Press Releases

Surestrike International, Inc. is pleased to announce two new distributors handling the Surestrike line of Impact hammers.

Kemper Equipment, a material handling distributor and... read more

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SEATTLE — Human error may have caused a crane collapse that killed four people and injured four others in Seattle over the weekend, experts said Monday.

"The reason this tower fell over is ironworkers and the... read more

In an effort to bring an aging highway into the 21st century, construction teams in Denver, Colo., are reconstructing a 10-mi. stretch of I-70 between Brighton Boulevard and Chambers Road, as well as adding one new express lane in each direction and removing an old viaduct. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is overseeing the $1.2 billion project, which will lower the interstate... read more

Recycling is one of the most important issues of the day, especially in the construction industry. Responsible waste management, materials recovery and scrap recycling offer a wide range of benefits, not just for the environment and the community, but also for your business.

Going Green is More Than a Bonus
Recycling construction waste and scrap material are no longer just an... read more

Developing land, whether for highways or other infrastructure, commercial construction or agricultural use, frequently involves tree removal. While any number of variables factor into the scope of the project — acreage, number of trees, size of stumps — the time it takes to pull tree stumps and level the ground surface can greatly impact the time it takes to prepare the land. Many contractors... read more

The internet has revolutionized the way we buy and sell. Many purchases that used to demand in-person attendance have evolved -- and improved -- into virtual services. The heavy equipment auction industry has discovered the tremendous advantages in utilizing the internet as a powerful conduit in conducting auctions. From a “buyer beware” mentality at traditional live landbased auctions -... read more

Peterson Pacific Corp., a manufacturer of industry leading wood grinding and chipping machines announced today the introduction of the new Peterson 1700D Horizontal Grinder. “The new-1700D is smaller and lighter than our other grinder’s, but still packs impressive performance. The 1700D is ideal for small mulch, compost, or pallet grinding operations, as well as municipalities looking for a... read more

Already popular in other parts of the world, the Demag AC 45 City crane has now made its way to North America. CraneWorks, a prominent crane distributor throughout the United States and Canada has recently taken delivery of the newly introduced Demag crane. With an overall length of just 28.6 ft. (8.69 m), a width of 8.4 ft. (2.55 m) and a height of 10.4 ft. (3.16 m), the Demag AC 45 City has... read more

Felling Trailers Inc. recently was awarded a national cooperative contract for heavy equipment trailers through Sourcewell (formerly NJPA). Felling Trailers is well versed in the ease of equipment procurement Sourcewell provides for public purchasing agents, as this is not the first contract Felling has held with them.

"Felling previously held a contract in another product category... read more

Partnering with leading manufacturers and their employees, SMS Equipment strives to be the number-one solutions provider to the construction, forestry, mining and utility markets. SMS Equipment will serve as the official Alaska distributor for the full line-up of Komatsu heavy equipment.

The Anchorage facility is the 39th location for SMS Equipment in North America, making it one of the... read more

North American Attachments has moved into a new location at 200 Kapp St., Winston-Salem, NC 27105.

The new facility offers more than 50,000 sq. ft., giving North American Attachments the ability to mass-produce even more orders than at its previous location.

Attachments are custom-made to fit both clients' projects and their machines. North American Attachments also offers... read more

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc., will again participate in the ACT Expo on April 24 and 25 in Long Beach, Calif. This marks the third consecutive year that FUSO will participate with its world-leading all-electric work truck, the eCanter.

The ACT Expo is the largest alternative fuel and advanced technology conference and expo. The entire event runs April 23 to 26, with the Expo... read more

The Moss family has been installing utilities in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metroplex for almost a century. The fourth-generation family-owned business, Moss Construction Co., was founded in 1989 and became one of the largest utility contracting companies in DFW of its time. The business continued to thrive until 2008, when it was forced to close its doors due to the economic downturn.

... read more

Funeral Arrangements & Service Info Announced Soon

Jeff Martin Auctioneers held its annual two day Winter Construction Equipment & Truck Public Auction Dec. 12 and 13 at its permanent auction facility in Pelzer, S.C.

The auction featured many types of construction equipment dump trucks, attachments and more.

The bidders, both live and online, came from across the United States and a few foreign countries.

Over $10m of specialist heavy / construction inventory already consigned to go under the hammer

Wednesday September 19, 2018:... read more

United Rentals dedicated its Center of Excellence, a designated training branch for new and existing employees, in Ridgefield Park, N.J., to the First Responders, including those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

At the ceremony David Hobbs, senior vice president of operations, United... read more

Brooklyn, MS 07/11/2017- Winners of the 2018 National Auctioneers Association Marketing Competition, presented in partnership with USA TODAY, have been announced. Four emerged from more than 800 entries to take three “Best in Show” honors and the coveted “Auction Marketing Campaign of the Year” award.

One “Best in Show” award was awarded for Print, Digital, and... read more

NESCO, LLC announced July 3, that it has completed the acquisition of N&L Line Equipment. N&L manufactures many products related to the live-line maintenance of electric utility lines. The N&L offering includes transmission tools up to 800 kV, substation maintenance tools, as well as distribution hotline tools.

N&L has paired the manufacturing of their premium line of... read more

The IAAP legislative initiative to extend the sales tax exemption on mining equipment, HB 4415, was signed into law by Governor Rauner on June 29.

The exemption, which was scheduled to sunset in August of this year, has now been extended until July 1, 2023. The House previously approved the bill on a vote of 108-1 and the Senate passed the bill 58-0. Senator Don Harmon and... read more

July 3, 2018
Construction spending reached a record level of $1.309 trillion in May as monthly increases in residential and public investment outweighed a decline in private nonresidential outlays, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials warned, however, that continued labor shortages and rising materials... read more

Takeuchi-U.S., a manufacturer of compact equipment, has announced Clairemont Equipment as a new dealer. Based in San Diego, they will be serving Southern California and will carry the full lineup of Takeuchi products, including excavators, skid steer loaders, track loaders and wheel loaders, in addition to stocking parts and performing equipment repair.

In total, Clairemont has six... read more

In the United States and globally, skilled jobs are the hardest to fill, according to Manpower Group.

That's no surprise to construction companies. However, if it's difficult now, what can contractors expect to deal with a decade from now?

Companies unwilling or unable to effectively attract, engage and retain their workforce will pay the consequences in the not-so-... read more

June 26, 2018 AGC
Construction employment increased in 263 (73 percent) out of 358 metro areas between May 2017 and May 2018, declined in 47 (13 percent) and was unchanged in 48, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released June 26 by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials warned that the supply of qualified workers is dwindling and urged... read more

Track Pads have become an essential product for heavy equipment on job sites throughout the world. They allow contractors the ability to perform their jobs without worrying about repairing damage to existing surfaces. For steel tracked equipment, e.g. excavators, Track Pads come in 3 options: Bolt-to-Shoe pads which fasten directly to the steel grouser, but require modification to the steel... read more

Bandit Industries owners Mike Morey Sr., Dianne Morey and Jerry Morey announced on June 7 they would sell 100 percent of the company to their employees in an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP).  Under the ESOP, Bandit will retain its current leadership and key management personnel will remain in place. It will also allow Bandit to always remain Bandit.

The announcement comes after... read more

NAA announces 2018 Marketing Competition award recipients

The top-level contest by the National Auctioneers Association again produced some of the best marketing materials seen in the entire auction industry.



PRINT & DIGITAL DIVISION

CATEGORY 2: BROCHURES & CATALOGS



Automobiles &... read more

NAA announces 2018 Marketing Competition award recipients

The top-level contest by the National Auctioneers Association again produced some of the best marketing materials seen in the entire auction industry.



PRINT & DIGITAL DIVISION

CATEGORY 4: PUBLIC RELATIONS & MARKETING



Bidder Card... read more

PERRY, Okla. (May 23, 2018) — E-Z Drill, a leading manufacturer of concrete drilling and doweling equipment, has added Mid Country Machinery to its dealer network. In addition to Mid Country's Fort Dodge, Waterloo and Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, locations, customers can also purchase and rent E... read more

Brooklyn, Mississippi (May 17, 2018) -

Jeff Martin Auctioneers is excited to announce the integration of Martin & Martin Auctioneers of Pelzer, South Carolina into their ongoing operations.

This expansion will enable Jeff Martin Auctioneers to strengthen its presence in the southeastern United States. It has been a goal of Owner / President, Jeff Martin, to become one of... read more

SANBORN, New York (May 22, 2018) — KINSHOFER, one of the world's leading manufacturers of high-quality excavator and loader crane attachments, has acquired the Schaeff Transverse Cutter business from Atlas GmbH, a Germany-based crane and... read more

Brooklyn, Mississippi (May 17, 2018) -

Jeff Martin Auctioneers is excited to announce the integration of Martin & Martin Auctioneers of Pelzer, South Carolina into their ongoing operations.

This expansion will enable Jeff Martin Auctioneers to strengthen its presence in the southeastern United States. It has been a goal of Owner / President, Jeff Martin, to become one of... read more

Concrete Products (Kirkcaldy) Limited has grown to become one of the most innovative producers of precast concrete products for a diverse range of markets throughout Scotland. This includes solutions for construction, civil engineering, house building, gardening and agricultural.

The head office and manufacturing site in Kirkcaldy, Scotland has been designing, manufacturing and... read more

VALLEY VIEW, Ohio (May 8, 2018) – IROCK Crushers announces Fred Gross as director of sales and business development. Gross will lead IROCK’s sales and marketing teams with a focus on bringing the company’s dependable crushing and screening solutions to producers across the globe.

“Fred’s passion, experience... read more

MONROE, Wash. (May 8, 2018) — Bricking Solutions, an industry leader in kiln refractory equipment, has selected IRONCLAD Marketing as its Agency of Record. The Fargo, North Dakota-based company is managing Bricking Solutions’ marketing and public relations... read more

SANBORN, New York (May 2, 2018) — KINSHOFER, a leading global manufacturer of high-quality excavator and loader crane attachments, offers its Multi-Quick Processors, featuring best-in-class cycle times, jaw change-out times and power-to-weight ratio. The attachments allow demolition and recycling industry... read more

Off-highway tyre manufacturer BKT has entered into a joint research agreement with Kultevat, a leading US bio-tech company specialising in the cultivation and processing of TKS dandelion as a renewable and sustainable alternative to natural rubber.

The agreement will explore the wider use of TKS dandelion, a species of dandelion native to Kazakhstan. The plant has the potential to be... read more