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John Deere partners with tiltrotator company
North American customers can purchase select engcon tiltrotators through John Deere construction equipment dealers and Hitachi excavator dealers
Kobelco to lay off 75% of its workforce at South Carolina excavator plant
Issues with engine supplier obtaining EPA certifications led parent company to suspend production while it seeks alternatives
United Rentals acquires Franklin Equipment
United Rentals has acquired Franklin Equipment, a regional rental outfit with 20 Midwest and Southeast locations
Digging for Goldilocks: ‘Midi’ excavators a happy medium of small size and power
Combining maneuverability with productivity, this mid-size class of compact excavator provides value on jobsites
Trimble brings Quadri BIM to North America
Users have access to utility and construction information, allowing faster collaboration on projects such as building roads, bridges and railways
Six high school seniors receive scholarships from The Home Depot, SkillsUSA
Construction industry responds to ongoing labor shortage with support for high school seniors going to work in the trades
Record jump in materials prices and supply chain disruptions threaten vital projects
Construction officials urge relief from tariffs as new data shows costs outstripping contractors’ bid prices 
Pennsylvania contractor accused of robbing staff of $20.6 million
Alleged offenses are being called the biggest prevailing wage fraud case in U.S. history
‘Tsunami of economic and employment growth’ to hit this year
ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu tells construction contractors it’s ‘all systems go’ for now as stimulus fuels the U.S. economy 
Trimble launches new data collector
TSC5 Data Controller features Android 10 operating system and is fully integrated with Trimble’s surveying instruments and software packages
NoSweat introduces moisture-wicking liners for hard hats
Workers can stay safe and dry during hot summer temperatures
DCA Partners with Mike Rowe, launches resources to advance construction job training
Three new microsites focus on helping, recruiting workers for underground construction
Pilot project introduces first 100% electrified mobile excavator drivetrain
ZF’s zero-emissions eTRAC system to reduce accidents and downtime
Could Covid lead to record construction equipment sales in 2021?
Supply chain issues and societal changes challenge an otherwise positive outlook for construction through 2025
Construction industry reacts to Biden’s infrastructure plan
American Jobs Plan met with support, criticism of high corporate taxes
Wacker Neuson’s new app helps contractors find and rent compact equipment
EquipZip will give 1,000 independent dealers access to larger equipment such as skid steers, mini excavators and compact wheel loaders
Trench safety rental specialists merge to become largest supplier
National Trench Safety (NTS) and Trench Plate Rental Company will join forcecs under ownership of private equity firm
Details of infrastructure spending plan unveiled
Over half of funds will go toward building, repairing and developing the nation’s current and future transportation system 
How did your construction company do in 2020?
Viewpoint’s latest Quarterly Construction Metrics Index shows double-digit declines in projects and hiring last year, but things are looking up
Deadline for Paycheck Protection Program loans pushed to May 31
Congress approved two-month extension of the program designed to support small businesses and independent contractors through the pandemic
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