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Global sales of construction equipment may bounce back next year
Global sales of construction equipment, which have fallen from $106 billion in 2011 to $94 billion in 2013, are expected to fall to $92 billion in 2014, according to Off Highway Research, a consulting firm in the space.
Hindu BusinessLine – 12/17/2014

Liebherr Construction, Mining Turnover Drops in 2014
For the 2014 business year, the Liebherr Group is currently anticipating an overall turnover of $10.99 billion. In the area of construction machines and mining, a decline is expected. For the other areas, the 2014 figures are higher than the previous year's.
Construction Equipment – 12/17/2014

Confidence in the Equipment Finance Industry Remains Steady in December
The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) released the December 2014 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI), which showed confidence in the equipment finance market is 63.4, steady with the November index of 64.2.
forconstructionpros.com – 12/17/2014

JLG reorganizes global AWP marketing group
JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, has reorganized its aerial work platform (AWP) product marketing team.
Access International – 12/17/2014

Three Volvo Group facilities earn top positions in Superior Energy Performance Program
Three Volvo Group North America sites occupy the top three positions in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Superior Energy Performance (SEP) program, recording the highest energy performance improvements among Platinum level partners.
OEM Off-Highway – 12/17/2014

Idaho Governor Visits Multiquip Boise Facility
Multiquip Inc. recently welcomed Idaho Governor C. L. "Butch" Otter and his executive team for a tour of its Boise, Idaho facility.
forconstructionpros.com – 12/16/2014

Iowa governor determined to find funding solution
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad believes there is a bucket full of solutions for his state's road and bridge funding woes, and he is determined find one that will receive bipartisan support. You could call it Iowa's Bucket Challenge of 2015.
Roads & Bridges – 12/16/2014

New Russian tunnel for Rostov-on-Don
In Russia the new Severny tunnel is planned for Rostov-on-Don. This four-lane tunnel will be 3.5 km long, and will be designed to carry up to 60,000 vehicles/day.
World Highways – 12/16/2014

SDLG adds new dealer in Wisconsin
Aring Equipment Company, which lies just outside of Milwaukee, WI, has joined the SDLG dealer network, further extending the company's complete lineup of wheel loaders in the Midwest.
OEM Off-Highway – 12/15/2014

Sunbelt Rentals Enters Canadian Market with Acquisition of GWG Rentals
Sunbelt Rentals, the second largest equipment rental in North America, has made its first foray into the Canadian rental market with the acquisition of GWG Rentals Ltd., a six-location company serving British Columbia and Alberta.
RER – 12/15/2014