Our Infrastructure Deficit

eblumenauerOctober 29, 2012 – In an election cycle where very little is being said about infrastructure, it is interesting to note the discussion in the National Journal's Transportation Experts Blog.

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Crushing Up a Storm

Metso MineralsOctober 24, 2012 – I am blogging live this week from Metso's 2012 New Product Expo in Columbia, SC. New Metso products unveiled include the HP3 cone crusher, C120 jaw crusher, Lokotrack ST2.4 mobile screen, CT3.2 mobile conveyor, LT106 jaw plant and the latest vibrating equipment. In addition to showing new products, Metso is also re-introducing its GP cone crusher product line. Other Metso products featured include spare and wear parts, conveyor accessories, pumps and Trellex screening media solutions.

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Cat Unveils Hybrid Excavator

CatOctober 16, 2012 - At a special media event in Peoria,Ill., Caterpillar introduced the 336E H hybrid excavator, an innovative machine that its says can deliver up to 50 percent greater fuel efficiency. The product launch was spearheaded by Ken Gray, global product manager for large hydraulic excavators. The machine will be rolled out in Europe, Japan and North America. The company also introduced the 966K XE wheel loader, a fuel-efficient machine with Tier 4 Interim/Stage IIIB solutions. Look for a full report in an upcoming issue of Rock Products.

Caterpillar Opens Visitor Center

797-renderingOctober 15, 2012 – I am blogging live this week at the grand opening of the new Caterpillar Visitor Center in Peoria, Ill. The Caterpillar Visitor Center is a fascinating look at the company, the iron and the people making progress possible around the world. From the humble beginnings of the first tractor to the company's present-day leadership in building infrastructure and powering the planet - it's all right here on Peoria's riverfront. With interactive exhibits, theaters and more, it is well worth a visit.

Moving Ahead

DOTOctober 7, 2012  - Things are "moving ahead." NSSGA reports that with the start of the fiscal year on Oct. 1, the U.S. Department of Transportation released several new "implementation documents" pertaining to the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).

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