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WorldWide Electric Teams with Hyundai Heavy Industries

WorldWide Electric announced that they have reached a long-term agreement with Hyundai Heavy Industries to be the exclusive master distributor and representative for Hyundai’s low-voltage electric motor line for North America.

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Granite Construction Wins Environmental Award

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) honored Granite Construction Co.’s Indio, Calif., hot mix asphalt and aggregate plant as one of its six Gold Award Environmental Excellence winners. Additional winners included operations in Powhatan, Va.; Dupont, Wash.; Willard, Mo.; Huntsville, Ala.; and Tuscumbia, Ala.

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NSSGA Says Ryan Budget Proposal Underfunds Highways

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) said it views the recent release of House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R-Wisc.) FY 2012 budget plan with mixed emotions.

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‘I Make America’ Gains 3,000 Supporters at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2011

At ConExpo-Con/Agg 2011, momentum for “I Make America,” national advocacy campaign to dramatically increase jobs for construction-equipment manufacturers selling to the U.S. market, permeated the show floor where 3,000 attendees joined the campaign to tell Congress that investment in transportation and other critical infrastructure puts more Americans back to work.

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Volvo Names New President

Patrick Olney, 42, was named president and CEO of Volvo Construction Equipment, effective May 1. Olney has extensive experience spanning 17 years in the construction equipment industry, with 10 of these in senior management roles within Volvo CE. During 2001 – 2004 he was the CFO of Volvo CE, and was then appointed president of Volvo Motor Graders, a position he held until becoming president of Volvo Road Machinery in 2007.

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