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INTREN’s Chairwoman of the Board Receives National Honor

INTREN’s Chairwoman of the Board Receives National Honor

LORETTA ROSENMAYER NAMED EY ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR® IN THE ENERGY, CLEANTECH AND NATURAL RESOURCES CATEGORY

Loretta Rosenmayer, Chairwoman of the Board for INTREN, has received one of the industry’s highest honors, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® award in the Energy, Cleantech and Natural Resources category. The award was presented November 18th at the Entrepreneur of the Year® US national gala held in Palm Springs, California.
CEPA Foundation honors Michels Canada’s safety successes

CEPA Foundation honors Michels Canada’s safety successes

Michels Canada received the inaugural CEPA Foundation Safety Award for its advancements in safety on transmission pipeline construction projects.
INTREN Appoints New Regional Vice President

INTREN Appoints New Regional Vice President

Keith Garvey Former JPS VP to Lead East Coast Business Development

National utility and specialty contractor, INTREN, today announced the appointment of Keith Garvey as the company's Regional Vice President of Business Development, East Coast, effective immediately. He will be reporting to Executive Vice President of Customer Solutions, Matthew Turk.
Kirby-Smith Machinery Promotes Gary Boyd to Dallas Service Manager

Kirby-Smith Machinery Promotes Gary Boyd to Dallas Service Manager

Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. announced the promotion of Gary Boyd to service manager in Dallas. Boyd, who joined the company in 2009, will manage the branch service operations for Kirby-Smith Machinery’s Dallas facility. He was promoted from his role as product service manager. Boyd brings more than 40 years of heavy equipment service experience to the position, including previous experience as a branch service manager in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
PLM Announces Newest Carrier Solution - the PANTHER T14R and PANTHER T16

PLM Announces Newest Carrier Solution - the PANTHER T14R and PANTHER T16

PipeLine Machinery International (PLM) announces the newest custom equipment solution to the pipeline industry - PANTHER T14R and PANTHER T16 by PRINOTH. Offering the highest speed combined with the highest payload in it’s class, the PANTHER T14R and PANTHER T16 carriers set new standards in productivity and mobility.
Bentonite Exemption Federal Registry

Bentonite Exemption Federal Registry

CASE Partners with Leica Geosystems on Innovative Grade Control Solution

CASE Partners with Leica Geosystems on Innovative Grade Control Solution

Available factory-installed or as a retrofit on select CASE M Series dozers, CASE Construction Equipment’s all-new SiteControl CoPilot system bridges the gap between automatic and indicate-only systems.
RDO Equipment Co. Holds Grand Opening at Riverside Store

RDO Equipment Co. Holds Grand Opening at Riverside Store

Doors are open at the new RDO Equipment Co. store in Riverside. On Wednesday, September 13, the team proudly opened the store to celebrate its Grand Opening, an event that included a ribbon cutting, store tours, and lunch.
Gabe's Construction Launches Gabe's Wireless Solutions

Gabe's Construction Launches Gabe's Wireless Solutions

Debut of New Brand Reflecting Expanded Wireless Engineering and Construction Services to Coincide with Company's Attendance at Mobile World Congress Americas

SHEBOYGAN, WI--(Marketwired) - Gabe's Construction, a leading service provider to the pipeline, telecommunications, utility and DAS industry sectors, today announces the launch of Gabe's Wireless Solutions. The new division reflects the company's expanded wireless engineering and construction services and corporate vision, as well as its increased focus on providing end-to-end solutions for indoor and outdoor Distributed Antenna Systems, small cells and venue-based wireless networks.
VAC-TRON Goes to Hollywood in Hit Movie, Logan Lucky and celebrates 6,000th unit

VAC-TRON Goes to Hollywood in Hit Movie, Logan Lucky and celebrates 6,000th unit

Vac-Tron Equipment hosted a Red Carpet event to celebrate their 6,000th unit being built, along with their Low Profile trailer mounted industrial vacuum unit debuting in Logan Lucky, a new hit comedy. The event was held in the Villages, FL where Vac-Tron hosted the screening and was a chance for its employees and their families to celebrate this monumental event. Also in attendance was Vac-Tron’s customer Echo Utility Engineering and Surveying, who recently purchased the 6,000th unit, along with Vac-Tron’s dealer, Vermeer Southeast.
Former U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte to Join Caterpillar Board of Directors

Former U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte to Join Caterpillar Board of Directors

PEORIA, Ill. — Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) today announced its board of directors has elected Kelly Ayotte as a member effective immediately. Ayotte, 49, is a former U.S. senator representing New Hampshire (2011-2017). She served as New Hampshire’s first female attorney general (2004-2009) and, prior to that, she was deputy attorney general and chief of the Homicide Prosecution Unit in New Hampshire.
McLaughlin Unveils Vision Underground Utility Locators

McLaughlin Unveils Vision Underground Utility Locators

McLaughlin revealed a new line of underground utility locators. The Vision locators combine proven McLaughlin technologies to ensure accuracy with new features to help contractors find underground utilities more efficiently.
Subsite Adds Camera Inspection Capabilities With RST Acquisition

Subsite Adds Camera Inspection Capabilities With RST Acquisition

Subsite Electronics, a Charles Machine Works Company, has acquired the assets of R.S. Technical Services Inc. (RST), an innovator in the design and manufacture of closed-circuit television remote inspection and monitoring cameras. The deal adds proven camera inspection capabilities to Subsite’s robust line of “Underground Awareness” solutions.
The HDD industry making the ‘Right Turn’ for their supply needs

The HDD industry making the ‘Right Turn’ for their supply needs

A new company has emerged to service the HDD industry with an emphasis on downhole consumables. “Right Turn Supply was created to find and deliver the best products in the market, giving our customers the greatest chance at success,” says Patrick Robinson, co-owner of Right Turn Supply. Robinson and partners, Jon Heinen and Tim Hutton, have been involved in the HDD industry for nearly a decade.
Cat, Ditch Witch Machines Visit White House as Trump Promises ‘Made in America’ Revival

Cat, Ditch Witch Machines Visit White House as Trump Promises ‘Made in America’ Revival

Caterpillar and Ditch Witch kicked off a special week at the White House focusing on American manufacturing with two of the largest examples of “Made in America” goods the country has to offer.
Kirby-Smith Announces Hiring of David Marston as Product Support Sales Manager

Kirby-Smith Announces Hiring of David Marston as Product Support Sales Manager

Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. has announced the hiring of David Marston as Product Support Sales Manager. Marston will manage product support sales operations for all locations in Kirby-Smith’s territory, and be responsible for growing revenues from support related activities. He will also be responsible for partnering with industry suppliers and engaging Kirby-Smith’s customer base to identify needs and ensure customer satisfaction.
One Equity Partners Invests in INTREN, L.L.C.

One Equity Partners Invests in INTREN, L.L.C.

Union, Illinois -based Specialty Utility Contractor Accelerates Growth with New Investment Partner

Specialty utility contractor, INTREN, has announced that One Equity Partners (OEP) has become a minority investor in the company. OEP is a middle market private equity firm focused on specialty contracting, industrial, healthcare, and technology markets worldwide.
Kirby-Smith Expands Salesforce in Texas to Meet Customer Demand

Kirby-Smith Expands Salesforce in Texas to Meet Customer Demand

Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc., a leading Komatsu distributor, has hired five new salesmen to offer more comprehensive sales coverage for its customer base in North and West Texas. Kirby-Smith’s Vice President of Sales, Del Keffer believes the hires will ensure that Kirby-Smith can better partner with customers to provide a one-of-a-kind business relationship. “At Kirby-Smith, we believe it is our responsibility to be in the trenches with customers every day, and we will do what it takes for them to be successful. Our continued investment and the growth of our sales team in Texas puts us in the best possible position to effectively serve them.”
Kirby-Smith Welcomes Tim Yauilla as Operations Manager for Kansas City

Kirby-Smith Welcomes Tim Yauilla as Operations Manager for Kansas City

irby-Smith Machinery, Inc. has announced the hiring of Tim Yauilla as Operations Manager for the equipment distributor’s Kansas City location, which will open in mid-summer 2017. Yauilla will be responsible for Kansas City’s branch operations, including parts, service, sales and rental operations oversight.
Primoris Acquires Assets of Florida Gas Contractors

Primoris Acquires Assets of Florida Gas Contractors

Primoris Services Corp. recently acquired the assets of Dade City, Florida-based Florida Gas Contractors, a utility contractor specializing in underground natural gas infrastructure.
Kirby-Smith Announces Hiring of Rickey Bailey as Vice President, Crane Division

Kirby-Smith Announces Hiring of Rickey Bailey as Vice President, Crane Division

Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc., a leading equipment distributor and Manitowoc Certified Elite Dealer has announced the hiring of Rickey Bailey as Vice President, Crane Division. Bailey will be responsible for the strategy and oversight of Kirby-Smith’s crane operations, replacing the recently retired Ben Graham who had led the company’s Crane Division for over 16 years.
Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. Announced as New Dealer for Takeuchi

Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. Announced as New Dealer for Takeuchi

Takeuchi-US, a global innovation leader in compact equipment, has added Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. to its dealer network, serving construction, paving, mining, pipeline, aggregate and industrial customers in Oklahoma and Texas.
Hunting Trenchless Names Foshee As International Sales Manager

Hunting Trenchless Names Foshee As International Sales Manager

His experience and track record will be keys for Hunting’s global reach.

As part of a continued commitment to reinforce its global presence and serve its international customers, Hunting Trenchless has named Jimmy Foshee as its International Sales Manager. Foshee comes to Hunting with 25 years experience in HDD equipment manufacturing and parts and service development, as well as more than 10 years in the oil & gas and water well manufacturing sector.
Ring-O-Matic Makes Major Additions to Dealer Network

Ring-O-Matic Makes Major Additions to Dealer Network

Ring-O-Matic’s full product line of vacuum excavators, vacuum units and pit cleaners are now available from 22 more locations through six of the construction industry’s premier equipment dealerships.
Vacuworx Global Promotes Hall to International Role

Vacuworx Global Promotes Hall to International Role

Vacuworx Global has promoted Brian Hall to International Product Manager with responsibility for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. He remains the authorized Safety Trainer for Vacuworx, providing product and application training around the world as needed.
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