Komatsu America Corp. Launches Third Generation Powerful, Hybrid Hydraulic Excavator

Heavy equipment manufacturer Komatsu America Corp., after years of investment in research and development, has launched the latest hybrid hydraulic excavator (the HB215LC-2) and it meets their continual goal of reliability, quality, and environmental stewardship. And – of course – it will dig and excavate with the best of ‘em. Komatsu was the first to… Read more »

Construction Heavy Equipment Used to Move Million-Year Old Mammoth

Could proper training on a piece of heavy equipment ever be more important than when an operator is involved in an operation to preserve a million-year old Mammoth? One wrong move and a part of the earth’s history could be gone forever, literally. Fortunately for project managers of an excavation in Serbia, all appears to… Read more »

Training the Brave on Heavy Equipment Is a Prudent Thing to Do

Today we salute the leaders of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for thinking a bit outside of the box and offering special heavy equipment training to interested firefighters. Several volunteers have begun the training regimen and once complete they will be eligible to apply for a CDL license. While we here at the North American… Read more »

Lucky 7-11 Dates, New Chairman for 2017 CONEXPO-CONAGG Are Announced

Officials with the mega CONEXPO-CONAGG show—which is coming off record-breaking attendance numbers in 2014—have announced the show dates for 2017 and a new chairman who will oversee the triennial show’s management committee. The show is scheduled for March 7-11, 2017, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. You can’t help but appreciate the dates of the… Read more »

World Construction and Mining Machinery Market to Grow Through 2018

According to MarketResearchReports.com, the world construction and mining machinery industry will grow 9.3% annually from 2014 through 2018. That’s magnificent news for all of us in the construction industry, and the need for more machinery and construction heavy equipment will underscore the need for high quality heavy equipment operator training. Top-of-the-line training for operators and/or… Read more »