IronPlanet Blog

Industry Headlines May 17-31

Posted by IronPlanet on May 31, 2016 2:30:40 PM

Check out some interesting headlines around the construction and heavy equipment industry from the past two weeks.

 

Komatsu Equipment Awarded SHARP Certification (Construction Equipment Guide)
"Komatsu Equipment was awarded the prestigious Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) Award at its Salt Lake City, Utah, facility on April 12. Komatsu Equipment is the first company to receive the certification in the heavy equipment industry in Utah and fourteenth overall company to become SHARP certified in the state." Read more


 

 

John Deere MyMaintenance App to Simplify Construction Equipment Maintenance (MachineFinder)

"The John Deere MyMaintenance mobile app was officially rolled out on May 12, providing a new machine maintenance tool to John Deere construction equipment owners and operators. The app, which can be downloaded for iOS and Android devices, is designed to work exclusively with John Deere machines that have an active JDLink ™ subscription." Read more

Read More

Topics: Trucks, Construction, Industry Headlines

Coming Soon! Cat Auction Services Onsite Auction in St. Augustine, FL June 8

Posted by IronPlanet on May 31, 2016 9:22:30 AM

Save the date! Please join us Wednesday, June 8, 2016 for our upcoming Unreserved Public Auction in St. Augustine, Florida showcasing equipment from Southeastern dealers. Sellers are offering great deals on all items. Equipment is backed by IronPlanet’s IronClad Assurance® equipment condition certification. Also, certain Cat® equipment will be backed by the Cat Equipment Protection Plan. Onsite preview is available now through June 7, 2016. View equipment and detailed inspection reports.

 

When:              

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

9 a.m. ET

Equipment preview:, Now through June 7, 2016

 

 

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET 

Where:

Onsite at Ring Power

500 World Commerce Parkway

St. Augustine, Florida 32092 

or, Online at www.ironplanet.com 

Read More

Topics: Auctions, Events, Industry Headlines

IronPlanet Names eBay and Google Veteran Matt Ackley Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Posted by IronPlanet on May 25, 2016 6:00:00 AM

IronPlanet®, a leading online marketplace for selling and buying used equipment and other durable assets, today announced that Matt Ackley has been named senior vice president and chief marketing officer. Ackley comes to IronPlanet with 25 years of successful technology marketing experience with companies that include eBay, Google, Marin Software and FairMarket.

 

“Matt was an early innovator in online marketplace technology with extensive experience leading e-commerce brands and we are excited that he’s joining IronPlanet,” said Gregory J. Owens, IronPlanet chairman and CEO. “We look forward to leveraging his leadership and technical, data-driven perspective to continue growing our brands and adding more buyers to our more than 1.5 million registered users from around the world.”

An engineer by training, Ackley has led development and marketing organizations for major brands, such as eBay and Google, known disrupters of traditional industries. IronPlanet was founded in 1999 as an alternative to the high-cost, onsite traditional auction channels for used heavy equipment and has been a leader and innovator in that market, continually adding product and equipment categories. Ackley’s experience in product and industry marketing, along with his strategic vision in developing alternative revenue streams, will be assets as IronPlanet continues to grow and further add to its offerings.

Read More

Topics: Press Releases, Industry Headlines, In the News

Industry Headlines May 9-16

Posted by IronPlanet on May 16, 2016 9:17:04 AM

Check out some interesting headlines around the industry from the past week.

 

Convergence Impact on Oilfield Services - Disrupting a $250 Billion Market (PR Newswire)
"As low oil prices give way to dwindling profit margins, strategies dictate organizations to curb inefficient practices and replace them with technologically advanced smart solutions. Connected oilfield services facilitate reduced drill time and increased productivity. The digital transformation has shifted focus to chasing efficiencies from the traditional one of chasing barrels. Business model disruptions to sell performance instead of equipment have taken over, as analytics becomes a strong part of the automation portfolio. The ICT industry has taken a leap of faith with the introduction of cognitive technologies through virtual assistants in oilfield services, taking artificial intelligence applications to a higher level." Read more


Read More

Topics: Trucks, Construction, Industry Headlines

Save the Date! Cat Auction Services Onsite Auction in Ballard, UT on May 25

Posted by IronPlanet on May 12, 2016 7:37:08 AM

Save the date! On May 25, IronPlanet is selling specialized pipeline equipment located in Ballard, Utah, and Goodland, Kansas. This is a one-owner complete dispersal sale for R.J. Taylor-Wyatt. View all 500+ items for sale and their inspection reports. Look for items specific to pipeline projects such as: Cat® Pipelayers from D7Gs to 561s, Komatsu Excavators from PC290LC-10s to a PC200LC, Tesmec Trenchers from a TRS1475 to a Vermeer T850, plus trucks and trailers, and hundreds of miscellaneous shop tools and accessories.

 

EVENT DETAILS 

When:              

Onsite and Online at www.IronPlanet.com: Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 8 a.m. MT

Online only at www.IronPlanet.com: Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 9 a.m. MT (shop tools, parts & attachments)

Equipment Preview Locations:

May 16 - 24, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. in Ballard, UT
R.J. Taylor-Wyatt, LLC
288 N 3500 E
Ballard, UT 84066

May 20 - 24, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in Goodland, KS
723 W. Hwy 24
Goodland, KS 67735

Read More

Topics: Auctions, Events, Industry Headlines, Cat Auction Services

Industry Headlines Week of April 24-30

Posted by IronPlanet on May 1, 2016 12:48:47 PM

Check out some interesting headlines around the industry from the past week.

 

Volvo CE is Giving Students Access to a Golden Ticket (Construction Equipment)
"In honor of its 50th anniversary, Volvo kicked off its first in a series of educational workshops for technical students this month. Volvo Construction Equipment is touring North America in a golden hauler, making stops at dealerships and welcoming local chapters of SkillsUSA and Skills Canada along the way. Volvo's goal is to connect students with an interest in the trades with the many opportunities available in the construction industry. Volvo's gold-painted articulated hauler catches their attention." Read more


Read More

Topics: Trucks, Construction, Industry Headlines

Industry Headlines Week of April 10-17

Posted by IronPlanet on Apr 17, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Check out some interesting headlines around the industry this week.

 

World's 2nd Largest Private Coal Mining Company Files Chapter 11 (Construction Equipment)
Peabody Energy, the world's largest private-sector coal producer, has filed for bankruptcy protection in United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Trading on the NYSE was suspended immediately. Peabody (BTU) shares closed Wednesday at $2.07, down from its high of $299.10 in 2014. The company listed $10.1 billion in debts and $11 billion in assets, including ownership interest in 26 active mines in the U.S. and Australia. Shareholders with at least 5 percent of the company are Blackrock, Kopernik Global Investors, Vanguard Group, and Susquehanna Securities, according to the filing. Read more


Read More

Topics: Trucks, Construction, Industry Headlines

Handling the Hard Times: Cat Auction Services and Finning Help Alberta's Oil Patch Operators Restructure Their Fleets

Posted by IronPlanet on Apr 14, 2016 9:10:17 AM

For the past decade or so, Alberta has been Canada’s economic powerhouse, thanks mostly to the province’s robust energy sector. But that all changed last year with an oil price drop of 70 percent from mid-2014.

The fall-out is being felt throughout the province - unemployment has nearly doubled from a year ago, crime is on the rise and even one of Grande Prairie’s long-running country music festivals has been cancelled.

Amidst the turmoil, local Caterpillar dealer, Finning, and its customers have been weathering the storm and reorienting their businesses.

Read More

Topics: Press Releases, Industry Headlines

Industry Headlines April 3-9

Posted by IronPlanet on Apr 11, 2016 8:47:56 AM

Check out some interesting headlines around the industry this week.

 

Halliburton-Baker Hughes Merger Pain Seen Sparking Deals (Bloomberg)

If Halliburton Co.’s bid to buy Baker Hughes Inc. fails, it may spark a scramble for deals among beaten-down oil-services firms. U.S. antitrust officials sued to stop the merger of the world’s second -and third-largest oilfield companies, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in a statement Wednesday. The lawsuit claims the deal violates antitrust laws by eliminating competition between the firms. An offer by Halliburton and Baker Hughes to sell assets to resolve the government’s concerns wasn’t satisfactory. Read more


Read More

Topics: Trucks, Construction, Industry Headlines

Save the Date! Cat Auction Services Onsite Auction in Denver, CO April 13

Posted by IronPlanet on Apr 4, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Save the date! Please join us in Denver, CO, for our upcoming Unreserved Public Auction on April 13, hosted by Wagner Equipment Co. Place your bids onsite or online during the auction. Equipment is backed by IronPlanet’s IronClad Assurance® equipment condition certification. Also, certain Cat® equipment will be backed by the Cat Equipment Protection Plan. Don't miss this opportunity to bid on nearly 200 items! Onsite preview available starting April 1. Details below:

 

Read More

Topics: Auctions, Industry Headlines

Follow Us IronPlanet on TwitterIronPlanet on FacebookIronPlanet on YouTubeIronPlanet on LinkedInIronPlanet on Instagram

Subscribe to Receive Blog Notification Email Updates