Industry News
March 23, 2018 - Liebherr-International AG, the family-owned company and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of construction machinery and earthmoving equipment invests $45 million in the expansion of its Newport News, Va., facility.
March 20, 2018 - The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has elected Rusty Fowler, president & CEO of Krone NA, to the AEM AG Sector Board, and Rick Johnson, CEO of Charles Machine Works, and Bryan Rich, Chairman & CEO of SmartEquip, to the AEM CE Sector Board. The trio fill unexpired terms.
March 12, 2018 — Mike Gallagher, business manager of Local 793 of the International Union of Operating Engineers, says the federal Liberals have made a mistake by signing the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
March 9, 2018 - Topcon Corporation, a world leader in positioning instruments for survey and construction, through its American subsidiary, has acquired all the outstanding shares of ClearEdge3D, Inc., a recognized technology leader in the engineering and construction software industry.
March 12, 2018 - Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today announced that, through its subsidiary F and M Equipment Ltd., it has entered into a purchase agreement with PBE Group, consisting of Pine Bush Equipment Co. Inc. and East PBE Inc., to purchase the assets of PBE group, subject to a period of due diligence and final approval of Komatsu Ltd. (with the exception of the Kubota line of equipment and parts). The planned closing date for the sale is April 1, 2018.
March 8, 2018 - Highlights from Day 2 of World of Asphalt 2018 in Houston, Texas.
March 8, 2018 - Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) President Dennis Slater issued the following statement after President Trump formally announced new import tariffs on steel and aluminum:
March 7, 2018 - Highlights from Day 1 of World of Asphalt 2018, taking place from March 6 to 8 in Houston.
March 5, 2018 - Rock to Road Magazine is looking to recognize Canada’s best young workers in the aggregates and road building industries. 
February 28, 2018 - PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto) is pleased to announce the appointment of Terry Olynyk to the position of director of business development in Toronto. He will report to PCL Toronto senior vice-president and district manager Todd Craigen.
February 21, 2018 - New housing construction investment totalled $4.7 billion in December, up 10.0% compared with December 2016.
February 16, 2018 - Consultations on reviewing Manitoba Infrastructure’s service delivery model will begin February 22, with an eye to modernizing provincial procurement and to getting greater value from the renewal and construction of strategic infrastructure.
February 9, 2018 - A private member’s bill that would require utility owners to register federally regulated underground infrastructure to prevent damage and risk on construction sites will soon be tabled in the House of Commons.
February 6, 2018 - The future looks relatively bright for Canada’s aggregate and roadbuilding sectors in 2018.
February 2, 2018 - Following President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, where he urged Congress to pass a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) reported 10 infrastructure predictions for 2018 through its CONEXPO-CON/AGG ‘365’ online newsletter.

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