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Ziegler CAT Celebrates New Rental Store Opening in Dayton, Minnesota

DAYTON, MN — Ziegler CAT has completed construction on a 17,200-square-foot rental store located in Dayton, Minnesota. To showcase the new branch, the company recently celebrated with a customer appreciation day at the store.

“The biggest thing we want to accomplish here today is to not only get the word …

ISG Expands Presence with Third South Dakota Office

DAKOTA DUNES, SD — ISG, an architecture, engineering, environmental, and planning firm, continues its strategic growth in South Dakota with the opening of a new office in Dakota Dunes, just months after establishing a presence in Pierre. This expansion enhances ISG's ability to serve communities across South Dakota and …

WSP Acquires AKF, Expanding its Property and Buildings Practice Across the US Northeast

NEW YORK, NY — WSP Global Inc. (WSP) announces the acquisition of AKF Group LLC (AKF). Headquartered in New York City, AKF is a specialized mechanical, electrical, and plumbing firm that designs complex health care, science and technology, and mission-critical facilities.

AKF's 365 professionals operate throughout the eastern U.S., with …

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Barnhart Acquires CR Holland Crane Service, Further Solidifies Midwest Presence

FOREST CITY, IA — Barnhart Crane and Rigging Co. has purchased CR Holland Crane Service of Forest City, Iowa. The acquisition becomes Barnhart’s fifth branch in Iowa, further solidifying the Memphis-based company’s presence in the upper Midwest, where it also operates a number of branches in Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, South …

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Midwest Crushing and Screening Joins ProStack’s Distributor Network

SPRINGFIELD, IL — ProStack, a bulk material handling solutions company, announces the addition of Midwest Crushing and Screening to its global distributor network. This collaboration further expands ProStack’s coverage within North America and empowers Midwest Crushing and Screening to provide comprehensive service and support throughout their region, covering Illinois …

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Kraus-Anderson Expands Regional Construction Footprint, Opens New Office in Fargo

FARGO, ND — To meet the construction growth in the Upper Midwest, Kraus-Anderson (KA), a general contractor and construction manager, has opened a new regional office in Fargo, North Dakota.

The office’s Regional Director is Ross Wilmes, who serves as Kraus-Anderson’s Vice President and Director of Operations for North …

HNTB Relocates to Downtown Minneapolis to Enhance Accessibility and Facilitate Continued Growth

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — HNTB Corporation has relocated its Minneapolis office to the heart of downtown. The recent move reflects HNTB’s strategic vision to enhance accessibility for its clients, industry partners, and employees, while fostering stronger connections within the community and playing a pivotal role in shaping the future of infrastructure. …

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Barnhart Acquires Armstrong Crane & Rigging, Marking Third Acquisition in 2023

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Barnhart Crane and Rigging Co. and Armstrong Crane and Rigging, Inc., of New Brighton, Minnesota, have entered into an agreement under which Barnhart has purchased Armstrong, including its operated crane rental service and all associated personnel and equipment. The purchase marks Barnhart’s third acquisition this year. …

Stantec Bolsters Services in the Upper Midwest with Addition of Team Members from Stevens Engineers

HUDSON, WI — Stantec, a sustainable design and engineering company, is expanding its presence in the Upper Midwest with the addition of the team members from Stevens Engineers, a civil engineering services firm based in Hudson, Wisconsin. Stantec’s Community Development services in the region will be enhanced through …

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U.S. economic outlook: Recession on the horizon

Our baseline forecast for the American economy next year calls for a mild recession by the second half of the year as the impact of higher interest rates sets in.
For some time, our forecast has included a 65% probability of recession over the next 12 months. Next year, we …

LBX Link Belt Excavators
Your local Link Belt dealer
Hayden-Murphy Equipment Co
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Trimble Changes Headquarters to Westminster, Colorado

WESTMINSTER, Colo. —Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced that the company has changed its headquarters from Sunnyvale, California to Westminster, Colorado.

Westminster is Trimble’s largest employment center in the U.S. and serves as a central business hub for several of Trimble’s core market segments including agriculture, construction and geospatial. In addition, …

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McGough Headquarters Earns WELL Platinum Certification for Dedicated Design in Promoting Employee Wellness and Health

ST. PAUL, MN — McGough announces that it has earned the WELL CertifiedTM – V2 Pilot Program designation for its company headquarters located in St. Paul, Minnesota. The WELL Certification is a significant achievement, becoming just the second building in Minnesota to earn such an award and the first to …

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RAM, Inc.’s Blasting and Explosives Safety Training Course is Designed to Improve the Recognition and Handling of Hazardous Situations

RAPID CITY, SD — Developed specifically for explosives engineers, drillers, field crews, safety personnel, D&B engineers, and others working with explosives, RAM, Inc.’s 2022 Blasting and Explosives Safety Training (BEST) Course will be held from September 20-22. This year’s sessions will be conducted at the South Dakota School of …

Safer Practices for Working Around Concrete

Many of the most famous structures of ancient times were constructed from a material we often think of us as modern. The workers who built them needed a material that could be shaped into blocks and other forms more easily than carving from stone. Finally, someone concocted a mixture of …

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K-Tec, Ashland Earthmoving Equipment Manufacturers Acquired by Kinperium Industries

ASHLAND, WI — Kinperium Industries (Kinperium) announces it has acquired K.A. Group, consisting of K-Tec Earthmovers (K-Tec) and Ashland Industries (Ashland). Kinperium partnered with the owners and management of K-Tec and Ashland to acquire a majority stake of the company. K-Tec & Ashland are manufacturers of pull-pan earthmoving scrapers …

Volvo CE
Your local Volvo Construction Equipment dealer
Nuss Truck & Equipment
Proven Ways to Increase Worker Awareness of Safety Issues

Companies develop safety programs for reasons that may seem obvious: they want to prevent injuries of all kinds, so workers don’t suffer the physical effects and both workers and companies don’t endure negative financial or operational impacts. In addition, safety programs can also minimize the potential for damage to facilities …

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Automated, Connected, and Intelligent

The future is looking bright for the construction industry, with project pipelines full and the promise of infrastructure spending infusing the industry with confidence and optimism. But as we face another year of supply chain issues and crippling workforce shortages, it’s possible that our industry’s biggest challenge could be too …