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Ziegler CAT Unveils the New, Next-Generation CAT Compact Track Loader at Minnesota Open House

MONTICELLO, MN — At the Monticello, Minnesota, branch's open house, Ziegler CAT introduced customers to the new 255 and 265 compact track loaders.

“Our customers have been waiting for these machines for quite a while now after news about them leaked out on social media about two or three months …

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Terex Utilities Service School Provides Hands-On Instruction for Techs

WATERTOWN, SD — Terex Utilities recently held its 39th annual Service School at Lake Area Technical College in Watertown, South Dakota, for 56 participants from across the United States and Canada. The service school provides a hands-on experience that helps equipment technicians understand more on inspecting, maintaining, troubleshooting, servicing, and …

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Ziegler CAT Celebrates New Rental Store Opening in Dayton, Minnesota

DAYTON, MN — Ziegler CAT has completed construction on a 17,200-square-foot rental store located in Dayton, Minnesota. To showcase the new branch, the company recently celebrated with a customer appreciation day at the store.

“The biggest thing we want to accomplish here today is to not only get the word …

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Wisconsin Center District and Gilbane | Smith Celebrate Completion of Expanded Baird Center

MILWAUKEE, WI — Wisconsin Center District, Gilbane Building Company | C.D. Smith Construction, and EUA | TVS recently gathered with trade partners and community members to celebrate the ribbon cutting ceremony of the newly expanded Baird Center in downtown Milwaukee.

With an expanded footprint of 1.3 million square feet, …

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Interactive Mobile Tour Celebrates Equipment Manufacturing in Minnesota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) will hit the road this summer and fall for a new initiative designed to tell the story of the U.S. equipment manufacturing industry and celebrate the men and women who help build, power, and feed the world.

Stops include a tour of production facilities, …

Volvo CE
Your local Volvo Construction Equipment dealer
Nuss Truck & Equipment
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Seiler Geospatial Holds 23rd Annual Tech Day and Attends WSLS Institute in Wisconsin Dells

WISCONSIN DELLS, WI — Seiler Instrument’s Geospatial Division joined other exhibitors and speakers at the 75th Annual Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors’ (WSLS) Institute held at the Kalahari Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. Before this educational and professional networking event designed for surveyors took place, Seiler Geospatial …

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Ziegler CAT's Machine Clinic Gives Equipment Owners and Operators the Knowledge for Success

COLUMBUS, MN — Ziegler CAT recently hosted a machine clinic out of the Columbus, Minnesota, branch with one goal: to make customers more successful in the shop and in the field. Focusing on small businesses, Ziegler CAT invited a group of customers into their North Metro facility and asked, “What …

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Seiler Geospatial Hosts Annual Customer Appreciation Days

MILWAUKEE, WI — Seiler Geospatial continued their annual tradition of hosting open houses and Customer Appreciation Days at their offices throughout the Midwest. Seiler has 10 offices to serve their geospatial customers. Executive Vice President Tom Seiler along with geospatial staff and vendor representatives from Trimble, Spectra Precision, …

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Governor’s Conference on Highway Safety Addresses Biggest Challenges on Wisconsin Roads

WISCONSIN DELLS, WI — Transportation safety was the center of the conversation at the 2023 Wisconsin Governor’s Conference on Highway Safety in Wisconsin Dells. The annual meeting is hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Safety.

This conference is a gathering of traffic safety professionals and …

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Groundbreaking Event Officially Marks the Beginning of Appleton Public Library Project

APPLETON, WI — A new chapter has begun as The Boldt Company and the Appleton community celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Appleton Public Library. Expanding on its current site, the new construction will add over 7,000 square feet and feature a curved glass pavilion on the south facade and …

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Adolfson & Peterson Construction Breaks Ground on New Mandaree Wellness Center

MANDAREE, ND — Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a national, family-owned construction management and contracting company, recently broke ground on the Mandaree Wellness Center, located in Mandaree, North Dakota. The project is being completed by AP in partnership with Brunton Architects.

AP employees, alongside the Mandaree community and Brunton …

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Midwest Transportation Leaders Join in Milwaukee for Infrastructure Talks

MILWAUKEE, WI — Milwaukee recently took center stage in the Midwest transportation world as Wisconsin hosted the annual meeting for the Mid America Association of State Transportation Officials (MAASTO). Transportation leaders and industry partners across 10 Midwest states gathered to share best practices, learn about transportation innovations, and network with …

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Miron Construction's Seventh Annual Build Like a Girl Event Welcomes the Next Generation of Construction

NEENAH, WI — Miron Construction Co., Inc. welcomed nearly 30 female students to its Neenah headquarters for the seventh annual Build Like a Girl event. The day-long program aims to showcase opportunities for women in the construction industry and combat both the lack of women in the field and the …

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Terex Utilities Service School Provides Instruction for More than Just Techs

WATERTOWN, SD — The product support team at Terex Utilities hosted 58 participants from equipment dealers, utilities, and utility contractors from all across the United States and Canada. Held at the Lake Area Technical College Facility, instructors from the Terex Utilities Service School provided hands-on training for digger derricks and …

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Butler Machinery Parts Associates Compete for the First-Ever Parts Wars Title: Construction and Agriculture

FARGO, ND — Hosting competition-style events for associates is not new to Butler Machinery. For many years, Butler has participated in Tech Wars, a skills and knowledge-based competition for service technicians. The success and growth of that program was seen throughout the company, and it was not long after …

Volvo CE
Your local Volvo Construction Equipment dealer
Nuss Truck & Equipment
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Seiler Geospatial Attends the 2023 Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors Annual Institute

WISCONSIN DELLS, WI — Organized in 1952, the Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors (WSLS) is a statewide volunteer organization committed to the advancement of the surveying profession. This year, WSLS held its 74th Annual Institute at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. The Annual WSLS Institute …

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HGA Celebrates v

MILWAUKEE, WI — HGA, a national interdisciplinary design firm with 12 offices across the country, recently celebrated its 35th Anniversary in Milwaukee, as the Mayor of Milwaukee officially proclaimed October 6, 2022 “HGA Day.”

Located in the renovated Marine Terminal Building overlooking the Milwaukee River in the Historic Third …

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Seiler Instrument Geospatial Hosts Customer Appreciation Days

FRANKLIN, WI — Seiler Instrument Geospatial recently continued its annual tradition of hosting open houses and customer appreciation days at its many locations throughout the Midwest. In the Western Builder area, the event was held in the Franklin and Stevens Point, Wisconsin, locations.

Seiler’s geospatial and CAD staff, along with …

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Ziegler CAT Hosts Regional Caterpillar Global Operator Challenge

SHAKOPEE, MN — Caterpillar Inc. is on a quest to find the best equipment operator in the world. Local operators recently competed in regional dealer challenges, with those winners moving on to the regional finals. The winners of the regional finals will go to the Caterpillar Global Operator Challenge finals …

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Medical College of Wisconsin Celebrates Groundbreaking for New Cancer Research Building

MILWAUKEE, WI — The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) recently broke ground on the new 150,000-square-foot cancer research building that will play a significant role in mitigating the cancer burden throughout eastern Wisconsin and beyond.

MCW leadership along with supporters from the community and government representatives took part in the …

LBX Link Belt Excavators
Your local Link Belt dealer
Hayden-Murphy Equipment Co
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Caterpillar Technicians Showcase Their Knowledge and Skill at Tech Wars 2022

Six Caterpillar dealers from across the U.S. assembled and prepared teams of their most skilled technicians for Tech Wars 2022, recently hosted by Butler Machinery Company in Fargo, North Dakota. Tech Wars is a dealer program that recognizes the knowledge and abilities of technicians through a series of skills scenarios. …

AEM Hosts Milwaukee Mayor, Local Stakeholders for Infrastructure Event

MILWAUKEE, WI — AEM, in collaboration with Brookings Metro, hosted Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson, as well as local business and civic leaders, in Milwaukee for a discussion on the present and future state of Milwaukee’s infrastructure.

The event, titled "Rethinking Milwaukee’s Infrastructure: The Challenges and Opportunities", provided an opportunity …

New Milwaukee Komatsu Manufacturing Facility Celebrated at Opening Ceremony

MILWAUKEE, WI — Komatsu recently marked the official opening of the company’s new Milwaukee campus with a tree planting ceremony attended by both Komatsu President and CEO Hiroyuki Ogawa and Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers.

The new 58-acre campus located in Milwaukee’s Harbor District includes a 180,000-square-foot office building and a …

Bringing Together Customers and Manufacturers

Over the course of two days, the attendees of General Equipment & Supplies’ 2022 Aggregate Expo were given the opportunity to attend education sessions led by industry experts, visit aggregate and construction trade show booths and an outdoor equipment display, and network during and after the expo. The event …

USACE, USBR Celebrate Completion of Lower Yellowstone Fish Bypass Channel with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) recently cut the ribbon on the Lower Yellowstone Intake Diversion Dam Fish Passage Project, completing construction on the $44-million, 2.1-mile-long channel. The intake diversion dam supplies irrigation water to the area, providing a natural source to the …

Your local Trimble Construction Division dealer
SITECH Northwest
IIBEC and ASCE's Architectural Engineering Institute Partner to Co-Host Building Enclosure Symposium in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE, WI — More than 300 building enclosure professionals are expected to attend the 2022 Building Enclosure Symposium (BES) November 14-15, 2022, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The meeting marks a first‐time partnership between the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) and the Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) of the American Society …

WCMLE 2022 to be Held in November at the Wisconsin Exposition Center

WEST ALLIS, WI — The Wisconsin Construction Municipal and Landscape Expo (WCMLE), formerly CONEX, has been scheduled to take place this year on November 2 and 3, 2022, at the Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park in West Allis, Wisconsin. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on …

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RAM, Inc.’s Blasting and Explosives Safety Training Course is Designed to Improve the Recognition and Handling of Hazardous Situations

RAPID CITY, SD — Developed specifically for explosives engineers, drillers, field crews, safety personnel, D&B engineers, and others working with explosives, RAM, Inc.’s 2022 Blasting and Explosives Safety Training (BEST) Course will be held from September 20-22. This year’s sessions will be conducted at the South Dakota School of …