Artificially Speaking

| I’m really trying my best to not be so obsessed with the advancements scientists and researchers are making into developing artificial intelligence (AI). But when I see headlines like this on websites like IFLScience, “This AI Tool Is So Terrifying, Its Creators Don’t Want To Release It,” it’s difficult not to be concerned. I’ve blogged ... READ MORE

“The Lesser of Two Evils”

| When faced with a difficult choice, there’s ancient wisdom that advises us to “choose the lesser of two evils.” What if you’re having trouble deciding which choice is less evil than the other? While we’re having a difficult time trying how to fund the repair and/or replacement of our infrastructure, there’s never really been a ... READ MORE

Oxymoronic Infrastructure

| I have a love-hate relationship with oxymorons. I know exactly what they mean even though they defy the tenets of logic. “I’ll have an order of your jumbo shrimp, please.” I’ve seen almost all of the obvious oxymorons, but in a search for new examples of infrastructure around the world, I came across one that ... READ MORE

Volvo CE expands ActiveCare Direct™ to pavers

| Owners of select models can now benefit from the 24/7 machine monitoring and reporting service that provides all the benefits of telematics without the burden of sorting through data and alarm codes. Originally launched in 2017 for excavators, articulated haulers and wheel loaders, ActiveCare Direct™ is now available on select Volvo asphalt pavers. Starting February ... READ MORE

Honda Engines Expands GX Series V-Twin Model Lineup

| Fuel-Injected, Intelligent Computer-Controlled Lineup Delivers Versatile Power and High Performance for Commercial Applications The Honda iGX700/iGXV700 and iGX800/iGXV800 V-Twin general-purpose engines offer versatile power—expanding into larger and more demanding commercial applications for greater adaptability with excellent fuel efficiency in a compact package. The new engines, for sale to power equipment OEMs, expand the Honda V-Twin lineup ... READ MORE


| Production Begins in 2019 Strömsund, Sweden, February 6, 2019 – Engcon introduces an automatic quick hitch for excavators up to 40 tonnes. Engcon is the world’s leading manufacturer of tiltrotators – a kind of tilting and rotating quick coupler for excavators. The new product, dubbed EC-Oil 80, is an automatic hydraulic connector suitable for the ... READ MORE

CASE Launches New Series of Small-Frame Vibratory Rollers

| CASE Construction Equipment has announced a new series of small-frame vibratory rollers. Available in both double drum and combination (front drum with rear pneumatic tires) configurations, these compact rollers are easy to transport and are ideal for working in residential and commercial construction applications where the operator may encounter tight quarters, curbs, structures and other ... READ MORE

Bobcat Company introduces new authorized dealer in Paris, Texas

| (PARIS, TEXAS – February 2019) Bobcat Company has expanded its dealer network with the addition of Bobcat of Paris as an authorized new and used sales, service, and parts provider of Bobcat® equipment. The dealership is located at 2720 N. Main St., Paris, Texas. Bobcat of Paris is the sixth dealership to operate in the ... READ MORE

B2W Software Expands its B2W Inform Heavy Construction e-Forms and Reporting Solution with Complimentary Form Templates Library

| Portsmouth, NH – February 4, 2019 — B2W Software, a leading provider of heavy construction management software, has further expanded its flexible B2W Inform solution for e-forms and reporting with a complimentary library of user-ready form templates. The templates make it easy for contractors using B2W Inform to replace paper forms with highly customized electronic ... READ MORE

Five Manufacturing Trends to Watch in 2019

| The future of the manufacturing industry will be shaped by a number of ever-evolving trends and technologies. While there’s no telling exactly how things will play out in the long term, it seems safe to suggest a few will have a profound impact on manufacturers this year. As a result, it’s critically important for those ... READ MORE

ClearSpan Announces up to 35% off in Building Blowout

| ClearSpan is celebrating the new year with an extended sale on a special selection of buildings. Customers have the potential to save thousands of dollars on their purchase with discounts of up to 35%. Customers must act fast if they want to take advantage of these incredible savings. The sale has already begun and only ... READ MORE