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Mark Krchmar – 1960-2017

Mark Krchmar – 1960-2017

Published 18/12, 2017 at 13:47

PDi Magazine is very sorry to report on the passing of Mark Krchmar. Mark was a great concrete cutting and demolition professional and PDi has reported on his work several times over the years. He was also active in several Facebook groups for concrete cutters and also a great mechanic renovating nice old cars.

Industry meetings are worth the time

Industry meetings are worth the time

Published 18/12, 2017 at 13:42

In the US the Construction and Demolition Recycling Association will hold its annual meeting at the show C&D World in Nashville, Tennessee on 10 to 13 February 2018.

Danish operator wins Case Rodeo International Final

Danish operator wins Case Rodeo International Final

Published 18/12, 2017 at 13:41

The world’s most skilful construction machinery operators came face-to-face at the 2017 Case Rodeo International Final in France in October. The annual competition brought together the top finishers from national Case Rodeo competitions across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Traxx Australia hires Bert Myburgh

Traxx Australia hires Bert Myburgh

Published 18/12, 2017 at 13:40

Traxx Construction Products in Australia has hired Bert Myburgh. He joins Shah Manning's team at Traxx SA / NT, with responsibility for all diamond tool and equipment sales and marketing throughout South Australia and Northern Territory.

Genesis promotes Mike Booth

Genesis promotes Mike Booth

Published 18/12, 2017 at 13:36

In the US Genesis Attachments has promoted Mike Booth to product manager. In this new role, Booth will be responsible for internally managing the GHB hydraulic breaker and GCG cyclone rock and concrete grinder product lines.

LiuGong holds global dealer meeting

LiuGong holds global dealer meeting

Published 18/12, 2017 at 12:34

LiuGong held its 2017 Global dealer conference in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, China in November. With the theme of “Innovation Creates the Future”, LiuGong shared its 60 years’ heritage as well as the future expectations with more than 1000 delegates of government officials, industry leaders, LiuGong dealer representatives, media friends and LiuGong employees from over 70 countries.

Keltbray joins the 5% club

Keltbray joins the 5% club

Published 18/12, 2017 at 12:32

In the UK Keltbray Group has joined the 5% Club, a movement of nearly 250 employers focused on creating momentum behind the recruitment of apprentices, sponsored students and graduates into the workforce.

Hilti - a top international employer

Hilti - a top international employer

Published 18/12, 2017 at 12:31

Hilti has been ranked 22nd out of 25 of the world’s best multinational employers by the Great Place to Work organization.

Blue Group Appoint new chief executive

Blue Group Appoint new chief executive

Published 18/12, 2017 at 12:28

Blue Group has appointed Adrian Murphy as Group chief executive officer. Working closely with the four owner directors, Murphy will initially look to bring increased coordination across the various businesses within the Group, as well as develop a strong growth strategy.

CECE to tackle construction skills

CECE to tackle construction skills

Published 18/12, 2017 at 12:27

Demographic change, too few women on jobsites, lack of engineers, fierce competition, little interest in STEM disciplines, a bad image of the sector and growing demand for digital skills are the biggest challenges in the construction and equipment sectors claims the Committee for European Construction Equipment.

Major rebrand set to transform Allu

Major rebrand set to transform Allu

Published 18/12, 2017 at 12:26

A major rebrand of Allu has helped deliver impressive results for the Finnish based engineering company. The development of the Allu Transformer brand and strategy was undertaken by UK industrial marketing agency Armstrong to accurately portray the attributes of Allu equipment.

Prinoth appoints Kentucky dealer

Prinoth appoints Kentucky dealer

Published 15/11, 2017 at 16:53

Prinoth has appointed Kentucky Machinery as its dealer for the entire state of Kentucky.

Kobelco appoints new Finnish dealer

Kobelco appoints new Finnish dealer

Published 15/11, 2017 at 16:52

Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe has appointed KH-Koneet as authorised Kobelco dealer partner in Finland and will help to improve the servicing of Kobelco customers across the country.

Deutz awarded further certificates for EU Stage V

Deutz awarded further certificates for EU Stage V

Published 15/11, 2017 at 16:51

The German engine manufacturer Deutz was the first engine manufacturer worldwide to be certified for EU Stage V for mobile machinery when its TTCD 6.1 obtained certification for the emissions standard, which comes into force in 2019.

Hyundai appoints new marketing manager Europe

Hyundai appoints new marketing manager Europe

Published 15/11, 2017 at 16:51

Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe has appointed Paul Sysmans marketing manager Europe.

Hilti board changes

Hilti board changes

Published 15/11, 2017 at 16:48

Hilti Group Board director Tis Prager will leave Hilti at the group’s April 2018 annual general meeting due to internal term-of-office limitations.

ALLU appoints distributor for Argentina

ALLU appoints distributor for Argentina

Published 15/11, 2017 at 16:47

The Finnish manufacturer ALLU has appointed Igarreta Maquinas as its distributor in Argentina. The company will be supplying the range of ALLU Transformer and Soil Stabilization equipment and providing aftermarket care, spare parts and customer service.

Factory expansion again for Dynaset

Factory expansion again for Dynaset

Published 15/11, 2017 at 16:46

Dynaset is preparing for future further growth by expanding the factory in Ylöjärvi, Finland. Construction has started on an additional expansion that will be completed in 2018.

Hilti continues positive trend

Published 15/11, 2017 at 16:45

Hilti Group increased sales by 7.5% to CHF 3,279M (€2,838M) in the first eight months of 2017 compared to the corresponding period last year.

Keltbray meets low emission zone compliance

Keltbray meets low emission zone compliance

Published 15/11, 2017 at 16:44

In the UK Keltbray Group is one of the first companies to pass a number of certified external audits for compliance with the Non-Road Mobile Machinery low emission zone requirements in London.

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