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Kubota Tractor Corporation Named ‘Dealer’s Choice’ for Second Consecutive Year

April 21, 2014 4:14 pm

Kubota Tractor Corp. has received the No. 1 rating and “Dealer’s Choice Award” among tractor manufacturers, according to the North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA) 2014 Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey.

“This award is positive reinforcement that we are delivering on the Kubota promise to provide a rewarding experience, not only for our customers, but also for our 1,100 dealerships across America,” said Greg Embury, the company’s senior vice president of marketing and dealer development. “We know that we’re only as successful as our dealers, so we make it a top priority to support our dealers in running a successful business.”

Nearly 1,400 equipment dealers more »

Michigan DOT Explores Pothole Repair Process, Explains Repair Intent in Newest Reality Check Video

April 21, 2014 4:13 pm

Michigan Department of Transportation released the next video in its “Transportation Reality Check” campaign, focusing on the pothole patching process and why patches are not able to be a permanent repair option for MDOT.

MDOT’s “Transportation Reality Check” campaign aims to dispel some popular transportation and MDOT myths through a series of online videos and fact sheets addressing various rumors Michigan citizens may have heard. Last month, the campaign covered transportation investment and the use of salt on roadways during winter weather.
The newest video, which addresses “Myth #3—Fix potholes right the first time,” seeks to counter the idea that road crews simply more »

Senate EPW Leaders Outline Highway Reauth Goals, Crises Looms

April 14, 2014 4:25 pm

In an encouraging sign, the bipartisan group of lawmakers tasked with drafting the Senate’s next highway reauthorization bill has come to a broad agreement on moving forward with a replacement of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).
 
On April 10, Senate Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committee Chairman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Ranking Member David Vitter (R-La.) announced the panel’s desire to pursue a six-year transportation bill funded at current investment levels (adjusted for inflation).
 
Joined by Sens. Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee (T&I), and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), T&I ranking member, the senators more »

OSHA Announces Final Rule for Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution

April 14, 2014 4:25 pm

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced on April 11, that the final rule to improve workplace safety and health for workers performing electric power generation, transmission and distribution work has been published in the Federal Register.

The final rule revises OSHA’s 40-year-old construction standard for electric power line work to make it more consistent with the corresponding general industry standard and also makes some revisions to the construction and general industry requirements. In addition, the standards adopt revised approach-distance requirements and add new requirements to protect workers from electric arcs. General industry and construction standards for electrical protective equipment are also more »

Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News Co. Awarded the 2014 Award for Excellence by the Balanced Scorecard Institute

April 14, 2014 4:24 pm

For their strong commitment to leadership, strategic management, performance analysis and continuous improvement, Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News Co. has been awarded the 2014 Award for Excellence by the Balanced Scorecard Institute (BSI). The entreprise has developed and deployed a comprehensive strategic planning and management system in order to affect company-wide transformation and change.

As described by BSI, the award is based on the company’s executive leadership, strategy development and communication clarity, organization alignment to a shared vision of the future, strategic resource allocation, performance reporting and communication, breakthrough results and sustainability. BSI CEO Howard Rohm recognized, “the exemplary passion and involvement more »

Secretary Foxx Announces National Bus Tour to Highlight Importance of Transportation Investment

April 14, 2014 4:23 pm

‘Invest in America, Commit to the Future’ Bus Tour Will Highlight Transportation Needs Across the Country

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced April 10 that he will travel across the country beginning Monday, April 14 to showcase the importance of transportation investment at a time when the nation’s transportation bill is set to expire and the Highway Trust Fund is rapidly running out of funds. The Invest in America, Commit to the Future bus tour will visit communities that have created jobs and new opportunities by investing in transportation, as well as communities with transportation projects that are waiting on needed funding. As he travels more »

Vacuworx Honored with Governor's Award for Excellence in Exporting

April 13, 2014 4:32 pm

Vacuworx, a manufacturer and distributor of vacuum-lifting technology and material-handling equipment, has received the 2014 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting. Vacuworx President Bill Solomon accepted the award, presented April 10 by Oklahoma’s Secretary of State Chris Benge on behalf of Governor Mary Fallin during the 31st Annual Oklahoma World Trade Conference at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Tulsa at Warren Place.

The export award was created to recognize the achievements of small- to medium-sized companies that have successfully entered the worldwide marketplace. Tulsa-based Vacuworx was nominated based on its commitment to investing in logistical, environmental and cultural resources and meeting more »

Vacuworx Honored with Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting

April 13, 2014 4:32 pm

Vacuworx, a manufacturer and distributor of vacuum-lifting technology and material-handling equipment, has received the 2014 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting. Vacuworx President Bill Solomon accepted the award, presented April 10 by Oklahoma’s Secretary of State Chris Benge on behalf of Governor Mary Fallin during the 31st Annual Oklahoma World Trade Conference at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Tulsa at Warren Place.

The export award was created to recognize the achievements of small- to medium-sized companies that have successfully entered the worldwide marketplace. Tulsa-based Vacuworx was nominated based on its commitment to investing in logistical, environmental and cultural resources and meeting more »

More than CA$40 Million of Equipment Sold at Ritchie Bros. Auction in Grande Prairie, AB

April 13, 2014 4:31 pm

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers sold more than CA$40 million (US$37+ million) of equipment items and trucks at an unreserved public auction in Grande Prairie, AB, on April 9 – 10, 2014. More than 2,350 trucks and equipment items were sold in the auction—with each and every item being sold to the highest bidder, regardless of price— without minimum bids or reserve prices. Bids in the auction were made in person at the auction site, online at www.rbauction.com and by proxy.

“It was a fantastic sale to kick-off the auction season in Grande Prairie and a great effort from our entire team,”
said Blair Gogowich, regional sales more »

Ritchie Bros. Prepares for Its Largest Canadian Auction of 2014

April 13, 2014 4:30 pm

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers will conduct its largest Canadian auction of 2014 at its permanent auction site in Edmonton, AB, on April 23 – 25, 2014. More than 5,350 equipment items and trucks are already listed to be sold in the unreserved public auction—the most of any Ritchie Bros. auction in Canada so far this year—with many more items expecting to be added before auction day. General equipment highlights include: 170 compactors, 150+ excavators, 130+ crawler tractors, 80+ articulated dump trucks, 60+ loaders, 60+ skid steer loaders, 45+ agricultural tractors, 75+ boom lifts, 35+ scissor lifts, 120+ truck tractors, 125+ recreational items more »

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