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    Feb
    20
    The Toro Company to Acquire The Charles Machine Works, Inc. 
    The Toro Company to Acquire The Charles Machine Works, Inc.  Parent Company of a Strong Portfolio of Underground Construction Brands  Including Market-Leading Ditch Witch  The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held The Charles Machine Works, Inc., an Oklahoma corporation and the parent...

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    Feb
    20
    TRIP Report: NEW MEXICO DRIVERS LOSE $2.7 BILLION PER YEAR ON ROADS THAT ARE ROUGH, CONGESTED & LACK SOME SAFETY FEATURES
    … AS MUCH AS $2,058 PER DRIVER. LACK OF FUNDING WILL LEAD TO FURTHER ROAD AND BRIDGE DETERIORATION, INCREASED CONGESTION & HIGHER COSTS TO MOTORISTS Albuquerque, New Mexico– Roads and bridges that are deteriorated, congested or lack some desirable safety features cost New Mexico drivers a total of $2.7 billion annually...

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    Feb
    18
    CATERPILLAR ANNOUNCES OFFICER CHANGES Tom Pellette
    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) announced today several officer moves including changes in responsibilities for three Executive Office members, new roles for two current vice presidents and the appointment of two new vice presidents. All changes are effective March 1. “These organizational changes will facilitate the acceleration of our strategy for continued...

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    Feb
    04
    Enerpac History: Connections to WWII  
    Enerpac History: Connections to WWII   Editor’s note: It’s interesting to look at today’s tools and equipment and reflect onthe roles it pllayed in history. Enerpac’s history takes us back to the days of WWII. We hope you enjoy this history lesson.  With a rich history of company transition and growth, Enerpac...

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    Feb
    02
    Utah Landfill Shuffles, Gains Space
    GPS rover and level/slope measuring system help relocate garbage to gain 2.3 million yards of landfill space By Jeff Winke Ask the average person on the street where garbage goes after the garbage truck picks it up and takes it away, and most will likely say, “the dump.” At one time, most communities...

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    Jan
    30
    Caterpillar Introduces New and Updated Products and Technology
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    Feb
    18
    Tom Ewing’s Environmental Update
    *  Who knew, right-?  But today is not just Presidents’ Day, it’s also National Battery Day!  And to celebrate (Battery Day, that is) the US DOE announced the opening of a Battery Recycling Center at Argonne National Laboratory.  The new Center will work to reclaim and recycle critical materials (e.g.,...

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    Feb
    11
    Tom Ewing’s Environmental Update
    *   The Department of Interior issued a sobering notice last week addressed to the Governors of the seven Colorado River Basin States.  DOI calls the Colorado River “the most important water resource in the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico.”  DOI wants recommendations from the Governors on what actions are appropriate to...

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    Feb
    04
    Tom Ewing’s Environmental Update
    *  Last week, U.S. DOE announced up to $42 million in project selections to support early-stage research and development (R&D) of innovative residential and commercial energy efficiency (EE) technologies for buildings, which use 75% of U.S. electricity and account for 40% of U.S. overall energy use.  A total of 46 research teams...

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    Feb
    18
    CATERPILLAR ANNOUNCES OFFICER CHANGES Tom Pellette
    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) announced today several officer moves including changes in responsibilities for three Executive Office members, new roles for two current vice presidents and the appointment of two new vice presidents. All changes are effective March 1. “These organizational changes will facilitate the acceleration of our strategy for continued...

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    Jan
    02
    CASE Announces Fourth-Annual Dire States Equipment Grant
    Grant provides $25,000 in free equipment use to one winning community to repair and/or build local infrastructure or other critical systems.  CASE Construction Equipment has issued the call for entries for the 2019 Dire States Equipment Grant. Submissions can be made at DireStates.com/Grant. The 2019 entry deadline is March 31, 2019,...

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    Jan
    02
    Utility Contractor Offers 7 Lessons in Entrepreneurship to Kick Off the New Year
    Utility Contractor Offers 7 Lessons in Entrepreneurship to Kick Off the New Year  Going from selling directional drill rigs and underground equipment to running your own utility construction business requires a big leap of faith and a lot more. Scott Kandziora shares what he’s learned since he co-founded Milwaukee-based Underground Specialists in...

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