Member News Archive

  • Jul 07, 2020

    MTA Distributors Expands to Southwest with Acquisition of Tru-Power

    MTA Distributors LLC, has acquired Tru-Power Inc. in Corona, CA, and assumed operations of the West Coast facility on July 1, 2020. Tru-Power has been a long-time industry leader in distributing Honda Engines and Power Equipment as well as other well-known manufacturers such as Maruyama and Ground Hog.
  • Jul 07, 2020

    JT Bates Group Announces Major Rebranding

    JT Bates Group, formerly JT Bates Insurance Group, a national risk management company, today announced a company rebranding and key product line rebranding.
  • Jul 07, 2020

    JT Bate Group Names Miriah Smith Director of Operations

    JT Bates Group, an insurance provider that specializes in risk management products for equipment dealers, rental companies and material handling equipment dealers, yesterday announced the promotion of Miriah Smith to director of operations. The announcement was made by Jayme Bates, CEO of JT Bates Group.
  • Jul 07, 2020

    House Democrats Pass Infrastructure Bill, Senate Must Act

    The House of Representatives approved on a mostly party line vote the INVEST in America Act/Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2). The $1.5 trillion package authorizes funding and sets forth federal policy related to roads, bridges, transit systems, schools, housing, broadband, water systems, airports, and other infrastructure.
  • Mar 10, 2020

    Komatsu debuts new technology solutions at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020

    Las Vegas, March 10, 2020— Validating the power of its technology, today at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020, Komatsu demonstrated how it connects its global network of distributors and customers for success. Komatsu debuted several new service, product, and technological advancements, including those with pending patents.
  • Feb 20, 2020

    HBS Systems Earns Elite Business System Status From Kubota

    HBS Systems, Inc., the leading provider of Dealership Management Systems, announced today that it has earned an Elite status from Kubota, their highest level of recognition.
  • Feb 19, 2020

    Ritchie Bros. enhances RB Asset Solutions’ Market Trends application

    Now offering predictive insights into pricing trends, expanding data & analytic capabilities for clients
  • Feb 19, 2020

    Ritchie Bros. launches new Appraisal Services offering

    Used equipment experts now providing USPAP compliant appraisals
  • Nov 20, 2019

    Carolina Cat named 2019 Big Iron Dealer of the Year

    Equipment World has named Carolina Cat, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, as its 2019 Big Iron Dealer of the Year.
  • Oct 25, 2019

    In Memoriam: P.E. MacAllister

    A Tractor Salesman is what he called himself. Roads and the machinery that built them were part of his life growing up in rural Wisconsin.
  • Oct 16, 2019

    Louisville Heats Up With Record-Breaking ICUEE 2019

    Demo Expo Smashes Attendance, Exhibitor and Show Space Records
  • Sep 30, 2019

    Dennis J Smith Joins XCMG North America Corporation

    With almost 50 years of experience in the construction equipment market, progressing from laborer, service, product support, sales, marketing and management of national and international corporations, Smith has joined XCMG North America Corporation.
  • Sep 10, 2019

    Felling Adds Triple Axle FT-30-3 I Drill Series to Pair with New Drill on the Market

    Felling Trailers, Inc. has focused on manufacturing trailers for the underground drill and trencher industry for a long time. A dealer/customer informed a Felling Trailers’ salesperson that a new model drill was going to be released that was heavier and wider than current models. The dealer/customer asked that Felling design a trailer to transport the new drill and its required mud mix system.
  • Sep 04, 2019

    LiuGong North America introduces 388B CTL, its first compact track loader

    LiuGong North America has introduced its first compact track loader, the 388B CTL. Built specifically for the demanding North American market, the new 388B gives its customers their first track machine made with the same build quality and backed by the same industry-leading customer support of all LiuGong product lines.
  • Sep 04, 2019

    Luby Equipment Services Announces Sales Personnel Changes

    Luby Equipment Services, a St. Louis-­‐based CASE Construction Equipment Dealer, has announced the hiring of Mike Adams as Sales Representative. He will be replacing industry veteran Don Castens, who retired at the end of June.
  • Aug 29, 2019

    In Memorium: Bob Olejniczak

    Bob O’s fifteen year battle with ALS came to an end on August 15, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 44 years (Patti), daughters (Jill Scullion, Angie Stephens and Tracy Hudson), son-in-laws (Daniel Scullion, Mike Stephens and Nathan Hudson) and grandchildren (Cape and Callie Stephens), who were by his side until the end.
  • Aug 22, 2019

    Komatsu America appoints Tractor & Equipment Company as forestry equipment distributor for Alabama, Georgia and northwest Florida

    Komatsu America appointed Tractor & Equipment Company (TEC) as the forestry equipment distributor for the states of Alabama, Georgia and the northwest region of Florida. TEC will handle the full-line of Komatsu forestry equipment, which includes track feller bunchers, log loaders, wheeled harvesters, forwarders, and harvesting/processing heads. TEC is already the distributor in these regions for Komatsu construction and mining equipment.
  • Aug 22, 2019

    The Toro Company Announces New Underground Construction Business Strategy

    New strategy will best serve customers, leverage world-class channel partners and position the company for future growth
  • Aug 12, 2019

    Epiroc donates rock drill to Colorado School of Mines

    Epiroc, a leading productivity partner for the mining and infrastructure industries, has donated a COP 1238K rock drill to the Excavation Engineering and Earth Mechanics Institute (EMI) at the Colorado School of Mines. The COP 1238K hydraulic rock drill for tunneling and drifting applications updates testing equipment at EMI, the largest independent rock drilling and excavation research facility in the world.
  • Aug 12, 2019

    EquipmentWatch Tools: Free Access to Heavy Equipment Data Attributes

    EquipmentWatch, the world leader in data, software and insights for the heavy equipment industry, has announced a new suite of asset intelligence Tools now available for equipment and dealer professionals seeking to streamline equipment data processing.