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Construction groups oppose new overtime rules

Construction contractors and other employers are now faced with new, expanded federal overtime rules for employees.The U.S. Department of Labor’s rule took effect July 1 and extended overtime protection to about 1 million workers in the U.S., including those in...

Ground broken on Phase 1 of Texas I-35 Northeast Expansion

Work is officially underway on Phase 1 of the Interstate 35 Northeast Expansion (NEX) South project in San Antonio.Multinational, publicly-traded construction firm Fluor Corporation recently announced its joint venture with Austin Bridge & Road – Lone Star...

Mecalac intros 12MTX combo wheeled excavator-loader-telehandler

Mecalac intros 12MTX combo wheeled excavator-loader-telehandler

Mecalac introduced its new 12MTX to the U.S. market, calling it a combination “compact excavator, loader, and telehandler.”The 10-ton machine can perform digging, loading and material handling tasks, in addition to running a variety of attachments that require...

Lawmakers talk manufacturing-friendly policies at AEM Panel

A governor and two legislators sat down in Milwaukee earlier this week to discuss how policy was impacting the construction equipment manufacturing industry.In a panel hosted by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)  at Komatsu’s South Harbor campus,...

Driver who “intentionally” hit DOT worker charged with felonies

A driver has been charged and a roadside worker is injured after an allegedly intentional collision in Illinois.According to police reports, the accident occurred in the city of Marengo in Northern Illinois, where 30-year-old Starlet Stoffel hit a roadside...

Top U.S. Construction Aggregates Producers of 2022

U.S. production of construction aggregates – construction sand and gravel and crushed stone – increased year over year, rising to 2.49 billion metric tons in 2022, according to the latest report from the U.S. Geological Survey and data provided by the Mine...

Bobcat Unveils Electric Telehandler Prototype

Bobcat recently debuted the TL25.60e, an electric telehandler concept based on the diesel version of its super-compact construction telehandler bearing the same model number.The new zero-emissions machine, unveiled at Intermat 2024, is powered by liquid-cooled...

Develon’s first compact track loader is now available

Develon’s first compact track loader, the DTL35, has rolled off the line and is now available at authorized dealers across North America. A prototype of the DTL35 was unveiled at ConExpo 2023 and showcased at trade shows throughout early 2024. To get a closer...

Conn. contractor faces $394K in fines after trench death

Conn. contractor faces $394K in fines after trench death

A Connecticut contractor faces proposed penalties of $394,083 after a worker died in a trench collapse in December. The same contractor was cited for similar violations in 2016, according to the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration. The collapse...