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Equipment World

 •  December 15

Westcon Equipment, headquartered in Regina, Saskatchewan, is joining JCB’s growing North American dealer network. Now known as Westcon JCB, the dealership will sell, rent and service JCB equipment from branches in Regina and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and Winnipeg, Manitoba, the companies say. “Westcon is continually looking for new product lines, and...

Equipment World

 •  December 15

The Illinois Tollway is creating a workforce development initiative to train and place disadvantaged workers in roadway and transportation-related construction jobs. The program will prepare both unemployed and underemployed workers for careers in the construction industry with tollway contractors. Now, the tollway is asking for proposals (RFPs)...

Equipment World

 •  December 14

Bill Cox is the new sales director for Terex Cranes North America. He’ll work with senior management to set and drive equipment sales strategy throughout the United States and Canada, lead sales team and interact with Terex Cranes distributors and customers, the company says. Cox replaces Mark Phillippi, who will retire at the end of 2017 after 16...

Equipment World

 •  December 13

Komatsu wants to bring artificial intelligence to construction sites to boost safety and productivity and it’s working with a company primarily known for video games to do it. Komatsu and graphics processing unit (GPU) manufacturer NVIDIA have announced a partnership to develop construction AI solutions for the jobsite by deploying intelligent...

Equipment World

 •  December 13

ASV Holdings, Inc., manufacturer of all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skid steers, has added National First Equipment, LLC of Berea, Ohio, to its dealer network. National First Equipment rents, sells and services a variety of used compact construction equipment, including mini excavators, wheel loaders, dozers, backhoes and ASV’s...

Equipment World

 •  December 8

Though the lights bring a 90 percent cost savings, they don’t emit as much heat as the former incandescent bulbs. That has left many of the lights covered in snow, preventing drivers from seeing the signals, reports WCCO in Minneapolis. MnDOT has replaced most of the state’s 1,400 signals with LED bulbs, WCCO reports. In some areas of St. Louis...

Equipment World

 •  December 8

The New Jersey Department of Transportation and Department of Environmental Protection have received $9.5 million in federal funding for grants to add the stations across the state. The money will also fund grants for providing electric power to tractor trailers that require climate control during shipments and for providing cleaner ferry engines,...

Equipment World

 •  December 7

CJD Equipment will sell Terex’s rigid frame trucks, including the TR45, TR60, TR70 and TR100, throughout the country. The dealer will also provide aftermarket care service. CJD was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Perth. It has 17 branches throughout Australia and employs more than 500 people. It provides equipment sales, rentals and...

Equipment World

 •  December 7

Briggs & Stratton is moving production of its V-Twin Vanguard engines from a joint venture partnership in Japan to its existing manufacturing facilities in Statesboro, Georgia, and Auburn, Alabama, the company says. The move, according to Briggs & Stratton, will create about 50 new jobs at each of the facilities. “Moving production of the Vanguard...

Equipment World

 •  December 6

Jason Cannon, our trucks expert and the Equipment Editor for our partner site Overdrive has been writing and thinking about Tesla’s buzzworthy electric Semi ever since its unveiling a few weeks back. In the video below, Jason goes over the unique design of the truck and gives his thoughts and first impressions on some of the benefits and quirks the...