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Ahern suing EquipmentShare
Ahern Rentals claims telematics technology used by EquipmentShare infringes on patent
US construction adds jobs in September
Housing sees an uptick while nonresidential building stalls due to pandemic-related project cancellations
Construction material stocks to star in US market rally
Experts predict a 10% increase over the next year, despite election uncertainty
US Carmix Concrete approved for public works
New American project for Carmix reaches key milestone only months after creation
Deutz plans growth in China
Increased revenue targets, plus a new plant in Changsha, are part of strategy for growth 
Kobelco celebrates 90th anniversary
Japanese demolition equipment manufacturer introduced its electric mining shovel in 1930
Rental revenues doubled over last decade
Revenues for the world’s 100 largest rental companies have more than doubled in the last 10 years
Asia Pacific: Fighting to recover from Covid-19
Can investment in infrastructure, tourism and oil and gas save the economies in this region?
Komatsu Mining breaks ground for new headquarters
New US manufacturing campus will be built in Milwaukee’s Harbor District
Lumber shortage curtails US homebuilding
Spring sawmill shutdowns due to the pandemic have reduced supply, while demand has increased
Impact of Covid-19 on road spending
Alexander Greschner, CSO of Wacker Neuson, suggests the picture is mixed
US home construction surges 22.6% in July
Home builders bounce back from lull induced by worldwide pandemic
Deutz cutting 1,000 jobs
Germany-based engine manufacturer to reduce global headcount by 1,000 to maintain competitiveness
Wacker makes some US layoffs permanent
Germany-based manufacturer makes previously temporary US layoffs permanent due to Covid-19
Briggs & Stratton files for bankruptcy protection
In tandem with Chapter 11 process Briggs & Stratton has agreed to be acquired by private equity firm KPS Capital for $550 million
Vinci Construction at 90% of expected activity
French group said construction activity back at 90% of expected levels, but productivity on site still impacted
Trackunit shifts focus on Downtime Index
Telematics company said the Index has served its immediate purpose and it will now consider its future role
Downtime Index: North America sees improvement
Week 23 saw falls in equipment utilisation in Europe, but a modest increase in North America
Hitachi CME to stop manufacturing in Europe
The company will import standard machines from Japan and customise them in Amsterdam
Downtime Index: modest fall reflects holidays
Europe’s Ascension Day holiday impacts on Index in Europe in week 21, although the Index also fell in North America
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