ICYMI: CMA Awards, Electric UTVs, Yanmar’s New Mini Excavators and More

It’s Friday the 13th! Spooky, right? While I research which scary movie to watch tonight, check out some of the coolest headlines from the week…

1. The CMA Awards. I’m kicking this post off with some exciting personal news for the CE crew. We recently received TWO Construction Media Alliance (CMA) awards! One for Publisher Keith Gribbins’ Editor at Large column and another for Best Single Issue for our recent July/August print magazine. This is the first time we’ve won for an entire issue! Exciting stuff!

2. Gone Electric. UTVs are one of my favorite topics to talk about, and these cool vehicles are going electric too. Luckily, Polaris shared an article discussing electric UTV rental and how it’s a great option for those considering the switch from traditional diesel models. Go take a look!

3. Watch and Learn. Last week, we chatted about Caterpillar‘s next generation 255 and 265 compact track loaders. Now you can go watch our latest Machine Heads video detailing these cool new machines. Enjoy!

4. Yanmar’s New Mini Exs. This week Yanmar Compact Equipment introduced its new generation ViO80 and SV100 mini excavators. Click the link below to learn more about the new excavators! 

5. A Homerun Initiative. You know I love sharing good news about this industry, especially when companies come together for an awesome cause. Case in point: The American Rental Association Foundation, The Toro Company Foundation, Flathead County Parks and Bigfork Baseball Association recently completed a Community Impact project in Bigfork, Montana. Check out how these four organizations transformed a local ballpark!