Construction Equipment Museum Seeks Donors

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The Historical Construction Equipment Association (HCEA) announced a Capital Campaign to construct a new 20,000-sq.-ft. home for the National Construction Equipment Museum ¬– the only public museum of its kind in the nation. The new facility, to be constructed on its existing property in Bowling Green, Ohio, will nearly triple the current museum’s display area, and will feature: A machinery hall with…

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Vulcan’s James to Assume Non-Executive Chairman Role

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Vulcan Materials Co. announced that Donald M. James, executive chairman of the board of directors, will retire as an employee of the company, effective Jan. 15, 2015, and will transition to non-executive chairman. James (65) served as president of Vulcan Materials from 1996 to 1997 and as chief executive officer from 1997 to 2014. He has served on the company’s…

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Deere Touts Final Tier 4 Crawler Dozers

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John Deere 750 and 850K Crawler Dozers not only meet Final Tier 4 emissions standards, but also incorporate value-enhancing features such as EcoMode and an updated Electro-Hydraulic (EH) control system, according to the company. The K-Series crawlers provide contractors a Final Tier 4 product that affords higher productivity, increased uptime and lower daily operating costs in earth moving, waste and grading…

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Tax Extender Legislation Comes Late in Game

The House of Representatives voted 378 to 46 to retroactively extend $45 billion in tax deductions for the 2014 tax year, allowing millions of businesses and individuals to claim them on this year’s returns. On Dec. 19, 2014, President Obama signed the Tax Increase Prevention Act (H.R. 5771) into law.

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