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Astec Update

Astec Industries at Conexpo-con/agg 2014March 4, 2014 - Astec Industries' President Benjamin Brock updated the industry on the company's activities including the news that Astec's 17 companies are approaching $1 billion in sales. Other news included an update on the company's new plant in Brazil.

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The Show Kicks Off

Liebherr early morning press event at ConExpo-ConAgg 2014March 4, 2014 - Liebherr kicked off ConExpo-ConAgg 2014 with an early morning press event at its booth in the Gold Lot. Peter Mayr, president of the company's U.S. division noted the improved construction economy and predicted 2 to 5 percent growth this year. He also talked about Liebherr's technology advances and improvements in fuel consumption on its construction equipment.

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Frankly Speaking

Frankly SpeakingMarch 3, 2014 – The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association held committee meetings before the official opening of ConExpo-Con/Agg. After the Manufacturer and Services Committee Meeting, Editor Mark Kuhar (left) presented Frank Cargould, recently retired president of Breaker Technology Inc., with a framed copy of an article about him from the January issue of Rock Products magazine.

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JCB announces new equipment at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014

JCB press event at ConExpo-Con/AggMarch 4, 2014 - JCB North America announced three new next-generation compact excavators at a ConExpo-Con/Agg press event: Models 85Z-1 ZTS, 86C-1 CTS and 67C-1 CTS.

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Letting the Cat out of the Bag

Caterpillar, wheel loader, excavator, off-highway truck, Cat Connect

March 2, 2014 – Caterpillar hosted more than 50 trade press editors from all over the world in Tucson, Ariz., prior to ConExpo-Con/Agg to offer a preview of new machines and a sneak peak at what the company has in store for customers at the show in Las Vegas.

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