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.
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.
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’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 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.
JPS Executive, Kelly Tomblin, Named CEO
INTREN announced that Loretta Rosenmayer, founder and CEO, will become Chairwoman of the Board of INTREN and a new CEO will take the reins on daily leadership. Founding the company in 1988, Rosenmayer has continued to lead a steady course to what has become one of the nation’s leading utility contractors. Kelly Tomblin, President and Chief Executive Officer at Jamaica Public Service Company Ltd., will become the new CEO of INTREN effective July 10, 2017.
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DCA welcomes five new Contractor and Associate Members for March/April 2017.
Oklahoma City, OK, May 10, 2017- Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc., a leading Komatsu distributor, recently promoted Jason Rogers to Service Manager, Pipeline Services. He was promoted from his previous role as Product Service Manager in Tulsa.
Norris H. Anders, of Marlton, New Jersey and Naples, Florida, previously of East Norriton, Pennsylvania, passed away suddenly on April 9, 2017, at the age of 86. Beloved husband of Arlene (nee Dunigan) for 63 years. Loving father of Audrey A. Azevedo (Joseph) and the late Dale E. Anders (Wendy). Dear brother of Merrill Anders (Phyliss). Caring grandfather of 4 and great grandfather of 6.
Micro Trenching is one of the installation methods being utilized by contractors to bring fiber networks to consumers. Micro Trenching is an installation method in which a narrow and relatively shallow trench is cut, usually on an asphalt roadway. Trench dimensions can range from .75 to 2.24 inches wide and 8 to 16 inches deep. While cutting, a vacuum system connected to the cutter wheel cleanly diverts and transports debris away from the worksite. Once the conduit is laid, the trench is backfilled with a grout compound.
Komatsu America Corp., a subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd., has completed its acquisition of Joy Global, a worldwide leader in mining solutions. Joy Global will retain its headquarters in Milwaukee and be renamed Komatsu Mining Corp., operating as a subsidiary of Komatsu. The company will continue to promote and invest in the P&H, Joy and Montabert product brands. The transaction was valued at approximately $3.7 billion, including Joy Global’s outstanding indebtedness.
In the past seven months, INTREN has documented seven departments who have reached one year without any significant safety or operational incidents, a rare milestone within the energy industry.
Vermeer has created a partnership with the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) — Iowa’s largest two-year college serving more than 75,000 students — to certify the Vermeer HDD CircuitSM training program. Individuals who complete the two-week, instructor-led program will be classified as a certified horizontal directional drill (HDD) operator.
CASE introduces the all-new CX750D, the largest and most powerful machine in the full size excavator line. Operating at a best-in-class 512 horsepower, the CX750D is available in standard and “mass excavation” configurations. The mass excavation configuration features a shorter boom and arm that allow for greater breakout forces and faster cycle times, and is capable of handling larger buckets for added capacity.
Heavy equipment OEM will once again provide $25,000 in free equipment use to one community to repair and/or build local infrastructure
New design for butt fusing ½" CTS to 1" IPS pipes
The McElroy Acrobat — a hydraulic butt fusion machine originally designed for the plumbing and mechanical industry — is now available for the underground/construction market.
McLaughlin recently introduced its Steerable Rock System (SRS), the auger boring market’s first steerable head designed to navigate not only solid rock but difficult fractured rock conditions as well. Engineered to operate in rock up to 25,000 psi, the SRS allows operators to maneuver auger boring machines even in the toughest ground conditions for an on-grade bore.
David Ponder, of Ditch Witch of Georgia, is the 2016 Harold Chesnutt Award winner. Ditch Witch, a Charles Machine Works Company, recently announced the award, as well as the recipients of its Service and Support Leadership Award and Top 10 Dealerships.
For nearly a century, Henkels & McCoy Inc. has been at the forefront of many of the major energy infrastructure projects in North America. Headquartered in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, the leadership at the privately held, family-owned company sees a bright future for its oil and gas pipeline and gas distribution segments.
Kevin Pedigo, an 18-year member of the Henkels & McCoy Inc. staff, was promoted to vice president and assistant division manager of the company’s Pipeline Division.
CASE Construction Equipment and Team Rubicon join forces with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Imperial Irrigation District to mitigate pending public health and ecological disaster at California’s largest lake.
Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas will receive 40,000 square feet of carpeting and padding, and 5,634 square feet of plywood for possible use in future projects or to sell in its secondhand home improvement stores.
Since first connecting machines through telematics in 2000, John Deere has continually focused on leveraging machine data to improve customers' uptime and their bottom lines. This focus sharpened in 2009 when the company took its first pioneering steps into active machine monitoring with factory-based collection, analysis, and reporting to product teams and key customers. The promise of turning data into valuable insights was being realized.
Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) has opened a strategic technology office in the Iowa State University (ISU) Research Park, growing its on-campus presence in recognition of the world-class research, education, and talent development capabilities at Iowa State.