Press Releases

After discussions with key stakeholders and feedback from industry-leading concrete & masonry associations, World of Concrete made the proactive decision to reschedule WOC 2021 from January to June. The decision to move the dates back several months was not easily reached; however, we felt it was the right choice for all involved. WOC will now take place June 8-10, educational offerings... read more

bidadoo, the largest and most trusted construction, fleet and industrial equipment auction and remarketing service on eBay, is expanding its sales team and vertical capabilities as the industry rapidly shifts away from brick-and-mortar, traditional auction sites to online auctions and remarketing services.

SEATTLE, Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- bidadoo, the largest and most... read more

Takeuchi-US has launched the TB257FR compact hydraulic excavator.

The TB257FR features a side-to-side offset boom combined with a tight tail swing enabling it to rotate fully with very little overhang. This makes it ideal for working in a variety of confined job sites including road and bridge work, city streets and in between buildings, according to the manufacturer.

The TB257FR... read more

Preparing equipment for the challenges of the season ahead keeps you safe and helps preserve the resilience of your truck equipment.

Monroe Truck Equipment's versatile work-ready trucks, commercial snow plows and service parts help all season landscaper and contractors offer high value services every day of the year. Here are some snow season preparation tips to help plan for the... read more

Representatives of the Associated Equipment Distributors are driving to on a 10-day multi-city bus tour that will visit equipment dealers across the Midwest, Great Plains, Rocky Mountains, and the West to highlight the critical need for federal infrastructure legislation.

“A new, long-term, sustainable federal infrastructure bill is critical to moving our nation forward,” said AED... read more

MESSAGE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2crXOvz1300&feature=youtu.be

AED's 2021 Summit will now be taking place Monday, March 29 through Wednesday, March 31. Please view the video above for a message from AED's President and CEO Brian P. McGuire on why we decided to push back Summit to our... read more

https://youtu.be/Vv_DBhx6vo0

The 66-40E industrial forklift features a forward reach in a market that has standardized a straight mast. Additionally, as the company's latest zero emissions machine, the 66-40E Teletruk delivers the material handling capability of an industrial forklift with an exceptional operator environment, according to... read more

A customer needed to replace an older antiquated fleet asset. The replacement trailer would be used to transport, payout and install underground conductor without damaging the material.

When installing an underground conductor, precautions must be taken to ensure the integrity of the material being paid out.

The application the trailer would be used for would require the ability... read more

The John Deere 210L and 210L EP tractor loaders are now available with grade control-ready and grade indication factory options, allowing for faster and more accurate fine grading. The grade technology options combined with an updated box blade result in increases to productivity and efficiency when completing site prep, road building and landscaping jobs, especially in tight areas, according... read more

Bill Giunta named Americas sales director; Richard Hemmings appointed as EAME sales director

Perkins Engines Company Limited is pleased to announce that Bill Giunta has accepted the position of Americas sales director, leading industrial engine sales execution for Perkins products within the Americas region. Bill, who recently served as the company’s product and technical support... read more

Bidadoo, a large and trusted business and industrial auction service on eBay has expanded its sales and leadership team to meet the surge of online remarketing demand and activity.

Fueled in part by COVID-19, bidadoo has seen a 188% growth in site traffic during the pandemic.

bidadoo is expanding deeper into new regions and markets, and is excited about the appointment of several... read more

Aug. 17, 2020 - H&E Equipment Services Inc. has opened a new branch in McKinney, Texas, to serve the region northeast of metropolitan Dallas-Fort Worth.

The new location at 490 Industrial Boulevard features a 16,650-sq.-ft. facility on 4.45 acres with offices, parts warehouse, four-bay repair shop, and fully fenced yard.

It can service construction and general industrial... read more

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers Urges the 2.8 Million Men and Women of the Industry to Vote for Pro-Manufacturing Candidates

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) launched Equipped to Vote, a national get-out-the-vote campaign to urge the 2.8 million men and women of the industry to register to vote and support pro-manufacturing candidates... read more

By John Somers, AEM Senior Director of Utility

MILWAUKEE (August 10, 2020) -- While many of us have adapted to working remotely, one thing that may have not crossed our minds is the importance of utility infrastructure. None of the video calls that we’ve all grown to love so much would be possible without high-speed connectivity to our homes. Much of that data is traveling across fiber-... read more

Being stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic means fewer vacations, strangers delivering meals and groceries, and a greater reliance on Wi-Fi for all those work-from-home video calls or job interviews.

The majority of us aren’t fortunate enough to be “stuck” at a beach bungalow. So, if you’re truly staying safe at home here in the USA, where’s the best place to be?

... read more

MILWAUKEE (August 3, 2020) -- SAE has published a second standard for Vacuum Excavators and Sewer Cleaning Equipment with the publication of J3107 to compliment the already published J3106 Standard.
The members of AEM’s AEM's Underground Equipment Manufacturers Committee (UEMC) understood the need for standards for the growing Vacuum Excavation Equipment industry. Vacuum excavators... read more

Miller Formless was founded in 1970 by Charles P. Miller. Miller Formless is a leading provider of concrete slip form paving machines and other products. Located in McHenry, Illinois, the company operates out of an 95,000+ square foot manufacturing facility and continues to provide the same quality product and service it pioneered in the 1960’s. It currently manufacturers six different... read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 29, 2020
Industry’s largest show puts attendee and exhibitor health and safety at the forefront

Alexandria, Va. – Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and continued regulatory uncertainty, GIE/OPEI, LLC announced that the 2020 show will be postponed until next year.

Show ownership and management (GIE/OPEI, LLC) of GIE+EXPO, the Green Industry... read more

OilQuickUSA, Superior, WI, the United States distributor of the OilQuick Automatic Quick Coupler systems, announced that OilQuickUSA and Volvo Construction Equipment and Services (VCES) have partnered to provide OilQuick’s proven automatic coupling system on an exclusive basis to the California market.

“We are honored that VCES has chosen to partner with OilQuickUSA and we look forward... read more

SR Construction, of Las Vegas, is leading the fight against COVID-19 by using the world’s first deployment of the Xtreme Opti-Clean Cube.

Produced by Xtreme Cubes Corporation, Henderson, Nevada, the Xtreme Opti-Clean Cube (XOCC) is a modular walk-through station designed to combat the spread of bacteria and viruses, including the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

Partnering with... read more

MILWAUKEE (July 29, 2020) -- The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), the leading trade organization for off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers, has been named a Top Workplace in Southeast Wisconsin for the fifth time by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

“This award is truly a testament to our dedicated, top-notch staff and its continued efforts to support our members,... read more

Bidadoo had a record second quarter in sales, volume, and online traffic, as buyers and sellers benefitted from bidadoo's 100% online auction model.

Website traffic surged 155% and a new-visitor web traffic spiked 188% (year-over-year) as buyers and sellers turn toward trusted online auctions and marketplaces.

Bidadoo saw a record second quarter in sales, volume, and online... read more

Moving mountains, or rather glacial erratics, was one of the obstacles in Big Sky Land Management's next big project. Glacial erractics are rocks transported by a glacier, sometimes for hundreds of miles, and then left behind when the glacier melts. The rocks can come in a variety of sizes, from a pebble to a large boulder, and fortunately for the company, they received the full gamut,... read more

Torrance, California (July 6, 2020) - IPD, the leading supplier of high-quality replacement parts for heavy-duty diesel and spark-ignited engines, is excited to announce a new brand called IPD Xtra that is launching this week for its North American customers and will eventually roll out worldwide.

“IPD Xtra is comprised of carefully selected partnerships with other manufacturers that... read more

bidadoo had a record second quarter in sales, volume, and online traffic as buyers and sellers further leverage the benefits of bidadoo's 100% online model. This was highlighted by a website traffic surge of 155% and a new visitor web traffic spike of 188% (year-over-year) as buyers and sellers turn toward trusted online auctions and marketplaces.

SEATTLE, July 14, 2020 /PRNewswire-... read more

Bobcat’s new V923 VersaHANDLER telehandler is ideal for operators who need more lifting height, reach, and capacity.

The 130-hp turbocharged Bobcat engine and heavy-duty drive train deliver 9,000-lb. maximum lifting capacity, more pushing strength, and travel speed to 24.5 mph. Maximum lifting height is 23’0”, and maximum forward reach is 13’6”. Total weight is 18,158 lbs.

The Z-... read more

Talbert Manufacturing offers its Tag-A-Long Austin Carry-All Series (AC Series) trailers to minimize loading times and maximize productivity for everyday hauling of small- to mid-sized equipment.

The line of 10- to 25-ton tag-a-long trailers features low loaded deck heights, durability, 7° loading angle to transport a variety of equipment.

Talbert’s AC Series is ideal for... read more

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement on May 28 in reaction to the passage in the House of Representatives of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020:

"Members of the House appreciate that one of the best ways to protect the economy from further harm is to make needed... read more

June 2020 has been declared "Trench Safety Month" by the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA), further highlighting its innovative educational and safety program, the annual "Trench Safety Stand Down" week held this year between June 15-19.

"In this industry, the safety of our employees on the job site is our top priority," said Doug Carlson,... read more

May 12, 2020—Steve Freckmann, general manager of Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental, a member of the ALL Family of Companies, has received the Pinnacle Award from the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA). The Pinnacle Award signals the end of Freckmann’s three-year term on the association’s board of directors, and also recognizes his more than decade and a half of involvement... read more

Through internal crowdsourcing of the best designs, materials and assembly techniques, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) employees are producing personal protective equipment (PPE) for local front line healthcare workers.

Putting speed to need, in less than one month a cross-functional task force led by the technology team has prototyped and delivered more than 1,600 face shields... read more

ASV Holdings Inc., Grand Rapids, Minnesota, a manufacturer of all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skid steers, adds Maxx Outdoor & Equipment to its dealer network. Serving North Texas, the dealer will offer ASV’s full line of Posi-Track compact track loaders, featuring best-in-class rated operating capacity, cooling systems and hydraulic efficiency.

“The west side... read more

When utility professionals converge on Louisville, Kentucky from Sept. 28-30, 2021, they will find more education, more equipment manufacturers, and more service providers with the utility industry in mind — and an all-new name: The Utility Expo.

“Over the years, ICUEE has become the utility industry’s premier platform for growth, and we are continuously looking for new ways to help the... read more

OSHA has issued industry-specific guidance to help construction workers avoid the COVID-19 virus.

When working in the construction industry, the following tips can help reduce the risk of exposure to the coronavirus:

·Encourage workers to stay home if they are sick.

·Allow workers to wear masks over their nose and mouth to prevent them from spreading the virus.

·... read more

Thirty-eight years ago, Larmee Equipment started serving the Midwest with rock drills, rock drill parts and accessories. The times have changed from selling simple air-track drills in the 1980s to designing and distributing a newcomer to the drilling scene — the Rock Commander series of drills.

Larmee Equipment is a leader in used rock drill sales and now, with the Rock Commander line,... read more

Gradall Industries Inc. has introduced the XL 5330 V model to its TrackStar collection of versatile railway maintenance machines, meeting the need for greater boom reach and lift capabilities.

Designed for railroads, municipal railways, city transit systems and others involved in rail construction, repair and right-of-way work, the XL 5330 V is the largest model in the Gradall TrackStar... read more

The Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program has been a shot in the arm for construction businesses, and a lifeline for a few. The forgivable loans, made available in two rounds during the month of April, guarantee companies can make payroll, keep their staff working and meet project deadlines.

During the first round of the COVID-19 related stimulus loan program... read more

General contractors and subcontractors are taking steps to keep construction workers and the public safe during the COVID-19 pandemic

About two weeks ago, Larry Gescher, a co-owner and the president of H.P. Civil Inc. (Stayton, Ore.) said, "Things are a little crazy trying to get new procedures in place to keep our guys working while the protocols are still changing. As an industry... read more

UPDATE: April 22, 2020: The Senate on April 21 approved additional stimulus funds totaling $480 billion, with $310 billion earmarked for the PPP, five days after the latter's original well of funding ran dry. Though the bill saw bipartisan support in the Senate, it still needs to be approved by the House, which could vote on the matter as early as Thursday, according to Axios.

Dive... read more

JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and global manufacturer of mobile elevating work platforms and telehandlers, announced a new generation of rough-terrain (RT) and electric rough-terrain (ERT) scissor lifts.

This new family of scissors is 69-in. wide, and come in 26, 33, 40 and 47-ft. platform heights. All models are available with a diesel engine or battery power... read more