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Groff Tractor & Equipment Buys Assets of Vernon E. Stup Co.

Groff Tractor & Equipment Buys Assets of Vernon E. Stup Co.

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Groff Tractor & Equipment, an authorized full-line dealer of Case Construction Equipment, has purchased the assets of Vernon E. Stup Co. in Frederick, Md. The Frederick location allows the company to better service customers in western Maryland, northern Virginia and eastern West Virginia.

When Accidents Happen

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No matter how hard managers and safety directors try to instill a safety-first mentality in employees, accidents do happen to new and experienced workers alike. When these unplanned, unwanted events occur, the actions taken immediately following an accident can make the difference between life and death.

Backhoe Loader Showcase

Backhoe Loader Showcase

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The Case 580N, 580 Super N, 580 Super N Wide Track and 590 Super N backhoe loaders feature 3.4-liter, turbocharged engines, ranging from 78 hp in the 580N to 108 hp in the 590SN. The Tier 4i-certified engine — with EGR technology…

Navigating Around “No”

Navigating Around “No”

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For many long-established utility contractors who have successfully weathered the economic downturn, surety bonds continue to be difficult to obtain. Surety providers are figuratively licking their wounds after suffering losses during the bad times and have remained cautious even as the construction market recovers.

And the Award Goes to…

And the Award Goes to…

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This past February, the 2012 Ditch Digger of the Year was awarded to Ryan Schmitt, NUCA’s Immediate Past Chairman of the Board and Owner and President of Petticoat-Schmitt Civil Contractors. This is the second time Schmitt has received the award, previously earning the honor in 2010.

Case Announces ProCare Machine Coverage

Case Announces ProCare Machine Coverage

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Case Construction Equipment recently introduced ProCare, its comprehensive factory-provided heavy machinery coverage that will come standard on Case heavy machines built with factory-installed SiteWatch telematics.

Bobcat Breaks Ground on $20 Million Bismark Acceleration Center

Bobcat Breaks Ground on $20 Million Bismark Acceleration Center

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Bobcat Co. has officially broken ground on its $20 million renovation and expansion to create the Acceleration Center in Bismarck, N.D. When complete, the Acceleration Center will be a modern complex for advancing innovation where professionals utilize technology and modern design to ensure the position of Bobcat as a leader in the compact equipment industry.

Thompson Pump Hosts Its 2013 Pumpology School

Thompson Pump Hosts Its 2013 Pumpology School

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The three-day workshop included training sessions for sales and service-oriented professionals on pumping fundamentals, dewatering and bypass applications, selecting the correct pumping equipment, designing, installing and maintaining pumping systems, troubleshooting, pump maintenance and more.

Riding the Wave

Riding the Wave

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While we in the construction industry have been hunkered down and trying to survive this slow economic recovery, technology has exploded around us. Some construction companies have embraced this technology during the downturn. These companies are already seeing tremendous improvements not only in efficiencies but also in the ways people communicate. Have you kept up with technology?