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CONEXPO-CON/AGG Again Wins Best Construction Podcast, Introduces New Direction and Host – Missy Scherber

Beginning in August 2019, construction business owner and social media influencer Missy Scherber will take the mic as the host of CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio in a new series called “Contractor Conversations.” This announcement comes on the heels of CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio being named Best Construction Podcast by Construction Junkie for the second year in a row.

“Contractor Conversations” will feature in-depth, boots-on-the-ground perspectives about the challenges and opportunities in the construction industry. Scherber will lead discussions with construction company owners and operators and share their success stories, tips to make your business more profitable and whatever else is on their minds.

“After meeting Missy, I knew she was the perfect person to lead CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio in a new direction,” said Nicole Hallada, AEM vice president of marketing and communications. “Her passion, authenticity and willingness to help others resonate with her peers in the construction industry. I’m excited to have Missy kick off this new segment focused on contractor-led discussions about equipment, technology, business challenges and more.”

Owner of T. Scherber Demolition and Excavating, social media influencer and construction professional, Missy Scherber is a passionate advocate for the construction industry. She is an active member of several construction associations and community organizations in the greater-Minneapolis area.

“I am honored to join CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio as their new host,” said Scherber. “I love that the mission focuses on connecting the people, equipment, and technology necessary to advance the construction industry as a whole.”

CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio Breaks All-Time Records

CONEXPO/CON-AGG Radio has claimed the top spot in Construction Junkie’s Best Construction Podcast Competition. The contest broke the all-time record for most votes, signaling the increasing popularity of podcasts.

“In 2018, CONEXPO/CON-AGG Radio shattered the single podcast voting record and in 2019, they did it again, backed by a strong outreach campaign and the support of loyal followers,” said Shane Hedmond of Construction Junkie.

Since its launch in 2016, CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio has welcomed guests from original-equipment- manufacturers (OEMs), tech companies, academia, and leading industry organizations, introducing thousands of listeners to unique perspectives on construction technology and innovations that will change the industry in the next 20 years.

“It’s an honor to win Best Construction Podcast for the second year in a row,” Hallada said. “This award is a testament to the number of contractors who are actively seeking advice and opinions to take their business into construction’s digital future.”

CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio currently airs once a month. Listeners can choose episodes via the CONEXPO-CON/AGG website or through their mobile devices (apps include iTunesiHeartRadioStitcherSpotify and Google Play).

CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio is also complemented by AEM’s CONEXPO-CON/AGG 365 industry-trends articles and weekly e-newsletter.

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AEM is the North American-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers, with more than 1,000 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture and construction-related industry sectors worldwide. The equipment manufacturing industry supports 1.3 million jobs in the U.S., and 149,000 more in Canada. Equipment manufacturers also contribute $188 billion combined to the U.S. and Canadian economies. AEM is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2019. Learn more about AEM at www.aem.org

About CONEXPO-CON/AGG

Held every three years, CONEXPO-CON/AGG is the must-attend event for construction industry professionals. The show features the latest equipment, products, services, and technologies for the construction industry, as well as industry-leading education. The next CONEXPO-CON/AGG will be held March 10-14, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nev. For more information on CONEXPO-CON/AGG, visit https://www.conexpoconagg.com.

At ICUEE –Interactive Education; Disaster Preparedness – Education the way you want it!

ICUEE lets you choose from education right on the show floor to interactive crisis-simulation planning.  Choose from a variety of formats and topics to help you make your operations better, faster, and safer.

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Field Classrooms
These education sessions take you out of the classroom and onto the show floor where your instructors are hands-on with the equipment.

  • How the hydraulic systems work to achieve your goals
  • Potential challenges of a Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) project
  • How technology helps identify the need and type of equipment required

Click here for a complete list of field classrooms.  Register early because space is limited!

Disaster Simulation Lab

  • This interactive lab will be led by first and former FEMA Chief Innovation Officer Desi Matel-Anderson.
  • Give your team the real-life tools to effectively respond to crisis situations.

Eat and Learn Workshops
Join us for eat and learn workshops Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss hot topics in the industry:

  • Drone Panel:  Effective Applications in Utility Industry
  • The Business Model for Building and Maintaining a Smart Utility Infrastructure
  • Workforce Development Generational Story

View the workshop descriptions for more detail.

Diesel Progress Summit
Receive a 20% discount on tickets to the first Diesel Progress Summit (DPS) in Louisville on Monday, September 30, the day before ICUEE begins. Use code ICUEE20 when you book at www.dieselprogresssummit.com.

Register by August 23 to save over 50% on registration!

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Historical Construction Equipment Association’s 34th Annual convention and Old Equipment Exposition


ASV Holdings, Inc. Signs Definitive Merger Agreement With Yanmar Holdings

ASV Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASV), a leading provider of rubber-tracked compact track loaders (CTLs) and wheeled skid steer loaders (SSLs) in the compact construction equipment market, today announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with an affiliate of Yanmar Holdings (Yanmar). Under the terms of the agreement, which been approved by both the ASV and Yanmar Boards of Directors, ASV stockholders will receive $7.05 in cash for each outstanding share of ASV common stock, for a total value of $70.7 million. The ASV Board of Directors unanimously approved the agreement with Yanmar and recommends that ASV stockholders vote in favor of the transaction.

The combination of ASV’s compact track loaders and skid steer loaders with the compact equipment portfolio of Osaka, Japan-based Yanmar, creates a comprehensive and global provider of compact equipment with virtually no overlap in distribution networks. The ASV employee base, its manufacturing and distribution facility, international distribution network and supply chain creates a strong platform for North American expansion and will be a key part of Yanmar’s long-term international growth plans.

The transaction is subject to approval by ASV stockholders and other customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the third quarter of 2019. In conjunction with the Merger Agreement, a subsidiary of Terex Corporation (NYSE: TEX), which owns 34% of the outstanding shares of ASV, has entered into a stockholder voting agreement in support of the Merger.

Andrew Rooke, Chairman, and C.E.O. of ASV commented, “We are excited to announce this value-maximizing transaction with Yanmar. Yanmar is a strong strategic buyer for ASV. Yanmar shares our vision to provide the highest-quality products values the long legacy of ASV and is committed to supporting its employees and distribution partners. In addition to maximizing value for ASV stockholders, the merger will create a strong platform for growth and expansion, bringing together two leading brands with similar cultures and creating value. The ASV product is complementary to the Yanmar portfolio of compact equipment creating a comprehensive equipment solution for current and future customers. Yanmar Compact Equipment will gain its only manufacturing facility in North America, here in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, and will contribute its considerable global presence and financial strength, making way for continued product development and innovation within the track loader and compact construction equipment category for years to come.”

Mr. Giuliano Parodi, Executive Officer of Yanmar Holdings, stated: “We believe that the ASV acquisition will significantly bolster Yanmar’s Compact Equipment offerings in the loader segment, a product range vital for success in the all-important North American market.” Mr. Parodi added, “With its highly-skilled workforce and quality CTL/SSL lineup, ASV is a great fit for both Yanmar’s focus on quality, and our growth and expansion plans in the North American and global markets as it will create a comprehensive and global provider of Compact Equipment with virtually no overlap in distribution networks.”

About ASV Holdings, Inc.

ASV Holdings, Inc. is a designer and manufacturer of compact construction equipment. Its patented Posi-Track rubber tracked, multi-level suspension undercarriage system provides a competitive market differentiator for its Compact Track Loader (CTL) product line with brand attributes of power, performance and serviceability. Its wheeled Skid Steer Loaders (SSLs) also share the common brand attributes. Equipment is sold through an independent dealer network throughout North America, Australia, and New Zealand. The company also sells OEM equipment and aftermarket parts. ASV owns and operates a 238,000 square-foot production facility in Grand Rapids, MN. For more informaitn visit www.asvi.com

About Yanmar

With beginnings in Osaka, Japan, in 1912, Yanmar was the first to succeed in making a compact diesel engine of a practical size in 1933. Then, with industrial diesel engines as the cornerstone of its enterprise, Yanmar has continued to expand its product range, services, and expertise to deliver total solutions as an industrial equipment manufacturer. As a provider of small and large engines, agricultural machinery and facilities, construction equipment, energy systems, marine equipment, machine tools, and components, Yanmar’s global business operations span seven domains.

On land, at sea, and in the city, Yanmar’s mission of “providing sustainable solutions focused on the challenges customers face, in food production and harnessing power, thereby enriching people’s lives for all our tomorrows” is a testament to Yanmar’s determination to provide us with “A Sustainable Future.”

For more information visit https://www.yanmar.com/global/about

 

 

CASE Dealer Ina Store Supports Team Rubicon and Habitat for Humanity for Baldwin, Michigan Veterans’ Village

CASE Construction Equipment dealer Ina Store supplied a compact track loader and grapple bucket to Team Rubicon for a land clearing project in Baldwin, Michigan. The site will be developed by Habitat for Humanity of Lake County Michigan into a new Veterans Village development that provides 850-to-1,000-square-foot homes for qualified veterans, active military and spouses of those who have served.

Team Rubicon deployed sawyer teams and heavy equipment operators to clear the area, allowing the first phase of the project to move forward.

 

In the years to come, the partnering agencies expect the overall operation to be a multi-year endeavor. Historically, Lake County, Michigan, where Baldwin is located, is among the most economically disenfranchised with higher-than-normal unemployment, leaving considerable service needs such as veteran housing unmet.

The overall operation presented a great opportunity for Ina Store, located in neighboring Osceola County, to step-up and supply heavy equipment from CASE for the effort.

“We live, work and have raised families in this region of Michigan, and the opportunity to give back to an ambitious project that will help bring important services to our military veterans was a no-brainer,” said Dean Smallegan, vice president at Ina Store. “We look forward to seeing this project come to life in the coming months and years.”

Shawn Washington, the executive director of Lake County Habitat For Humanity, has a grand vision for the overall project. In addition to the single-block operation with Team Rubicon, she plans to engage the veteran-led disaster response and community service organization in prepping other sites throughout the community that would be part of the project. The operation is a perfect fit due to unlimited time constraints, which would allow volunteers to also deploy to higher-priority disaster response situations, as needed.

For more information or to donate to Team Rubicon, visit TeamRubiconUSA.org. For more information on the partnership between CASE and Team Rubicon, visit CaseCE.com/TeamRubicon.