Oct
    16
    ABC’s Mike Bellaman Appointed to Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion for all Americans
    Michael D. Bellaman, president and CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), has been appointed by U.S. Department of Labor Secretary R. Alexander Acosta  to the Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion, created by President Trump’s June 15 Executive Order 13801. “I am excited to join Secretary Acosta’s task force to expand opportunities to...

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    Oct
    16
    Wells Fargo Reports: Through Hurricane Effects, CPI Inflation Looked Anemic
    Consumer prices rose 0.5 percent in September as gasoline prices surged in the wake of recent hurricanes. Core inflation rose less than expected and suggests the trend in inflation remains rather tepid. Here Comes the Story of the Hurricane As was widely expected, the Consumer Price Index posted one of its largest...

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    Oct
    16
    Caterpillar to Enter Utility Vehicle Market
    Caterpillar announces plans to enter the utility vehicle market. The company has entered into a manufacturing and supply agreement with Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. and will offer UTV models sold through participating Cat® dealerships starting in 2018. “We are excited about our introduction of the first-ever Cat UTV models. We look...

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    Oct
    16
    Tom Ewing’s Environmental Update *:D big grin
    *  DOE’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a DOE’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission last week – the “Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule.”  Because electric energy regulators and policymakers do not use English the way most people do the narrative of energy rulings is frequently puzzling.  One core NOPR issue centers on...

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    Oct
    09
    Tom Ewing’s Environmental Update *:D big grin
    *  The comment period ended last week on EPA’s review, which started last March, of the Final Determination of the Mid-term Evaluation of greenhouse gas emissions standards for light-duty vehicles for model years 2021-2025 (procedurally, the model year 2021 was considered a separate action).  EPA’s work was coordinated with a parallel rulemaking...

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    Oct
    06
    Tom Ewing’s Environmental Update
    *  EPA announced last week the start of a new program called “Smart Sectors,” within its Office of Policy.  The SS (careful with that acronym) is based on EPA’s Sector Strategies program.  The program will “re-examine how EPA engages with industry in order to reduce unnecessary regulatory burden, create certainty and predictability,...

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    Oct
    16
    New Bobcat V723 telescopic tool carrier offers more lift capacity, longer reach
    Building on the success of prior Bobcat® telescopic tool carriers, Bobcat Company has expanded its line with the new V723 VersaHANDLER® telescopic tool carrier. The new V723 expands the Bobcat family of VersaHANDLER telescopic tool carriers, also known as telehandlers, making it ideal for operators who need extended reach and greater...

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    Oct
    16
    Caterpillar to Enter Utility Vehicle Market
    Caterpillar announces plans to enter the utility vehicle market. The company has entered into a manufacturing and supply agreement with Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. and will offer UTV models sold through participating Cat® dealerships starting in 2018. “We are excited about our introduction of the first-ever Cat UTV models. We look...

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    Oct
    09
    Vacuworx Vacuum Lifting Technology Lands on White House Steps
    Vacuum Lifting Technology Lands on White House Steps National Park Service cites safety and versatility among major considerations when deciding on concrete lifting system manufactured by Tulsa-based Vacuworx to handle recent renovation of South Portico stairways at the White House. Vacuworx MC 5 with custom pad assembly shown in front of White...

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    Aug
    15
    AEM Poll: Rural-Urban Agreement on Need for Infrastructure Investment
    An overwhelming majority of Americans in urban, suburban and rural communities believe that investing in infrastructure will improve the U.S. economy according to a new poll released Tuesday by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers(AEM). While infrastructure needs differ in different parts of the country, the new survey shows that adults strongly support modernizing...

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    Aug
    10
    Practice Smart Digging: AEM Supports “Call 811” Day
    Practice Smart Digging: AEM Supports “Call 811” Day 8/11 on Calendar a Convenient Reminder from Common Ground Alliance Do you know where your local utility lines are? The Common Ground Alliance has designated 8/11 on the calendar as a convenient reminder to “call before you dig,” and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)...

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    Aug
    02
    The I Make America Campaign New Video 1.3 Million Strong
    The I Make America campaign is all about supporting manufacturing jobs! That’s why it produced this new video about the 1.3 million men and women who make up the equipment manufacturing industry. Check it out: It’s more important than ever to get involved and tell your elected leaders about the importance of the...

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