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John Deere to test electric backhoe concept
Leading OEM and power company National Grid working on electric backhoe concept
Construction Backlog Indicator drops to 7.2 months
Contractor confidence appears to be improving slightly, despite a lack of jobs in the pipeline
Confidence survey reveals positive expectations for access
Results suggest access rental companies and suppliers can expect a promising year ahead
Department of Labor revises independent contractor status
Associated Builders and Contractors calls the move a win for small businesses, free enterprise and economic growth
Aecom sells civil construction unit to reduce risk
Oroco Capital buys the entity, which includes Shimmick Construction, for undisclosed amount
Construction sector adds 51,000 jobs in December
Gains are likely temporary as new industry survey finds widespread pessimism for 2021
Construction spending reaches record high in November
Robust housing market and historically low mortgage rates driving growth
Nonresidential faces long-term struggle
Analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data shows lodging is hardest-hit sector
Half of U.S. contractors expect demand to drop in 2021
Survey reveals that over 50% of U.S. contractors do not expect business to return to pre-pandemic levels for more than six months
Safe loading & unloading webinar from IPAF
The program will focus on IPAF’s Safe Loading & Unloading Course and will take place January 20 at 7 a.m. EST
Time to acquire Ruthmann
Time Manufacturing, producer of Versalift products, is set to acquire Ruthmann early this year
GMG appoints general manager
Lance Sullivan was previously with Sunstate Equipment for 30 years, where he held multiple roles
EquipmentShare opens third location in Houston
Equipment and digital technology provider EquipmentShare is opening a third location in southwest Houston
Bay Ltd. expands fleet with Liebherr all-terrain cranes
US crane company takes delivery of 15 new Liebherr cranes in 2020, adding to the 45 already in their fleet
CRA cancels 2021 Rental Rally
CRA has canceled its in-person Rental Rally 2021 tradeshow due to Nevada Covid-19 health restrictions, but will move forward with virtual event
Dolan named Case CE’s new head of NA Sales and Marketing
Case Construction Equipment has appointed industry veteran Terry Dolan its new head of sales and marketing for North America
Capstone Turbine names Flexon board chair
Company cites ‘potential green industrial revolution’ under Biden administration
Herc makes Houston acquisition
Herc Rentals has acquired Houston-based Champion Rentals
Custom Equipment president departs
Terry Dolan has accepted a role at CASE CE and will step down as president of Custom Equipment effective Jan. 22
Tri-Lift acquires Vantage Equipment
Connecticut-based rental company Tri-Lift Inc. has finalized its purchase of Vantage Equipment LLC’s material handling group
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