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John Deere Challenges Andes Mountains

By Mark S. Kuhar

This past May, engineers from John Deere traveled to the Atacama Desert Region of Northern Chile to test the performance of the 460E Articulated Dump Truck (ADT) at high altitude. The mountains of Chile are filled with active mining sites that need the hauling capacity of the 460E ADT. Engineers worked to ensure the truck would perform reliably at this extreme altitude as well as exceed customers’ expectations in the rugged mountains.

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Go West for the Best

By Mark S. Kuhar

Eugene, Ore., is about as far West as you can go without falling in the Pacific Ocean. It was there that KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens hosted more than 60 authorized North American dealers at its annual National Dealer Conference.

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Oldest Rock Art Discovered

By Mark S. Kuhar

A new high-tech analysis led by a University of Colorado Boulder researcher shows the oldest known petroglyphs in North America, which are cut into several boulders in western Nevada, date to at least 10,500 years ago and perhaps even as far back as 14,800 years ago.

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Kobelco’s Back

By Mark S. Kuhar

Kobelco Construction Machinery USA held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new Houston-based North American Headquarters following the relaunch of the brand as an independent product line earlier this year.

The event was attended by nearly all of Kobelco’s recently signed dealers, a host of local and national media and several local officials, as well as Kobelco staff members from all over the world.

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Lafarge: ‘Building Better Cities to Meet Demand of Urbanization

By Mark S. Kuhar

Lafarge North America launched its new brand positioning, Building Better Cities, representing its pledge to offer solutions that contribute to meeting the many challenges posed by the growing trend of urbanization. Lafarge’s new brand positioning opens a promising new niche for the company to be a more involved player in sustainable construction and resilient building for both commercial products and the everyday consumer.

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