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Contractor Dream Package 2010 Winner: Mario Ramos – Mar-Con Services

Nov 12, 2010

Contractor Dream Package 2010 Winner: Mario Ramos – Mar-Con Services

Equipment World magazine, sister publication to Aggregates Manager, has named Mario Ramos of Mar-Con Services in Pasadena, Texas, as the winner of the Equipment World 2010 Contractor’s Dream Package. Ramos received his prize package worth more than $100,000 in products ...

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Cat’s Wuxi R&D Center facility LEED Gold certified

Nov 01, 2010

Caterpillar Inc. research & development (R&D) center in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, has been awarded Gold certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design in the new construction category (LEED-NC). The Wuxi R&D Center, a wholly-owned Caterpillar subsidiary, is the headquarters and ...

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Martin Marietta expects volume growth in 2011

Nov 01, 2010

Fitch Ratings has affirmed the ratings of Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. as follows: Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'BBB'; Short-term IDR at 'F2'; Senior unsecured debt rating at 'BBB;' Revolving bank credit facility at 'BBB;' Commercial Paper rating at 'F2'. The Rating Outlook is stable. The ratings ...

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Vermeer realigns staff for ‘global growth’

Oct 22, 2010

Vermeer Corp. has realigned its staff "to best support the company’s global growth initiatives," the company says. “We are excited about the realignment and how it will help Vermeer better serve our customers,” said Mary Andringa, president and chief executive officer ...

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CARB’s emissions rules were ‘overkill’

Oct 08, 2010

Draft proposals and language for new on-road and off-road emissions regulations from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) are expected to benefit the equipment rental industry as well as contractors and construction companies, according to the American Rental Association (ARA). CARB ...

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Volvo recalls 270 people at New River Valley plant

Aug 23, 2010

Volvo says it will be recalling about 270 people to its New River Valley Assembly Plant beginning the week of Sept. 6. The recall will support a production ramp-up driven by increased orders, according to the company. "In addition to some positive ...

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Reauthorization a ‘bright spot’ but recovery hinges on highway bill, contractor tells Congress

Jul 28, 2010

The highway investments in the stimulus law have been a bright spot for the transportation construction industry that has been hit hard hit by recession-induced cutbacks in state programs and decline in private sector work, continued uncertainty about passage ...

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Editorial

Jul 01, 2010

Turn obstacles into opportunities By Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief   “All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best ...

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