Exports of U.S.-made construction equipment dropped 25 percent in 2013 compared to the previous year for a total $20 billion shipped to global markets, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), citing U.S. Commerce Department data it uses in trend reports for members. All world regions recorded declines.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued its annual inspection plan under the Site-Specific Targeting 2014 program to direct enforcement resources to workplaces where the highest rates of injuries and illnesses occur.
Bob DeRoma, Interplastic Corp.’s senior vice president, announced the launch of the 2014 Scholars Award Program sponsored by Interplastic Corp. in affiliation with the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA).
The Bureau of Reclamation has announced $44.3 million in funding for water infrastructure projects throughout the West that will support a variety of efforts including: providing financial and construction assistance for rural water projects; addressing infrastructure to maintain system reliability and safety; restoring aquatic habitat; continuing the Bureau’s focus on water-related activities to support tribal nations; meeting the increasing water demands of the western U.S.; and supporting activities that increase water resiliency in the face of drought consistent with President Obama’s Clim
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Caterpillar is giving its dealers an opportunity to develop a three-year plan to recover lost sales by the end of the year or they may face termination of their dealership agreements, according to Reuters.