Photo by Tudor Van Hampton for ENR JCB's booth was busy the first day of the Bauma show, where it reported record earnings for 2012. Related Links: In India, Small Backhoes Mean Big Business JCB Digs Big Profit in Africa And Middle East In a year of tough economic conditions worldwide, J.C. Bamford Excavators Ltd. outperformed the equipment sector in 2012 by posting earnings of $559.5 million—a record for the 67-year-old company—on $4.1 billion of sales and increasing production as others slipped."In view of the continued fragility of the global economy, which has led to renewed slowdowns in emerging and
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.