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Supply Post Industry News - January, 2019

  • Six Sustainable Building Materials Of The Future

    What if we could use mushrooms to warm our homes? Or use shape-memory alloys to make our infrastructure more sustainable? Volvo Construction Equipment takes a look at some of the future technology with the potential to radically transform the way we build.

    1. CROSS-LAMINATED TIMBER

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    Jan 17, 2019 - 22 hours ago

  • Heavy Equipment Fleet Management: 4 Tools To Ease Asset Tracking

    Thanks to continuous technological advances, heavy equipment fleet management has evolved leaps and bounds in recent years. Critical, data-driven metrics are being devised, resulting in improved time management and implementation. With the evolution of telematics, a branch of information technology that deals with long-distance information transmission, construction equipment fleet management has become less strenuous. And with the market set to exceed the $460 million mark by 2022, more tools are being made available to ease asset tracking.

    Here are a few tools to consider implementing:

    1. SKYWAVE IDP-782

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    Jan 17, 2019 - yesterday

  • Hyundai Upgrades And New Attachments Focus Of Exhibit At World Of Concrete 2019

    Hyundai HX130LCR Excavator Model to be Shown for First Time

    Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas featured a variety of recently upgraded models and newly available third-party attachments at World of Concrete in Las Vegas. The company also is displayed its Hyundai HX130LCR hydraulic excavator for the first time since the model’s recent introduction.

    “Contractors visiting the exhibit saw how Hyundai continues to respond to our customers with improvements and new capabilities that underscore Hyundai’s position as a top-tier, full product line provider of wheel loaders, hydraulic excavators and compaction rollers,” said Corey Rogers, Marketing Manager, Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas. “We also are highlighting some of our strategic collaborations with attachment and component suppliers.”

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    Jan 17, 2019 - yesterday

  • Case IH Recognized As Innovator With Three 2019 AE50 Awards

    The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) recognized three new agricultural innovations pioneered by Case IH, further solidifying Case IH as an industry-leader in agronomic design. The innovations are:

    •             Case IH AFS Soil Command seedbed sensing technology and agronomic control technology

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    Jan 16, 2019 - 2 days ago

  • Volvo CE Goes Electric On Smaller Machines

    In an industry-first move, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has announced that in 2020 it will start the launch of an electric range of Volvo branded compact wheel loaders and compact excavators.

    In a pioneering commitment to future technology, Volvo CE has announced that by mid-2020 it will begin to launch a range of electric compact excavators (EC15 to EC27) and wheel loaders (L20 to L28), stopping new diesel engine-based development of these models.

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    Jan 16, 2019 - 2 days ago

  • BOMAG & Komatsu America Distribution Pact Paves The Way To New Roadbuilding And Construction Market Opportunities

    BOMAG Americas, Inc. and Komatsu America Corp. are pleased to announce that Komatsu’s six company owned dealerships (Edward Ehrbar, Komatsu Equipment Company, Komatsu Northeast, Komatsu Southwest, Midlantic Machinery and Pine Bush Equipment) have entered into an arrangement for the sale and support of BOMAG compaction, milling, paving and reclaiming/stabilizing equipment for roadbuilding and other construction markets.

    Starting in January 2019, the collaboration will bring together two companies with complimentary products and a well-earned reputation as industry leaders. The new dealers will serve BOMAG customers in the states of Connecticut- Fairfield County, Delaware, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York- southern, Texas- El Paso market, Utah and Wyoming.

    For customers of Ehrbar, Komatsu Equipment, Komatsu Northeast, Komatsu Southwest, Midlantic Machinery and Pine Bush Equipment, the collaboration with BOMAG creates access to new, used and rental equipment, along with an unparalleled commitment to spare parts, planned service maintenance and repairs.

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    Jan 16, 2019 - 2 days ago

  • New Inland Kenworth – Castlegar Location Serves Southeast British Columbia

    Inland Kenworth has opened its new 19,000 square-foot parts and service facility in Castlegar, B.C.

    The new location features a 9,500 square-foot service department and nine service stalls. Also included is a parts department that is approximately 4,500 square-feet, and a 2,000 square-foot space dedicated to retail display. The facility will feature an equipment division to further assist the Southeast region of B.C., which is dependent on forestry, mining and tourism.

    Inland Kenworth – Castlegar is located on 9.2 acres, along Highway 3 – a major truck route connecting Alberta and Vancouver, B.C., and near the intersection of Highway 22, which runs south to the United States border.
    Inland Kenworth – Castlegar is located at 2205 14 Ave Castlegar, B.C. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

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    Jan 16, 2019 - 2 days ago

  • Kenworth and Toyota Collaborate To Develop Zero Emission Trucks

    Kenworth Truck Company and Toyota Motor North America are collaborating to develop 10 zero-emission Kenworth T680s powered by Toyota hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrains. This collaboration is part of a $41 million Zero and Near-Zero Emissions Freight Facilities (ZANZEFF) grant preliminarily awarded by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), with the Port of Los Angeles as the prime applicant.

    The grant monies are part of a larger $82 million program that will put fuel cell electric tractors, hydrogen fueling infrastructure, and zero emissions cargo handling equipment into operation in the ports and Los Angeles basin in 2020.

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    Jan 16, 2019 - 2 days ago

  • Glass Crushing Solution For City Council Recycling Centre

    Powerscreen has been powering the industry since 1966 and is one of the world’s leading providers of mobile crushing and screening equipment. Lincom Group, the Powerscreen dealer for Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, have delivered and installed a successful crushing and screening solution to Lismore City Council, a local government area in New South Wales, Australia.  Northern Rivers Waste and Recycling is the waste operations arm of Lismore City Council.

    Lismore Council boasts a strong track record in recycling. It is home to one of the largest recycling centres in Australia and the depot is at the forefront of a large scale operation that takes in and deals with, metals, woods, papers, plastics and glass.

    The solution provided by Lincom was a Powerscreen Chieftain 1400 incline screen and a Powerscreen XV350 vertical shaft impactor which are giving the customer exactly the specification of end product required. According to Stephen Watterson, Lincom CEO “Northern Rivers Waste and Recycling are very excited by the fact they are now able to further process a material that previously was a waste product destined for landfill. The crushing and screening plant allow the team there to further break it down to create three very usable end products including glass sand material that is in very high demand. They are selling the 4mm minus glass sand as quickly as it is produced – it’s a win win.”

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    Jan 16, 2019 - 2 days ago

  • SFI Names New Chief Education Officer Melina Bellows To Lead Environmental Education And Expand Project Learning Tree

    The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) is pleased to name Melina Gerosa Bellows as SFI's Chief Education Officer. She oversees the overall strategy and implementation of initiatives under SFI's Education pillar.

    Prior to joining SFI, Bellows worked at National Geographic for 17 years, where she created and launched the award-winning National Geographic Kids brand and served as Chief Education Officer overseeing all of the children's businesses. Bellows is also a best-selling author and an award-winning freelance writer and blogger.

    "Melina is a visionary leader who believes in the power of words and education to transform lives and the world we all share. Her ability to reach and inspire youth, combined with SFI's rapidly growing presence in the education space is going to have a huge impact on the next generation and how they care for forests," said Kathy Abusow, President and CEO of SFI Inc.

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    Jan 16, 2019 - 2 days ago

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