Caterpillar recently announced its latest smartphone—yes, Caterpillar, maker of large-scale construction equipment, has been busy developing a smaller key worksite tool these past few years. The company's last smartphone model, the durable Cat S60 has a thermal camera built in, perfect for the job site….
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Vehicles in Wyoming equipped with new communication technology will soon help make Interstate 80 safer for travelers. The Wyoming Department of Transportation, the University of Wyoming and their partners demonstrated the new connected vehicle technology recently in Cheyenne to show how vehicles and roadside units can communicate road information and alerts to other motorists in near real-time time….
Texas Transportation Commissioner Tryon Lewis and State Rep. Drew Darby led a gathering of county, state and transportation officials in a rail spike-driving event today to commemorate federally-funded projects to rebuild 90.8 mi. of track on the South Orient Rail Line in West Texas. The event held at the San Angelo Railway Museum was punctuated by putting hammer to a golden spike to celebrate the improvements funded through the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) National Highway Freight Network….
Significant progress continued the week of Dec. 18 at the Vogtle nuclear expansion site near Waynesboro, Ga., with the placement of nearly 1,300 cu. yds. of concrete inside the Unit 4 containment vessel. The continuous placement lasted 21 hours and involved more than 100 workers and more than 120 truckloads of concrete….
The world's first 3D-printed bridge was recently installed in the Netherlands. The bridge, which measures 26 ft. by 11 ft., was built by Eindhoven University of Technology, which researches 3D concrete printing methods, The University Network reported. Crews installed the bridge, which will support hundreds of travelling bicyclists every day, in the town of Gemert as part of the Noord-Om project, an extensive road construction endeavor run by the BAM Infra company….
The energy sector is gearing up for a period of extended growth. In fact, the world is expected to consume 28 percent more energy by 2040 according to a recent study by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Through a new agreement with Texas-based crane manufacturer Manitex, CraneWorks is poised to meet this increasing demand by adding 31 new boom trucks to its inventory in 2018….
Bad-Schönborn-based crane service provider, Eschbach, is the first German customer to order the brand new Demag AC 300-6 all terrain crane. The contract was signed on Oct. 23, 2017 while the Demag AC 300-6 and AC 45 City were being showcased in Zweibrücken, Germany. Terex Sales Manager Michael Zieger and Terex President Steve Filipov congratulated their customer on the new acquisition in person….
Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has appointed TranSource Truck & Equipment Inc. (TranSource) as its official dealer in South Dakota. TranSource is a Sioux Falls, S.D.-based company that recently purchased the assets of Sheehan Mack Sales and Equipment (Sheehan), the former Volvo CE dealer in Sioux Falls, renaming it TranSource Truck & Equipment….
“The Changing Structure of the Global Construction Equipment Industry”: l’ ntervento di David Philips, Managing Director OFF-HIGHWAY RESEARCH, alla Giornata Economica ASSIOT-ASSOFLUID svoltasi a Ferrara venerdì 5 febbraio 2016. http://www.teconetwork.com/tag/giornata-tecnico-economica/
The first phase of a planned $17.6 million terminal improvement project at a North Carolina regional airport is set to begin. The Fayetteville Observer reported that a wall-breaking ceremony was held Nov. 14 at the Fayetteville Regional Airport, with Airport Director Bradley Whited placing the start of construction at "any day now."The first phase of the project is slated to finish in July 2019, with the second phase scheduled to begin that fall….
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The Delaware Valley Associated Equipment Distributors (DVAED) held its fall meeting Oct. 12 at Norris Sales Company in Conshohocken, Pa. Pennsylvania State Sen. John Rafferty Jr. (R, 44th Senatorial District) was the invited speaker and discussed with DVAED members the state of Pennsylvania's infrastructure and transportation funding, as well as the contentious issue of money coming out of the motor license fund to pay for Pennsylvania State Police coverage in small municipalities….
From the photographer’s notes – "On Sunday the 10th  I went over to see how the progress was on the Last bridge being placed on Huntington Dr. The installed the last steel girder at 3 AM Saturday morning. But they were still doing finishing work on Sunday. Quite an operation and now all
the bridges on the project are complete.
The tour of the Main Shops & Yards is over and then on Thursday our usual group did a complete tour of the line from Arcadia to Glendora. Work seems to be decelerating all along the line. The bridge over Santa Anita is 100% finished. Looks great. The station at Arcadia is really moving fast. Canopy’s up and roofing material being placed.
On Shamrock Ave. the ground is being prepared and foundations for the overhead support poles have been poured. This is where the Pull in and Pull out tracks will come out of the Yards and then connect to the Main line with a "Y" at the connection."