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Volvo Names New President

Patrick Olney, 42, was named president and CEO of Volvo Construction Equipment, effective May 1. Olney has extensive experience spanning 17 years in the construction equipment industry, with 10 of these in senior management roles within Volvo CE. During 2001 – 2004 he was the CFO of Volvo CE, and was then appointed president of Volvo Motor Graders, a position he held until becoming president of Volvo Road Machinery in 2007.

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WorldWide Electric teams with Hyundai Heavy Industries

WorldWide Electric announced that they have reached a long-term agreement with Hyundai Heavy Industries to be the exclusive master distributor and representative for Hyundai’s low-voltage electric motor line for North America.

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Knife River Corp. Opening Western North Dakota Division

Knife River Corp. will open a Western North Dakota Division with full aggregate, ready-mix, asphalt and concrete construction services. Headquartered in Williston, division employees will perform private and public work throughout western North Dakota and eastern Montana.

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2012 World of Asphalt and AGG1 Shows Kick Off with Strong Exhibit Sales

Exhibit space sales successfully kicked off for the 2012 co-located World of Asphalt and AGG1 exhibitions with a "space draw" at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2011 in late March. The show floor already spans 67,300 net sq. ft, and space sales are tracking ahead of the record-breaking 2010 event. More than 75 percent of the 2010 final space tally has already been reserved.

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Major Wire Names Valley Equipment New Screen Media Dealer

Montreal-based Major Wire Industries Limited has named Valley Equipment Co. Inc., as its new screen media Authorized Dealer in Oregon, eastern Washington, northern and southwestern Idaho, and Hawaii. The dealership will offer all of Major Wire’s screen media solutions, including the advanced technology Flex-Mat 3 Self-Cleaning Screen Media in tensioned and modular versions and OptimumWire Woven Wire.

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