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CraneWorks, Inc., a top provider of lifting solutions, has named Mike Shavlan director of sales for the U.S. Southern Region. He will have a team of nine reporting to him in a territory covering Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and Southern California.
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) kicked off a new six-figure, national television and digital ad campaign today, reminding members of Congress and the Trump administration of their promise to fix our nation’s infrastructure. The centerpiece of the campaign is a new 30-second ad, titled “Mission Not Accomplished,” which is running on Fox & Friends, the Sean Hannity Show and Tucker Carlson Tonight in multiple media markets.
Transport Canada recently announced it will invest $7.5 million into a project at the Port of Thunder Bay in Thunder Bay, Ont., that will improve the port’s infrastructure.
Hiab has entered into an agreement to acquire the Effer loader cranes business from the CTE Group for an enterprise value of EUR 50 million. This acquisition means a significant advancement for Hiab's ambition to be the global leader in cranes and the preferred partner for its customers. 
Komatsu America Corp. and Propeller Aero Inc. are partnering to boost the efficiency of construction job sites using drone-powered mapping and analytics software.
The Weir Group PLC (“Weir” or “the Group”) has completed the acquisition of ESCO Corporation (“ESCO”) effective today.
The earth is getting hotter. It’s a fact.
Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) president Dennis Slater issued the following statement opposing the escalating global trade war created by the Trump administration’s decision to propose a new round of $200 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods: 
Statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales were up from May to June 2018.
Trimble announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Viewpoint.
Effective October 1, Peter Jordansson will take up the position of senior vice-president (SVP) of purchasing and supplier management on the executive management team (EMT), reporting to Volvo CE president Melker Jernberg. With more than 20 years of experience in logistics and transport, Jordansson has worked with some of the biggest names in Sweden including Volvo Group, Scania and most recently steel company SSAB.
The current spell of gloriously hot weather saw unprecedented crowds descend on Hillhead 2018, which took place over three days last week at Tarmac’s Hillhead Quarry, near Buxton, in Derbyshire.
For the first time in more than 40 years, The American Rental Association (ARA) proudly unveils a new brand identity to reflect the evolution of the equipment and event rental industry. The move is part of an extensive branding initiative designed to carry the association forward in better serving its members and representing a community of equipment and event rental professionals.
ABB announced it has completed its acquisition of GE Industrial Solutions (GEIS), GE’s global electrification solutions business on June 30, 2018. The transaction was announced on September 25, 2017, and is expected to be accretive to operational EPS in the first year.
With the sun blazing down, the record-breaking first day of Hillhead 2018 continued into day two with Wednesday visitor numbers up 11 per cent from the previous show. The show reported a six-per-cent increase in visitor numbers for an opening day, Tuesday.

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