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bauma: Volvo Field-Testing Fuel-Saving Hybrid

Volvo CE is talking about the EC300E Hybrid, which is now entering field testing, at bauma 2019. Unlike other systems that capture the swing energy of an excavator’s superstructure to electrically assist the engine, Volvo’s novel hydraulic hybrid harvests ‘free’ energy generated by the down motion of the excavator’s boom and uses it to supercharge the hydraulic system. 

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Peckham Holds Safety Days Event

Peckham Industries held its Safety Days on March 12-14, at its Pleasant Valley Quarry, Pleasant Valley, N.Y.

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Dodge Momentum Index Up Slightly

The Dodge Momentum Index increased 0.5 percent in March to 145.5 (2000=100) from the revised February reading of 144.8. The Momentum Index, issued by Dodge Data & Analytics, is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year. 

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Granite Named One of World's Most Ethical Companies

Granite Construction Inc. has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies.

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