Tag: USA

Win Win for Alimak Hek with $3 million orders

Alimak Group (Alimak), the vertical access solution company, has received a $1.80 million order in Australia regarding construction hoists at the same time the company received an order for $1.3 million from the USA.

The new orders includes construction hoists in single and twin cage configurations to be delivered during the fourth quarter of 2015 and the first quarter of 2016.

Resilient Construction Should Be Key for Infrastructure Bill

The Portland Cememnet Association (PCA) calls for use of durable materials in reinvigorating crumbling roads, bridges

A strong national infrastructure plan was one of the key initiatives put forward in President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address this week. The PCA has responded to this by saying that it has long supported a nationwide plan to reconstruct the nation’s crumbling roads and bridges, which are critical to the nation’s economy and security.

The Association strongly believes that to achieve a sound investment of taxpayer dollars, legislation authorizing infrastructure construction and reconstruction using durable and resilient materials should be passed.

Kobelco Construction Machinery to Build Facility in North America

Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. has decided to construct a hydraulic excavator production factory in South Carolina, United States. The new factory will be incorporated into its North American subsidiary, Kobelco Construction Machinery U.S.A. Inc. (“KCMU”) which already operates in North America. With this factory construction, KCMU will be reorganized into a company with integrated production and sales.

After concluding an official purchase agreement for the planned construction site, we will begin site preparation from April this year, construct a building, install machines and equipment, and complete the construction in December, then commence mass production of 20t model from January, 2016.

Wacker Neuson starts skid steer loader production in the US

Following on from the announcement in the latest financial figures, the Wacker Neuson Group has given more information on its plans for increased USA production. The company is building a production line for skid steer and compact track loaders at its US facility in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. The facility will go on stream in the first quarter of 2015, initially manufacturing four models.

The US is the largest market for skid steer loaders. “Our strategy is ‘in the region for the region’. So it makes sense for us to build skid steer loaders in the region where demand is strongest – North America,” explains Cem Peksaglam, CEO of Wacker Neuson SE. “We unveiled four loader models tailored to the needs of the North American market at the start of the year and received positive feedback from dealers and customers alike. Producing these products in North America will speed up time-to-market and enable us to adapt these high-quality, powerful machines more rapidly to the specific customer requirements of this core market.”

Amey secures first highways contract in America

AmeyWebber joint venture selected to manage and maintain Dallas’ highways

A joint venture between Amey and Ferrovial sister company Webber has been awarded a contract by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to manage and maintain the major interstate highways in and around Dallas. Amey’s internationally recognised asset management capabilities coupled with Webber’s significant experience of highways operations in Texas will ensure that the network can effectively meet the demands of a growing economy and Texan population.

The contract, valued at £11m ($19m) is for an initial period of two years and has the potential to be extended for up to four years.

ContiTech Purchases Conveyor Belt Manufacturer – Strengthens Position in the USA

ContiTech Conveyor Belt Group is expanding its North American business by acquiring the conveyor belt manufacturer, Legg Company Inc. based in Halstead, Kansas.

Founded in 1964, the company owns modern production facilities and employs approximately 100 people. Production focuses on conveyor belts for industrial applications – e.g. in cement plants, paper mills, the food processing industry, and storage warehouses – as well as special-purpose belts for agricultural machinery.

“This acquisition means that in the future we will have our own production facilities for agricultural and industrial belts in the USA as well as an established sales network in the USA and Canada,” says Hans-Jürgen Duensing, head of the ContiTech Conveyor Belt Group business unit. “This supports our expansion in the NAFTA region and supplements our production site in Mexico.”

Terex Washing Systems Expands Team in Indai and USA

Terex Washing Systems (TWS) has expanded its team by appointing two new sales managers, Amol Sinha in India (pictured), and James Bulebush in the U.S. Responding to business growth and increased customer demand in these two countries, TWS hired these team members as dedicated contacts to provide customers and distributors with washing expertise, project management, technical and service support locally in India and USA. Amol Sinha is based at the Terex facility in Hosur, India, and James Bulebush is located at the Terex facility in Louisville, KY, USA.

JCB wins £36 million order for 1,044 machines

JCB today announced it had won a deal for 550 machines worth £16 million from one of the UK’s leading rental firms – with the promise of more orders to follow. The deal has been struck with A-Plant and is part of a phased investment programme which has now seen the plant hirer buy a total of 1,089 JCB machines in the last nine months.

The latest order for 550 machines includes more than 400 mini and midi excavators, including 50 JCB 8085 eco midi excavators, which are 27% more productive and more than 20% more fuel efficient than the model it replaced. The deal also includes Loadall telescopic handlers and rough terrain forklifts and is one of the biggest to be secured by JCB this year. The machines will be supplied through dealer Greenshields JCB.

USA: BAUER Group awarded contract to remediate Center Hill Dam

On September 21, 2011 the Construction segment of BAUER AG was awarded the contract to remediate the Center Hill Dam in Tennessee, USA. The contract was placed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with local subsidiary BAUER Foundation Corp. following an extensive tender process. The specialist foundation engineering works involve installing approximately 29,000 square metres of underground cut-off wall and pressure grouting on the dam itself.

“This contract award demonstrates the strength of our company in dam remediation,” states Professor Thomas Bauer, Chairman of the Management Board of BAUER AG.”