Around the Globe: August 2018
U.S. Ambassador to Chile Carol Z. Perez presented Eriez®, Erie, Pennsylvania, with the Export Leadership Award during Expomin 2018 in Santiago in June. “Eriez has exported products to Chile since the 1950s,” Export Sales Director Andrew Goldner said. He said the majority of the products Eriez exports to Chile are used mainly in the mining industry.
While your AsphaltPro staff prepared this “Rocks” issue, crushing and quarry management equipment suppliers held their biennial event in Derbyshire, England, June 26 through 28. Tarmac’s Hillhead Quarry is the site for more than 500 exhibitors and vendors to share the latest in aggregates processing with more than 18,000 attendees every other summer.
The shares of Epiroc AB, have started trading on Nasdaq Stockholm in Sweden. This marks the start of Epiroc as a fully independent company following its separation from the Atlas Copco Group. Epiroc also launched its new U.S. website this spring. Visit www.epiroc.us.
Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon of Heerbrugg, Switzerland, announced June 12 its latest unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system. The Leica Aibot is based on DJI’s aerial platform, the M600 Pro, to autonomously acquire mobile 3D mapping data.
The National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) released in June its technical report 18-01: Material Selection Guidance for Asphalt Pavement Design. The 62-page document is available as a downloadable pdf at https://bit.ly/2yvbohK.
CASE Construction Equipment of Racine, Wisconsin, and heavy equipment dealers Titan Machinery and Sonsray Machinery, donated the use of skid steers, a compact track loader and an excavator to veteran-led disaster response organization Team Rubicon for Operation Big Iron—a disaster cleanup operation—in response to the “Tinder Fire,” which swept across more than 500 acres in Coconino County, Arizona. Team Rubicon volunteers provided heavy equipment operations, debris removal and sawyer services to affected communities. The organization deployed 40 members who logged a total of 2,592 hours on the operation. Team Rubicon’s heavy equipment operators used the equipment to help move more than 54,130 cubic feet of debris. Volunteers saved the community an estimated total of $74,784.38 in cleanup, materials and labor.
Takeuchi-US, based in Atlanta, announced Clairemont Equipment, based in San Diego, as a new dealer serving southern California.
ASV Holdings Inc., Grand Rapids, Minnesota, has added Northwoods Hydraulic and Equipment of Moose Lake to its dealer network. The company will offer all ASV Posi-Track® compact track loaders and ASV’s full line of skid steer loaders. Check them out at northwoodsequip.com.
ALLU Inc., East Brunswick, New Jersey, launched its new ALLU Mobile Application, which is fully integrated with ALLU’s online portal. For customers who provide the serial number associated with their new ALLU Transformers and Processors, the ALLU Mobile App will retrieve data relevant to the equipment, such as product description, base machine info, access to pictures and videos, and operational, installation, troubleshooting, and safety guides.
You can win a trip to the 2019 Indianapolis 500® courtesy Firestone, a tire brand of Bridgestone Americas Inc., Nashville, and the official tire of the Verizon IndyCar® Series. Off-the-road customers are invited to enter a sweepstakes via www.versabuiltotr.com to win round-trip airfaire for two, hotel accommodations for three nights and two tickets to the 103rd Running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing®” May 26, 2019. Your deadline to enter is Sept. 17, 2018. Good luck!
Zonar Systems, headquartered in Seattle, has added the Samsung Galaxy Tab E Tablet to its mobile portfolio to give commercial fleet managers critical information such as vehicle health and driver hours of service (HoS). This also provides a solution to manage compliance with industry regulations, such as the electronic logging device (ELD) requirements.
Pete Ruane, president and chief executive officer of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), announced June 19, he will retire from the organization in October after 30 years of service. ARTBA Executive Vice President & CEO William D. Toohey Jr., a 33-year ARTBA veteran, will serve as acting CEO until the new top executive appointment is made and transitioned.
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has elected Vice President Americas & Europe Distribution Services Division of Caterpillar Inc. Philip Kelliher to the AEM board of directors, and has elected Vice President Building Construction Products Division of Caterpillar Inc. Anthony Fassino to the CE sector board.