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Branch Group Expands in North Carolina Through Young & McQueen Acquisition

ROANOKE, VA — Branch Group, Inc. (Branch), a heavy-highway and building contractor, announces the acquisition purchase of Burnsville, North Carolina-based Young & McQueen, a contractor specializing in heavy civil, highway, site work, bridges, and structures construction. The 37-year-old contracting firm was founded by Sam Young and Kim Young, …

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New TEC Equipment Rental Location Joins Takeuchi's Dealer Network in Columbia, South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SC — TEC Equipment Rental will now carry Takeuchi compact track loaders, excavators, and wheel loaders at its new flagship location in West Columbia, South Carolina. TEC also rents, sells, and services Takeuchi equipment at its location in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

“With our new 12,000-square-foot facility in Columbia, we …

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 …

Linder Expands its Kubota Dealer Network with the Purchase of Southern Tractor & Outdoors

LEESBURG, GA — Linder Industrial Machinery Company has acquired Southern Tractor & Outdoors. The three branches in southwest Georgia (Leesburg, Moultrie, and Valdosta) will be re-branded as Linder Turf & Tractor branches, joining the growing network of Kubota dealerships across the southeast.

“We are fortunate to have developed a …

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Barnhart Acquires White Crane, Continues Rapid Expansion

COLUMBIA, SC — Barnhart Crane and Rigging Co. has purchased White Crane Co., Inc., of West Columbia, South Carolina. The acquisition is Barnhart’s second branch in South Carolina and marks the company’s fourth acquisition in the past eight months.

White Crane was founded in 1977 by Eddie Flynt, …

Wirtgen America Inc
Your local Wirtgen America dealer
Dobbs Equipment
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Cleveland Brothers Joins Magni's Dealer Network, Expanding Access to Telehandlers in Sections of Pennsylvania and West Virginia

HARRISBURG, PA — Magni Telescopic Handlers announces its alliance with Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co., Inc., an authorized Caterpillar dealer and provider of heavy construction equipment in the Mid-Atlantic region. Cleveland Brothers is now an authorized dealer for Magni's complete line of telehandlers, including the RTH, HTH, and TH models, …

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Perkins&Will Opens Studio in Philadelphia, Grows its Northeastern US Practice

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Architecture and design firm Perkins&Will has opened a studio in Philadelphia. A strategic addition to the firm’s global network, the new studio will enhance Perkins&Will’s regional practice in the Northeastern U.S. and extend its integrated design services to clients in Philadelphia and the surrounding region, including western …

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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 …

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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, …

Choate Construction Company of Charlotte, North Carolina, Named Nation’s Safest Construction Company by AGC

CHARLOTTE, NC — Choate Construction Company was recognized for having the nation’s best construction safety and wellness plan in 2021 by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

"Safety and health is the No. 1 priority for the construction industry, and it’s important that we recognize our member companies for …

Volvo Roadbuilder
Your local Volvo Construction Equipment dealer
Richmond Machinery & Equipment
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BOMAG, Linder Machinery Pact Paves Way for New Roadbuilding and Construction Opportunities Across Florida, North & South Carolina

RIDGEWAY, SC — BOMAG Americas, Inc. and Linder Industrial Machinery announce their cooperation for the sale and support of BOMAG compaction, milling, paving, and reclaiming/stabilizing equipment for roadbuilding and other construction market segments throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and most of Florida.

The collaboration will bring together two companies with …

Takeuchi to Open New Manufacturing Facility in South Carolina

MOORE, SC — Takeuchi-US is preparing to open its first North American manufacturing facility in Moore, South Carolina. The new Takeuchi facility will produce compact track loaders and is expected to employ around 100 people when fully operational.

Takeuchi’s new 156,000-square-foot production facility and stand-alone office building are close to …

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Hyundai Construction Equipment Names Top Dealers of 2021

NORCROSS, GA — At an event held in conjunction with this year’s Associated Equipment Distributors meeting, Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc., recognized NED (National Equipment Dealers) as its top dealer of 2021.

NED, through the recent merger of Four Seasons Equipment, May Heavy Equipment, Rob’s Hydraulics Inc. …

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 …

SITECH
Your local Trimble Construction Division dealer
SITECH Mid-South
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 …

KCI Acquires Geomatics Practice of Weston & Sampson

SPARKS, MD — KCI Technologies Inc., a multi-disciplined engineering firm with offices throughout the United States, announces the acquisition of the Geomatics practice of Weston & Sampson, a consulting firm with offices along the East Coast. The addition of the Geomatics team to KCI will further the firm’s …

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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 …