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Hebe retires from Navistar

Oct 16, 2012

Hebe retires from Navistar

James L. Hebe, Navistar's senior vice president, North America Sales Operations, will retire from Navistar, the company announced today. Hebe, 63, has led the company’s North American Truck sales and marketing efforts since re-joining the company in 2008. Hebe began his career ...

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Otter Tail sells portion of DMI Industries

Sep 10, 2012

Otter Tail has entered into an agreement with Trinity Industries to sell the property, plant and equipment of DMI Industries in Ft. Erie, Ontario; West Fargo, North Dakota; and Tulsa, Oklahoma, for $20 million. The Ft.Erie transaction closed on September 6, and the ...

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Sany opens facility in China

Aug 30, 2012

Sany has opened a new excavator factory near Shanghai, China, which can produce an excavator every five minutes. The $818.5 million facility, which uses a computerized production-management system, is located at the 10.7 million-square-foot Lingang Industrial Park with 5.9 million square ...

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Volvo CE offers Road Institute courses

Aug 20, 2012

Volvo Construction Equipment is offering courses during the 2012-2013 Road Institute. The course curriculum offers two- to five-day sessions beginning in October and continuing through May 2013, with classes held at two training facilities in North America. These facilities are ...

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Vista offers articulated haul truck training online

Aug 20, 2012

Vista Training has launched an articulated haul truck training module as part of its Silver Series of web-based operator training programs. The program, Articulated Haul Truck - Basic Operation & Safety, is a one-hour, web-based, self-directed course which focuses on machine ...

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Construction material prices decline

Aug 17, 2012

Construction materials prices declined 0.7 percent in July, according to the Producer Price Index (PPI) report the United States Department of Labor released on Aug. 14. Construction materials prices are down 0.6 percent for the year; this is the first ...

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Construction employment declines in 162 metropolitan areas, AGC reports

Aug 02, 2012

Construction employment declined in 162 out of 337 metropolitan areas between June 2011 and June 2012, increased in 127 and stayed stagnant in 48, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors ...

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World of Concrete hosts Crews That Rock contest

Jul 17, 2012

World of Concrete is hosting Crews That Rock, a contest to allow construction crews to show off the work they have done in 2012. BASF is sponsoring the competition, which is open for applications until November 30. Contestants can enter their ...

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AGC: Construction employment stagnates

Jul 16, 2012

Construction employment stalled in June as more former construction workers left the industry, according to an analysis of new federal data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. The lack of current job openings, along with the departure ...

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