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Case upgrades N Series loader/backhoes to Tier 4 Interim

Feb 01, 2012

Case upgrades N Series loader/backhoes to Tier 4 Interim

        Case Construction rolled out, at World of Concrete 2012 in Las Vegas, upgrades to its Case N Series loader/backhoes that include the application of cooled exhaust gas recirculation (CEGR) emissions-control technology to achieve Tier 4 Interim certification, ...

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Volvo Trucks reorganizes management team

Oct 06, 2011

Volvo Trucks North America has reorganized its management team. The reorganization includes three new managers. According to a company statement, the move was to “align” the organizational structure with parent Volvo Global Trucks. Four vice presidents will run VTNA’s commercial ...

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ARTBA study: Fly ash ban for bridge, road construction increases costs

Sep 12, 2011

The cost to build roads, runways, and bridges would increase by an estimated $104.6 billion throughout the next 20 years if coal fly ash is no longer available as a transportation construction building material, according to a new study by ...

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LaHood: $2 Million in quick release emergency relief money for Iowa flooding

Aug 02, 2011

Two million dollars in quick release emergency money is being made available to the Iowa Department of Transportation to reimburse the state for work done on federal aid highways immediately following the recent flooding there, U.S. Transportation Secretary ...

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LaHood announces $1.58 billion for 27 major U.S. transit projects

Jun 28, 2011

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced $1.58 billion for 27 transit projects nationwide that will improve public transportation access for millions of Americans, while reducing our dependence on foreign oil and curbing air pollution. “Investing in a modern transportation network ...

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Dirty Jobs’ Rowe creates documentary focusing on importance of trade jobs

May 12, 2011

Although Mike Rowe, creator and host of the Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs, has been testifying before Congress the week of May 8 on issues related to bringing strength back to American manufacturing and asking Congress to focus on creating jobs ...

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Tennessee contractor wins ProPickup magazine’s Big Boss sweepstakes

May 10, 2011

Tennessee contractor wins ProPickup magazine’s Big Boss sweepstakes

Thomas Ferguson, a Knoxville, Tenn.-based contractor, thought the phone calls and e-mails confirming he was the winner of a customized and outfitted custom work truck, worth about $75,000, were part of an elaborate hoax. When Ferguson ...

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Cat unveils CT660 vocational truck

Mar 20, 2011

Cat unveils CT660 vocational truck

by Tina Grady Barbaccia LAS VEGAS–Caterpillar unveiled its CT660 vocational truck on March 20, 2011, at a pre-CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 press event. Editors from Randall-Reilly's Construction  Division magazines — Equipment World, Better Roads and Aggregates Manager — attended the event. George Taylor, director of ...

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LaHood ‘disappointed’ by Florida governor’s decline of high-speed rail dollars

Feb 16, 2011

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Feb. 16 released an official statement regarding Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s decision to decline high-speed rail dollars. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's statement is as follows: “We are extremely disappointed by Gov. Rick Scott’s decision ...

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Editorial

Feb 01, 2011

Bigger and Better By Therese Dunphy A mere 20 years ago, I began covering the aggregate industry. After about a year on the job, I was tapped to spearhead the show daily for the industry’s big show — Con/Agg. Not ConExpo-Con/Agg — ...

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Mica names T&I Committee Republicans

Jan 10, 2011

U.S. Rep. John L. Mica (R-Fla.), the chairman-designate of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I),  announced on Dec. 16 the new Republican members of the Committee for the 112th Congress. “The new members of the Committee will be rolling up ...

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Cemex develops carbon footprint tool

Dec 15, 2010

¹Cemex has developed a carbon footprint tool that allows the company to measure the greenhouse gas emissions of its cement, ready-mix, and aggregates products. The footprint tool, which Cemex says is the first of its kind in the building materials industry, ...

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