. Studies have shown that the last employee ...

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Volvo launches new L110H and L120H wheel loaders; reduce fuel usage 18%

Aug 04, 2014

Volvo launches new L110H and L120H wheel loaders; reduce fuel usage 18%

Volvo has launched its new 18- to 22-ton-class L110H and L120H wheel loaders, delivering 256 and 268 gross horsepower, respectively. Designed to handle applications such as material handling, road construction and utility work, the loaders offer bucket capacities between 3.2 and ...

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PHOTOS: Volvo opens North American Customer Center, anticipates 6,000 visitors in 1st year

Jun 30, 2014

PHOTOS: Volvo opens North American Customer Center, anticipates 6,000 visitors in 1st year

More than 6,000 customers, operators and dealers are expected to visit Volvo’s Shippensburg, Pa.-based Customer Center in its first year. The new facility on Monday hosted ribbon cutting ceremonies by Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.), Rep. Scott ...

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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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