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Volvo CE Addresses Skills Gap at First 50th Anniversary Stop

NOTD Volvo 150Volvo kicked off its first in a series of educational workshops for technical students this month. Leveraging the 50th anniversary of the invention of the articulated hauler, Volvo Construction Equipment is touring North America in a golden hauler, making stops at dealerships along the way to connect students who have expressed an interest in the trades with the many opportunities available in the construction industry.

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Bauma Trade Show Hits New Heights

NOTD Bauma 150This year's bauma trade show attracted approximately 580,000 visitors from 200 countries to Munich, Germany, between April 11 and 17. That’s an increase of more than nine percent, according to the show's organizers. The show was attended by a large contingent of representatives from Mining Media International, parent company of Rock Products.

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ARTBA Files Suit to Stop Silica Regulation

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) filed suit in the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to thwart the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) final regulation for exposure to crystalline silica.

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North American Market Key for Construction Equipment

Construction equipment manufacturers will rely on the North American market in 2016, as the U.S. economy continues to prove itself the stable cornerstone of the global economy, according to the 2016 Strategy Guide, published by Noealt Corporate Services. The report examines the strategic focus and priorities of the leading construction equipment manufacturers.

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Construction Material Prices Rise for First Time in Nine Months

Construction input prices rose on a monthly basis in March for the first time in nine months according to an analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Producer Price Index released by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Input prices expanded 0.9 percent on a monthly basis in March but are still down 3.4 percent on a year-over-year basis.

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