April 2010 Business News

April 2010 Vol. 65 No. 4
Jack Lynch of SAK Construction

MasTec
MasTec Inc. has appointed Ray Harris as its president. He will be responsible for leading MasTec's business development efforts and will report directly to Jose Mas, MasTec's chief executive officer.

Harris brings to MasTec over 30 years of experience in the utility and energy industries. Most recently, he served as president and CEO of Mesa Power, founded by T. Boone Pickens to develop and finance wind and other renewable energy power projects. Harris is an engineering graduate of Auburn University. 800.531.5000, www.mastec.com.

Akkerman
Mark your calendars for Akkerman's Demonstration Days and Manufacturing Open House on Sept. 29-30.

The two-day event will include equipment demonstrations, guided tours and an array of off-site activities – all in a small group format. Guests will enjoy complimentary meals, local ground transportation and accommodations.

For a schedule of events or to register, contact: landerson@akkerman.com or 800.533.0386.

Volvo Construction Equipment, JCB
Volvo Construction Equipment and JCB have entered into a framework agreement under which they will cooperate on the engineering and manufacturing of skid-steer loader and compact tracked loader products for distribution under their respective brands and through their respective global dealer networks. According to the agreement, the first mono boom Volvo-branded machines will be in production at JCB’s Savannah, GA, facility by the end of 2010. Volvo Construction Equipment will then transition skid-steer loader models over time from its Pederneiras facility in Brazil.

In other Volvo news, the company’s organization in China has kick-started the new year by receiving an order for 102 crawler excavators during a customer event day. The company says it was the first of 1,000 customer events and seminars planned in China for 2010. One customer ordered 10 units and 102 excavators, ranging from EC210 to EC700 models, were ordered by retail customers during the day.

The event was held at the Shanghai Test and Technology Support Center by Shanxi Woyuan Construction Equipment Co. Ltd., the dealer responsible for Shanxi Province in Northern China. The EC210 to EC360 models will be produced at the Shanghai plant while the larger models will be manufactured in Changwon, Korea. All machines are scheduled to be delivered to their end users by June. 828.650.2000, www.volvo.com