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Insight on $300 million worth of heavy equipment stolen in 2013

Dec 05, 2014

Insight on $300 million worth of heavy equipment stolen in 2013

Nearly $300 million worth of construction and other heavy equipment was stolen in 2013 with only 21 percent of it recovered, according to the latest theft report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau and the National Equipment Register. The majority of thefts occurred ...

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Caterpillar profit up eight percent in 3Q, beats expectations

Oct 24, 2014

Caterpillar profit up eight percent in 3Q, beats expectations

Caterpillar has announced an increase in both profit and sales during the third quarter, beating analyst expectations despite more declines in demand for mining equipment. The company announced profit of $1.017 billion, or $1.63 per share, an increase of 8 percent ...

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Man steals Caterpillar excavator and more

Sep 15, 2014

Man steals Caterpillar excavator and more

Police have arrested a man in Beaufort County, N.C., after he allegedly stole a Caterpillar excavator and other construction equipment from his employer. The thief, Herbert Lee Garriss, 46, has been charged with three counts of larceny. Authorities say Garriss stole a Caterpillar excavator, a ...

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Construction equipment among quickest recovering industries from recession

Sep 10, 2014

Construction equipment among quickest recovering industries from recession

According to a new study of the construction equipment industry released Tuesday by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, the industry was among the quickest to recover from the throes of the Great Recession and contributes nearly four times its market ...

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VIDEO: Semi hauling an excavator plows through a guardhouse while pulling onto college campus

Aug 25, 2014

VIDEO: Semi hauling an excavator plows through a guardhouse while pulling onto college campus

At Bellhaven University they’re referring to it as “the Guardhouse Incident.” With construction having begun on a new on-campus apartment complex, a lot of big construction equipment is making its way onto Bellhaven’s small campus in Jackson, Mississippi. And, as you ...

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Construction equipment and truck sales rising

Jun 03, 2012

Sales of construction equipment by the world’s 50 largest manufacturers grew 25 percent last year to $182 billion, according to the annual Yellow Table survey by KHL Group. This was a record for the industry, surpassing the previous high of $168 ...

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Volvo Rents acquires Action Equipment Rental

May 23, 2012

Volvo Rents acquires Action Equipment Rental

Volvo Rents has expanded in New Mexico with its acquisition of Action Equipment Rental, a three-location construction equipment rental company with stores in Alamogordo, Las Cruces and Silver City. Through such acquisitions, Volvo Rents has added 49 stores in the past ...

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CNH teams with Thunder Creek Equipment to offer fuel, service trailer line

May 22, 2012

CNH Parts & Service, the product support business of agricultural and construction equipment maker CNH Global, on May 22 announced a new supplier agreement with LDJ Manufacturing Inc. of Pella, Iowa, to offer its Thunder Creek Equipment line of fuel ...

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Wheel loader sales, auction trends

May 14, 2012

For sister magazine Equipment World's QuickData trends on wheel loaders, with data from Equipment Data Associates and Top Bid auction price guide, click here:  Equip0512pg043

United Rentals: RSC fleet sharing in place

May 14, 2012

United Rentals says, two weeks past the close of its purchase of RSC, its field leadership is in place, and there is a cross-company visibility of fleet at the branch level, enabling easy sharing of equipment. The company said that it will ...

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LiuGong hires new western regional manager

May 14, 2012

LiuGong hires new western regional manager

LiuGong Construction Machinery has hired Marcus Menough as western regional manager. In this new position, Menough will be responsible for LiuGong’s dealer recruitment and training efforts, and for the sales support of existing LiuGong dealers in the states West of ...

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Takeuchi-US adds Garton Tractor to dealer network

May 10, 2012

Garton Tractor Inc. is now part of the Takeuchi-US dealer network and will represent the full line of Takeuchi compact earthmoving equipment. Located in Ukiah, Calif., Garton Tractor Inc. will be selling Takeuchi equipment at two of its locations, Ukiah and ...

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