Industry/business: BOMAG, Komatsu form distribution pact

Jan. 18, 2019

Also, CASE announces fourth annual Dire States Equipment Grant

BOMAG & Komatsu America distribution pact paves the way to new roadbuilding and construction market opportunities

Jan. 3, 2019—BOMAG Americas Inc. and Komatsu America Corp. are pleased to announce that Komatsu’s six company-owned dealerships (Edward Ehrbar, Komatsu Equipment Company, Komatsu Northeast, Komatsu Southwest, Midlantic Machinery and Pine Bush Equipment) have entered into an arrangement for the sale and support of BOMAG compaction, milling, paving and reclaiming/stabilizing equipment for roadbuilding and other construction markets. Starting in January 2019, the collaboration will bring together two companies with complimentary products and a well-earned reputation as industry leaders. The new dealers will serve BOMAG customers in the states of Connecticut (Fairfield County), Delaware, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York (southern), Texas (El Paso market), Utah and Wyoming.

CASE announces fourth annual Dire States Equipment Grant

Jan. 2, 2019—CASE Construction Equipment has issued the call for entries for the 2019 Dire States Equipment Grant. Submissions can be made at The 2019 entry deadline is March 31, 2019, and the winner will be announced in April 2019. Originally launched in 2016, the Dire States Grant provides one winning community with $25,000 in free equipment use to help offset the costs of building or repairing a critical piece of local infrastructure. Representatives of municipal, county and other local governments are eligible to apply. Entrants will be asked to describe the project and provide a detailed assessment of how that local piece of infrastructure will benefit the community. Examples of suitable infrastructure projects include: road/bridge repair or construction, utility pipe replacement, erosion control along lakes and rivers, wastewater system improvements, school projects and park/recreational construction. All projects that fall within the 16 core categories of infrastructure, as identified by ASCE in its Infrastructure Report Card, will be considered. The 2018 winner was Surrey, N.D. The community used the grant to significantly transform the city’s rainwater runoff and roadway drainage.

Doosan Portable Power hits milestone with 500 remanufactured air compressors

Dec. 18, 2018—Doosan Portable Power recently restored the 500th air compressor as part of its Certified Remanufacturing Program. An aging HP750WCU-T1 air compressor was restored to like-new condition and will include a new warranty. Since the program’s introduction in 2012, nearly 100 air compressors have been remanufactured each year in the company’s Statesville, N.C., facility. Initially available for air compressors originally manufactured by Doosan or Ingersoll Rand rated 750 cfm or above, the program was expanded in 2018 to include lower cfm air compressor models—HP375, XP375, P425—as well as Doosan G450 and G570 mobile generator models.

40 more transportation project professionals are now “safety certified”

Dec. 18, 2018—Forty professionals from 17 companies or agencies representing 11 states have earned the “Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals” (SCTPP) credential over the past six months, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation announced today.  The certification is valid for three years. Launched in late 2016, the SCTPP program aims to significantly reduce—or ideally eliminate—the 700 motorist and worker fatalities, and nearly 50,000 injuries that occur annually in and around U.S. transportation project sites. It is targeted at significantly elevating safety awareness among the thousands of non-safety professionals in the industry—planners, designers, owners, field supervisors and inspectors—who are in decision-making roles from project conception through completion. The aim is to bring thousands of more “eyes” to the task of identifying and mitigating potential hazards for workers and motorists commonly found in transportation work zones—skills identified through the certification.