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Bentley Systems, Incorporated presented Synchro, a 4D construction modelling solution, at Microsoft Inspire, Microsoft's annual partner conference in Las Vegas. The use of Synchro as part of a mixed-reality construction management solution for FC Barcelona's Espai Barça sports stadium project was featured during the Mixed Reality (MR) and the Cloud session at the conference.
Texas-based Metroplex Sand & Gravel company has been enjoying the benefits of the CDE modular approach to wet processing equipment. The company has recently exercised the option to move its sand washing plant to a new site at Resolve Aggregates in Ravenna, Texas, once its production objectives were attained at its initial Fort Worth site after 16 months.
Bridgestone Americas is investing $12 million to expand production to include popular off-the-road (OTR) tire sizes at its Bloomington, Ill., plant. The plant will produce multiple sizes and patterns in 29-, 33- and 35-inch OTR tires, which until now have only been produced by Bridgestone in Japan.
The Windsor-Detroit trade corridor is the busiest commercial land border crossing and an important trade and transportation route between Canada and the United States. As a safe and essential additional crossing option at this important corridor, the Gordie Howe International Bridge will ensure people and goods move safely and smoothly between the two countries.
Never Idle LLC, the contractor-to-contractor marketplace, has acquired FleetRight, Inc., which will now operate as Never Idle. Never Idle's mission is to empower contractors by building a heavy-equipment marketplace comprised solely of their peers where they can rent, buy and sell equipment. Members have access to a vast fleet of Never Idle Network equipment, broadening their options to meet their equipment needs. Never Idle is already in operation throughout the upper Midwest with plans to be available nationwide within two years.
Aecon Group Inc. has been awarded a $248 million contract by the City of Toronto for the F.G. Gardiner Expressway Rehabilitation Project: Section 1. The project is a segment of the City of Toronto's overall F.G. Gardiner Strategic Rehabilitation Plan, which will see the rehabilitation of the entire expressway.
Never Idle LLC, the contractor-to-contractor rental and sales marketplace, and VeriTread For Business have announced they are working together to ensure Never Idle's clients get the best logistics transportation option on equipment deliveries. The agreement allows Never Idle to use VeriTread For Business to arrange hassle-free transportation with trusted heavy haul operators while moving construction equipment between the owner and the renter or purchaser.
Danfoss continues to invest in innovation to enable further growth, and has today announced the agreement to acquire the Remote Control business, currently owned by the Spanish company Ikusi - a strong player in the field of telecommunication networks and wireless remote controls. The Remote Control business of Ikusi includes equipment and technologies for wireless operation and control of truck-mounted cranes, winches, off-road machines, and other applications. The acquisition reflects Danfoss' strategic focus on utilizing connectivity as a competitive advantage.
Atlas Copco Power Technique is pleased to announce that Mikael Andersson will be appointed General Manager of its North American Customer Center effective July 16, 2018. Andersson will lead the company in growing each of its core product categories – air, power and flow – within the contractor, dealer and rental segments across the U.S. and Canada.
Now that the Government of Canada has retaliated against unfair U.S. tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum, the Canadian Coalition for Construction Steel is urging the Government to act cautiously before taking further action, including safeguards, which could severely disrupt the construction industry in Canada.