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Ex-Potain boss Cohet brings "vast network" to Arcomet
Philippe Cohet, former head of Manitowoc's crane business in the EMEA, has been appointed vice chairman of Arcomet, one of the world's biggest tower crane rental companies.
Cranes Today – 4/18/2014

Report: Lister Petter Sold, Name Changed
Venerable U.K. engine manufacturer Lister Petter has been acquired and renamed, according to newspaper reports.
Diesel Progress – 4/17/2014

United Rentals cites strong start for 1Q, will add $750 million in fleet this quarter
United Rentals says it will bring in $750 million in fleet in the second quarter, the result of a strong 2014 start, with "notable year-over-year growth in rates, time utilization and volume," according to CEO Michael Kneeland.
Equipment World – 4/17/2014

New Terex Cranes facility in Asia
Terex Cranes has opened a new product support location in Singapore and appointed Bradley Abrahams as sales and customer support leader for South East Asia.
International Cranes – 4/17/2014

H&E Equipment Services Named Authorized Doosan Dealer in Colorado
H&E Equipment Services is the new authorized dealer for Doosan excavators, wheel loaders and articulated dump trucks in the state of Colorado.
RER – 4/17/2014

VIDEO: DOT Chief Foxx reiterates urgency to fix Highway Trust Fund during Alabama visit
Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx says a short-term solution won't do this go-around for transportation funding, and he's on the road this week pushing the Obama administration's four-year $302 billion plan and making localities and citizens aware of the Highway Trust Fund's (HTF) nosedive.
Better Roads – 4/17/2014

Bauma China 2014 Expected to be Larger Than 2012 Event
Despite slower growth in the Chinese market than in previous years, all of the available exhibitioner space at the Shanghai New International Centre (SNIEC) is packed for bauma China.
Compact Equipment – 4/17/2014

Brazilian manufacturer to break ground on Chambersburg factory
A Brazilian manufacturer plans to break ground later this month for a new facility near Chambersburg that will create 73 new jobs.
Public Opinion – 4/17/2014

Global equipment sales to grow +5% in 2014
Sales of construction equipment in China, Europe, India, Japan and North America are set to grow +5% in unit terms this year, according to specialist consultant Off-Highway Research.
International Construction – 4/17/2014

China's economy grows 7.4% in 2014 Q1, better than forecast
China's economy expanded by 7.4% in the first quarter of the year, better than what many were expecting.
BBC News – 4/16/2014