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What will President Biden do for construction?
$2 trillion for infrastructure and clean energy, as well as plans to expand broadband networks in rural areas, could bode well for industry
JLG sales drop -21.5% in first quarter
Access equipment manufacturer said it expects ‘return to revenue growth’ in North America during the second half of 2021
Takeuchi expands North American market to Cleveland
The manufacturer’s subsidiary Skyworks LLC will set up shop in Ohio
HOLT CAT acquires Texas compressed air company
Sullair of Houston will become a wholly owned subsidiary
Papé Machinery Construction & Forestry becomes Wirtgen dealer
John Deere’s Wirtgen equipment will now be available through the Oregon-based seller
Biden directs OSHA to increase Covid-19 guidance
Measure aims to provide contractors with one, clearly defined, set of rules to improve safety on job sites
Management promotions at KHL Group
KHL Group has made changes to its senior management team including the creation of a three-person Executive Group
U.S. housing starts and permits surge in December
Housing starts jumped 5.8% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.669 million units last month
OSHA civil penalties increase
U.S. Department of Labor announces adjustments to OSHA civil penalty amounts based on cost-of-living adjustments for 2021
New leadership at Ditch Witch
Underground construction equipment manufacturer Ditch Witch appoints Kevin Smith as new general manager
Empire Crane named Tadano distributor
Empire Crane Company has been appointed an authorized distributor for Tadano cranes in the northeastern United States
New COO for BigRentz
New Chief Operating Officer Tom Belmont will prioritize and align the online rental company’s investments
EquipmentShare opens two new branches in California
Locations will serve the greater Los Angeles and San Diego construction markets
Next round of PPP loans now available
Small Business Administration and U.S. Treasury Department have reopened the Paycheck Protection Program for new and existing borrowers
Monthly construction input prices continue to rise
Contractors urged to consider the existence and structure of escalation clauses as they negotiate future work
Bronto appoints TRI-Lift in Canada
TRI-Lift will provide full sales and service for Bronto’s non-insulated aerial truck-mounted platforms
Case 580 EV electric backhoe wins design award
World’s first electric backhoe loader, ‘Project Zeus’ recognized with 2020 Good Design Award 
Sandvik wins award for AutoMine and OptiMine products
Equipment manufacturer’s automation, teleoperation and digitalization products take Frost & Sullivan 2020 Global Product Leadership Award
Micu new Power Solutions manager at Yanmar
Yanmar America has named Carl J. Micu as division manager of Power Solutions
Trump marks completion of 450 miles of border wall construction
In what is likely his last presidential engagement, President Trump visits Alamo, Texas
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