Latest News

Cummins' Rose, Barner receive leadership awards

Two female Cummins executives have won awards for their leadership. The Indianapolis Business Journal recognized Cummins Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Marya Rose as its 2015 Women of Influence. Sharon Barner, Cummins' vice president and general counsel, received the Pamela L. Carter Award for Transformative Leadership. Cummins officials praised the executives.

Cummins brings light commercial generators to Brazil

Cummins Power Generation and Cummins Brazil recently organized a cross-country tour to present its new line of light commercial gas-powered generators in Brazil. Cummins representatives made presentations of the 25-125kVA line in Porto Alegre, Belo Horizonte, Manaus, Recife and São Paulo from Oct. 20-27. The presentations also included training for sales and service employees.

Accruit names Green new technology and operations director

Accruit LLC has hired Dan Green as its new director of technology and operations. Green has 18 years of experience in software development, Agile coaching and change facilitation. He also holds several technical certifications, including Certified Scaled Agile Framework Consultant, GE Six Sigma Green Belt and GE Change Acceleration Process Facilitator.

AED continues to lobby Congress for highway deal, investment incentives

Associated Equipment Distributors is pushing leaders in Washington to accomplish several legislative priorities. Congress is attempting to reconcile the House and Senate versions of a transportation bill that would fund infrastructure and transit projects. The House's Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act would fund transportation projects up to six years,

AED Foundation celebrates 25th anniversary, kicks off annual campaign

The construction-equipment distribution industry has come a long way in the 25 years since the AED Foundation was established -- thanks, in part, to the foundation's numerous initiatives to strengthen and improve the industry through the development of industry-specific professional education and workforce-development programs.

Montabert boasts a storied history

The company was created in 1921, manufacturing pneumatic equipment at its facility in Lyon, France. Montabert manufactured this equipment for other companies in the beginning but, in 1949, the company added an internal design division to develop products under its own name – charting a course that allowed the brand to become the industry juggernaut that it is today.

Young branch manager finds opportunity, future in family business

At 29 years old, Kevin Barlet has been around Bejac Corporation most of his life. As he grew, so grew the company. Today, Bejac has six locations and offers custom demolition, construction, recycling and forestry equipment. But back in 1953, it was founded by Barlet’s grandfather and great-grandfather as an underground pipeline company in Southern California’s Placentia.

Incorporating best practices into retirement plans just makes sense

Starting a retirement plan for employees can benefit businesses in a number of ways, including reducing a company's tax burden and making it easier for them to attract and retain valuable employees. Several options are available when it comes to designing a defined-contribution plan. Using the following five strategies can help businesses craft and optimize retirement plans.