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Ditch Witch partners with Vacuworx

Vacuum lifting technology offers an effective approach to moving materials on tough concrete demolition and construction, road and landscaping projects. Ditch Witch, a Charles Machine Works Company, has partnered with Tulsa-based Vacuworx to bring the benefits of vacuum lifting technology to an expanded network of underground construction contractors, landscapers, municipalities and utilities.

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Jim Brown promoted to President of Okada America

Jim Brown, President Okada America

Medina, Ohio based, Okada America, Inc. has announced the promotion of Jim Brown to the position of President. Brown, who has replaced Tony Neikirk, previously served as the Executive Vice President of Okada America, Inc. being appointed to that position in 2015.

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Are all excavators the same?

Among the top brands, many believe all excavators are the same. But when you look closely, you can spot the small differences in design that add up to huge differences in productivity and efficiency — differences that can boost your profitability. 


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Sennebogen machines at work on super-metro construction sites in Paris

The Sennebogen 850 E loading and unloading barges on the Seine.

The Grand Rapid Express is a group of six fully automated metro lines in Greater Paris to be completed by 2030. The project is planned to include 72 stations along its 205 km of tracks. Construction work commenced two years ago. The already existing fully automated lines will be upgraded and extended, and four completely new lines will be added. Many Sennebogen cranes and handling machines are already being used at the construction sites.

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Kubota Canada Ltd. to construct new facility in Pickering, Ontario

Owing to its growing success in Canada, Kubota Canada Ltd. (KCL) will be moving its operations to a new facility located in Pickering, Ontario, by the end of 2019. As part of KCL's ongoing commitment to deliver high-quality products and top-tier customer service, the new facility will be designed to house its Head Office and Warehouse operations. KCL has continuously operated in Canada from Markham, Ontario, since 1975, and this project marks a new opportunity for the brand.

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Surrey, North Dakota, wins 2018 Dire States grant from Case for citywide drainage control and flood mitigation projects

The 2018 grant will provide Surrey, North Dakota, with $25,000 in free equipment rental for through Case dealer Titan Machinery.

Case Construction Equipment has awarded the $25,000 Dire States Equipment Grant to Surrey, North Dakota, for much-needed road drainage revitalization and flood control projects throughout the city. Due to years of sudden urban planning and insufficient funding, several drainage-ways have filled with years of sediment, restricting natural run-off of storm water and yearly snowmelt. There are also several roads that require drainage ditches to be installed to prevent flooding. 

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Takeuchi adds new dealer in New Brunswick

Takeuchi has announced Boyd Equipment Ltd. of Maugerville, New Brunswick, as a new dealer. Serving 10 counties around New Brunswick, Boyd Equipment will carry the full lineup of Takeuchi products, including excavators, skid-steer loaders, track loaders and wheel loaders, in addition to parts and performing equipment repair.

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Ritchie Bros. launches Marketplace-E, a new way to buy and sell equipment

After a soft launch in late 2017, Marketplace-E is being introduced by Ritchie Bros. as its latest buying and selling solution. Complementing the company's onsite unreserved auctions and online-only auctions through IronPlanet, Marketplace-E offers sellers increased control over price, location and timing, while providing buyers access to more equipment available to purchase right away.  

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Volvo Construction Equipment moves into 3D printing of parts

A workshop tool for mounting parts on an axle has been made by 3D printing

As the construction industry looks to new methods for efficient production, equipment manufacturers are likewise exploring additional ways to boost productivity. Volvo CE has introduced 3D printing in order to deliver spare parts to customers more quickly and efficiently. The company is also investing in 3D printing methods in the research and development of its prototype machinery.

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