Cat Pitches Performance at Recent Loader Launch

May 13, 2021 – At a recent virtual product launch, Caterpillar discussed its ability to offer premium performance in the 10- to 12-ton wheel loader class, via the new Cat 980 and 982 medium wheel loaders. The machines are up to 10% more productive and feature lower maintenance costs up to 20% when compared to the previous 980M and 982M powershift models.,…

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SCAA to Hold Workshop and Exhibit

The South Carolina Aggregates Association (SCAA) announced the dates and location for its 2021 Workshop and Exhibit. The event will be held on Sept. 13-15 at the Metropolitan Columbia Convention Center in Columbia, S,C. “The Workshop and Exhibit is shaping up to be one of the best aggregate industry association events; attendees and exhibitors will not be disappointed,” said Joe…

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Tim Wilson Joins RGI as Division Vice President

Rogers Group Inc. (RGI) hired Tim Wilson as vice president of its western division with oversight of RGI’s Texas and Arkansas operations. A native of Bentonville, Ark., Wilson brings with him 25 years of experience in engineering, project management and business development in the materials and construction industries.  After a brief stint in the U.S. Navy, Wilson earned a bachelor’s…

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MSHA Reports Ninth Fatality of 2021

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that on April 22, a miner at Broadfoot Pit #2, Buffalo, Neb., was fatally injured when leaving the mine site in his personal pickup truck. The manual swing barrier gate was partially closed.  A gate pole entered the truck’s windshield as the pickup truck approached, striking the victim and causing fatal injuries.This…

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