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Hirschmann (PAT) introduces Phase II of the PRS90 Multi-Sensor Indicator

Date: 19-07-2017 / Author: fmotz
PRS90 Multi-Sensor Indicator

Hirschmann Automation and Control (PAT) is pleased to introduce Phase II of the PRS90 multi-sensor indicator.  This system was designed to improve productivity in lifting applications and meet industry standards for indicating devices.

Kirby-Smith Expands Salesforce in Texas to Meet Customer Demand

Date: 18-07-2017 / Author: fmotz
Kirby-Smith Personnel

Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc., a leading Komatsu distributor, has hired five new salesmen to offer more comprehensive sales coverage for its customer base in North and West Texas.   

Kirby-Smith’s Vice President of Sales, Del Keffer believes the hires will ensure that Kirby-Smith can better partner with customers to provide a one-of-a-kind business relationship.  

Q3 Economic Outlook Forecasts Expanded 3.6% Growth In Equipment and Software Investment in 2017

Date: 12-07-2017 / Author: fmotz

July 12, 2017 – Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 3.6 percent in 2017, according to the Q3 update to the 2017 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. The Foundation revised its 2017 equipment and software investment growth forecast up from 2.8% growth expected in its Q2 update to the 2017 Economic Outlook released in April.

I.D. Systems to Acquire Keytroller

Date: 12-07-2017 / Author: fmotz

I.D. Systems, Inc.  a leading provider of mobile asset management technology and solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Keytroller, LLC, a manufacturer and marketer of a wide range of electronic products for managing forklifts, construction vehicles, and other industrial equipment.

Jaz Gill named as Vice President of Global Sales, Marketing, Service and Parts at Perkins

Date: 05-07-2017 / Author: fmotz
Jaz Gill

Jaz Gill has been appointed Vice President of Global Sales, Marketing, Service and Aftermarket Parts at Perkins Engines Company Limited.
Responsible for global engine sales, parts and customer relationships, Jaz will be based in Peterborough, UK and will have offices in San Antonio, Texas U.S. and Shanghai, China.

The SmartEquip Network Welcomes Lincoln Electric

Date: 05-07-2017 / Author: fmotz

The SmartEquip Network is proud to announce the onboarding of Lincoln Electric. This partnership will provide owners of Lincoln Electric welding equipment with all the critical product information and parts support catalogs they need to maintain their fleet.

Construction Spending Flat in May

Date: 05-07-2017 / Author: fmotz

The Associated Press reports that U.S. construction spending was flat in May with homebuilding falling again, even as buyers face climbing prices and a shortage of available properties on the market.

The Commerce Department reported on Monday no increase in construction spending in May, which follows a report two weeks ago showing that housing starts fell for the third straight month.

Caterpillar Announces Vice President Retirement, Appointment of a New Vice President and New Responsibilities for Other Vice Presidents | Construction News

Date: 05-07-2017 / Author: fmotz
Doug Hoerr
Frederic Istas
Jean Savage
Karl Weiss
Tom Bluth

July 5,2017 - Caterpillar Inc. announced Doug Hoerr, vice president of the Material Handling & Underground Division (MH&U), has elected to retire from the company. Caterpillar’s board of directors has appointed a new vice president, and the company is also announcing new responsibilities for three current vice presidents.

Doug Hoerr Retirement

Doug Hoerr, Caterpillar vice president of the Material Handling & Underground Division, is retiring August 1, 2017.

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