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August new-home sales hold steady

Oct 01, 2012

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)  and the United States Census Bureau have released figures revealing the pace of new-home sales held virtually unchanged at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 373,000 units in August. This follows ...

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Terex expands in Ohio

Sep 17, 2012

Terex Equipment Services (TES) and Crane America Services (CAS), the North American service segment of Terex Material Handling and Port Solutions (MHPS), have opened a new TES service center location in Columbus, Ohio. The 17,500-square-foot location, which features two full bays, additional ...

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Volvo Rents launches Used Equipment section on website

Sep 10, 2012

Volvo Rents has launched a section on the company’s website dedicated to used equipment sales. This section is intended to make used equipment more visible to customers. Equipment featured in the designated section includes excavators, generators, aerial platforms, backhoes and skid ...

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MHC Kenworth expands in Georgia

Aug 30, 2012

MHC Kenworth has opened a new parts and service facility in Augusta, Georgia. The new facility, managed by Randy Dowell, is located at 4318 Belair Frontage Road on two acres near I-20 Exit 194. The dealership is the company’s sixth in ...

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Deister selects Process Machinery as new dealer

Aug 01, 2012

Deister Machine Company has appointed Process Machinery as its exclusive representative for the territory of Indiana, Kentucky, and the Ohio region south of I-70. The Shelbyville, Ky.-based company has more than 30 years of industry experience and offers new and used ...

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Komatsu celebrates 60th anniversary

Jul 17, 2012

Komatsu Equipment is celebrating its 60th anniversary and will commemorate with customer and employee events throughout the year. The company originated in 1952 as Rocky Mountain Machinery Company in Salt Lake City, but it merged with Pioneer Equipment in 1997 to ...

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New home sales slow by 1.6 percent in February

Mar 26, 2012

Sales of newly built, single-family homes slowed 1.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 313,000 units in February, according to data jointly released by HUD and the U.S. Commerce Department today."While many builders are seeing more traffic through ...

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Home builder confidence index remains flat

Mar 20, 2012

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes was unchanged in March from a revised level of 28 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), released today.  This means that following five consecutive ...

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FMI predicts 5 percent 2012 construction growth

Mar 20, 2012

Construction consultant FMI's first-quarter 2012 Construction Outlook Report shows a 5 percent increase over 2011 for total construction put in place, or $826.3 billion. According to the report, in order for residential construction to achieve the 8 percent increase projected and ...

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Navistar tests trucks’ ‘fluid economy’

Jul 21, 2010

  By eTrucker Staff Navistar said at a July 19 press conference a third-party test it commissioned shows the 2010 International ProStar+ with MaxxForce 13 Advanced EGR engine leads all Class 8 trucks in “fluid economy” – a measurement of diesel ...

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Construction unemployment now at 27.1 percent

Mar 05, 2010

The construction unemployment rate jumped to 27.1 percent and construction employment dropped to a 14-year low as another 64,000 construction workers lost jobs in February, according to federal employment figures released today. The economy would have added jobs had it ...

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