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Welcome back to our weekly news roundup! This week brings several great stories about the future of the industry including upcoming changes in the economy, new mega projects in California, and the very-real potential of returning to the moon with autonomous mining equipment in coming decades. Read on for the full stories below:
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Welcome to our weekly news roundup! Considering our featured stories are centered around several big successes and innovations in the construction industry, we’ll be learning from some of the best in the business this week. Top stories include New Mexico topping the nation in energy efficient job growth, highlights of an effective playbook for drawing young people to construction work and the results of the Nevada Contractors Association's Contractor of the Year Awards. Read ahead for the full reports:
John Deere recently signed an agreement to purchase Unimil, a Brazilian company specializing in aftermarket parts for sugarcane harvesters. In the announcement, President of Deere’s Worldwide Agriculture and Turf Division in the Americas Cory Reed recognized Unimil’s outstanding reputation in the sugarcane business, and praised their cultivation of a loyal client base through “excellent service and products.” Should the deal go through as expected, the joint companies will further expand John Deere’s reach into the expansive sugarcane industry of Brazil.
Welcome back to our weekly news roundup! This week brings several interesting stories on new, disruptive technologies, the launch of exciting construction projects and more. Keep yourself up to date with all the latest industry happenings below:
Komatsu America has unveiled its new low ground pressure dozer, the D155AX-8 LGP. Along with multiple blade options, this new 354 horsepower dozer features a 12% wider track gauge, 47% lower ground pressure and 9% longer track on ground than the standard D155AX-8 for “improved performance, flotation and stability.” The company is advertising the upcoming release as being the perfect site-prep solution for gas and pipeline operations.
It may be the end of the week, but things are just getting started with the next installment of our trusted news roundup! This week comes to a close with some great stories including important changes to Pennsylvania's hiring laws, reports of sustained economic growth in civil construction and a positive look at women making big moves in the construction world. Read ahead for the complete scoops:
Concrete is to the construction industry what silicon is to tech. With approximately 22 billion tons of concrete produced each year, concrete is the most produced product by volume behind clean water. As such a critical component of modern day construction, it has never been more important for construction professionals to understand the inherent challenges concrete poses to our infrastructure long-term.
Bobcat recently unveiled their new Next is Now campaign — a fresh initiative designed to reinvent the compact equipment industry with Bobcat as the global leader. Embracing the spirit of change, the company is committing themselves to new products and smart technologies that take advantage of the digitized, interconnected environment of the 21st century. The announcement was made at Bobcat’s new 44,400 square-foot training center in Aurora, Colorado, where it will deploy “world-class training to certified Bobcat compact equipment dealers” as part of the Next is Now strategy.