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JCB Wins $50 Million U.S. Army Contract for High-Speed Backhoes

JCB Wins $50 Million U.S. Army Contract for High-Speed Backhoes

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JCB is ready to report for duty. The company recently announced that it has won a $50 million contract to supply high-speed backhoe loaders to the United States Army. The High Mobility Engineer Excavators (HMEEs) will be manufactured at JCB’s North American plant in Savannah, Ga., and will be delivered by 2017.

HammerHead Trenchless Equipment Celebrates 25th Year

HammerHead Trenchless Equipment Celebrates 25th Year

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The HammerHead Mole, a pneumatic piercing tool that can install a new pipe with “smaller holes, fewer trenches,” was designed in 1989 by an earth-piercing tool owner and two design engineers with an entrepreneurial passion for making tools easier to use, simpler to service and more reliably productive.

Stretching the Limits

Stretching the Limits

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Things are looking good for utility contractors — better, in fact, than they have in years. As the Great Recession fades in the rearview mirror and the summer months gather steam, more and higher-margin jobs are opening up for bid.

Dexter + Cheney

Dexter + Chaney Announces New Mobile App for Payroll Time Entry

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Dexter + Chaney, providers of Spectrum Construction Software, recently released its new mobile app, Payroll Time Entry. Developed for Android and Apple tablets and smartphones, the Payroll Time Entry app lets supervisors and project managers quickly and easily enter labor and equipment hours directly from the jobsite.