Depreciation, Expensing Provisions in Tax Package Benefit Producers

A tax extenders package accompanying the $1.15 trillion Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 Congress passed ahead of the holiday break has two major provisions benefitting aggregates producers and their contractor customers: an extension of the 50 percent bonus depreciation for capital equipment purchased in 2015–2017, phasing to 40 percent and 30 percent in 2018 and 2019; and, permanent extension of…

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Sandvik Scalper Features Compact Design

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Sandvik Construction expanded its range of scalpers with the launch of the new QE241 heavy-duty scalper. Compact in design and easy to transport, producers will benefit from the same outstanding, user-friendly features as Sandvik’s Premium range of scalpers, yet in a smaller scale version, the company said. Sandvik said it is the ideal solution for smaller users where performance, versatility,…

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KPI-JCI/Astec Mobile Screens Promotes Earl

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KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens promoted Ron Earl to vice president of sales and marketing. In his new position, Earl will be responsible for leading the KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens sales and marketing departments to achieve their growth objectives for both equipment and parts sales. “We are very pleased to promote Ron Earl to vice president of sales and marketing…

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Mellott Co. and Kirby-Smith Enter Distribution Partnership

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Mellott Co. and Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. have entered into a long-term business agreement, in which Kirby-Smith, an equipment distributor based in Oklahoma City, will be the exclusive authorized dealer for the Mellott Co. brand of crusher replacement parts and wear liners. The Kirby-Smith distribution territory covers all ten of their locations in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and Missouri. Mellott believes that Kirby-Smith’s resources and…

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IMT Introduces New Distributor in Central and Western Oklahoma

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Iowa Mold Tooling Co. Inc. (IMT), an Oshkosh Corp. company, announced the addition of Industrial Truck Equipment (ITE) to its distributor network. Located in Oklahoma City, ITE serves IMT customers in central and western Oklahoma. ITE now offers IMT SiteStar lube trucks and skids, IMT Dominator mechanics trucks, telescopic cranes, air compressors and articulating cranes. The dealer also provides IMT parts and service,…

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JCB Dealer Talks Highway Funding, Legislation with Congressman

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Representatives of JCB dealer Stephenson Equipment met with U.S. Congressman Lou Barletta (R-Pa.) to discuss topics related to highway infrastructure and funding sources. Stephenson Equipment sells, rents and services highway building and road maintenance equipment, including JCB wheel loaders, excavators, backhoes and skid steer loaders. The company employs 140 individuals at its six locations throughout Pennsylvania and New York. Congressman Barletta, who has visited…

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