Equipment forecast paints stable picture for construction

Federal fiscal stimulus has played a pivotal role in helping the U.S. economy recover from 2020 jolts, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. Over the next couple of years, the Milwaukee group and economic consultants see additional proposals ushering much potential for the construction industry. “We’ve included the American Jobs Plan (AJP) in our forecast,” says Mark Killion, director…

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ORGANIZATIONS – September 2021

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Milwaukee, has named Senior Vice President, Construction & Utility Sector Megan Tanel successor to President Dennis Slater, who will retire at the end of 2021, capping a nearly 40-year career with AEM and its predecessor. Tanel joined AEM in 1995 and grew into her present post after leading AEM exhibitions and events initiatives, including the…

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ORGANIZATIONS – MAY 2020

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The American Concrete Pipe Association has named Michael Kremer, MBA, as vice president of Marketing, a newly created position to advance the association’s efforts to meet the critical need for resilient and sustainable infrastructure. He will lead the development and implementation of marketing strategy, messaging and materials that support ACPA’s mission and industry objectives.

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ORGANIZATIONS – DECEMBER 2019

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D. Thomas Ruttura, owner of Ruttura & Sons Construction Co. in West Babylon, N.Y., has received the American Society of Concrete Contractors Lifetime Achievement Award. A past (2003-2004) president of ASCC and its Education, Research & Development Foundation, he chaired and served on numerous Society committees. The Lifetime Achievement Award is group’s highest honor, acknowledging recipients for their body of work within the industry and their service to ASCC.

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Executive coach: Engagement central to closing construction skills gap

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If construction stakeholders find it difficult to attract skilled workers now, what can they expect in a decade? Those unwilling or unable to effectively attract, engage and retain their workforce will pay the consequences in the not-so-distant future, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, which is promoting best management practices through its ConExpo-Con/Agg 360 program.

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ConExpo-Con/Agg manager enters data analytics through Hargrove deal

Sources: Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), Milwaukee; CP staff

AEM has acquired Minneapolis-based Hargrove & Associates Inc. (HAI), a data processing and business analytics company for whom it has been a client since 1989. The move dovetails a manufacturing industry transformation, driven by the innovative use of data, and enables AEM to further develop its statistics program for construction and agricultural equipment members.

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Equipment Manufacturers stress fuel quality in Tier 4 engine pointers

Source: Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Milwaukee

AEM’s new “Get CLEAN on Fuel” infographic outlines five key actions to help protect Tier 4 engines which, according to Technical and Safety Services Manager William Bernhard, “reduce emissions and protect our health and the environment, [but] are rather finicky about fuel.” Today’s Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel is very different from the diesel of a few years ago, he adds, noting how “it is subject to change and contamination as it moves from the refinery to the engine, making storage, temperature, age and filtration, and related factors critical in maintaining fuel quality.”

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ORGANIZATIONS – October 2016

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute has appointed Diep Tu as Florida Prestressed Concrete Association (FPCA) executive director. A licensed professional engineer in Florida, he has served as Florida Concrete & Products Association director of Engineering for more than 15 years, responsible for promoting concrete in parking lots, streets and local roads. Prior to FC&PA, Tu was rigid pavement research engineer with the Florida Department of Transportation Materials Research Office, Gainesville.

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Ex-Terex chief offers candid take on transportation infrastructure funding

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Sources: Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Milwaukee; CP staff

Agency, academic and private-sector officials assessed long-range infrastructure planning against demographic changes, technology developments and funding mechanisms during a Northwestern University Transportation Center-hosted symposium, staged to release the Association of Equipment Manufacturers-commissioned “Mobility 2050” study.

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