Press Releases

US construction officials say new federal guidance should signal to state and local officials the need to allow construction activity to continue, or resume, during the Coronavirus pandemic.

New guidance suggest more government for support for US construction as ’essential’

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) has been urging the Department of Homeland... read more

How often did your mother remind to wash your hands after using the washroom and before sitting down to a meal? If you're like many people, those words now echo like a distant early warning siren. Still, hand washing isn't yet a habit for many. That may soon change.

"I guess I have changed some of my habits; I'm standing farther away from people, washing my hands... read more

UV Safety for Sanitation Lights - March 31st, 2020

UV sanitation lights are highly effective against COVID-19 corona virus. Compared to traditional liquid cleaning agents, the powerful lamps disinfect surfaces or objects without direct contact.

Safety must be prioritized when using UV sanitation lights, as the units release light beams in the UV-C range (wavelengths ranging between 200 nm and 280 nm) during use. This range is considered... read more

Vacuworx is excited to announce the addition of two new Area Sales Representatives serving customers in the Gulf Coast Region.

Sebastian Castilla joins Vacuworx with 12 years of domestic and global pipeline sales experience, including prior procurement, sales support and business development roles at Welspun Corp. and Marubeni-Itochu Tubulars, as well as international sales relations... read more

Skip window replacement. Adding a second inner window provides soundproofing, energy savings, safety

The current trend in home remodeling is to replace old windows with new, modern, dual pane, wood or vinyl frame, replacement windows. However, what is trendy isn't always best.

Replacement windows are fine if a new look and some energy savings is the... read more

Maxim Names Kneeland Chairman - February 24th, 2020

mainFeb. 14, 2020 — Maxim Crane Works Holdings Inc., a leader in crane rental, has named Michael Kneeland as its new chairman of the board. Kneeland is the former non-executive chairman and CEO of United Rentals Inc.

Kneeland served as... read more

The future of asphalt pavements in America could be decided in the rolling hills of eastern Alabama at the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT). There, on a closed 1.7-mile track, five heavily laden semi-trucks rumble around the road to simulate the stresses placed on today's interstate highways.

The 46 sections of the track bear the load of the trucks, which weigh an... read more

Construction employment increased by 20,000 jobs in December and by 151,000, or 2.0 percent, in all of 2019, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that its recent survey found three out of four contractors expect to keep adding workers in 2020, but even more respondents found it difficult to fill positions... read more

The 82nd annual Oregon Logging Conference (OLC) will be held from Feb. 20 to 22, 2020, at the Lane County Convention Center and Fairgrounds in Eugene, Ore.

Started in 1938, the Oregon Logging Conference's founding principle continues to focus on assisting forestry professionals in their pursuit of professional development.

Each year, OLC hosts informative educational... read more

More than 100 companies have announced plans to introduce new commercial trucks, bodies and truck equipment at The Work Truck Show 2020, North America's largest work truck event.

Work Truck Week runs March 3–6 at Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Educational sessions, Green Truck Summit, and Manufacturer and Distributor Innovation Conference begin March 3. The exhibit hall... read more

Hitachi will have a range of models on display at ConExpo/Con-AGG in booth N12525, including the ZX345USLC-6, ZX245USLC-6, ZX350LC-6, ZX470LC-6 and ZX60USB-5.

The new ZX345USLC-6 is the largest of Hitachi's reduced-tail-swing excavator line, which also includes the ZX245USLC-6, ZX135US-6, ZX85USB-5 and ZX75US-5. Whether it's road building or work in congested... read more

Telsmith Inc. is launching the Titan T200 cone crusher at ConExpo/Con-AGG 2020 in Las Vegas from March 10 to 14 at booth C30336.

The T200 cone is the newest model in the line-up of Titan series crushers that were originally introduced in 2012, which are designed to deliver maximum uptime availability while also minimizing maintenance costs.

The Titan T200 cone crusher utilizes... read more

Tandemloc is very excited to announce that our branch location in Tulsa, Oklahoma is open for business! If you are in the Tulsa area, come by and check out the facility and the products we have in stock! Our Tulsa address is:

11610 E. 27th St N. Suite F... read more

Drivers that are held to a clear, unbiased standard perform better for the company – and themselves

When landscape company and lawn maintenance work crews drive service vehicles from job to job throughout the day, how much can unauthorized... read more

Polyurethane parts prolong service life, do not corrode like cast iron

For municipal waterworks supervisors, keeping curb boxes in good working order is critical. But this job can become even more complicated by the prevalence of acidic soils... read more

Tandemloc partnered with local Eastern Regional Engineering Director Bill Fortney at North Carolina State University's Havelock Campus to give engineering students the opportunity to have some hands-on experience with mechanical devices. After considering... read more

Tandemloc, Inc. is dedicated to the safety of all its employees. Thus, we have developed a relationship with various professional organizations including the NCDOL where we utilize the experts to assist, analyze, and educated our team on current safety... read more

-- With all rental units returned to AAE's yards, Tiger Group to liquidate more than 700 aerial lift and construction fleet assets—including late-model, rental-ready equipment—on November 19th and 20th.

BATON ROUGE, La. (11/7/19) – Tiger Group will conduct the final dispersal auction of Aerial Access Equipment's aerial lifts and construction fleet... read more

- Tiger Group to auction a multi-million- dollar offering of aerial equipment and rental- ready assets on October 22nd and 23rd as part of the equipment rental company's wind-down.

BATON ROUGE, La. (10/15/19)— In an online auction event benefiting creditors of the largest independent regional equipment rental... read more

Jeff Martin Auctioneers, Inc. welcomes Todd Nelson to our team! Todd will fill the role of National Accounts/East Coast Sales Manager and will be working out of the Pelzer, SC office. Todd comes to Jeff Martin Auctioneers, Inc. with 33 years of experience in the heavy equipment industry, the most recent 21 years as sales manager of Power Equipment (TN).

Prior to Power Equipment, Todd... read more

- In equipment rental company wind-down, Tiger Group to sell a large offering of construction and industrial assets.

BATON ROUGE, La. (9/11/19)— As part of the wind-down of the largest independent regional equipment rental fleet on the Gulf Coast, Tiger Group is accepting offers for construction rental equipment assets owned by Aerial... read more

Written Testimony for the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Remote Online Sales Taxes: Examining the Impact on Small Businesses of the Supreme Court's Decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair

By Ailie F. Byers, MPA, CAI, BAS, AMM
President Alpenglow Benefit Auctions
National Auctioneers... read more

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.