Photo: Terex Corp. Terex Corp. says it plans to appeal a recent jury verdict in a federal patent case against Finland-based Metso Corp. in the eastern district of New York. The jury in early December decided that Westport, Conn.-based Terex, since 2000, has violated a Metso patent in using a laterally folding conveyor on certain Chieftain rock-screening plants manufactured under the Powerscreen brand name and costing between $150,000 and $300,000. The design allows the machine to fold up for convenient transportation from site to site. The court awarded Metso about $16 million in damages. If Terex appeals as planned, the
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.