Business News for July: John Deere, Midwest Mole, Caterpillar, American Augers

July 2009 Vol. 64 No. 7
Griff Morris of FMI

Midwest Mole

Steve Abernathy has joined Midwest Mole Inc. as the new vice president of Operations. He has more than 16 years experience in the heavy civil construction industry. Abernathy most recently worked as the general manager of Bray-Arnsperger Excavating. He graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. 800.274-MOLE,


Caterpillar recently reached an agreement with Eaton Corporation to have Eaton’s heavy duty transmission remanufacturing business done by Caterpillar’s Remanufacturing Division. The agreement calls for Caterpillar to remanufacture Eaton heavy duty transmissions at its Summerville, SC, facility beginning in the third quarter 2009. The agreement brings together the Fuller Reman brand and Caterpillar’s Remanufacturing Division.

American Augers

American Augers has recently completed and been certified with the ISO 9001:2008 International Quality System and Standard for the design, manufacturing and distribution of its products and operations.

The entire quality management system was audited and certified by Smithers Quality Assessment Inc. Smithers is fully accredited by both the Dutch Council for Accreditation (RvA) and the American National Accreditation Body (ANAB), and is a member of the Independent Association of Accredited Registrars. 800.324.4930,

Price Gregory

Price Gregory (formerly Gregory & Cook Construction), has relocated their office in Houston to 920 Memorial City Way, Ste. 600, Houston, TX 77024. The contact numbers remain the same: phone (713) 780-7500 and fax: (713) 780-9388; Web:

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