Press Releases

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

An awareness of the effect the coronavirus pandemic was having on the food supply in the local community and beyond recently led the folks at Messick's to step in and see if they could help in a different way.

The farm and construction equipment dealership has five stores in South Central Pennsylvania.

"We had an ‘aha' moment of recognizing that as consumers we... read more

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed by President Trump is a shot in the arm for parts of the U.S. construction industry. The $2 trillion funding package passed by Congress in late March designates billions of dollars for potential construction of hospitals, airports and transit systems. It is hoped the next relief package, being ironed out at press time, will... read more

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in reaction to proposed legislation that will provide an additional $310 billion in funding for Paycheck Protection Program loans to help small businesses retain jobs:

"The new loan funding will help thousands of construction firms to retain essential... read more

When adversity strikes, it's easy to see what you can't control. It's far more difficult to recognize what you can control. The toughest task of all, however, is figuring out how to respond accordingly.

For Jason Andringa and his colleagues at Vermeer Corporation, a concerted effort to remain focused on what can be controlled has been critical to the Pella, Iowa-based... read more

Link Manufacturing promotes veteran engineers Greg Hulstein and Joel Van Den Brink to new leadership positions and bids fond farewells to departing VPs Michael Hof and Bill Ott.

SIOUX CENTER, Iowa, USA — Link Mfg., Ltd., the leader in specialty-engineered suspensions, announced the promotion of Greg Hulstein to director of engineering and of Joel Van Den Brink to engineering manager.... read more

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