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. Read More »

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. Read More »

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, Read More »

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. Read More »

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. Read More »

Manitowoc features M 14 tower crane at Batimat

Featuring a 1.8-ton capacity with a 62-foot lift height that has been impressing users and observers alike on job sites since its 2013 debut, Manitowoc took its M 14 tower crane to this month's Batimat exhibit in Paris. “The Igo M 14 is a highly compact and versatile self-erecting crane that is ideal for small-scale construction jobs,” Manitowoc's Jean-Pierre Zaffiro said. Read More »

Maeda mini cranes purchased in 2015 qualify for Section 179

Maeda USA LLC is reminding customers to take advantage of a federal tax credit for equipment by buying or leasing a Maeda mini crane. The Section 179 tax deduction for 2015 is up to $25,000 for new or used equipment that was purchased or leased at $200,000 or less. As long as the equipment is purchased and used this year, it can be deducted off of a business's gross income. Read More »

Takeuchi adds dealers in Louisiana, Arkansas

Compact equipment maker Takeuchi Mfg. Ltd. has inked a deal with JPS Equipment Rental LLC to provide distribution of Takeuchi equipment throughout Louisiana and Arkansas. JPS will provide Takeuchi's full line of products at five locations. Their family-owned business has dealt in heavy equipment, welding equipment, generators, compactors and other equipment since opening in 2013. Read More »

Vermeer's Andringa inducted into second hall of fame

Vermeer Corp. board chair Mary Andringa was honored during a Celebration of Excellence ceremony held Thursday by the National Association of Women Business Owners' Iowa chapter. She became just the second business owner to receive NAWBO's Iowa Hall of Fame Legacy Award. Andringa recently transitioned to her role as board chair after a long stint as Vermeer's president and CEO. Read More »

Atlas Copco acquires Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum

Atlas Copco announced today that it will pay more than $517 million to acquire the German vacuum business Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum. Based in Cologne, OLV is a subsidiary of the Swiss technology company Oerlikon. It has about 1,600 employees and generated more than $381 million in revenue in 2014. Pending approval, the acquisition is expected to be official in the first half of 2016. Read More »

Bobcat releases track loader with more reach, height and capacity

Bobcat Co. is releasing an improved Tier-4 compliant track loader -- the MT 85 -- which is the company's first new mini track loader since releasing the MT 52 a decade ago. Bobcat touted the machine's versatility when paired with Bobcat attachments, as well as the loader's standalone effectiveness in tight spaces. The MT 85 is nearly twice as fast as its previous iteration. Read More »

Bobcat awards $4,000 in grants to support STEM programs

Bobcat Co. recently donated six grants totaling $4,000 to middle and high school classrooms in North Dakota and Minnesota to support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs. This year's Doosan Discovery Grants award winners included Simle Middle School and Cathedral School in Bismarck, North Dakota; and Liberty Middle School in West Fargo, North Dakota. Read More »