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Cost cutting helps Caterpillar beat expectations in 1Q
Caterpillar Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings that beat analyst expectations as it continued to cut costs to offset a soft demand for its products.
Chicago Tribune – 4/24/2014

Uruguay government pledges US$550mn for four major national roads
Uruguay's Ministry of Transport and Public Works (MOTP) has recently presented proposals to the private sector on the modernisation and maintenance of four major national roads (26, 14, 55 and 20) over a ten-year period.
World Highways – 4/23/2014

Spain needs 6.5bn Euro road infrastructure investment, says SHA
Spain needs around ?6.5 billion spent on its road infrastructure to bring it back up to 'reasonable' quality standard, according to a report drawn up by the Spanish Highways Association (SHA).
World Highways – 4/23/2014

Pa. Turnpike breaks ground on Swatara Creek Bridge Project
Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) officials broke ground yesterday for the Swatara Creek Bridge Project-a major construction undertaking that will result in a number of upgrades including a new, wider crossing over the Swatara Creek and Swatara Creek Road near Middletown, Pa.
Roads & Bridges – 4/23/2014

ELFA's March Monthly Leasing & Finance Index Up 3% Year-Over-Year
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association's (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25) shows overall new business volume for March 2014 at $7 billion, up 3% from new business volume in March 2013.
Lift & Access – 4/23/2014

Marketing/Publishing Veteran Mike Porcaro Joins Scranton Gillette Communications/SGC Horizon
Scranton Gillette Communications/SGC Horizon welcomes Mike Porcaro as Director of Marketing. Porcaro will orchestrate and oversee promotion and marketing campaigns for the corporation, all of its media brands and events, its custom division, and its web development arm.
MarketWired – 4/23/2014

Obama to present Congress with proposed transportation reauthorization bill
President Barack Obama is preparing to present his proposed $302 billion, four-year transportation reauthorization bill to Congress.
Better Roads – 4/23/2014

Astec Industries announces Q1 2014 results; net sales down 4%, domestic sales up 8%
Astec Industries saw a 4-percent decrease in net sales in the first quarter of 2014, but domestic sales were up 8 percent for the same period, according to results released by the company on Tuesday.
Better Roads – 4/23/2014

AEM adds new graphics to Roller Compactor, Directional Drilling Tracking Equipment Safety Manuals
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has updated its Roller Compactor and Directional Drilling Tracking Equipment Safety Manuals, adding new pictorial graphics.
Better Roads – 4/22/2014

Terex AWP Announces Team Realignment in Marketing
Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP), a business segment of Terex Corporation has realigned its marketing team with engineering and product management to better serve Genie customers.
Construction Equipment Guide – 4/22/2014