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 •  October 25

Alternatives to conventional financing are seen as imperative, FHWA officials said, due to the Highway Trust Fund’s gradual inability to keep pace with increasing construction and repair costs nationwide. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced $15.5 million in Surface Transportation System Funding Alternatives (STSFA) grants to...

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 •  October 25

The Maryland Department of Transportation has given conditional approval for Elon Musk's Boring Company to dig miles of tunnel under state roads for his privately financed Hyperloop transportation system. The tunnel would be constructed between Baltimore and Washington. But there are still debates as to whether this new development will give a...

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 •  October 25

The two-day event set the strategic direction for dealers through 2022, as well as celebrated many of the dealers achievements, raffles, networking, educational seminars and product displays. Wacker Neuson hosted its sixth annual Dealer Summit, Oct. 2-4, 2017 in Milwaukee, WI. Over 70 contracted dealerships where represented by 170 attendees from...

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 •  October 24

Volvo partners with Allied Construction Products, expanding hydraulic breaker and compactor/driver attachment options Volvo/Allied partnership offers customers more options in breakers and other aftermarket attachments and results in the addition of 40 models to Volvo dealer product offerings. Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo) and Allied...

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 •  October 20

Acquisition of Brammo will accelerate Cummins' efforts toward becoming a global electrified power leader Cummins Inc. announced that it is acquiring the assets of Brammo, Inc., which designs and develops battery packs for mobile and stationary applications. Adding Brammo's battery pack expertise and resources is an important milestone in Cummins...

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 •  October 18

While watching an episode of MasterChef, researcher Dr Alvaro Garcia realized that sunflower oil could reverse the effects of aging in bitumen used in asphalt by reducing the viscosity of the binder, increasing the lifespan of the roadway by one-third. After watching a contestant on the Spanish version of the show use a technique known as...

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 •  October 18

On Monday New York Mayor Bill de Blasio approved a new law that will require construction workers to have at least 40 hours of safety training. The final bill does waive the requirement for workers who have had an apprenticeship the city deems as extensive training. The city is apparently kicking in $5 million to help pay for the training to help...

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 •  October 17

Biennial Innovation Days held at the newly constructed demonstration and training center in Boppard, Germany, gives customers a glimpse into current and new BOMAG technologies. BOMAG hosted nearly 1,200 guests representing approximately 60 countries, from North America to faraway New Zealand, during its third biennial Innovation Days, held...

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 •  October 17

Lee Schroeder, sales manager for the utility infrastructure division at Vermeer, discusses how the company is working to help contractors get directional drill operators up to speed more quickly.

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 •  October 16

Company has entered into a manufacturing and supply agreement with Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. and will offer UTV models starting in 2018 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...