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Martin Equipment Breaks Ground on New Cedar Rapids Facility

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA — Fourth-generation, family-owned John Deere Construction & Forestry dealer Martin Equipment celebrated the groundbreaking of a brand-new facility in Cedar Rapids. Construction on the new facility is expected to be completed in summer 2025 and will be celebrated with an open house. More event details are forthcoming. …

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John Deere Helps Increase Access to Higher Education

DAVENPORT, IA — A partnership between the John Deere Foundation, the University of Iowa (UI), and the Davenport Community School District (DCSD) will soon increase access to higher education for Iowa high school students.

The John Deere Foundation will give $6.6 million over six years to create the John …

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GOMACO Appoints Beck as Vice President of Manufacturing, Restructures United States Sales Territories

IDA GROVE, IA — Bryan Beck has been named GOMACO’s Vice President of Manufacturing. The appointment was made by Grant Godbersen, GOMACO’s President. As the new Vice President of Manufacturing, Beck will oversee all manufacturing operations, the expansion of manufacturing capabilities and facilities, the setting of product delivery …

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RMS Rentals Debuts Rebrand to Integrate with Road Machinery & Supplies

SAVAGE, MN — RMS Rentals announces that it is undergoing a rebrand to better align with the flagship company, Road Machinery & Supplies Co. (RMS). This comes in coordination with ongoing efforts to offer RMS Rentals’ products in new territories, including from the Byron, Minnesota, branch. The rebrand will be …

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KOBELCO Unveils New Excavator

KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA recently announced the launch of the SK520LC-11 excavator. The new 55-ton class, -11 series model combines advanced technology, enhanced efficiency, and durability with the KOBELCO “Performance x Design” concept for operator controllability and comfort.

The SK520LC-11 features an operating weight at approximately 121,000 pounds. It delivers …

JCB Inc - Construction Eq
Your local JCB North America dealer
CSTK JCB
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Takeuchi Introduces New Crawler Dumper to North America

Takeuchi is now offering an equipment option designed to move heavy materials across challenging terrain — the TCR50-2 crawler dumper. Previously available from Takeuchi in other parts of the world, the manufacturer is now bringing the crawler dumper to its North American customer base.

“Urbanization here in North America has …

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Interactive Mobile Tour Celebrates Equipment Manufacturing in Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) will hit the road this summer and fall for a new initiative designed to tell the story of the U.S. equipment manufacturing industry and celebrate the men and women who help build, power, and feed the world.

Stops include a tour of production facilities, …

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Emerson Crane Rental’s New Grove GMK6300L-1 Replaces Air Exchanger at Food Processing Plant in Iowa

WATERLOO, IA — Emerson Crane Rental, a crane rental service based in Waterloo, Iowa, successfully completed a one-day air exchanger swap-out project in mid-April at a large food processing facility in Waterloo, Iowa. The project, led by Cedar Rapids-based All Temp Refrigeration, contracted Emerson Crane Rental’s new Grove GMK6300L-1 …

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Capital Paving Utilizes Slipform Paving Equipment on I-44 Rehab and Reconstruction Project in Missouri

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is nearing the end of a project along a section of Interstate 44 (I-44) that crosses through Crawford County and Phelps County in Central Missouri. I-44 originates in St. Louis in Northeast Missouri and runs to the Southwest part of the state before continuing …

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From Vows to Ventures: Newlyweds Build Excavating Business with the Help of Takeuchi Equipment

About six years ago, Jake Brison and Kendall Brison were busy planning their wedding. They decided that if they were going to get hitched, they should try to make another dream come true as well.

“We knew we were getting married, and we had talked about being in business for …

Topcon Construction Products
Your local Topcon Positioning Systems Inc dealer
Star Equipment LTD
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Hy-Brid Lifts Announces Coke as Director of Sales for South-Central United States

LITTLE ROCK, AR — Hy-Brid Lifts announces Gary Coke as Director of Sales covering the south-central United States, including Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, and Texas. Coke’s responsibilities include providing customer support as well as continuing the growth and channel development of the Hy-Brid Lifts line of low-level …

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Caterpillar Celebrates Women in Construction with Operator Skills Tests, Peer Networking, Industry Updates

CLAYTON, NC — Dubuque, Iowa’s Kait Burds took home top honors at Caterpillar’s first Women in Construction Celebration in Clayton, North Carolina. Burds successfully demonstrated her advanced machine operator skills by maneuvering difficult work site challenges in record time with extreme precision.

Burds was one of 18 women — …

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Bobcat Announces its 2024 Dealer Leadership Group

LINCOLN, NE — Bobcat Company announces its 2024 Dealer Leadership Group. The Bobcat dealerships honored this year are its highest-performing dealers in North America, according to the company’s Dealer Performance Review.

“Every year, our dealer network keeps raising the bar,” said Brady Seavert, Vice President of Construction Sales at …

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Bergkamp Inc. Acquires Flow Boy Line of Live-Bottom Material Transport Trucks

SALINA, KS — Bergkamp Inc., based in Salina, Kansas, announces its acquisition of the Flow Boy line of live-bottom material transport trucks. With the ability to unload hot asphalt, gravel, sand, or other materials in one minute or less, all from inside the truck cab, the Flow Boy live-bottom …

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Jacobsmeyer Joins Takeuchi as Central Midwest Regional Business Manager

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi-US names Jeffrey Jacobsmeyer as its new Central Midwest Regional Business Manager. Jacobsmeyer’s duties will include dealer development and recruitment, inventory control, forecasting, promotions, sales planning, and goal setting in the Central Midwest region, which encompasses Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and South …

JCB Inc - Construction Eq
Your local JCB North America dealer
CSTK JCB
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Aspen Equipment Celebrates 30 Years of Service and Innovation in 2024

BLOOMINGTON, MN — Aspen Equipment, a provider of custom truck equipment, heavy-duty cranes, and snow and ice control solutions, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Since its establishment in 1994, Aspen Equipment has been delivering custom-engineered products with a commitment to customer satisfaction. Over the past three decades, Aspen …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Promotes Bell to Northern Regional Sales & Operations Manager

KANSAS CITY, MO — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) announces the promotion of Paul Bell to Northern Regional Sales & Operations Manager. Bell will now provide strategic oversight of sales and operational activities for KSM’s Kansas City and St. Louis locations. He had previously served as Sales & Operations Manager for …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Promotes Shuffield to Vice President, Product Support, Cranes & Lifting

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) announces the promotion of Kelly Shuffield to Vice President, Product Support, Cranes & Lifting. Shuffield will be responsible for the strategic oversight of all crane support operations throughout KSM’s territory. Offering sales, rentals, parts, and service, the heavy equipment distributor is an …

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Barnhart Acquires CR Holland Crane Service, Further Solidifies Midwest Presence

FOREST CITY, IA — Barnhart Crane and Rigging Co. has purchased CR Holland Crane Service of Forest City, Iowa. The acquisition becomes Barnhart’s fifth branch in Iowa, further solidifying the Memphis-based company’s presence in the upper Midwest, where it also operates a number of branches in Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, South …

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Mecalac Adds Victor L. Phillips Company to Expanding Dealer Network

KANSAS CITY, MO — Mecalac, a global designer, manufacturer, and distributor of compact construction equipment for urban environments, welcomes Victor L. Phillips Company to its growing network. The new dealer expands Mecalac's reach across the Midwest. With this appointment, Mecalac’s dealer network now covers over 30 states across the …

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ProStack Strengthens North American Presence with Powerscreen Crushing and Screening

LOUISVILLE, KY — ProStack, a bulk material handling solutions company, announces the addition of Powerscreen Crushing and Screening to its global distributor network. This strategic relationship will help ProStack expand its footprint in North America and provide customers with innovative material processing solutions.

As part of the ProStack distributor …

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Foley Equipment Appoints Allison as Chief People Officer

KANSAS CITY, MO — Foley Equipment announces that Melissa Allison has joined the company as Chief People Officer (CPO).

“We continue to grow and are happy to add Melissa, who brings a wealth of experience, to help us scale our culture and ensure our employees are empowered to safely serve …

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Marco Hosts Information Day for Potential Distribution Partners

MOUNT VERNON, MO — Marco, a manufacturer of bulk material handling conveyors and the latest brand to join the Terex MP portfolio of materials processing products, welcomed close to 60 Terex distributors and team members to their facility in Missouri. The North American-based distributors were invited to learn about …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Hires Heisel as Used Equipment Sales Manager

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) announces the hiring of Matt Heisel as its new Used Equipment Sales Manager. In his new position, Heisel will manage KSM’s used equipment sales team and be responsible for growing the heavy equipment distributor’s used equipment business, which operates throughout the United …

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Rasch Construction Paves the Way with GPS-Enhanced Dozers and Future-Ready Equipment from DEVELON

On a crisp autumn morning, a dozer is hard at work, pushing dirt and grading for a new trail with the help of a state-of-the-art 3D grade control system. This modern technology represents just one of the many ways in which Dalton Rasch is contributing to the evolution and success …

Manitou
Your local Manitou dealer
Star Equipment LTD
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Brett Bowman Retires at Star Equipment

DES MOINES, IA — After 50 years of employment in the family businesses, Star Equipment’s Brett Bowman has retired. Although Brett officially started after his graduation in the spring of 1973, he had been helping his parents, Max Bowman and Beverly Bowman, after school, weekends, and during the …

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Agri Center Joins Hyundai North American Dealer Network

HUTCHINSON, KS — HD Hyundai Construction Equipment North America announces the addition to its North America dealer network of Agri Center, Hutchinson, Kansas.

The dealership will represent the full line of Hyundai construction equipment products throughout Kansas, with the exception of the Kansas City metro area and several counties …

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Aspen Equipment Brings Mobile Service Truck and Self-Erecting Crane to Dozer Day Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO — Aspen Equipment recently brought its custom-built mobile service truck and a Potain self-erecting crane to the Dozer Day Kansas City event at Truman Sports Complex. Children at the event had the opportunity to climb on board and operate the equipment. Dozer Day is an event where …

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Seiler Geospatial Hosts Annual Customer Appreciation Days

LENEXA, KS — Seiler Geospatial continued their annual tradition of hosting open houses and Customer Appreciation Days at their offices throughout the Midwest. Seiler has 10 offices to serve their geospatial customers. Executive Vice President Tom Seiler along with geospatial staff and vendor representatives from Trimble, Spectra Precision, …

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H&E Opens New Branches in Columbia, Missouri, and Wichita, Kansas

COLUMBIA, MO — H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) announces the opening of its Columbia, Missouri, branch and its Wichita, Kansas, branch. Since the beginning of the second quarter of 2023, H&E has opened 11 new branches across the country. The company now serves 30 states.

The Columbia branch is H&E's …

LBX Link Belt Excavators
Your local Link Belt dealer
Kirby Smith Machinery
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Kirby-Smith Machinery Promotes Cole to Executive Vice President, Sales

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) announces the promotion of Gavin Cole to Executive Vice President, Sales. Cole will now lead KSM’s commercial efforts across all segments of the business. He had previously served as Vice President of Sales, where he supported the sales efforts of Komatsu construction …

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Star Equipment Celebrates 55 Years Serving Iowa

For more than half a century, Star Equipment has provided construction machinery to contractors throughout Iowa. While the past few years have thrown a few curve balls – including the COVID-19 pandemic, inflation, and supply-chain challenges – the company has thrived and grown.

“We’re still doing the same work we …

Kirby-Smith Machinery Announces Crossley as Regional Product Support Sales Manager for Northern Region

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) announces the promotion of Nick Crossley as Regional Product Support Sales Manager in KSM’s northern region, which includes Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Amarillo, Texas. The promotion occurred earlier this year ahead of the transition of David Kellerstrass to Vice President of Product …

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Hyundai Launches Dedicated Compact Equipment Sales and Support Team in North America

DES MOINES, IA — Following the introduction of skid steer and compact track loaders, along with updates across its compact excavator lineup earlier this year at CONEXPO-CON/AGG, HD Hyundai Construction Equipment North America announces the formation of a new team dedicated to Hyundai compact equipment sales and support.

Hyundai has …

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Aspen Equipment Promotes Davidson to Director of Sales

DES MOINES, IA — Aspen Equipment, a division of MGX Equipment Services, LLC, announces the promotion of Marcus "Shane" Davidson to Director of Sales. Davidson joined Aspen in 2019. He experienced success as Ankeny’s Branch Manager, building his team’s overall sales growth. Additionally, he oversaw the establishment of …

Leeboy - Pavers/Asphalt
Your local LeeBoy dealer
Kirby Smith Machinery
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Kirby-Smith Machinery Promotes Phillips to General Manager, Pipeline Group

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) promotes Kris Phillips as its new General Manager, Pipeline Group. He will lead KSM’s efforts to fully support the equipment needs of pipeline contractors operating in the mainline, regional, and local pipeline construction industries. Phillips previously served KSM as a Major Account …

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Vermeer Looks to the Future After 75 Years in Business

PELLA, IA — Built on Founder Gary Vermeer’s legacy of finding a better way, for Vermeer Corporation the last 75 years have centered around impacting people and the world for the better. As the company looks to the future, third-generation family member, President and CEO Jason Andringa said the …

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Altorfer Rents Joins Magni Telescopic Handlers' Dealer Network, Expands Telehandler Offering in Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, and Indiana

ROSELLE, NJ — Magni Telescopic Handlers announces Altorfer Rents is now part of the Magni dealer network. Altorfer’s addition will bring Magni's full line of telehandlers, including the Rotating Telehandler, Heavy Lift, and Fix Boom Telehandler models, to Altorfer’s rental customers in Illinois, eastern Missouri, Iowa, and Indiana.

"We are …

Foley Equipment Announces Shuttlewagon Dealer Appointment

KANSAS CITY, MO — Foley Equipment Company, headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, announces its appointment as the exclusive authorized Shuttlewagon dealer serving Kansas and Missouri. Shuttlewagon, a brand of WABTEC, is a manufacturer of mobile railcar handling solutions.

“Foley Equipment brings over 80 years of dedicated expertise and professional …

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Lewis Joins Aspen Equipment as Branch Manager in Ankeny, Iowa

ANKENY, IA — Aspen Equipment, a division of MGX Equipment Services, LLC, appoints Clayton Lewis as Branch Manager for its Ankeny, Iowa, branch. With over 18 years of experience in the construction industry, Clayton said he is thrilled to be joining Aspen. “I am excited to be working …

Leica Geosystems Inc
Your local Leica Geosystems Inc dealer
Laser Specialist inc
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Kirby-Smith Machinery Promotes White to General Manager, Road & Mineral Products

DALLAS, TX — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) promotes Matt White to General Manager of Road and Mineral Products. White brings over 13 years combined OEM and distributor experience to the role for road construction and crushing/screening equipment. He will be responsible for managing the Wirtgen Group family of products (Wirtgen, …

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Foley Lynx is like Hiring a Full-Time Service Technician for Cat Equipment

Foley Lynx is a support service that gives Foley Equipment customers access to a dedicated service technician right from their phone.

“The easiest way to explain it is to say it’s Siri for your equipment,” said Travis LaDuke, Lynx Consultant at Foley Equipment. “You have a question, and we …

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Aspen Equipment Promotes Rowan to Branch Manager in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO — Aspen Equipment, a division of MGX Equipment Services, LLC, announces the promotion of Nathan “Joe” Rowan to Branch Manager of Aspen’s branch in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, which serves the Greater Kansas City area.

Rowan joined Aspen in 2022 as Territory Manager for the newly …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Restructures Marketing Department

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) announces several changes to its marketing department. Cody Ward, Director of Strategy, Marketing, and M&A for KSM said that expanding the breadth and capabilities of the marketing team is essential to supporting the heavy equipment distributor’s current and future growth.

“This …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Promotes Kellerstrass to Vice President, Product Support

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) promotes David Kellerstrass to Vice President of Product Support. Kellerstrass, who joined KSM in 2019, had previously served as General Manager of Product Support Sales. With the retirement of former Vice President Brad Campbell, he now takes over the leadership of …

Leica Geosystems Inc
Your local Leica Geosystems Inc dealer
Laser Specialist inc
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Vermeer Opens New Global Parts Distribution Center

PELLA, IA — Vermeer announces the opening of a 312,000-square-foot Global Parts Distribution Center to support the work customers and dealers are performing around the world. Vermeer team members will package and ship parts worldwide from the facility, located on the grounds of the corporate headquarters. The Global Parts Distribution …

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Terex MP Announces Purchase of MARCO Conveyors

MT. VERNON, MO — Terex MP, global manufacturer of materials processing and lifting machinery, announces the purchase of MARCO, a manufacturer of bulk material handling conveyors, based in Mt. Vernon, Missouri.

As part of the transaction, Terex MP will purchase a 100,000-square-foot factory and office space set on …

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Elite Builders Uses 3D Technology to Tackle Complex Jobs More Efficiently

As the state of this post-pandemic employment market is proving, people are not afraid to make serious career changes. Gone is the apprehension and fear of the unknown – replaced instead by a boldness and sense of excitement in the new chapter unfolding before them. Although his actions predated the …

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Takeuchi Hires Baldwin as Central Midwest Regional Product Manager

TULSA, OK — Takeuchi-US names Jeffrey Baldwin as its new Central Midwest Regional Product Manager.

Baldwin is now responsible for supporting all the company’s dealers and national rental accounts in the Central Midwest region, which includes Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. He will also train the region’s salesforce on …

Introducing DEVELON, the Next Evolution in Construction Equipment Innovation

SUWANEE, GA — The familiar brand of orange construction equipment known as Doosan will now be called DEVELON throughout the world. Under the new brand name, the company will continue providing innovative products and solutions, further cementing its status as a global leader in construction equipment and solutions for the …

SITECH
Your local Trimble Construction Division dealer
SITECH Central LLC
Sunbelt Rentals Sets the Gold Standard for Recruiting, Employing, and Retaining Veterans

FORT MILL, SC — Sunbelt Rentals, an equipment rental company, has been recognized with three awards for its efforts to recruit and retain military veterans in North America and globally.

For the first time, Sunbelt Rentals has received the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans (HIRE …

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JLG’s All-New E18 Vertical Mast Lifts Now Available

MCCONNELLSBURG, PA — JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a global manufacturer of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and telehandlers, introduces an all-new vertical mast lift series to the market. The new JLG E18MCL model is well-suited for construction and industrial applications that require outdoor and indoor …

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Terex Utilities Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month During 2022 International Lineman’s Rodeo

OVERLAND PARK, KS — At the International Lineman’s Rodeo & Expo, held in Bonner Springs and Overland Park, Kansas, the best utility line workers from around the world come with spouses, children, and extended family to compete in apprentice and journeyman contests.

“It is in this atmosphere of community that …

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Exyn Technologies and Trimble Collaborate on a Proof of Concept for a Fully Autonomous Surveying Solution for Construction

LAS VEGAS, NV — Trimble and Exyn Technologies, a pioneer in multi-platform robotic autonomy for complex, GPS-denied environments, announce a strategic collaboration to explore the use of autonomous construction surveying technology. The solution will integrate Boston Dynamics' Spot robot, the ExynPak powered by ExynAI, and the Trimble X7 total station. …

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Trimble and HP Collaborate to Explore the Use of Robotic Technology for Autonomous Indoor Construction Layout

LAS VEGAS, NV — Trimble and HP are collaborating on the integration of Trimble's latest robotic total station with HP's new SitePrint robotic layout solution. The solution focuses on transforming the layout process for indoor construction projects.

The announcement was made at the Trimble Dimensions+ Conference, where HP and Trimble …

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
Your local Takeuchi Mfg Ltd dealer
Star Equipment LTD
Kirby Smith Machinery
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Trimble Construction Cloud Powered by Microsoft Azure Launches at Trimble Dimensions+ Conference

LAS VEGAS, NV — Trimble announces the launch of Trimble Construction Cloud powered by Microsoft Azure, an industry cloud to streamline construction projects. Trimble Construction Cloud was developed as part of Trimble's collaboration with Microsoft to advance technology adoption and accelerate the digital transformation of the construction, agriculture, and transportation …

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Ziegler CAT Hosts Regional Caterpillar Global Operator Challenge

SHAKOPEE, MN — Caterpillar Inc. is on a quest to find the best equipment operator in the world. Local operators recently competed in regional dealer challenges, with those winners moving on to the regional finals. The winners of the regional finals will go to the Caterpillar Global Operator Challenge finals …

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DICA’s Kelly Koberg to Lead Inside Sales Team

URBANDALE, IA — DICA announces that long-time employee Kelly Koberg has been promoted from Sales & Admin Coordinator to Inside Sales Manager. Kelly will manage the inside sales and administration teams as they continue to elevate the customer experience.

“With DICA’s move to a new manufacturing facility, Kelly’s knowledge of …

Takeuchi Launches New Line of Hydraulic Hammers

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi has added seven sound-suppressed hydraulic hammer models to the Takeuchi Attachment Program, helping compact track loader and compact excavator owners accomplish more with their machines.

“Hydraulic hammers are invaluable attachments for breaking up asphalt, concrete, rocks, and other hard materials,” said Lee Padgett, Product Manager …

JLG Expands Authorized Service Provider Network to Support Customers’ Maintenance and Repair Needs

MCCONNELLSBURG, PA — JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and global manufacturer of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and telehandlers, is expanding its network of Authorized Service Providers in the United States to provide equipment repair, warranty, maintenance, inspections, parts, and other support services nationwide to JLG customers. …

Manitou
Your local Manitou dealer
Star Equipment LTD
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Curry Supply Welcomes Gray as Director of Marketing, Herron as Marketing Coordinator

ALTOONA, PA — Curry Supply Co. announces two new additions to the Curry team. The company welcomes Rob Gray as the new Director of Marketing, and Sara Herron as the Marketing Coordinator.

Rob Gray
In the Director of Marketing role, Gray will provide leadership in effective and focused marketing strategies. …
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Wilden Releases New 76 mm (3") Metal Equalizer Surge Dampener - Integrated SD Series

GRAND TERRACE, CA — Wilden, a brand of PSG, a Dover company, has extended its line of metal Equalizer Surge Dampeners - Integrated SD Series (ISD) with the addition of a new 76 mm (3”) model. Designed to integrate directly into the manifold of a Wilden metal air-operated …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Promotes Brewer to Director of Human Resources

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) promotes Angela Brewer to Director of Human Resources. Brewer will be responsible for the strategic direction of Kirby-Smith Machinery’s HR operations. She previously served as the company’s Human Resources Manager.

Jeff Weller, Chief Operating Officer for KSM, said he believes Brewer …

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Koberg Named Chairman of SC&RA Outrigger Mat Resource Task Force

URBANDALE, IA — The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) names Kris Koberg, CEO of DICA, as Chairman of its new Outrigger Mat Resource Task Force, which is part of the Safety Education & Training Committee. The objective of the task force will be to advance awareness of …

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Trimble and ABI GMBH Offer Trimble Ready Option for Piling and Drilling Machines

WESTMINSTER, CO — Trimble and ABI Maschinenfabrik und Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH announce the introduction of a Trimble Ready factory option for new ABI MOBILRAM-Systems and DELMAG Drill Rigs. ABI piling and drilling machines shipped from the factory will be ready for the installation of the Trimble Groundworks Machine Control System, which …

Leica Geosystems Inc
Your local Leica Geosystems Inc dealer
Laser Specialist inc
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Junttan Oy to Offer Trimble Groundworks Machine Control for Piling Machines from the Factory

WESTMINSTER, CO — Trimble and Junttan Oy announce the availability of Trimble Groundworks Machine Control System for Piling Machines as a factory option on Junttan Oy foundation machines.

Trimble Groundworks is a 3D machine control system that improves efficiency and reduces downtime with stakeless navigation, productivity and quality monitoring, and …

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Trimble Introduces Horizontal Steering Control, Automatic Screed Width Control for Vogele Asphalt Pavers

WESTMINSTER, CO — Trimble introduces the Trimble Roadworks Paving Control Platform version 2.10 with Horizontal Steering Control for Vogele Navitronic asphalt pavers. The addition of Horizontal Steering Control and automatic screed width control for Vogele pavers is another step forward in Trimble's path toward machine control autonomy.

Trimble Roadworks version …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Launches New Website Dedicated to Used Equipment

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) recently launched KirbyUsed.com, a website dedicated to the heavy equipment distributor’s used equipment offerings. The site features friendly navigation, search functionality, and intuitive page design, creating an improved user experience for KSM’s used equipment customer base worldwide.

The homepage of KirbyUsed.com …

DSG Expands into Iowa with Acquisition of Brown Supply Company

AMES, IA — Dakota Supply Group (DSG) announces the acquisition of Brown Supply Company in an asset purchase. Founded in 1940, Brown Supply is a distributor of Waterworks products such as water/sewer pipes, fire hydrants, marking flags, equipment, and supplies with four locations across Iowa.

The current owner, Kevin Doud …

The Future is Now: Examining Construction’s Power Alternatives

At the center of any construction alternative power discussion is diesel. Diesel remains the go-to power on jobsites. According to the Diesel Technology Forum, 98 percent of construction's energy use in the United States comes from diesel.

But with global initiatives underway to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by …

Iowa Mold Tooling Co Inc
Your local Iowa Mold Tooling Co Inc dealer
Star Equipment LTD
Kirby-Smith Machinery Names Schneider as General Manager, Industrial Equipment

KANSAS CITY, MO — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) hires Sam Schneider as its new General Manager of Industrial Equipment. Schneider comes to KSM after having served as Regional Product Manager for Takeuchi Manufacturing since 2014. He has a background in equipment dealership development with nearly 20 years of experience related …

United Rentals, Turner Construction Partner on Sustainable Solutions at Meta Data Center Project

KANSAS CITY, MO — United Rentals, Inc. announces it will provide sustainable solutions to Turner Construction that include all-electric trucks and zero-emission power systems. Turner will use the rental equipment for construction of a hyperscale data center in Kansas City, Missouri for Meta, formerly the Facebook company, to reduce the …

Drones are Benefitting Earthmoving Operations

MILWAUKEE, WI — Drones — the aerial eye of the jobsite — have become a very versatile tool for earthmoving operations. Among the benefits: increasing efficiency, productivity, and accuracy on jobsites. In addition, drones help reduce unplanned costs and rework throughout a project by providing a steady stream of jobsite …

Preventative Maintenance Tips for Backhoes

MILWAUKEE, WI — Preventive maintenance “is a very broad term,” said George MacIntyre, Product Manager at CONEXPO-CON/AGG exhibitor CASE Construction Equipment. “It can be as formal as the critical practice of performing regular service, as prescribed by the manufacturer of the machine, throughout the machine’s life. Or it …

PALFINGER Announces Daneluz as New Vice President Sales & Service NAM Region

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA — Ismael Daneluz joins PALFINGER’s North American Region in the executive capacity of Vice President of Sales and Service. Daneluz will be responsible for developing strategic sales plans, based on the company’s goals, that will promote sales growth and customer satisfaction for the organization as well …

SITECH
Your local Trimble Construction Division dealer
SITECH Central LLC
Logan Contractors Supply Announces New Position Promotions

DES MOINES, IA — Bruce Logan, President/CEO of Logan Contractors Supply announces that as the company continues to grow, expand its offerings, and plan for its future, Logan announces new position promotions within the company.

Nick Sinn, a Logan veteran of 18 years, has accepted a new position …

Kohler Engines Approves Usage of HVO in the USA

KOHLER, WI — All Kohler diesel-fueled engines are approved to use HVO in the United States, in line with ASTM D975 standard. This confirmation comes just a few months after European compliance was announced. In February, in fact, Kohler had announced approval to use HVO for all its diesel engines …

Choosing Screen Media to Improve Production and Solve Screening Problems

With proposed infrastructure programs being discussed to offset the economic impacts of COVID-19, aggregate materials could see a spike in demand. This progression can lead to increased profits for mineral processing operations. However, maximizing efficiency to capitalize on this opportunity requires the right equipment. It is critical that operations evaluate …

Yanmar Compact Equipment’s Largest Mini Excavators Provide Maximum Power in Tight Spaces

GRAND RAPIDS, MN — Yanmar Compact Equipment offers the ViO80-1A and SV100-2A, the largest models in their mini excavator line. The machines provide the performance, efficiency, technology, and reliability needed for tough jobs, allowing for maximum productivity in construction, landscaping, and utility applications. Both models feature Yanmar Compact Equipment’s four-year/4,000-hour …

Rokbak Adds State Tractor & Equipment to its Growing US Dealer Network

KANSAS CITY, MO — With the appointment of State Tractor & Equipment (STE) to support customers across Kansas and Missouri, Rokbak is forging ahead with its expansion in the North American articulated hauler market.

The rentals and equipment dealer will represent the manufacturer from its head office in Kansas City, …

Leeboy - Pavers/Asphalt
Your local LeeBoy dealer
Kirby Smith Machinery
Allied Oil Remembers the Life of Founder Conrad Heinson

OMAHA, NE — Conrad Heinson passed away peacefully at home on Monday, May 16 at the age of 96. He spent his last days surrounded by family, listening to classic country music.

Conrad was born on February 1, 1926 in Steelville, Missouri, to Vera (Porterfield) and Jacob Diedrick Heinson. A …

BOMAG Americas Remembers Industry Leader, Long-Time Team Member Bert DeJong After his Passing

RIDGEWAY, SC — It is with deep sadness that BOMAG Americas announces the passing of Bert DeJong, a company leader and industry veteran for more than 30 years. DeJong is well remembered for being smart, honest, and fair and an industry pioneer, who helped drive success for both rental …

Vacuworx Appoints Tipton Executive Vice President, COO

TULSA, OK — Vacuworx announces that Robert Tipton has joined the company as Executive Vice President and has been appointed as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. Tipton joins the team with decades of knowledge in production and supply chain management, including executive leadership credentials and more than 20 years of …

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Berry Tractor Celebrates 65 Years

June 1, 1957 is a day that Fred Berry, Jr. says he will never forget. Brothers Fred and Paul had moved to Wichita, Kansas from St. Louis, Missouri earlier that year to buy the Sam H. Denney Road Machinery Company. Their father was selling his farm equipment business in …

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Five Tips for Mini Excavator Maintenance

Maintenance might not be your favorite thing to do, but this minor inconvenience can help you avoid major headaches in the future. Good maintenance practices not only keep the machine running at peak performance, but they also minimize downtime from repairs that come from ignoring key maintenance requirements. Here are …

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
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Star Equipment LTD
Kirby Smith Machinery
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Foley RIG360 Expands Truck Center Service and Support in Kansas

OLATHE, KS — Foley RIG360 Truck, which operates a network of on-highway truck service centers across Kansas and Western Missouri, has opened a new full-service, on-highway truck center in Olathe, Kansas, with access to I-35 and US-169.

"Our on-highway truck centers help support our customers with all their truck …

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Changing the Game with the EWRS-HS Hard Surface Skid Steer Tire

WINNIPEG, MB — Evolution Wheel is a manufacturer of heavy-duty skid steer tires. The EWRS-HS series solid skid steer tire is the hard surface version of the EWRS-AT series all-terrain tire. The solid EWRS-HS skid steer tire is ideal for surfaces like concrete or asphalt.

Evolution Wheel spends a lot …

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Managing Screen Media Selection, Installation and Maintenance

It doesn’t matter how much aggregate is produced in a day if it is contaminated or not sized correctly. Though screen media is a minor cost when compared to larger equipment in a quarry or mine, it is a crucial part of any operation’s profit machine. One unexpected break and …

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Project Owners Drive Tech Adoption

The needs of the project owner have always defined the parameters of a construction job, but all signs are pointing to owners playing a bigger role in the use of technology on their projects in the future, especially as we begin to see federal funds put to work on transportation …

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Takeuchi Recognizes Luby Equipment as 2021 North American Dealer of the Year

FENTON, MO — Takeuchi-US names Luby Equipment as its 2021 North American Dealer of the Year. Luby Equipment received this honor based on various metrics Takeuchi uses to evaluate its dealers throughout the U.S. and Canada. Luby Equipment provides Takeuchi equipment sales, service, parts, and rentals at six locations throughout …

LBX Link Belt Excavators
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Kirby Smith Machinery
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Central Power Systems & Services Expands its Doosan Presence in Kansas and Oklahoma

GARDEN CITY, KS — Doosan Infracore North America is partnering with Central Power Systems & Services to add new locations in Garden City, Kansas, and Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The new Garden City location expands the company’s reach in Kansas, joining the Colby, Great Bend, Wichita, and Salina stores. Central Power Systems …

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Aspen Equipment Expands its Territory into Missouri and Kansas

KANSAS CITY, MO — Aspen Equipment announces its expanded coverage in the U.S. Midwest by adding parts of western Missouri and northeast Kansas to its territory. With this announcement, the company will add 74 counties in the two states serving National Crane boom trucks sales, rental, and field service.

Aaron …

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K-Tec and Ashland Acquire Metalcraft Scrapers

LOUISVILLE, GA — K-Tec Earthmovers and Ashland Industries, providers of pull-pan scraper earthmoving products, announce the acquisition of Metalcraft of GA, Inc., a heavy equipment manufacturer. This acquisition provides a facility presence in the Southeastern U.S. along with expanded product offerings from the Metalcraft brand. The Metalcraft facility, …

National Crane Marks its 75th Anniversary

OMAHA, NE — National Crane is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2022. National Crane was founded in 1947 as Burg Manufacturing by Marlo Burg in Nebraska. The company’s first product was agricultural weed sprayers, but in 1963 it changed its name to National Crane Corp., to reflect its expansion into …

Seiler Instrument Announces the Acquisition of Assets to Expand its Presence as a Geospatial Solutions Provider in Iowa and Illinois

ST. LOUIS, MO — Seiler Instrument & Mfg. Co., Inc. has acquired the assets of Precision Midwest to provide Trimble Geospatial products and solutions for the state of Iowa, all of northern Illinois, and the northwest counties of Lake and Porter, Indiana. The asset purchase of Precision Midwest located in …

Manitou
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Star Equipment LTD
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Fecon Announces Zeller as New Midwestern Regional Sales Manager

LEBANON, OH — Fecon announces the addition of Dallas Zeller as a Regional Sales Manager for the Midwest region. In his new role, Zeller will assist distributors and other sales channel partners in the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, and Wisconsin in …

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Kirby-Smith Hires Cook as Executive Vice President and General Manager, Construction Group

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery (KSM) continues to build its executive team with the addition of Joel Cook as its new Executive Vice President and General Manager (EVP-GM), Construction Group. Cook will be responsible for strategic direction, operational management, and overall leadership of the heavy equipment distributor’s construction group, …

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Hy-Brid Lifts Announces Beimborn as Midwest Territory Sales Manager

RICHFIELD, WI — Hy-Brid Lifts announces JJ Beimborn’s transition from Service Manager to Midwest Territory Sales Manager. His new role will include promoting the growing Hy-Brid Lifts product line, establishing and maintaining customer relationships, and supporting customers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin.

“I’m looking forward …

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BOMAG Americas, CMW Equipment Expand Coverage in Missouri and Southern Illinois

ST. LOUIS, MO — BOMAG Americas announces the expansion of its partnership with CMW Equipment in Missouri. CMW Equipment will help pave the way for growth in Missouri’s and southern Illinois’ roadbuilding and construction markets.

“Joining with BOMAG Americas to provide their equipment to our customers makes for a great …

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Heavy Cranes on Barges and Specially Fabricated Tools Construct 164-Foot-Tall Arches for I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Project in Iowa and Illinois

Building twin bridges across the Mississippi River with 164-foot-tall, iconic arches required plenty of heavy lifting, innovation, and adaptation to deal with record flooding and construction challenges.

The $1 billion Interstate 74 Mississippi River Bridge project in the Quad Cities of Iowa and Illinois also reconstructed approach roads and ramps …

JCB Inc - Construction Eq
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Automated, Connected, and Intelligent

The future is looking bright for the construction industry, with project pipelines full and the promise of infrastructure spending infusing the industry with confidence and optimism. But as we face another year of supply chain issues and crippling workforce shortages, it’s possible that our industry’s biggest challenge could be too …

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Terex Utilities Sponsors Competition at International Lineman’s Rodeo, Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

BONNER SPRINGS, KS — Terex Utilities sponsored the Hurtman Rescue competition at the International Lineman’s Rodeo, held in Bonner Springs, Kansas. The event, which focuses on highlighting safe work practices, draws the most skilled journeymen and apprentice lineworkers from around the world.

During the Hurtman Rescue, workers demonstrate how to …

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Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Welcomes Park as President

NORCROSS, GA — Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc. (HCEA), announces the appointment of Stan Park as President of the company. A 27-year veteran of Hyundai, Park previously held various field and executive-level leadership roles, most recently as the Vice President of Marketing and Dealer Development.

“Stan is a pillar of …

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Kirby-Smith Hires Mull as Manager of Supply Chain

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) announces the hiring of Cherish Mull as its new Manager of Supply Chain. Mull will provide process leadership and transformation of the heavy equipment distributor’s supply chain operations and will be responsible for supply chain strategy and oversight of all procurement, pre-contract, …

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Hayden Machinery Joins Hydrema as Authorized Missouri Dealer

SPRINGFIELD, MO — Hydrema, an articulated dump truck manufacturer, expands its dealer network with the addition of Hayden Machinery, Inc., headquartered in Springfield, Missouri.

“We are thrilled to partner with Hayden Machinery,” said Kris Binder, Executive Vice President of Hydrema North America. “Their dedication to building strong …

Gehl Co - Loaders/SS
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Star Equipment LTD
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Seiler Celebrates its 75th Anniversary

ST. LOUIS, MO — Seiler Instrument & Manufacturing Co., Inc. recently marked its 75th Anniversary with a celebration at its main office in St. Louis, Missouri. The company also has seven additional geospatial sales offices in Lenexa, Kansas; Indianapolis, Indiana; Chicago, Illinois; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Lansing and Detroit, Michigan; and Omaha, …

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Dynapac North America Names Roush President/General Manager

CHARLOTTE, NC — Dynapac announces the appointment of Jamie Roush to President/General Manager of Dynapac North America.

Roush is an industry veteran with over 20 years of experience in the equipment industry. Roush has been with Dynapac North America since the transition in 2017 and held various management positions at …

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Kirby-Smith Selects Kunin as Vice President of National Accounts

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Following the promotion of John Arapidis to President and CEO of Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM), the heavy equipment distributor has found a successor for Arapidis’ previous role, recently naming Mike Kunin as Vice President of National Accounts.

Kunin will be responsible for the management and continued …

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Terex Trucks Becomes Rokbak

Articulated hauler specialist Terex Trucks rebrands as Rokbak and announces its vision for an exciting new future. The Scottish manufacturer unveiled the new brand at a digital launch event on September 1, attended by dealers, customers, media, and Volvo Group colleagues from around the world.

Rokbak is the new name …

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Brokk Hires Diacek as Midwest Regional Sales Manager

LISLE, IL — Brokk, a manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, announces Chad Diacek as its Midwest Regional Sales Manager. Diacek manages sales for both Brokk robotic demolition machines and Aquajet Hydrodemolition robots. He provides support to customers throughout Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, and …

Iowa Mold Tooling Co Inc
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Liebherr USA, Co. Announces Friedrich as New Managing Director

NEWPORT NEWS, VA — Liebherr welcomes Kai Friedrich as Managing Director of Liebherr USA, Co. and Divisional Director of Construction Equipment.

In his role as Managing Director, he will provide leadership and guidance necessary to oversee and implement the corporate and strategic plans for the nine product segments under Liebherr …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Announces Arapidis as New President and CEO

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc., a distributor of heavy equipment and cranes in the central United States, announces that John Arapidis has been named President and CEO. Ed Kirby, the company’s Co-Founder, President, and CEO of nearly 40 years will step back from his current position …

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Foley Equipment Hosts Invasive Tree Demonstrations

ROSALIA, KS — Foley Equipment recently hosted several invasive tree demonstrations to give Kansas and Missouri customers an opportunity to try out Cat machines and various attachments.

Attendees observed techniques for clearing pasture and brush, as well as cutting and mulching. Afterward, customers operated machines to get a feel for …

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Rokbak Revealed: The New Name for Terex Trucks

Rokbak is the new name for Terex Trucks, with the new brand representing the continuation of its strong hauling heritage with a future-focused vision. Throughout the last four decades, the company has never wavered in its promise to customers to deliver powerful and reliable articulated haulers — and that …

H&E Opens New Branch in Kansas City, Missouri

KANSAS CITY, MO — H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) announces its expansion into the Midwest and the state of Missouri with the opening of its new Kansas City branch. The 21,000-square-foot facility sits on nearly two acres with a fully fenced yard area, offices, parts warehouse, and a repair shop …

Komatsu Dealer Program
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Road Machinery and Supplies Company
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Making the Right Choice with Terex Trucks

Terex Trucks comes from a strong hauling heritage: with over 70 years of experience in building robust, reliable and tough articulated haulers, the Motherwell, Scotland-based manufacturer knows how to design machines that are trusted by customers to deliver a powerful performance in all conditions. Its two models, the 30.9-ton payload …

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Thunder Creek Fueling Efficiency in the Big Woods for H2Dig LLC

Tucked away amongst wide swaths of agricultural fields and small, rural communities the Big Woods private waterfowl preserve is being developed by H2Dig LLC. The company specializes in premium outdoor recreational development and oftentimes is working in remote areas without great access to service stations, fuel, or equipment maintenance …

Komatsu Introduces Expanded Range of Hydraulic Breakers

CHICAGO, IL — Looking for a hydraulic breaker attachment that is simple to use, powerful, and compatible with your Komatsu excavator? Take a look at the high-performance efficiency and unique variable energy technology incorporated into Komatsu’s expanded line of JTHB-G and JMHB-H hydraulic breakers.

Designed and tested for compatibility with …

Sakai America Names Talley New Midwest Regional Sales Manager

CHICAGO, IL — Sakai America has added Linden Talley as a Regional Sales Manager to their heavy equipment sales team, focusing on soil and asphalt rollers. He will work with new and current Sakai dealers in the Midwest United States. Talley will cover the following states: Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, …

Iowa Mold Tooling Celebrates 60 Years

GARNER, IA — Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc. (IMT), an Oshkosh Corporation company, is commemorating its 60th anniversary by celebrating its team members and the local community.

IMT products have now been a part of the building supply, construction, tire service, public works, mining, railroad, rental, and propane markets for …

Leeboy - Pavers/Asphalt
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Terex Trucks Articulated Haulers Are Strong Performance for Recycling Centers

As the circular economy ramps up, waste management facilities are gaining in importance. To optimize their operations, these sites need productive, cost-efficient machinery. Delivering high performance, fuel efficiency and excellent productivity, Terex Trucks articulated haulers are well-suited to meet the demands of recycling and resource management facilities.

Every year, Terex …

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Minnich Manufacturing Announces Top Overall Dealer and Midwest Region Top Dealer

DES MOINES, IA — Minnich Manufacturing, a manufacturer of concrete dowel pin drills, concrete vibrators, and vibrator monitoring systems, recently announced its top dealers of 2020 according to sales performance. The Top Overall Dealer and Midwest Region Top Dealer was Logan Contractors Supply, Inc. from Des Moines, Iowa.

“Minnich …

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Equipment Evolution

Demolition and recycling equipment is evolving and is going to change quickly in the next five to 10 years. Manufacturers are leading this effort with input from their customers.

Advances are happening in wireless technology, microchips, machine learning, artificial intelligence, automation, cameras, sensors, touch screens, and batteries. These technologies are …

National Trench Safety to Merge with Trench Plate Rental Company

HOUSTON, TX — National Trench Safety (NTS) and Trench Plate Rental Company (TPRC), two pure-play providers of trench safety solutions in the U.S., announce that they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge. The combined company will be majority-owned by Tailwind Capital. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. …

Equipment Manufacturers Report Positive Outlook for 2021

MILWAUKEE, WI — As the industry emerges from a full year under the COVID-19 cloud, a clear majority (88 percent) of equipment manufacturers report a positive outlook for 2021, according to a new survey released by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. More than half (55 percent) of the respondents …

Gehl Co - Loaders/SS
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Star Equipment LTD
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Getting the Most From Compact Track Loaders

Compact track loaders are an increasingly vital part of contractors’ businesses. The sheer versatility of these machines allows them to thrive in a variety of working conditions, and – thanks in part to growing attachment diversity – CTLs can be used for more applications than ever. A strategic purchase of …

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Getting the Most From Compact Track Loaders

Compact track loaders are an increasingly vital part of contractors’ businesses. The sheer versatility of these machines allows them to thrive in a variety of working conditions, and – thanks in part to growing attachment diversity – CTLs can be used for more applications than ever. A strategic purchase of …

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Enhancing Safety in the Heavy Equipment Rental Industry

Renting heavy machinery has become increasingly popular in the construction and mining industries with many companies now opting to rent instead of purchase equipment. In fact, market analysts predict that the heavy equipment rental industry is set to grow by 11 percent over the next three years as construction companies …

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Enhancing Safety in the Heavy Equipment Rental Industry

Renting heavy machinery has become increasingly popular in the construction and mining industries with many companies now opting to rent instead of purchase equipment. In fact, market analysts predict that the heavy equipment rental industry is set to grow by 11 percent over the next three years as construction companies …

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Takeuchi Promotes Klusmeyer to Divisional Manager

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi-US, a manufacturer of compact equipment, promotes Shay Klusmeyer to Divisional Manager. Formerly Takeuchi’s Central Midwest Regional Manager, Klusmeyer will now lead Takeuchi’s regional business managers and regional product managers as they support dealers and customers in the company’s West, Southwest, Central Midwest, and Midwest regions. …

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Doosan Expands its Presence in Nebraska with Three New Locations

SUWANEE, GA — Doosan Infracore North America, LLC, is partnering with Central Nebraska Bobcat to add three new locations. In addition to providing increased service and support for customers, these new Midwest locations will offer customers more access to purchase and rent Doosan equipment.

The new authorized Doosan locations …

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Foley Equipment Rebuilds Give Second Life to Used Machines

Since 2005, Foley Equipment has restored over 300 machines to their original condition through the Cat Certified Rebuild Program.

The Cat Certified Rebuild Program allows machine owners to benefit from the multiple lives designed into their Cat machines and components. This program incorporates the very latest Cat technology and critical …

Astec Announces Expanded Distribution with Road Machinery & Supplies Co.

CHATTANOOGA, TN — Astec Industries announces that Road Machinery & Supplies Co. (RMS) has expanded its distribution to include Astec brands Roadtec and Peterson in increased territories and regions. RMS is a dealer for Astec brands KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens.

RMS provides construction and mining equipment throughout the Upper …

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Mack Trucks Names Oldham Regional Vice President, Central Region

KANSAS CITY, MO — Mack Trucks names Jeff Oldham Regional Vice President of the U.S. Central Region. In this position, Oldham will be responsible for increasing Mack market share and profitability in the region.

“Jeff’s industry knowledge and extensive OEM and dealer experience will serve as an advantage in this …

Equipment Leasing & Finance 2021 US Economic Outlook

Equipment and software investment growth fared better than overall GDP growth in 2020 as businesses invested to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, and growth should remain well into positive territory in the beginning of 2021. Annual equipment and software investment growth of 7.8 percent is forecast for 2021. Annual U.S. …

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
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Star Equipment LTD
Kirby Smith Machinery
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Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Welcomes Kim as President

NORCROSS, GA — Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc. (HCEA), welcomes J.Y. Kim as President. 28-year Hyundai veteran Kim began his career as part of an overseas sales team to support North American Operations, and later worked at HCEA’s Chicago office from 2004 to 2008.

He was instrumental in establishing a …

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Thunder Creek Equipment Adds Lea as Vice President of Sales

PELLA, IA — Thunder Creek Equipment and its parent company, LDJ Manufacturing, have hired Larry Lea, the former Director of Sales for Mahindra USA, as the organization’s new Vice President of Sales.

Lea, who has spent his entire career in the agriculture and heavy equipment sales market, brings …

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Manitou Group Names Nartish as Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Manitou North America

WEST BEND, WI — Manitou Group announces the appointment of Ilmars Nartish to the position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Manitou North America, effective immediately.

“We are excited to welcome Ilmars to Manitou North America. With more than 13 years working with Manitou Group, his knowledge …

Caterpillar Signs Agreement to Acquire Weir Oil & Gas

DEERFIELD, IL — Caterpillar Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire the Oil & Gas Division (Weir Oil & Gas) of the Weir Group PLC, a Scotland-based global engineering business. Headquartered near Fort Worth, Texas, Weir Oil & Gas produces a full line of pumps, flow iron, consumable parts, …

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Kirby-Smith Adds Gunderson as Vice President of Road Construction & Minerals

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) hires Vern Gunderson as Vice President of Road Construction & Minerals. Gunderson is responsible for Kirby-Smith's road construction and minerals division and will lead the heavy equipment distributor’s sales, rental, and customer support efforts related to its Wirtgen Group (Wirtgen, Vögele, Hamm …

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John Deere Power Systems Announces Leadership Changes

WATERLOO, IA — John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) announces a change to its leadership team in response to the planned retirement of David Hoffman, who acted as Director of Worldwide Marketing, Sales, and Customer Support.

After more than 41 years of service at John Deere, Hoffman has announced his …

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McCloskey International Welcomes Berry Tractor & Equipment to Global Dealer Network

WICHITA, KS — Screening and crushing manufacturer McCloskey International has welcomed equipment dealer Berry Tractor to its global network of distributors. The company will serve the Kansas and Western Missouri markets in the United States.

Berry Tractor & Equipment was founded in 1957 and is a division of Berry Companies, …

Foley Equipment Moves Olathe Facility to Accommodate Growth

OLATHE, KS — Caterpillar dealer Foley Equipment is moving Olathe operations to a larger facility to support a growing customer base. Increased capacity will include additional service bays, an expanded parts warehouse, and more room for equipment storage.

“We now have more Johnson County customers than ever, so we have …

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Star Equipment Awarded Takeuchi's Central Midwest Dealer of the Year

DES MOINES, IA — Takeuchi-US, a manufacturer of compact equipment, awards Star Equipment as the 2019 Dealer of the Year for the Central Midwest Region. Takeuchi Central Midwest Region Business Manager Shay Klusmeyer presented the award to members of Star Equipment at the 2020 CONEXPO-CON/AGG Show in Las Vegas. …

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Great Plains Manufacturing, Kubota Finalize Plans to Expand Assembly Operations for Kubota Equipment in Salina, Kansas

SALINA, KS — Great Plains Manufacturing, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kubota North America Corporation, announces a $53-million expansion project and 750,000-square-foot building purchase to further invest in its Salina, Kansas, operations in support of growing demand for Kubota construction equipment. The building is an existing facility in Salina …

Leica Geosystems Inc
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Curry Supply Adds Hendricks as National Account Manager

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL — Curry Supply welcomes Forest Hendricks to the sales team as National Account Manager. Hendricks joins Curry Supply’s national account, bringing a focus on heavy machinery and the railroad industry. With his experience in rail, he will work toward further developing Curry Supply’s presence in the top …

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Hilti Exoskeleton Improves Performance and Safety

In construction there’s always a couple of major concerns on the jobsite – performance and safety. Strangely, as performance slips so does the on-the-job safety factor.

Any job function that requires a construction worker to keep their arms raised up and over their head is where this risk is a …

SITECH Mid-America and SITECH Midway Established to Serve Regional Civil Construction Contractors

ELGIN, IL — Trimble announces that two SITECH Technology Dealers have been established to serve civil construction contractors. SITECH Mid-America will serve Southern Illinois, Southern Missouri, and portions of Kansas and Oklahoma, and SITECH Midway will serve Eastern Iowa, Northeast Missouri, Northern and Central Illinois, and Lake and Porter counties …

The AED Foundation’s Construction Career Aptitude Test Soon to Launch

SCHAUMBURG, IL — As the AED Foundation (AEDF) continues to address the industry's skills gap through its Vision 2024 plan, the soon-to-launch Construction Career Aptitude Test aims to help address the workforce shortage starting at the high school level. More specifically, the Construction Career Aptitude Test is designed for students …

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Takeuchi Announces EquipmentShare as New Dealer in Columbia, Missouri

COLUMBIA, MO — Takeuchi-US, a compact equipment manufacturer, introduces EquipmentShare as a new dealer. Located in Columbia, Missouri they will be selling the full range of Takeuchi track loaders, excavators, and wheel loaders. In addition to stocking parts, this location will also be an authorized Takeuchi equipment repair center …

SITECH
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SITECH Central LLC
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Vacuworx Welcomes Cunningham as Senior Director of Sales

TULSA, OK — Vacuworx welcomes Charlie Cunningham to the North America sales and leadership teams as Senior Director of Sales.

Cunningham brings more than two decades of experience with sales, marketing, and business development activities. He recently spent 15 years with Astec Industries, Inc. As Vice President of Sales with …

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CASE Construction Equipment Donates Skid Steer to Habitat for Humanity

WICHITA, KS — CASE Construction Equipment has donated a skid steer to Wichita Habitat for Humanity, expanding the manufacturer’s relationship with the international nonprofit organization dedicated to improving lives through affordable home ownership. Globally, Habitat for Humanity has helped build, renovate, and repair more than 600,000 affordable houses, sheltering more …

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Komatsu Commits to Supporting Feeding America as National Partner in COVID-19 Response Efforts

CHICAGO, IL — More than 37 million Americans face hunger each year and as the COVID-19 pandemic pushes an additional 17 million Americans into food insecurity, Komatsu’s North American business units are partnering with Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, to donate up to $250,000 to support …

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Volvo CE Names 2019 Dealer of the Year and Uptime Dealer of the Year Winners

EAST LONGMEADOW, MA — Volvo Construction Equipment has named Tyler Equipment its 2019 Dealer of the Year in North America. The company also awarded Housby Heavy Equipment the title of 2019 Uptime Dealer of the Year.

Dealer of the Year
The Dealer of the Year award recognizes the dealership in …
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EquipmentShare Announces Purchase Agreement with the Missouri-Based Victor L. Phillips Company

KANSAS CITY, MO — EquipmentShare, the fastest growing construction equipment rental and technology solutions provider in the U.S., recently reached a deal to collaborate with the The Victor L. Phillips Company (VLP), a heavy equipment company. The deal covers the five existing VLP locations within Missouri and Kansas.

EquipmentShare’s …

Topcon Construction Products
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Star Equipment LTD
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Deere Board Elects Stone as President, Worldwide Construction & Forestry and Power Systems

MOLINE, IL — Deere & Company (DE) announces that its Board of Directors elected John Stone to the position of President, Worldwide Construction & Forestry and Power Systems. He will be responsible for the overall management and performance of the company's construction and forestry operations throughout the world and for …

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PALFINGER Appoints Cavaggioni as New Vice President Sales and Service for North America Region

TIFFIN, OH — PALFINGER announces the official appointment of Alberto Cavaggioni as the company’s new Vice President of Sales and Service for the North America Region.

Cavaggioni has been appointed Vice President Sales and Service for the North America Region as of March 23, 2020. He will be a member …

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Doosan Bobcat Partners with Ainstein to Develop Radar Sensor Technology for Compact Equipment

WEST FARGO, ND — Doosan Bobcat North America announces it has partnered with Ainstein AI, Inc. — a radar technologies company headquartered in Lawrence, Kansas — to develop next-generation radar sensor systems for Bobcat equipment. Through this partnership, Ainstein and Doosan Bobcat North America will collaborate to create radar-based sensing …

Hilti Among Industry Leaders to Launch 2020 Construction Startup Competition

PLANO, TX — “You are the missing piece.” With this slogan five global players of the construction industry invite all entrepreneurs worldwide with innovative construction solutions to participate in this year’s edition of the Construction Startup Competition. Startups willing to play a crucial role in the transformation of the construction …

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Link Manufacturing Promotes Hulstein and Van Den Brink, Announces Retirement of Hof and Ott

SIOUX CENTER, IA — Link Mfg., Ltd. announces the promotion of Greg Hulstein to Director of Engineering and of Joel Van Den Brink to Engineering Manager. At the same time, the company is formally announcing the retirement of Michael Hof, Link’s Vice President of Business Development, and Bill Ott …

LBX Link Belt Excavators
Your local Link Belt dealer
Kirby Smith Machinery
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Takeuchi Announces RoadBuilders Machinery as New Dealer in Southwest Missouri

SPRINGFIELD, MO — Takeuchi-US, a compact equipment manufacturer, announces RoadBuilders Machinery & Supply as a new dealer. Located in Springfield, Missouri, the company also has a location in Kansas City, Kansas, where it is headquartered, and four locations throughout Nebraska.

RoadBuilders Machinery & Supply will carry the full lineup …

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Dynapac Names Hyland Director of Sales for Key & Governmental Accounts

FORT MILL, SC — Tim Hyland returned to Dynapac recently as the Director of Sales for Key & Governmental Accounts, working with those customers on sales of the entire Dynapac lineup that includes pavers, feeders, and compaction equipment. He is be based at Dynapac’s North American headquarters in Fort Mill, …

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Doosan Expands Missouri Sales and Services with New Springfield Location

SPRINGFIELD, MO — Heavy equipment users looking for Doosan machines, parts and service in the Ozarks can now visit the Springfield, Missouri, location of Central Power Systems and Services, LLC, the latest authorized dealer of Doosan Infracore North America, LLC.

Central Power Systems and Services offers a range …

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Takeuchi Announces Kirby-Smith as New Dealer Supporting Kansas City Area

KANSAS CITY, KS — Takeuchi-US, a compact equipment manufacturer, has introduced Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. as a new dealer supporting the Kansas City, Kansas, market. Although a new dealer in the area, Kirby-Smith has been part of the Takeuchi dealer network for several years. The dealership offers parts, rentals, sales, …

IMT Gives Back to Community, Makes Charitable Donations

GARNER, IA — Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc. (IMT), an Oshkosh Corporation company, recently gave back to its community through employee fundraising efforts. A donation of $500 was made to the Garner Volunteer Ambulance Service, a $2,500 donation to the Food Bank of Iowa, a $250 donation to Habitat For …

Gehl Co - Loaders/SS
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Dynapac North America Announces New Vice President of Operations

FORT MILL, SC — Dynapac North America LLC, a manufacturer of high-tech rollers for asphalt and soil applications, pavers and feeders, welcomes Jason Ammon back to the Dynapac team as Vice President of Product Support & Operations.

Ammon is based in the Fort Mill, South Carolina, office reporting to …

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Trimble Announces Painter as New President, CEO

SUNNYVALE, CA — Trimble announces that its Board of Directors has unanimously elected Robert G. Painter to succeed Steven W. Berglund as President and CEO of Trimble effective January 4, 2020, the first day of Trimble's 2020 fiscal year. Painter will also join the Trimble Board of Directors on January …

Terracon, Girl Scouts of NE Kansas and NW Missouri Partner for Live STEAM Event

OLATHE, KS — Terracon Consultants, Inc., and Girl Scouts of NE Kansas and NW Missouri (GSKSMO) announce a partnership where they presented the first LIVE STEAM event at Union Station’s Science City in Kansas City, Missouri. More than 200 local fourth and fifth grade Girl Scouts participated in this …

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Aspen Equipment Adds More Field Techs in Davenport, Iowa

BLOOMINGTON, MN — Aspen Equipment recently added a third field service truck to its Davenport, Iowa, fleet, allowing the company to better serve customers in the Quad Cities area. Aspen’s professional service tech experts are factory trained with the most advanced technologies in the business, so most service requests can …

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ALLU Group Was Gold Sponsor at Dozer Days KC Event

KANSAS CITY, MO — ALLU Group Inc. recently joined dozens of construction companies, equipment dealers, equipment manufacturers and construction associations as a sponsor of the Dozer Days KC event at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Missouri. The event’s presenting partner was KC NUCA (the greater Kansas City area chapter …

Topcon Construction Products
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Star Equipment LTD
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K-Tec Announces Dealers of Excellence

SPENCER, OH — K-Tec Earthmovers recently held their first Dealership Network Scraper Symposium event, in Manitoba, Canada. The event hosted 56 professionals representing 22 different organizations, traveling from as far away as Japan, Sweden and Australia to hear the latest advancements in K-Tec’s earthmoving product offerings.

As part of the …

Epiroc Donates Drill Rig to Missouri S&T Experimental Mine

COMMERCE CITY, CO — Epiroc, a productivity partner for the mining and infrastructure industries, has donated a FlexiROC T20 R drill rig and consumables to the mining engineering program at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri. The FlexiROC T20 R replaces outdated equipment at the school’s …

EFCO Appoints Bennethum as CEO, Walter as President, Jennings as Chairman of the Board

DES MOINES, IA — After more than 38 years as EFCO’s Chief Executive Officer, and 63 total years of service to the company, Al Jennings announces the appointment of new leadership positions within the company. Executive Vice President Curt Bennethum has been named EFCO’s new CEO, and Chief Operating …

GOMACO Announces Winners of GOMACO Invitational #38 in Ida Grove, Iowa

IDA GROVE, IA — Approximately 300 guests from the United States and Canada were welcomed into the city of Ida Grove last week for the GOMACO Invitational #38. There were 228 participants in the two-person Putting Tournament and 280 in the four-person Scramble Tournament. The two-day GOMACO Invitational is the …

Foley Equipment Hosts a Series of Mini Excavator Demonstrations

WICHITA, KS — Foley Equipment recently hosted a series of Mini Excavator demonstrations in Wichita, Kansas; Manhattan, Kansas; Topeka, Kansas; and Kansas City, Missouri. All events took place on the grounds of the Foley facilities, with the exception of the Manhattan event, which was held at the Kansas State University …

JCB Inc - Construction Eq
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Ziegler CAT Introduces Operators to Caterpillar’s Next Generation of Machines

SIOUX CITY, IA — Over the last few years, Caterpillar has revamped many of its equipment models, which it now calls the Next Generation line. This line of equipment gives operators and owners a wider range of options and price ranges to choose from.

“Traditionally, Caterpillar has focused on its …

Seiler Instrument Geospatial Hosts Annual Open Houses

MILWAUKEE, WI — Throughout the summer of 2019, Seiler Instrument continued their tradition of hosting open houses and customer appreciation days at their locations throughout the Midwest. Seiler’s Geospatial and CAD staff, along with several vendor representatives from Trimble, Spectra Precision, Autodesk and more were on hand at …

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CNH Industrial Hosts Senator Grassley at the CASE Construction Equipment Burlington Plant

BURLINGTON, IA — CNH Industrial recently hosted U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa at the CASE Construction Equipment manufacturing facility in Burlington, Iowa. The visit included a tour of the plant and a roundtable discussion with employees to address the latest developments in the U.S. agricultural and manufacturing industries.

“Iowa …

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CASE Construction Equipment Plant in Iowa Achieves Bronze Level Manufacturing Designation

BURLINGTON, IA — The CASE Construction Equipment manufacturing facility in Burlington, Iowa, has achieved Bronze status in the World Class Manufacturing (WCM) program. The Burlington plant manufactures tractor loaders, backhoes, rough-terrain forklifts and crawler dozers for the CASE brand, as well as headers for the Case IH and New Holland …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Promotes McNatt to Director of Construction Technology

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) has promoted Rebecca McNatt to Director of Construction Technology. In this role, McNatt will be responsible for the growth and development of Komatsu Smart Construction and other equipment manufacturer technology programs offered through KSM. Smart Construction from Komatsu provides customers with equipment …

Iowa Mold Tooling Co Inc
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Star Equipment LTD
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Foley Equipment Completes Solar Microgrid Installation

SALINA, KS — Foley Power Solutions, a division of Foley Equipment, recently completed a solar microgrid installation on the roof of the company’s Salina, Kansas, facility. Foley Equipment is a provider of solar, microgrid and energy storage systems to customers throughout Kansas and northwest Missouri.

The company’s 306-panel …

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Joerg Joins Berry Companies as Chief Financial Officer

WICHITA, KS — Berry Companies, Inc., announces the addition of Greg Joerg to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Joerg most recently owned his own consulting firm, working with small-to-midsize companies in operations, financial processes and functions and IT strategy. Prior to consulting, Joerg served a combined total of …

GOMACO Appoints Jinco, LLC, as New Distributor for Nebraska

IDA GROVE, IA — GOMACO Corporation announces the recent appointment of Jinco, LLC, as the authorized GOMACO distributor for the state of Nebraska. They will provide sales and service for GOMACO’s full line of concrete construction products. The appointment was made by Kent Godbersen, Vice President of Worldwide …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Hires Chastain as General Service Manager

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) has named Kevin Chastain as General Service Manager, expanding the company’s leadership team of industry professionals. Chastain will work to implement strategies that further the growth and development of all service operations, which include over 300 departmental employees across the company’s …

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Berry Companies Promotes Farley to Chief People Officer

WICHITA, KS — Berry Companies, Inc., announces the promotion of Stephanie Farley as Chief People Officer.

“Stephanie is the first of a number of organizational moves we’re making to build a leadership structure that will carry us into the future,” said Walter Berry, CEO of Berry Companies. “We’ve been …

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Ritchie Bros. Appoints Jeter as President of Upstream & Emerging Businesses, Taylor as Chief Sales Officer

VANCOUVER, BC — Ritchie Bros. announces an organizational realignment in North America. Jeff Jeter is appointed President of Upstream & Emerging Businesses, and Kari Taylor is appointed Chief Sales Officer, U.S. Regions.
Jeter’s responsibilities will include driving the Upstream business by rolling out RB Asset Solutions in the U.S., …

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Caterpillar Appoints Younessi as Lead of Construction Industries


DEERFIELD, IL — Ramin Younessi will replace Tom Pellette to lead Caterpillar’s Construction Industries segment. Younessi is currently the Group President of Energy & Transportation, and he has more than 30 years of leadership inside and outside of Caterpillar. He will now be responsible for the company’s earthmoving, excavation, building …

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Minnich Manufacturing Announces Top Dealers of 2018

MANSFIELD, OH — Minnich Manufacturing, a manufacturer of concrete dowel pin drills, concrete vibrators and vibrator monitoring systems, announces its top dealers of 2018 according to sales performance.
Top Minnich dealers for 2018 include:

  • Top Overall Dealer and Midwest Region Top Dealer: Logan Contractors Supply, Inc. (Des Moines, Iowa) …
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Kirby-Smith Machinery Names Seth McColley as Vice President of Human Resources

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. announced Seth McColley as Vice President of Human Resources. In the new role, McColley will lead people strategy, rewards, talent management, recruiting and leadership development and learning, while also creating an integrated team that will continue to strengthen the culture for the company’s …

Caterpillar Announces Officer Changes of Bluth, Weiss and Hoenes


DEERFIELD, IL — Caterpillar Inc. announces officer changes to further support execution of the enterprise strategy, including an emphasis on the company’s focus on services. All changes became effective on May 1.
Tom Bluth, who was most recently Vice President of the Innovation & Technology Development Division (ITDD), has …

LBX Link Belt Excavators
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CASE Celebrates 50 Years of Skid Steer Manufacturing

WICHITA, KS — CASE Construction Equipment celebrated 50 years of skid steer manufacturing with a recent ceremony at its Wichita, Kansas plant. CASE first built skid steers in 1969 at its Burlington, Iowa facility, before eventually moving production to Wichita. 

“Skid steers completely transformed the construction equipment landscape, and CASE …

Vacuworx Adds New Members to North American Sales Team

TULSA, OK — Vacuworx announces the expansion of its North American sales force with the addition of three new members to their existing team going into 2019. The manufacturer is aligning its sales team to handle key accounts, serve new and existing territories and support a diversified line of vacuum …