After more than 30 years as part of its portfolio, Terex Corp. is selling its truck business to Volvo Construction Equipment. The sale, announced Dec. 9, for cash proceeds of approximately $160 million, is subject to government regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. The sale is targeted to close in the first half of 2014.
In 2011 Komatsu America launched Komatsu CARE, its innovative complimentary maintenance program for Tier 4 machines, and recently, the program celebrated its 10,000th service interval.Celebrating in the achievement was Power Motive Corp., a Komatsu distributor. The complimentary maintenance program is available at all North American distributors and is transferable to new owners, upon resale, within the United States and Canada.
Whether needed for site preparation, digging, trenching, installing or site cleanup, backhoe loaders are handy to have on any underground utility project. Public and private utility companies often use backhoe loaders, over dedicated machines, when it comes to installing new or repairing existing underground utility lines as a way to save time and money.
Another year has flown by here at the Utility Contractor headquarters, and it was another busy one for our crew. Between covering tradeshows (like the behemoth that is bauma) and understanding exactly who was doing what to reach Tier 4 Final deadlines, we’re ready for a little R&R over holiday break.
More than 20 NUCA of Colorado members, including family members, volunteered to do light repairs and heavy cleaning at the 45-room Ronald McDonald House in Aurora, Colo., on Nov. 9. Ronald McDonald House Charities provide a “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized children at little or no cost.
For the fourth year, NUCA of Ohio sponsored a Battle of Ohio event, featuring the state’s north-south football rivalry between the Cleveland Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals. Fifty participants from all over the state had a great time, even though the Browns (Utility Contractor’s hometown team) lost to the Bengals 20-41.