The 123s of Skid Steer and Track Loader Warranties
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The 123s of Skid Steer and Track Loader Warranties

1. Warranty Programs One enticing part of buying a new skid steer or compact track loader is its warranty and the peace of mind it…

Single-Family Starts Will Gain Ground in 2020, Says NAHB
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Single-Family Starts Will Gain Ground in 2020, Says NAHB

Single-family starts should continue on a gradual, upward trajectory in 2020, fueled by solid job growth and low mortgage rates that will keep demand firm,…

Ritchie Bros. to Hold Las Vegas Auction During CONEXPO-CON/AGG
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Ritchie Bros. to Hold Las Vegas Auction During CONEXPO-CON/AGG

Consignments are now being accepted for the March 12–13 auction; thousands of bidders expected Every three years, tens of thousands of contractors from around the…

Construction Employment Increases in 34 States and D.C. from Dec. 2018-19, Says AGC
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Construction Employment Increases in 34 States and D.C. from Dec. 2018-19, Says AGC

Thirty-four states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between December 2018 and December 2019, while construction employment increased in 29 states from November…

Honda Power Equipment Products Now Offered at Lowe’s
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Honda Power Equipment Products Now Offered at Lowe’s

Honda Power Equipment, a business unit of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and manufacturer and marketer of a complete range of outdoor power equipment products,…

Construction Contractor Confidence Surges Into 2020, Says ABC
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Construction Contractor Confidence Surges Into 2020, Says ABC

Confidence among U.S. construction industry leaders increased in November 2019 with respect to sales, profit margins and staffing, according to the Associated Builders and Contractors…

ELFA Announces Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2020
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ELFA Announces Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2020

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA), which represents the nearly $1 trillion equipment finance sector, today revealed its Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for…

Residential Remodeling Spending Continues to Slowly Grow, Says NAHB
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Residential Remodeling Spending Continues to Slowly Grow, Says NAHB

Spending on residential improvements will continue to grow over the next two years at a gradual pace, according to experts at a press conference hosted…

Dealer Watch: KOBELCO USA Adds California’s Bailey’s to Growing Dealer Network
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Dealer Watch: KOBELCO USA Adds California’s Bailey’s to Growing Dealer Network

KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA continues to expand representation in the North American market by adding Bailey’s Inc. to its nationwide dealer network. Bailey’s will represent…

Danfoss Agrees to Acquire Eaton’s Hydraulics Business
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Danfoss Agrees to Acquire Eaton’s Hydraulics Business

Danfoss has entered into an agreement to acquire Eaton’s Hydraulics business. The acquisition marks a major milestone in the company’s history and its Going Great…

Engcon Launches a Global Safety Campaign “Dig Smart. Dig Safe”
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Engcon Launches a Global Safety Campaign “Dig Smart. Dig Safe”

The amount of workplace accidents and fatalities that occur in connection with excavators makes for disappointing and distressing reading. Engcon wants to lead the excavation…

Toro to Acquire Venture Products, Makers of Ventrac Articulating Tractor Tool Carriers, for $167M+
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Toro to Acquire Venture Products, Makers of Ventrac Articulating Tractor Tool Carriers, for $167M+

Acquisition expands product portfolio with leader of articulating turf, landscape and snow equipment The Toro Company recently announced that it has entered into an agreement…

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Dips in November
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ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Dips in November

Associated Builders and Contractors recently reported that its Construction Backlog Indicator fell slightly to 8.8 months in November, a 1.5% decline from October’s reading. “Nonresidential…

Housing Starts Finish 2019 Strong, Says NAHB
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Housing Starts Finish 2019 Strong, Says NAHB

Total housing starts increased 16.9 percent in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.61 million units, according to a report from the U.S….

Monthly Confidence Index for Equipment Finance Industry Up Third Consecutive Month
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Monthly Confidence Index for Equipment Finance Industry Up Third Consecutive Month

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) recently released the January 2020 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Designed to collect…

Little Beaver Updates UN-Towable Drill for Improved Convenience and Safety
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Little Beaver Updates UN-Towable Drill for Improved Convenience and Safety

Little Beaver’s UN-Towable Drill offers an easily transportable solution for one-man hole digging projects. Now, with an updated transport frame, the drill is even more…

Monthly Construction Input Prices Rise Slightly in December, Says ABC
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Monthly Construction Input Prices Rise Slightly in December, Says ABC

Construction input prices rose 0.2% in December 2019 and are up 1.0% year over year, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the…

Loftness Becomes 100-Percent Employee Owned
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Loftness Becomes 100-Percent Employee Owned

As of Jan. 1, 2020, Loftness Specialized Equipment Inc. has joined an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). Through this change, the Minnesota-based manufacturer of agricultural…

JCB Awarded 2019 Supplier of the Year by United Rentals
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JCB Awarded 2019 Supplier of the Year by United Rentals

Construction equipment manufacturer, JCB North America, was recognized this month by United Rentals Inc. as its 2019 Supplier of the Year. The award recognizes JCB…

Poll: Manufacturing Top Issue for Voters in 2020
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Poll: Manufacturing Top Issue for Voters in 2020

More than three quarters (seventy-six percent) of registered voters want to know how 2020 presidential candidates plan to support and grow manufacturing in the United…