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 •  January 15

According to the complaint filed January 10 by the Hagens Berman law firm (the same firm responsible for emissions lawsuits against Fiat Chrysler, Mercedes, General Motors and Volkswagen), the Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty diesel pickups sold between 2011 and 2017 measured nitrogen oxide pollutants (NOx) at up to 50 times higher than the legal...

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 •  January 15

Earlier this month, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection ordered Sunoco Logistics LP to stop work on the 306-mile, $2.5 billion Mariner East II pipeline that would transport liquid gas from the Marcellus Shale area across Pennsylvania. Sunoco violated its permits by using unauthorized drilling methods that leaked nontoxic...

Construction Equipment

 •  January 15

Nashville Business Journal reports Caterpillar Financial Services has purchased the building it has been leasing for its headquarters in Nashville's booming West End neighborhood. Caterpillar paid a reported $90.9 million for the mid-rise office building on West End Avenue. The 11-story building was built in 1999 and in March of 2009, the facility...

Construction Equipment

 •  January 12

SR99 Alaskan Way Viaduct contractor hopes for October opening
The new opening is sooner than the originally estimated by STP, but the project as a whole is about three years behind due to cost overruns, Bertha the Tunnel Boring Machine's breakdowns, giant sinkholes, lawsuits, and political wrangling. At one time, officials thought the project would...

Construction Equipment

 •  January 12

The new opening is sooner than originally estimated by STP, but the project as a whole is about three years behind due to cost overruns, Bertha the Tunnel Boring Machine's breakdowns, giant sinkholes, lawsuits, and political wrangling.
The new opening is sooner than originally estimated by STP, but the project as a whole is about three years...

Construction Equipment

 •  January 12

Fiat Chrysler will spend $1 billion to revamp Warren assembly plant for 2020 Ram pickups
Fiat Chrysler announced Thursday it will move production of its Ram heavy-duty trucks to its plant in Warren, Michigan. In doing so, the plant will add 2,500 new jobs.
Currently, the Ram is built in Saltillo, Mexico. FCA said it does not plan to shutter the...

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 •  January 12

Caterpillar will use just the company-owned facilities north of Rawson Avenue
The Journal Sentinel reports Caterpillar is consolidating and closing down all operations on the south side of Rawson Avenue and moving them across the avenue to the Caterpillar-owned campus by the end of this year.
Lisa Miller, spokesperson for Caterpillar, said the...

Construction Equipment

 •  January 12

Caterpillar will use just the company-owned facilities north of Rawson Avenue
The Journal Sentinel reports Caterpillar is consolidating and closing down all operations on the south side of Milwaukee's Rawson Avenue and moving them across the avenue to the Caterpillar-owned campus by the end of this year.
Lisa Miller, spokesperson for Caterpillar,...

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 •  January 11

Two injured while building warehouse in Austin
Austin-Travis County EMS were dispatched just before 9 a.m. Wednesday to a construction site near the 2300 block of East St. Elmo Road in southeast Austin, Texas for a reported crane malfunction/accident where two workers were reported injured.
As the concrete wall was lifted, one of the lifting lugs...

Construction Equipment

 •  January 11

As a concrete wall was lifted, one of the lifting lugs embedded in the concrete failed and shock loaded the crane, causing it to tip
Austin-Travis County EMS were dispatched just before 9 a.m. Wednesday to a construction site near the 2300 block of East St. Elmo Road in southeast Austin, Texas for a reported crane malfunction/accident where two...