Southeastern Equipment gives fledgling Ohio contractor a boost

Last year, Kim Ozalas, owner and operator of KO Pipeline, said her company embarked on its first project even though she had not yet fully mastered how to put capital equipment in place. KO Pipeline has kept busy in its first two seasons of work – and much of the steel and horsepower required to get the job done has come from Todd Clipner and Southeastern Equipment. Read More »

Kobelco hires new environmental safety and HR specialist

Kobelco Construction Machinery USA has hired Linsey Cooke as its new Environmental Health and Safety/Human Resource specialist in hopes of further progressing the development of its excavator production facility in South Carolina. “Environmental health and safety is a priority for KOBELCO,” KOBELCO North American Excavator Production Facility General Manager Ralph Wabnitz said. Read More »

Highway Equipment Co. hires new IT director

Highway Equipment Co. last week introduced Jarrod Stabnow as the new director of information technology. “I am excited to work for a respected local, family-oriented company with a history of success,” said Stabnow, who brings 25 years of experience to the position. He has knowledge in all aspects of IT, with expertise in client-side technology and back-end server infrastructure. Read More »

Highway Equipment's Edge among CropLife IRON product of the year finalists

The NL4500 G4 Edge from Highway Equipment Co. is one of five finalists for CropLife IRON's eighth-annual Product of the Year award. Finalists are chosen from CropLife reader feedback via e-mails and comments made at industry trade shows and equipment-oriented events. Highway Equipment officials said the award recognizes its company employees for their hard work and dedication. Read More »

Metso shows off latest advancements at Valve World Asia trade show

Metso, a Finnish mineral processing and flow control technology company, recently showcased its total control valve portfolio at this year's Valve World Asia trade show in China. The trade show offered a special opportunity for flow control professionals to learn more about Metso's total range of control valve products, which are designed to eliminate system downtime and costs. Read More »

Long-term transportation-funding bill unlikely amid House leadership impasse

The U.S. House is expected to unveil a multi-year highway-funding reauthorization bill next week, despite uncertainty as to who will be the next Speaker of the House. Capitol Hill lobbyists said the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will consider a surface transportation bill as early as next week, but that the proposal is expected to lack funding details because the House Ways and Means Committee hasn’t come up with the needed revenue to refill the Highway Trust Fund. Read More »

Doosan's new crawler excavator is EPA-approved for better environmental performance

Doosan Corp. added its 129-net-horsepower DX180LC-5 crawler excavator to the company’s lineup of Tier 4-compliant construction equipment on Sept. 18. On top of meeting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Tier 4 standards for cleaner operation, the new excavator features improved performance, operator comfort, fuel economy and job-site durability. Read More »

ARGO, foundation team up to help wounded vets resume outdoor activities

The Liberty Run Foundation’s Downrange Outdoor Sports Experience, a nonprofit organization, and extreme-terrain vehicle maker ARGO said on Thursday that they have teamed up to help wounded veterans resume their outdoor activities.Dave English, president of Downrange Outdoor Sports Experience (DOSE), said the focus is on helping vets live normal lives with their families. Read More »