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Merrill Lynch Trims Housing Forecast 6% to 1.03 Million Units

April 18, 2014

With disappointing Q1 housing results, 'We think it will be challenging to reach 1.1 million housing starts this year and are trimming our forecast to 1.03 million'

United Rentals Q1 Rental Revenues Increased 9.7%

April 18, 2014
From United Rentals Inc.

In its first-quarter financial report, United Rentals Inc. announced rental revenue increased 9.7% year-over-year and adjusted EBITDA increased 44.1%, or $68 million, to $519 million.

Economists Expect Construction Will Overcome 2014’s Soft Start

Economists Expect Construction Will Overcome 2014’s Soft Start

April 18, 2014

With winter finally waning, construction-industry economists expect significant recovery in 2014, lead by housing and private nonresidential spending

Chevy, Ford, Toyota Top Edmunds.com's Most Popular Trucks

Chevy, Ford, Toyota Top Edmunds.com's Most Popular Trucks

April 18, 2014

Silverado 1500, Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra the three most popular full-sized trucks based on the number of visitors to their pages on the car-buyer web site during 2013

USI Affinity Introduces Insurance Program Specifically for Retail Hardware Industry

April 18, 2014
From USI Affinity

The company is now accepting applications for accounts, marketing the program through its dedicated team of regional managers.

Variable Width Spreader Box

Variable Width Spreader Box

April 18, 2014
From Bergkamp Inc

Bergkamp's Variable Width Spreader Box ( VSB ) provides better flexibility for micro surfacing contractors that work on highways, roads and other pavements where the width fluctuates throughout the job. The  VSB can expand and contract while...

Ditch Witch Names 2013 Top 10 Dealers

Ditch Witch Names 2013 Top 10 Dealers

April 18, 2014
From Ditch Witch - The Charles Machine Works

The Ditch Witch organization is proud to announce the 2013 Crescent Club Top 10 membership roster. This is the highest dealership honor.

Buffalo Turbines Featured on National Geographic's Showdown of the Unbeatables

Buffalo Turbines Featured on National Geographic's Showdown of the Unbeatables

April 18, 2014
From Buffalo Turbine LLC

You've witnessed the force of Buffalo Turbine debris blowers in action. Now watch as it squares off against the claimed world's best, Blunt Umbrellas on National Geographic Channel's hit new series Showdown of the Unbeatables.

Manitou Americas to Give Away a Gehl Throwback R190 Skid Loader in the U.S.

Manitou Americas to Give Away a Gehl Throwback R190 Skid Loader in the U.S.

April 18, 2014
From Manitou Americas Inc.

To celebrate 40 years in the skid loader industry, Manitou Americas Inc. presents a sweepstakes for one custom-painted Gehl R190 skid loader.

Tub Grinders Evolve with New Features

Tub Grinders Evolve with New Features

There are signs of recovery in the grinder market. “With an increase in land clearing activity, we have seen a real resurgence,” says Tom Mitchell, Northeast regional manager, Morbark. “Tub grinders have been a big part of that. Mulch producers...

Excavators and Backhoe-loaders: Designed to Lift

Excavators and Backhoe-loaders: Designed to Lift

Know How Much You're Really Lifting

Know How Much You're Really Lifting

Knowing the total weight of a load is essential to safe lifting with earthmovers.

Positive Momentum to Build On

Good vibes at CONEXPO-CON/AGG are just one indicator that a construction recovery is in sight.

Tips to Safely Lift with Earthmovers

Tips to Safely Lift with Earthmovers

The Rise of Rental

The Rise of Rental

StarJet SRV-1 Pavement Marking Removal System

StarJet SRV-1 Pavement Marking Removal System

From NLB Corporation

Tekla Acquires SVS Innovations’ Construction Software Business

From Tekla, Inc.
April 17, 2014
Access Industry Hears About Challenges of Big Booms and How to Attract Big Money

Access Industry Hears About Challenges of Big Booms and How to Attract Big Money

From International Powered Access Federation (IPAF)
April 17, 2014
Plan It Right, Do It Right, Say Contractors and Rental Companies at IPAF Summit

Plan It Right, Do It Right, Say Contractors and Rental Companies at IPAF Summit

From International Powered Access Federation (IPAF)
April 17, 2014

400 Chicagoland Concrete Truck Drivers Strike

April 16, 2014
How a Tack Coat Improves Your Paving

How a Tack Coat Improves Your Paving

Highway Trust Fund to be Empty in Late August

Highway Trust Fund to be Empty in Late August

From U.S. Department of Transportation
April 16, 2014
How to Stripe Using Lasers

How to Stripe Using Lasers

Single-Family Housing Starts Rise 6% to Break March Numbers Free of Winter's Icy Grip

Single-Family Housing Starts Rise 6% to Break March Numbers Free of Winter's Icy Grip

April 16, 2014

Secretary Foxx Announces National Bus Tour to Highlight Importance of Transportation Investment

April 16, 2014