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CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES IN 287 METROS BETWEEN AUGUST 2017 & 2018 BUT 80 PERCENT OF CONTRACTORS REPORT DIFFICULTY FILLING SOME POSITIONS

| Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas and Merced, Calif. Have Largest Gains as 70 Areas Set August Records for Construction Employment; Camden and Middlesex-Monmouth-Ocean, N.J. Have Worst Losses Construction employment increased in 287 out of 358 metro areas (80 percent) between August 2017 and August 2018, declined in 35 (10 percent) and was unchanged in 36, according ... READ MORE

Water Utilities Recognized for Future-Focused Initiatives

| Thirty-two water utilities are being recognized for their leadership in community engagement, watershed stewardship, and recovery of resources such as water, energy, and nutrients. The Utility of the Future Today recognition celebrates the achievements of forward-thinking, innovative water utilities that are providing resilient, value-added service to communities. The Utility of the Future framework provides a ... READ MORE

Kamstrup US Manufacturing Facility Officially Open

| Kamstrup Water Metering opened its new US Production Facility on February 8 in Roswell, Ga. Danish Ambassador to the United States, Lars Gert Lose, had the honor of cutting the ribbon for the opening ceremony. Together with Kamstrup’s CEO Kim Lehmann and Kamstrup’s Senior Vice President of North America Lars Bo Kristensen, the three leaders ... READ MORE

AdEdge adds Rotec LTD Flow-Reversal Reverse Osmosis Technology (FR-RO) to Core Product Offerings

| AdEdge Water Technologies (AdEdge) announced today its intention to add Israeli company Rotec LTD (Rotec) Flow-Reversal Reverse Osmosis technology (FR-RO) to their core product offerings. Rotec developed the technology over the last decade. AdEdge and Rotec are entering into an exclusive licensing agreement to commercialize and distribute the FR-RO technology in North America. The FR-RO ... READ MORE

Induron Protective Coatings Marks 70 Years in Business in Birmingham

| Induron Protective Coatings recently celebrated 70 years in business in Birmingham with a special ceremony at its plant, with Birmingham Mayor William Bell and others in attendance. Induron Protective Coatings is a third-generation family-owned manufacturing company with deep roots in Birmingham providing excellent products and high-quality service to our area, as well as national and ... READ MORE

Clean Energy Collective Starts Construction on SCE&G Community Solar Facilities

| Strong demand fuels rapid growth of SCE&G project and broadened access to solar in S.C. Construction has begun at two of the three solar facilities to be completed for one of the nation’s largest utility-sponsored community solar programs, SCE&G announced today. The 16 megawatt Community Solar Program was first unveiled in September 2016, and since ... READ MORE

WEF Applauds Decision to Integrate Water Research Foundations

| The Water Environment Federation (WEF) congratulates the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) and Water Research Foundation (WRF) on their decision to merge into one water research organization. The two foundations each have a rich history of effective and impactful research supporting the water profession and sector, and their integration will undoubtedly create more synergy ... READ MORE

GE and Invenergy Partner to Build Digitally Empowered Solar Farms with GE’s Asset Performance Management Solution, Powered by Predix

| The Predix-Powered Solar Farm is Targeted to Achieve over 99 Percent Plant Availability GE Power (NYSE: GE) was recently chosen by Invenergy, North America’s largest, independent, privately held renewable energy company, to deploy GE’s solar asset performance management (APM) software, powered by Predix, to a 20-megawatt (MW) solar farm. The partnership will see GE’s Industrial ... READ MORE

WEF Honors Water Professionals, Organizations for Service and Contributions

| The Water Environment Federation (WEF) proudly announces the 2017 WEF Awards recipients for individual service and contributions. These prestigious awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the sustainability of water resources and made a profound impact on the future of the water profession. “The Water Environment Federation is extremely proud to ... READ MORE

Trane Releases TRACE 3D Plus Next Generation Building Design and Analysis Software

| Redesigned software features an intuitive, visual interface and extensive data library for faster, more accurate modeling Trane®, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, continues to push the energy modeling industry forward with the new TRACE™ 3D Plus software. The redesigned platform is an addition to ... READ MORE

BHS Systems Win Gold, Silver Excellence Awards

| GreenWaste Recovery and the ECUA honored by SWANA Eugene, OR, August 22, 2017—The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has announced the winners of the 2017 Excellence Awards for the best recycling systems built in North America. Taking home the top honors are two systems designed, manufactured and installed by Bulk Handling Systems (BHS). ... READ MORE

Coronal Energy, Powered By PANASONIC, and Gulf Power Complete Largest Portfolio of Solar Installations on Department of Defense Property

| The 120 MWac Gulf Coast Solar Center in Northwest Florida comprises utility-scale solar photovoltaic systems at three Navy and Air Force sites Coronal Energy, powered by Panasonic, a leading independent power producer (IPP) and provider of turnkey renewable energy solutions, and Pensacola-headquartered energy provider Gulf Power have completed the largest combined portfolio of solar facilites ... READ MORE

Thompson Machinery Now Offers Solar, Microgrid, and Energy Storage Systems from Caterpillar

| Thompson Power, a division of Thompson Machinery, now offers solar, microgrid, and energy storage systems globally. The renewable energy Cat-branded products, warrantied by Caterpillar, are manufactured by First Solar and are designed to stand alone or integrate with Cat generators, on or off-grid designs, and energy storage systems through the patented and proven Caterpillar Microgrid ... READ MORE

Eaton Doubles Down on Safety with New Double-Door, Line-Side Isolation Switch

| Power management company Eaton today announced the launch of its double-door, line-side isolation switch, the industry’s first compartmentalized, fusible safety switch. The latest in Eaton’s growing family of safety switching devices, the new switch features an innovative two-door design with an internal barrier that isolates the fuse base from line-side power, enhancing the safety of ... READ MORE

Shannon Helps Albany Medical Center Insulate District System, Save Energy

| Shannon Enterprises of W.N.Y., Inc., the world-leading designer and maker of reusable insulation blankets, covers and jackets for conserving energy and thermal efficiency, has supplied Albany Medical Center’s district heating system with a self-contained insulation system. Initially, the medical center purchased reusable blankets as part of a pilot project for steam components within a single ... READ MORE

Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Efficiency Companies Raise Over $1 Billion in VC Funding in 1H 2017, Reports Mercom Capital Group

| Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity for the Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Energy Efficiency sectors for the second quarter and first half of 2017. In the first half (1H) of 2017, $1.03 billion was raised by Battery ... READ MORE

Release Big news for the water infrastructure sector

| Effective June 26, 2017, Thompson Pipe Group has entered a definitive agreement to acquire the concrete and steel pressure pipe assets of U.S. Pipe, a division of Forterra. The new entity will operate under the name Thompson Pipe Group, and becomes one of the largest and most diverse pressure pipe providers in North America, with ... READ MORE

Landis+Gyr signs major AMI Service contract with Caruna in Finland

| Landis+Gyr has signed a contract on Metering as a Service with Caruna Oy, Finland’s largest distribution system operator (DSO), and will be responsible for operating 650,000 smart metering points starting in Fall 2018. Landis+Gyr, the global leader in transforming how energy is delivered and managed, has a long track record as a smart meter solution ... READ MORE

Xylem publishes its 2016 Sustainability Report: Why We Solve Water

| Solving the planet’s water challenges has never been more urgent. A growing population, overtaxed water infrastructure and increasing weather events all highlight the need for sustainable solutions. And solving water – one of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals – is foundational to economic growth, a more equitable distribution of resources and global health. Today, Xylem ... READ MORE

Energy Storage North America 2017 to Spotlight Energy Transition, Role of Energy Storage in Global Market Transformation

| The Industry’s Biggest Event Draws Progressive Utilities, Energy Managers, and Policymakers Energy Storage North America (ESNA), the most influential gathering of policy, technology and market leaders in energy storage, announced that this year’s Conference and Expo will offer a comprehensive program focusing on global electricity market transformation and the transition to a distributed, customer-centric power ... READ MORE

Veolia to operate a central utility cogeneration (CHP) and water treatment

| Industrial Realty Group Engages Veolia to provide Central Utility Operations at Pharmaceutical Campus in Pearl River, NY Industrial Realty Group (IRG) has contracted Veolia Energy Operating Services, LLC (Veolia) to operate and maintain its central utility plant and combined heat and power (CHP) facility in Pearl River, New York. Veolia will manage utilities across 250 ... READ MORE

Aclara Opens new Headquarters for International Operations in Bilbao, Spain and new Facility in Cambridge, UK

| Aclara Technologies and its Affiliates, including Aclara Meters (collectively “Aclara”), leading suppliers of smart infrastructure and metering solutions to electric, gas and water utilities, have taken a significant step to support their growing international businesses with the opening of a new headquarters for international operations in Bilbao, Spain and a new office in Cambridge, United ... READ MORE

City of Pittsburgh partners with Siemens to plan for energy resilience

| Siemens City Performance tool will measure technology impacts The City of Pittsburgh has partnered with Siemens to implement the City Performance Tool, a data-driven software platform that helps cities calculate the environmental and economic impacts of infrastructure technologies. Through the partnership, announced at an event hosted by Harvard Business Review, Siemens, and 100RC on energy ... READ MORE

Advertiser’s Index

| Airspace Saver www.jmicovers.com  AMCS Group www.amcsgroup.com Blackhawk Technology Co. www.blackhawkco.com Buffalo Turbine www.buffaloturbine.com Bulk Handling Systems LLC www.bulkhandlingsystems.com Chevron Industrial www.chevrondelo.com ClearSpan Fabric Structures www.clearspan.com CP Group www.cpmfg.com Diamondback Products www.diamondbackproducts.com DuraTech Industries www.duratechindustries.net Ecolo Odor Control Technologies www.ecolo.com Eriez www.eriez.com Finn Corp. www.finncorp.com  Freightliner/Daimler Trucks North America LLC www.freightliner.com Frutiger/Mobydick, Wheel Washing Systems www.mobydick.com ... READ MORE

ShowCase

| WARREN EQUIPMENT INC. Warren Equipment Inc. offers a complete line of refuse transfer trailers, available in steel or aluminum. Regardless of what’s being hauled, Warren can assist in deciding what trailer specifications would be the best fit. The company manufactures both ejector, and live floor model refuse trailers for the refuse industry. Warren Equipment will help with specifying ... READ MORE

Engcon tilts automatically with Leica Geosystems

| Strömsund, Sweden, May 4, 2017 – In collaboration with world-leading tiltrotator manufacturer Engcon, Leica Geosystems has developed iXE CoPilot, an auto-tilt function. In combination with a 2D or 3D excavator guidance system, Engcon’s control system DC2 and ePS (engcon Positioning System) will then Engcon’s tiltrotators get a revolutionary feature that the tilt function on the ... READ MORE

CATERPILLAR INTRODUCES CAT® RP12000 E PORTABLE GENERATORS IN US AND CANADA

| Caterpillar is expanding the Cat® RP Series portable generators line with the introduction of the RP12000 E. The new generator fills out the top of the series, delivering 12kW of running power and new features to meet the specific needs of the “pro-sumer” – emergency home back-up, DIY enthusiasts and contractors. The RP Series initially ... READ MORE

Odor-No-More, Inc. signs National Purchasing Agreement with Waste Connections

| WESTMINSTER, CA – (April 21, 2017) Odor-No-More, Inc., a subsidiary of BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQB : BLGO), announced it has signed a “National Purchasing Agreement” (“NPA”) with Waste Connections, Inc., a leading integrated solid waste and recycling service company headquartered in The Woodlands, TX. The NPA provides a discounted pricing schedule for CupriDyne® Clean Industrial Odor ... READ MORE

Kenworth T680 and T880 Offer Meritor WABCO OnGuardACTIVE as Option

| KIRKLAND, Wash., May 3, 2017 – Kenworth is making Meritor WABCO OnGuardACTIVE(TM) available as an option on Kenworth T680 and T880 models. The advanced radar-based safety system is “always on” and features forward collision warning, collision mitigation and adaptive cruise control. The system measures the truck’s position in relation to other vehicles and objects; detects ... READ MORE

Sulzer Breathes New Life Into Older Pumps with Reverse Engineering

| Large pumps have generally been designed to perform for decades, making them a valuable asset that requires periodic maintenance. When the performance of an older pump begins to deteriorate, it may be a sign that the impeller is worn or the volute has become corroded, and by the time this happens, finding new parts can ... READ MORE

Pioneer Revamps Its Rack ‘n Pinion Tarping System

| CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 3, 2017) – Pioneer®, the leading North American automated tarping systems supplier for the waste, recycling and construction industries, has launched an updated version of its flagship tarping system, the Rack ‘n PinionTM.  The tweaks improve durability and safety as well as reduce maintenance of a system that is already the industry ... READ MORE

Full-Scale Microgrid Powers Eaton’s Expanded Pittsburgh Experience Center with Enhanced Application Demonstration Capabilities, Training Space

| Power management company Eaton today announced it has expanded the range of capabilities in its Power Systems Experience Center (PSEC), a full-scale training, testing and demonstration facility near Pittsburgh. The 21,000-square foot facility in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, now includes a complete microgrid solution, which powers the expansion, as well as hands-on demonstrations of a utility substation ... READ MORE

Sustainability Leader Jennifer Porter Joins GBB as Senior Project Manager

| (May 1, 2017) – Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) is pleased to announce that Jennifer F. Porter has joined the firm as Senior Project Manager. A sustainable development leader with more than 15 years of experience on government and private sector sustainability initiatives, she has extensive experience and expertise in solid waste management, recycling, ... READ MORE

Komatsu America Corp. introduces new PC290LL-11 Log Loader

| CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., May 1, 2017 — Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today introduced the new PC290LL-11 as an addition to its current log loader product lineup.  Featuring a 196 net horsepower, EPA Tier 4 Final, Komatsu SAA6D107E-3 engine, the new PC290LL-11 is available in either a 40’ reach, live heel log ... READ MORE

Bergkamp Announces Jimmy Kendrick As Director of Contractor Sales

| Salina, KS – Bergkamp Inc., based in Salina, Kansas, USA, announces the promotion of Jimmy Kendrick to Director of Contractor Sales. Kendrick initially joined Bergkamp as North American Territory Manager in February 2016. Over the previous decade, his career experience had been spent in management-level positions with asphalt and construction contracting companies. In his new ... READ MORE

VIDEO – TBC: Field to Finish with Confidence

| Surveyors wear many hats: training field crews to QA/QC their data, performing network adjustments, distilling scanning and UAS data into what a client needs, and most importantly ensuring the data is correct. Dustin Hoaglin from Aztec Consulting, a survey firm based in Colorado, talks about using TBC for the many hats he wears as a ... READ MORE

Fiber Optic Cables, Connectors, and Enclosures Meet the Communications Challenges of Harsh Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant Environments

| Using ruggedized fiber optic cable, connectors and enclosures can ensure that network communications run reliably at high speed – far into the future. Every year, serious accidents occur at water and wastewater treatment facilities around the world. Often these calamities are attributable to a breakdown in the communications systems that monitor and control the flow ... READ MORE

John Deere Adds Industry-Leading 20,000-Hour Warranty on 944K Hybrid Wheel Loader Power Electronic Components

| MOLINE, Ill. (April 26, 2017) — On the heels of its most successful CONEXPO-CON/AGG ever, John Deere is now offering a 96-month (eight-year)/20,000-hour power electronic components warranty on the 944K hybrid wheel loader. The warranty is retroactive to existing machines in the field and provided on new 944K loaders through October 31, 2018. “We continue ... READ MORE

Franklin Electric’s New 9-Inch STS Series Offers Efficient, Yet Rugged Option for Submersible Turbine Applications

| Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: FELE) offers the new 9-inch STS Series Submersible Turbine Pump to further expand the breadth of the proven STS Series product family. The 9-inch STS Series Submersible Turbine Pump features a premium glass-lined bowl for maximum efficiency and abrasion resistance, along with the application flexibility provided by the dual discharge ... READ MORE

Topcon Announces Expansion to Topcon Solutions Store Network

| LIVERMORE, Calif. – April 25, 2017 – Topcon Positioning Group announces the newest addition to the Topcon Solutions Store distribution network. Griner and Schmitz Incorporated, headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, is the latest positioning distributor to join the network, which brings the total to 11 locations in North America since its creation in early 2016. ... READ MORE

VIDEO: The Ditch Witch JT2020, JT9, and FX50 Tackle the Detroit Lions’ Ford Field

| The mission: Install wifi antennas throughout the Detroit Lions stadium, Ford Field, in time for game day. Sound impossible? Not for the powerful Ditch Witch JT2020 and JT9 directional drills and the FX50 hydro excavator. Watch these efficient machines take on the ultimate challenge with maximum productivity to make sure Lions fans were ready for kick-off. ... READ MORE

VIDEO: Winners of Infrastructure Vision 2050 Challenge Look Beyond Status Quo

| How do we create a transportation system design that far exceeds the efficiency and safety of today’s transportation models? One answer to that question was provided by Anthony Barrs and Baiyu Chen of Team Berkeley, who won AEM’s Infrastructure Vision 2050 Challenge during a live finale event at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 in Las Vegas this March. ... READ MORE

Advertiser’s Index

| AbTech Industries www.abtechindustries.com American Peat Technology LLC www.americanpeattech.com AP/M Permaform www.permaform.net Best Management Products www.bmpinc.com Bio Clean Environmental www.biocleanenvironmental.net Clearwater Solutions Inc. www.clearwaterbmp.com Contech Engineered Solutions www.conteches.com Crumpler Plastic Pipe Inc. www.cpp-pipe.com ENPAC LLC www.enpacgroup.com Ernst Conservation Seeds www.ernstseed.com Fratco www.fratco.com Greyline Instruments Inc. www.greyline.com Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute www.icpi.org Invisible Structures Inc. www.invisiblestructures.com J.W. ... READ MORE

ShowCase

| CULTEC CULTEC’s Contactor and Recharger chambers may be installed in a trench configuration along roadsides as an alternative to swales. Not only is an underground stormwater solution easier to maintain, it is also aesthetically more pleasing than traditional swales. The subsurface installation eliminates a potential trash collection site and exposed ponding—which may lead to insect ... READ MORE

Project Profile: Aggregate Paver System Protects Lake Michigan Watershed

| The Ridges Sanctuary, located on Lake Michigan in Bailey's Harbor, WI, on Door County's eastern shore, is the oldest nature preserve in Wisconsin. Botanist Albert Fuller of the Milwaukee Public Museum purchased the initial 40 acres for the preserve in 1937 when he learned that a trailer park was planned for the ecologically fragile area. The location is significant because each of the 30 ridges and swales located on the property represents a former Lake Michigan shoreline, with the oldest dating back 1,200 years. Because of the uniqueness of the location, several endangered and threatened species make The Ridges their home. ... READ MORE

Project Profile: Gray Combined With Green—Retrofit of Existing Bioretention Facility With High-Flow Bioretention Technology

| Surface stormwater treatment practices have a common use in development projects to provide collection and control of contaminants generated from runoff from impervious surfaces. Common surface stormwater treatment practices include wet ponds, grass swales and channels, and bioretention facilities. Grass swales and bioretention facilities rely upon filtration provided by the vegetation and soil cross section to remove and contain contaminants. ... READ MORE

ARDCO Equipment Is New Dealer for Barko Forestry Products

| SUPERIOR, Wisc. — Barko Hydraulics, LLC is proud to announce ARDCO Equipment as its new dealer for logging and land clearing equipment in Louisiana. “ARDCO Equipment is a great addition to our dealer network,” said Alecia McKay-Jones, dealer development manager for Barko. “We look forward to them representing Barko and serving our valued forestry customers ... READ MORE

Stertil-Koni Leverages Dramatic Drone Videography in New “We Care” Video

| STEVENSVILLE, MD April 19, 2017 – Heavy duty vehicle lift leader Stertil-Koni today announced that the latest episode of its popular, customer-focused “We Care” video series incorporates advanced cinematography and editing technology to dramatically showcase a particularly unique customer application of the company’s award-winning lifting systems. In the latest installment of “We Care,” the customer ... READ MORE

CASE Extends Dire States Equipment Grant Submission Deadline

| Heavy equipment OEM will provide $25,000 in free equipment use to one community to repair and/or build local infrastructure. Racine, Wis., April 18, 2017 CASE Construction Equipment has extended the submission deadline for the Dire States Equipment Grant – first announced at CONEXPO/CON-AGG 2017 – to May 18, 2017. The grant will provide one winning ... READ MORE

Doosan Helps Shine Light on Victory Lane

| STATESVILLE, N.C. — Doosan Portable Power will help light up Victory Lane when NASCAR’s best drivers return to Bristol Motor Speedway April 21–23 for the Food City 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event. When the checkered flag waves on race day, two Doosan light tower masts will help shine light on the winning driver ... READ MORE

Advertiser’s Index

| AdEdge Technologies www.adedgetechnologies.com AmTech Tank Lining www.armorshieldlining.com Badger Meter Inc. www.badgermeter.com Burke Environmental Products www.burkeind.com E/One www.eone.com Environmental & Water Resources Institute www.asce.org/ewri Induron Protective Coatings Inc. www.induron.com Intertape Polymer Group www.itape.com Neptune Technology Group Inc. www.neptunetg.com Plast-O-Matic Valves Inc. www.plastomatic.com Rain Water Solutions www.rainwatersolutions.com SebaKMT/Megger sebakmt.com Southern Nevada Water Authority (LV Water District) www.snwa.com ... READ MORE

ShowCase

| BLUE-WHITE Proseries-M MD-3 Hybrid Diaphragm Chemical Metering Pump is now equipped with sonic welded manifolds for added durability and protection from chemical leaks. The MD-3 provides precision chemical metering for treatment of municipal water and wastewater. MD-3 is NSF 61, CE, ETL, and NEMA 4X certified. MD-3 has 2000:1 turndown and provides smooth chemical dosing ... READ MORE

NARUC Establishes Natural Gas Access and Expansion Task Force

| Group will be led by Pennsylvania’s John Coleman and Mississippi’s Brandon Presley Washington—National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners President Robert F. Powelson and its Executive Committee have established a new Presidential Natural Gas Access and Expansion Task Force. Pennsylvania Commissioner John Coleman and Mississippi Commissioner Brandon Presley have been appointed as co-chairs, with North Dakota ... READ MORE

Concern for Access to Federal Science, Research, and Data Under Trump Administration Is Focus of Water Environment & Technology Article

| A feature article in the April 2017 edition of Water Environment & Technology (WE&T) examines the call from scientists, researchers, and associations for the Trump Administration to uphold and protect the sharing of information and data from federal sources. In the article “Science First,” WE&T staff writer LaShell Stratton-Childers explores the implications of the moves ... READ MORE

Eaton and Powin Energy Collaborate to Fast-Track Aliso Canyon Energy Storage Project in Southern California

| Power management company Eaton today announced a contract with Powin Energy to deliver a 2-megawatt energy storage project in the Los Angeles Basin to support regional electric capacity and grid reliability. The project is part of the Southern California Edison 2016 Aliso Canyon Energy Storage Resources Adequacy (RA) Only solicitation, which procured fast-responding energy storage ... READ MORE

Advertiser’s Index

| Alpine Equipment www.alpinecutters.com ClearSpan Fabric Structures www.clearspan.com Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment America www.doosanequipment.com Efficiency Production Inc. www.efficiencyproduction.com Geith www.geith.com Hyundai Construction Equipment www.hceamericas.com Insite Sitework www.insitesoftware.com John Deere Construction Equipment www.deere.com Mabey Inc. www.mabey.com Montabert www.montabert.com/en National Trench Safety (NTS) www.ntsafety.com Topcon Positioning Systems www.topcon.com Trail King Industries www.trailking.com Trench Shoring Services www.shoring.com United Rentals ... READ MORE

ShowCase

| Takeuchi Takeuchi features their first hybrid dual-powered excavator in its lineup with the TB216H compact excavator. The TB216H features both an electric motor and diesel engine with its own pump group to power the machine’s hydraulics. In diesel mode the machine is powered by a Yanmar Tier 4 Final engine, that offers an output of 14.9 horsepower ... READ MORE

VIDEO: Liebherr – LIKUFIX Fully Automatic Quick Coupling System

| LIKUFIX is the name of the Liebherr fully automatic quick coupling system. The combination of a hydraulic Liebherr quick coupling system with the LIKUFIX coupling block permits fast safe changing of mechanical and hydraulic working tools from the operator’s cabin. The deployment options of a hydraulic excavator and machine productivity can thus be increased by ... READ MORE

VIDEO: AllTech Gets Support from Ditch Witch Central Texas

| When Michael Thomas, owner and CEO of AllTech Directional Drilling out of Portland, had an opportunity to take on major fiber projects in Austin, Texas, he jumped at the chance in spite of the distance. AllTech has always relied on the support and service from Ditch Witch Northwest, but when his crew needed help on ... READ MORE

SEPA Report Says Managed EV Charging Is Emerging Big Play for Utilities

| In the not-so-distant future, charging of electric vehicles (EVs) could be remotely controlled—by utilities or third-parties—to manage load on distribution systems handling increasing amounts of renewable energy, while also providing benefits to customers, utilities and the grid. The pieces of such a scenario are now coming together across the small but robust electric vehicle ecosystem, ... READ MORE

ShowCase

| WARREN EQUIPMENT INC. Warren Equipment Inc. offers a complete line of refuse transfer trailers, available in steel or aluminum. Regardless of what’s being hauled, Warren can assist in deciding what trailer specifications would be the best fit. The company manufactures both ejector, and live floor model refuse trailers for the refuse industry. Warren Equipment will ... READ MORE

SWANA News

| SWANA CEO Accepts PRECO Electronics’ 2016 Excellence in Safety Award The Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Executive Director and CEO, David Biderman, accepted PRECO Electronics’ Excellence in Safety Award at a ceremony at SWANA’s headquarters. Tamara Humpherys, PRECO Electronics’ Marketing and Communications Manager, presented the award to Biderman and Jesse Maxwell, SWANA’s Advocacy & eLearning ... READ MORE

B2W Software Earns Stevie Award for Client Service Excellence

| Responsiveness, Results and Innovative New Training and Support Initiatives Cited by Judges Portsmouth, NH – April 6, 2017 – B2W Software, a leading provider of heavy civil construction management software, today announced that the company has won a 2017 Stevie Award for the strength of its Client Services Department. B2W earned a Bronze Stevie Award ... READ MORE

Landis+Gyr Releases Next-Generation Prepay Solution

| Platform expands intelligence at the grid edge to automate energy transactions Landis+Gyr, a global leader in transforming the way energy is delivered and managed, has released its next-generation prepay metering solution as part of an industry-leading portfolio of energy and capacity optimization solutions. Landis+Gyr Prepay is designed to help utilities manage resources utilizing edge intelligence ... READ MORE

Talbert Manufacturing Introduces 55-Ton Extendable Trailer

| RENSSELAER, Ind. (April 10, 2017) — Talbert Manufacturing, a North American leader in specialized heavy-haul solutions, introduces its 55SA-TELE heavy-haul trailer. The deck length of this innovative unit is 54-feet when open, which allows users to haul a wide range of large equipment, such as bridge beams, conveyors, generators, pressure vessels and tanks. Operators can ... READ MORE

American Organization to Provide Safe Water to Colombian Landslide Victims

| On Saturday, April 1, a deadly landslide devastated Mocoa, Colombia, a town of 60,000 near the Ecuadorian border. More than 300 people are known to have died in the disaster, more than 100 are still missing and approximately 2,700 residents are living in shelters after heavy rains caused mud, rocks and water to engulf the ... READ MORE

California Takes Strong Steps Toward Making Water Conservation a Way of Life

| State officials today released a comprehensive plan to formalize Governor Brown’s 2016 Executive Order on “Making Water Conservation a California Way of Life.” The plan sets a strong path toward achieving the objectives of the order: using water more wisely, eliminating water waste, strengthening local drought resilience, improving agricultural water use efficiency and drought planning. ... READ MORE

Schneider Electric Unveils Advanced Microgrid at Boston One Campus HQ

| The microgrid will provide cost savings, increased reliability, and sustainable energy production Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today unveiled an advanced microgrid at its Boston One Campus (BOC), the company’s North American headquarters in Andover, Massachusetts. The microgrid was built by Schneider Electric and REC Solar, a subsidiary of Duke ... READ MORE

ABB Renews Its Commitment to UNEP’s Partnership for Energy Efficiency

| United for Efficiency, or U4E, is a public-private partnership led by the United Nations Environment Program (UN Environment) and other major agencies, including the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The program essentially aims to move countries and economies to become energy-efficient in collaboration with international companies. This includes helping governments develop and implement national and ... READ MORE

From the AGC of America: Construction Employment Increases by 6,000 in March to Highest Level Since 2008

| Construction employment increased by 6,000 jobs in March as a February hiring surge prompted by mild winter weather in much of the country prompted firms to hire fewer people last month, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said declining public-sector investments in construction and ... READ MORE

Altorfer Cat to Sell Full Line of Thunder Creek Equipment Construction Products

| Pella, IA – Altorfer Inc. and Thunder Creek Equipment have reached an agreement that will make the heavy equipment dealer an official provider of Thunder Creek’s products for the construction industry in central Illinois, eastern Iowa and northeast Missouri. Altorfer Inc. will sell and service the full line of Thunder Creek fuel, diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) and service products, including its line of Multi-tank Trailers (MTT) and Service and Lube Trailers (SLT). ... READ MORE

Video: HYUNDAI Hi MATE

| Hi MATE, Remote Management System from HYUNDAI CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT is a system that collects and analyzes data from equipment through satellite and mobile network. The website offers operation status to owners check and monitor their assets. Particularly, this brand new mobile app is featured a control of engine and FATC whenever and wherever. ... READ MORE

VIDEO: Trimble AllTrak Cloud – Overview

| Trimble AllTrak™ Cloud is an equipment management application that helps you monitor your assets, see who is responsible for them, and check if the equipment is available to be assigned to another job. Trimble AllTrak Select is a service that allows everyone to track the location of any equipment that communicates with a data controller ... READ MORE

Vermeer Confidence Plus® Asset Protection Program

| The Vermeer Confidence Plus® Asset Protection Program provides the ongoing service you need to protect the productivity and value of your Vermeer equipment. It helps you take control of expenses —and take a load off your mind. ... READ MORE

CASE Construction: Landscaping The Best Way

| Growing a landscaping business requires dedication, a willingness to learn and passionately embracing the unique challenges of each project. Hear fellow landscaper Gustavo Mancera, President of Best Way Landscaping, Inc., speak affectionately about starting his company, fostering a sense of family among his employees and spending each day doing what he loves, with love. ... READ MORE

New Optional Performance Features for Cat® D8T Dozer

| Providing legendary power and performance, the Cat® D8T dozer has earned its extensive reputation for delivering unmatched productivity and high resale value. New productivity enhancing options, aimed at saving customers time and money, include a new, larger SU bulldozer blade, Performance Cutting Edges, Extended Life Undercarriage, Powered Bottom Guards and remote control COMMAND for Dozing. ... READ MORE

CASE Introduces DV45CC Combi Roller

| CASE Introduced the all-new DV45CC Combi Roller at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017. The new vibratory roller compacts with the front drum and delivers a smooth finish with the rear pneumatic tires. An offset drum with tapered edge and high curb clearance offers precision compaction capabilities in tight spaces; and adjustable scrapers, an automatic vibration control system and ... READ MORE

Fox-Marrs Named President and CEO of JCB North America

| SAVANNAH, GA (April 5, 2017) — JCB has announced the appointment of Richard Fox-Marrs as president and CEO of JCB Inc., responsible for JCB operations in North America, including sales and support for the construction, agricultural, rental, government and defense industries. Additionally, Fox-Marrs is responsible for production at JCB North America’s Savannah headquarters, where the ... READ MORE

Advertiser’s Index

| A.H. Meyer Maschinenfabrik GmbH www.ahmeyer.com Berry Plastics www.berryplastics.com Bowie www.bowieindustries.com Bowman Construction/Biosol www.bowmanconstructionsupply.com Ernst Conservation Seeds www.ernstseed.com Erosion Supply Company www.erosionsupply.com Finn Corporation www.finncorp.com Genesis Nursery Inc. www.genesisnurseryinc.com Granite Seed Company www.graniteseed.com Heavyweight Sediment Control Solutions www.wtbinc.net HydroStraw LLC www.hydrostraw.com Invisible Structures Inc. www.invisiblestructures.com J.W. Faircloth & Son www.fairclothskimmer.com JRM Chemical Inc./Soilmoist www.soilmoist.com Kuhn North ... READ MORE

ShowCase

| SILT SOCK Silt Sock manufactures tube-based products for controlling erosion and reducing sediment. Silt Sock’s products also reduce heavy metals, minerals, and nutrients. These products are known as silt socks, filter socks, or sediment socks. The tubes are filled with properly sized and environmentally sound filter media. This media consists of compost, wood chips, or ... READ MORE

From the AGC of America: Construction Spending Increases in February

| Construction Association Officials Urge Congress and the Trump Administration to Reform Tax Code and Boost Infrastructure Investments to Stimulate Broader Economic Growth and Boost Demand for Construction Construction spending increased from January to February and from a year ago, as private residential and public construction grew for the month and private-sector demand increased for the ... READ MORE

Performance, Fuel Efficiency Top CAT® 953K Track Loader Improvements

| Greater productivity, improved implement and steering response, and up to 22 percent better fuel economy are at the top of a long list of improvements on the new Cat® 953K Track Loader. The versatile new crawler loader moves up to 22 percent more material per unit of fuel and also offers updated cab and safety features. ... READ MORE

IAPMO Advances Development of 2017 Water Efficiency and Sanitation Standard (WE•Stand)

| The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) last week convened the Water Efficiency and Sanitation Standard (WE•Stand) Technical Committee (TC) meeting to resolve public comments as an integral step in the procedure to develop WE•Stand as an American National Standard. When published later this year, WE•Stand will be the nation’s only American National ... READ MORE

Delta-Q Technologies Introduces New Lithium-Specific Battery Charger at ProMAT 2017

| New charging solutions provide superior reliability and charge quality for electric vehicles; meets touch-safe charging standards in Europe Delta-Q Technologies (Delta-Q), a leader in battery charging solutions for electric drive vehicles and machines, today announced the release of their first lithium-specific battery charger – the ICL1200 The new ICL1200 is a 1200-watt charger, designed to ... READ MORE

CEMCO Inc.’s Glass Processing Plant Crushes Glass Quickly and Efficiently

| BELEN, N.M. (March 31, 2017) – CEMCO, Inc. provides efficient recycling equipment that quickly transforms waste glass into a 100 percent recyclable cullet or soft-edged sand byproduct. The Glass Processing Plant processes about 3,500 to 4,000 pounds per hour and is ideal for recycling glass for business districts, large casinos or conference centers and municipalities. ... READ MORE

VIDEO: Bobcat R-Series Excavators: More Lift-Over-Side Capacity

| (WEST FARGO, N.D. — March 2017) Bobcat Company has enhanced its industry-leading compact excavators with the all-new, next generation R-Series excavators. Featuring a bold, distinct design, R-Series excavators will help boost operator productivity and comfort, as well as machine uptime protection. The first R-Series excavators to launch will include the Bobcat® E32 and E35 in the ... READ MORE

Rubicon Global Joins the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 as an “Emerging Innovator”

| Rubicon Global has become a member of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 (CE100) Emerging Innovator Program. The CE100 brings together corporates, governments and cities, academic institutions, emerging innovators and affiliates to realize their circular economy ambitions faster. As an Emerging Innovator in the CE100, Rubicon brings insights on technology, data and its disruptive ... READ MORE

Volvo PT125C – Where Rubber Meets the Road

| The new PT125C pneumatic tire roller from Volvo Construction Equipment is a versatile and durable machine that ensures quality compaction and reliable uptime. Volvo Construction Equipment’s PT125C nine-wheeled pneumatic tire roller is an exceptionally adaptable machine that delivers uniform smoothness and long-lasting performance. Designed for roadway construction and resurfacing applications, the machine employs a kneading ... READ MORE

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