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BKT Earns SQEP Silver Award From Caterpillar And Homologation Of Two Earthmax Models For Two Different CAT Dump Trucks

Top accolades are the evidence of the Indian multinational's continuous development as Original Equipment supplier

Caterpillar granted an award of great importance in the course of the official ceremony, which took place on September 15: the Chopanki production plant, indeed, obtained the prestigious SQEP Silver Award for Supplier Quality Excellence Process Certification, which is bestowed to Caterpillar suppliers that are able to achieve the highest levels of quality and process control only. Not only is the Indian tire manufacturer now part of this Program for Excellence, it has also obtained homologation for the Original Equipment supply of the two tires Earthmax SR 47 and Earthmax SR 45 to be fitted on two different models of CAT equipment.
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Tadano Announces Bigge as Dealer for Southwest States

HOUSTON, TX—Bigge Crane & Rigging has been appointed the Tadano dealer for Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado. Bigge, who celebrated their 100th anniversary in 2016, has been a Tadano partner for nearly three decades. With several locations in the area Bigge is a natural fit for this region and has made a significant inventory commitment to service the four states.

"For many years Tadano products have been central to Bigge's existing crane fleet, and this agreement expands our long-term relationship with the company," Weston Settlemier, president and CEO of Bigge, said. "Having a dealer relationship is consistent with our core business and will help us continue to grow our crane sales and rental operations."

 
Photo 1 (l-r) - Ingo Schiller, President and CEO (Tadano America), Weston Settlemier President and CEO (Bigge), Ron Dogotch, Sr. Vice President (Tadano America), Brian Noga, Vice President: Gulf Region (Bigge)
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A Youth's Glimpse Into the World of Welding

(SAUK CENTRE, MINNESOTA, November 16th, 2017) – Some kids enjoy going to basketball camp and others like to play video games. There are some kids that love to build things and learn how to build things. With this in mind, from September 12th to October 19th, 2017 Felling Trailers held 12, one-hour weld camp sessions. This opportunity was made available to ages 12-18 via Sauk Centre Community Education under the instruction of Ben Myhre of Felling Trailers.
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Hard Hat Heroes Expansion Provides More Construction Opportunities for Veterans

ALACHUA, Fla. – NCCER is excited to celebrate the one year anniversary of their Hard Hat Heroes Credentialing Portal this Veterans Day. NCCER salutes our veterans by providing resources to help create a seamless transition into the construction workforce. The Build Your Future (BYF) military initiative, Hard Hat Heroes, provides a way for veterans to receive NCCER credentials for the skills and training they received while in the service.
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Logisticus Winner SCRA Photo Contest

Announcing our drones & Gopros photo contest winner, Logisticus Group! Thanks to all companies who participated. Keep an eye out for details on our next contest.
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Herc Rentals Equipment Rental Revenue Climbs 14.7 Percent in Third Quarter

Herc Holdings reported third quarter equipment rental revenues of $413.1 million compared to $360.3 million in last year's third quarter, a 14.7-percent hike. Total third quarter revenues were $457.6 million compared to $403.6 million in the third quarter of 2016, a 13.4-percent increase. Herc posted net income of $12.8 million compared to net income of $3 million for the same period last year, a 326.7 percent boost.
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For All Our Auctioneers!

NAA Hall of Famer Van Dyke's "The Auctioneer" a feature in new Subway commercial

61 years after the song sold more than one million records in a few months, "The Auctioneer" is in the spotlight again as part of the restaurant's new campaign.
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Construction Equipment Firm's New US HQ in Conn.

Engcon to Establish Direct Sales and Distribution Network in the US and Canada

North Haven, Conn., November 7, 2017 - Engcon, the world's leading manufacturer of tiltrotators – a kind of tilting and rotating quick coupler for excavators – is proud to announce that it has opened its new North American headquarters at 222 Elm St., North Haven, Conn., from which it will establish a distribution network in the US and Canada.
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United Rentals' Revenue Jumps 16.8 Percent in Third Quarter

United Rentals posted $1.766 billion in third quarter revenue compared to $1.508 billion in last year's third quarter, a 16.8-percent leap. Rental revenue was $1.536 billion compared to $1.322 billion in the year-ago quarter, a 16.2-percent jump. Third quarter net income was $199 million, compared with $187 million in last year's frame, a 6.4-percent increase.
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United Rentals' Acquisition of Neff Corp. Finalized

United Rentals has completed its acquisition of Neff Corp. for a total purchase price of approximately $1.3 billion. The acquisition was funded primarily through newly issued unsecured debt.
 
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