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Weitz Cedar Rapids Opens New Office Location

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA — The Weitz Company announces the recent grand opening of the company’s new Cedar Rapids office in Eastern Iowa.

Alongside the Cedar Rapids Economic Alliance Biz Mix, The Weitz Company held a ribbon cutting at the new office location. This event marked a significant milestone for the …

HNTB Announces Expansion, Relocation of Downtown Kansas City Office

KANSAS CITY, MO — HNTB Corporation will relocate its offices in Kansas City to another larger downtown location to accommodate its growing workforce. This strategic decision highlights HNTB’s continued dedication to the revitalized downtown area and aligns with the company’s ongoing expansion efforts to meet increasing demand for infrastructure solutions. …

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Bergkamp Inc. Acquires Flow Boy Line of Live-Bottom Material Transport Trucks

SALINA, KS — Bergkamp Inc., based in Salina, Kansas, announces its acquisition of the Flow Boy line of live-bottom material transport trucks. With the ability to unload hot asphalt, gravel, sand, or other materials in one minute or less, all from inside the truck cab, the Flow Boy live-bottom …

HNTB Continues Growth in Overland Park, Kansas

OVERLAND PARK, KS — HNTB Corporation has relocated its Overland Park office to a more spacious location to accommodate the firm’s expansion and enhance service capabilities for clients in the area. This relocation underscores HNTB’s goal to be accessible to local clients and foster community engagement.

“Our relocation and expansion …

Bowman Acquires Midwest Transportation and Bridge Design Firm Speece Lewis Engineers

LINCOLN, NE — Bowman Consulting Group Ltd. (Bowman), a national engineering services firm delivering infrastructure solutions to customers who own, develop, and maintain the built environment, announces the acquisition of Speece Lewis Engineers (Speece Lewis), a transportation, bridge design, surveying, and hydraulics focused engineering firm based in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Since …

Gehl Co - Loaders/SS
Your local Gehl Co dealer
Star Equipment LTD
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Barnhart Acquires CR Holland Crane Service, Further Solidifies Midwest Presence

FOREST CITY, IA — Barnhart Crane and Rigging Co. has purchased CR Holland Crane Service of Forest City, Iowa. The acquisition becomes Barnhart’s fifth branch in Iowa, further solidifying the Memphis-based company’s presence in the upper Midwest, where it also operates a number of branches in Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, South …

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Mecalac Adds Victor L. Phillips Company to Expanding Dealer Network

KANSAS CITY, MO — Mecalac, a global designer, manufacturer, and distributor of compact construction equipment for urban environments, welcomes Victor L. Phillips Company to its growing network. The new dealer expands Mecalac's reach across the Midwest. With this appointment, Mecalac’s dealer network now covers over 30 states across the …

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ProStack Strengthens North American Presence with Powerscreen Crushing and Screening

LOUISVILLE, KY — ProStack, a bulk material handling solutions company, announces the addition of Powerscreen Crushing and Screening to its global distributor network. This strategic relationship will help ProStack expand its footprint in North America and provide customers with innovative material processing solutions.

As part of the ProStack distributor …

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Agri Center Joins Hyundai North American Dealer Network

HUTCHINSON, KS — HD Hyundai Construction Equipment North America announces the addition to its North America dealer network of Agri Center, Hutchinson, Kansas.

The dealership will represent the full line of Hyundai construction equipment products throughout Kansas, with the exception of the Kansas City metro area and several counties …

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Perkins&Will Opens New Studio in Kansas City, Strengthening Presence in the US Heartland

KANSAS CITY, MO — In response to growing demand from clients in the U.S. Midwest, Perkins&Will has opened a full-service studio in Kansas City. The firm’s newest practice will deliver local services in sports, recreation, and entertainment; health care; higher education; science and technology; and sustainability consulting.

“We’re as ready …

JCB Inc - Construction Eq
Your local JCB North America dealer
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U.S. economic outlook: Recession on the horizon

Our baseline forecast for the American economy next year calls for a mild recession by the second half of the year as the impact of higher interest rates sets in.
For some time, our forecast has included a 65% probability of recession over the next 12 months. Next year, we …

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Trimble Changes Headquarters to Westminster, Colorado

WESTMINSTER, Colo. —Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced that the company has changed its headquarters from Sunnyvale, California to Westminster, Colorado.

Westminster is Trimble’s largest employment center in the U.S. and serves as a central business hub for several of Trimble’s core market segments including agriculture, construction and geospatial. In addition, …

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Taxes and the Inflation Reduction Act: What Middle Market Businesses Should Know

Tax increases and IRS funding commitments in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 are intended to affect larger corporations and high-income individuals. However, middle market businesses and their owners who understand how they might be affected can position themselves to take advantage of new credits and incentives, avoid unpleasant income …

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Aspen Equipment Expands its Territory into Missouri and Kansas

KANSAS CITY, MO — Aspen Equipment announces its expanded coverage in the U.S. Midwest by adding parts of western Missouri and northeast Kansas to its territory. With this announcement, the company will add 74 counties in the two states serving National Crane boom trucks sales, rental, and field service.

Aaron …

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Henderson Becomes Employee-Owned Company

LENEXA, KS — Henderson Companies, the parent company of Henderson Engineers and Henderson Building Solutions, announces it has become a 100 percent employee-owned firm after launching an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).

“Henderson has always focused on providing a people-first culture where our employees could thrive and do …

Leica Geosystems Inc
Your local Leica Geosystems Inc dealer
Laser Specialist inc
Safer Practices for Working Around Concrete

Many of the most famous structures of ancient times were constructed from a material we often think of us as modern. The workers who built them needed a material that could be shaped into blocks and other forms more easily than carving from stone. Finally, someone concocted a mixture of …

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K-Tec, Ashland Earthmoving Equipment Manufacturers Acquired by Kinperium Industries

ASHLAND, WI — Kinperium Industries (Kinperium) announces it has acquired K.A. Group, consisting of K-Tec Earthmovers (K-Tec) and Ashland Industries (Ashland). Kinperium partnered with the owners and management of K-Tec and Ashland to acquire a majority stake of the company. K-Tec & Ashland are manufacturers of pull-pan earthmoving scrapers …

Proven Ways to Increase Worker Awareness of Safety Issues

Companies develop safety programs for reasons that may seem obvious: they want to prevent injuries of all kinds, so workers don’t suffer the physical effects and both workers and companies don’t endure negative financial or operational impacts. In addition, safety programs can also minimize the potential for damage to facilities …

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Automated, Connected, and Intelligent

The future is looking bright for the construction industry, with project pipelines full and the promise of infrastructure spending infusing the industry with confidence and optimism. But as we face another year of supply chain issues and crippling workforce shortages, it’s possible that our industry’s biggest challenge could be too …