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Atlas Copco to acquire GIA

AtlasCopco_LogoWhiteBlueDecember 28, 2011 – Atlas Copco AB has agreed to acquire the underground business of GIA Industri AB from Vätterledens Verkstad AB. With the acquisition, Atlas Copco broadens its offering with products including electric mine trucks, utility vehicles and ventilation systems. “This is an important acquisition for the U.S. market,” noted Ed Tanner, Atlas Copco’s business line manager for underground rock excavation equipment in the United States. “We’re going to be able to support a greater portion of our existing customers’ operations, as well as be able to enter new markets.” 

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Haver & Boecker, W.S. Tyler And Major Wire Form Screening Alliance

MajorWireDecember 15, 2011 – Germany’s Haver & Boecker, owner of St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada-based W.S. Tyler Canada Ltd., and Montreal-based Major Wire Industries Ltd. have reached an agreement to establish a global screening alliance starting on Jan. 1, 2012. Bringing together their collective experience of more than 250 years in screening and a broad product line involving vibrating screens, washing and pelletizing equipment and screen media, the alliance seeks to expand growth opportunities while further strengthening their current capabilities with customers throughout North America and globally.WSTyler

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Bridgestone Americas Announces OTR Price Increase

BridgestoneLOGO-24November 22, 2011 – Bridgestone Americas Commercial Solutions (BACS), a business of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, announced that effective Jan. 1, 2012, it will increase base prices on Bridgestone, Firestone and Continuum off-road tire products and Continuum pre-cure tread rubber and related retreading materials by 15 percent in the United States and 10 percent in Canada.

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Get Your Facts & Figures

ffDecember 7, 2011 – KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens released a new version of its Facts & Figures book, a quick reference guide containing comprehensive general technical information for aggregate and recycle producers, operators, engineers and maintenance personnel of KPI-JCI or equivalent crushing, screening, washing and material-handling equipment.

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Long Inducted into AEM Hall of Fame

CaseEltonLongNovember 9, 2011 – Elton Long (1921-2003), best remembered for designing and manufacturing the first tractor loader/backhoe integrated from the factory and warranted by a single OEM, was inducted this month into the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) Construction Equipment Hall of Fame. Long’s innovation propelled Case Construction Equipment into a position of leadership.

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