July 2018 News

Drones and construction equipment partner up
Komatsu and drone company Propeller Aero bring enterprise-grade drone analytics solutions to construction.

Doosan reaches worldwide milestone
Since 1978, it has produced more than 400,000 excavators and wheel loaders worldwide.

Case CE announces dealer network expansion, additions
Case Construction Equipment has announced several North American dealer territory expansions as the company continues to strengthen its nationwide dealer network.

BLS announces June employment cost index
Compensation costs for civilian workers increased 0.6 percent, seasonally adjusted, for the 3-month period ending in June 2018, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Manitou Group evolves its brand strategy
The Manitou Group announces the evolution of its Mustang brand into "Mustang by Manitou".

Airo aerial platforms come to the United States
Applied Machinery Sales (AMS), expands its offering of material handling solutions with the introduction of Airo MEWPs (Mobile Elevation Work Platforms).

Mixed-fleet telematics standard gets ISO approval
Prepare now for download of the AEM/AEMP global standard.

Manitowoc lifts its service supply chain with Syncron 
Syncron Service Cloud allows global crane manufacturer to continue to improve customer experiences and financial performance.

Lind Equipment joins SmartEquip  
The SmartEquip Network currently supports more than 350 suppliers and is excited to partner with Lind Equipment.

Husqvarna refocuses its efforts
Increased emphasis on core brands Husqvarna and Gardena and restructuring of Consumer Brands division.

Vermeer plant devastated by tornado
More than 400 dealers in attendance for company’s 70th anniversary; few and minor injuries reported.

Upgrade hazard/warning strobe lights with LED
LED technology reduces power consumption while increasing the brightness of hazard and warning lights used in construction and utility vehicles.

Q2 Volvo Construction Equipment sales strong
Sales are up 32 percent, helping the Volvo Group to its best-ever quarter.

Black Forest volunteer wins Small Machines. Big Impact. contest
Neil Behnke, a volunteer with Black Forest Together, was chosen as the grand prize winner of the second annual John Deere Small Machines. Big Impact. contest.

Mobile work platform/aerial lift changes in a nutshell
Genie experts share the highlights of the coming ANSI A92 and CSA B354 regulations and what they mean to pre- and post-produced aerial lifts.  

Deutz Power Center Midwest expands to five service locations
Deutz Power Center (DPC) Midwest, located in North Kansas City, Missouri, adds Kansas to its coverage area.

Caterpillar names Digital Enabled Solutions vice president
Caterpillar Inc. announces that its board of directors has appointed Ogi Redzic as a vice president of the company.

Lee joins LiuGong as vice president of Sales and Marketing
LiuGong North America appoints Kevin Lee as its vice president of Sales and Marketing for Construction Equipment. Lee works out of the company’s Katy, Texas, office.

United Rentals To Buy BakerCorp.
Purchase price about $715 million; CFO William Plummer to retire.

Top 10 construction cities in the United States
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American Rental Association unveils new brand identity
For the first time in more than 40 years, The American Rental Association (ARA) unveils a new brand identity to reflect the evolution of the equipment and event rental industry.

Autonomous wheel loader
Volvo’s Zeux concept wheel l was jointly developed by Volvo Construction Equipment and Lego Technic.

ELFF predicts 5 percent growth in construction
In a recent study by the Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation (ELFF), the near-term residential and commercial construction markets should continue to grow.