Cat extends semi-autonomous operating tools to small loaders series

Command for Loading has been added to Cat 926M, 930M and 938M model options. Removing the operator from the wheel loader, it provides semi-autonomous remote control to increase safety and is available in line-of-sight or non-line-of-sight operating configurations. By allowing users to comfortably control the machine from a safe location, Command for Loading maintains high machine productivity in challenging operating environments.

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MANUFACTURERS – JULY 2020

Hawaiian Cement has unveiled plans for a $6.5 million shipping facility along Pier 2 in Kahului Harbor, doubling cement storage capacity to 6,000 tons. As noted in a Maui News report, the project will carry into 2021 and entail construction of two 90-ft. silos, a 1,750-sq.-ft. warehouse, truck loading area, plus equipment and bagging rooms. Two new underground pipelines will connect the new silos to Pier 3.

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Caterpillar upgrades 950M diagnostics, electronics, cab features

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The 2019 package for the Cat 950 and larger M-Series Medium Wheel Loaders includes technology advances that lower operating costs via extended service intervals; new seat and suspension, raising operator comfort levels; new productivity measurement tools; remote software update capability; plus, refinements in ground engaging tool and coupler systems. Periodic updates allow Caterpillar to bring new and improved features to market more quickly and frequently than conventional product introduction cycles.

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MANUFACTURERS – MARCH 2019

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Mack Trucks recently named Steve Jugovic as regional vice president, Canada, responsible for the end-to-end sales cycle in new business transactions, including dealer and fleet sales, full-service lease, rental and contact maintenance services. Prior to the appointment, Jugovic worked at Mack Financial Services Canada, where he led operations as managing director for nearly eight years. During his tenure, he built strong relationships with customers and dealers and helped to develop a high-performing Canadian team.

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MANUFACTURERS – NOVEMBER 2018

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A new thermal beneficiation technology from Charah Solutions, Louisville, Ky., improves finished fly ash quality by reducing loss on ignition, ammonia, activated carbon and moisture in raw feeds. The proprietary MP618 Multi-Process suits both wet and dry ash streams and offers these company-cited advantages over competing technologies: Lower cost profile; efficient footprint with self contained environmental controls that can be deployed in weeks versus years; and, modular design that can be scaled to market demand.

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MANUFACTURERS – SEPTEMBER 2018

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Command Alkon has named Dexter Bachelder as vice president, Contractor Solutions, responsible for growing the information technology provider’s mindshare in the contractor vertical and championing the value of a digitally integrated bulk material supply chain. He joins Birmingham, Ala.-based Command Alkon after 11 years with Aconex, a collaborative construction and engineering management software developer where he served as senior vice president, Global Business Development.

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Excavator grading technology optimizes slab, bedding material estimates

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Caterpillar’s Next Generation Hydraulic Excavator series has debuted with the 20-ton 320 GC, 320 and 323 machines, each engineered to increase operating efficiency, lower fuel and maintenance costs, and improve operator comfort compared to previous models. The new models offer unique combinations of purpose-built features designed to match customers’ productivity and cost targets.

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Caterpillar forges new value parts brand for legacy engines, machines

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Caterpillar Inc. is launching a new tier of repair and replacement parts to support small- and medium-sized equipment under its Construction Industries umbrella, along with pre-EPA 2010 on/off-highway truck engines. Yellowmark products will offer an alternative for customers looking for reliable, value-priced parts from Cat dealers.

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