December 2016 news archive

Construction momentum rolls into 2017
In late October, Dodge Data & Analytics released its 2017 Dodge Construction Outlook.

Skyjack work platforms help raise London's Crossrail mass transit project 
A fleet of 100 Skyjack mobile elevating work platforms are busy working on London’s ambitious Crossrail project.

Call of Duty Endowment official charity of CONEXPO-CONAGG event
CONEXPO-CON/AGG & IFPE have announced that The Call of Duty Endowment has been named its official charitable partner for the 2017 events slated for March 7-11, 2017 in Las Vegas. Terex steps up and sponsors Foreigner to perform.

Equipment beats trucks for snow removal
Case Construction Equipment experts share good reasons to use equipment over trucks for snow removal.

Producer Price Index up slightly in November
The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 0.4 percent in November, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported December 14.

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, acquires Subaru Industrial Power Products
Yamaha's commitment to multi-purpose engines drives growth in new market segments.

Protect Tier 4 engines with proper DEF handling
Diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) is contaminated by direct or airborne contact with many common elements. As little as a tenth of a teaspoon of many contaminants is enough to bring a 5,000 gallon tank of DEF off-spec.

Unemployment rate declines to 4.6 percent in November
The unemployment rate declined to 4.6 percent in November, and total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 178,000.

Construction remains strong, labor shortages boost wages
JLL analysis predicts slowdown at the end of 2017 in its Q3 2016 Construction Outlook.