Looking for the bright side of the construction crane market has taken considerable effort in the last few years, but an uptick in sales in the first half of 2017 and an increased level of interest from customers has crane manufacturers reevaluating their product lines and rental firms shoring up their distribution channels.
The CEO of Swiss-French cement maker LafargeHolcim on April 24 announced his resignation following release of an internal review that found Lafarge employees made payments to rebel groups in Syria from 2013 to 2014.
Following a dramatic March 2 raid that saw the company’s Peoria, Ill., headquarters and two other nearby facilities searched by federal officials, Caterpillar offered few new insights into the long-running tax investigation that likely prompted the action.
Because it can moderate the damaging effects of earthquakes, base-isolation is a technique used primarily in seismically active regions. ENR takes a look at some of the largest applications of base-isolation technologies in the world.