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Cost cutting helps Caterpillar beat expectations in 1Q
Caterpillar Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings that beat analyst expectations as it continued to cut costs to offset a soft demand for its products.
Chicago Tribune – 4/24/2014

Marketing/Publishing Veteran Mike Porcaro Joins Scranton Gillette Communications/SGC Horizon
Scranton Gillette Communications/SGC Horizon welcomes Mike Porcaro as Director of Marketing. Porcaro will orchestrate and oversee promotion and marketing campaigns for the corporation, all of its media brands and events, its custom division, and its web development arm.
MarketWired – 4/23/2014

Astec Industries announces Q1 2014 results; net sales down 4%, domestic sales up 8%
Astec Industries saw a 4-percent decrease in net sales in the first quarter of 2014, but domestic sales were up 8 percent for the same period, according to results released by the company on Tuesday.
Better Roads – 4/23/2014

Terex AWP Announces Team Realignment in Marketing
Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP), a business segment of Terex Corporation has realigned its marketing team with engineering and product management to better serve Genie customers.
Construction Equipment Guide – 4/22/2014

Cat To Close French Paving Plant?
Caterpillar Inc. is seeking to close a paving products plant in France, as part of a continuing a global cost-reduction drive, the Wall Street Journal and others are reporting.
Diesel Progress – 4/21/2014

Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News Co. Awarded the 2014 Award for Excellence by the Balanced Scorecard Institute
For their strong commitment to leadership, strategic management, performance analysis and continuous improvement, Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News Co. has been awarded the 2014 Award for Excellence by the Balanced Scorecard Institute (BSI).
AED News – 4/19/2014

OSA Demolition Equipment to Enter North America
Italian manufacturer OSA Demolition Equipment, working through its exclusive distribution partner, Cadeci International of Wellington, Fla., will enter the North American market in spring 2014.
Construction Equipment – 4/18/2014

Ex-Potain boss Cohet brings "vast network" to Arcomet
Philippe Cohet, former head of Manitowoc's crane business in the EMEA, has been appointed vice chairman of Arcomet, one of the world's biggest tower crane rental companies.
Cranes Today – 4/18/2014

Report: Lister Petter Sold, Name Changed
Venerable U.K. engine manufacturer Lister Petter has been acquired and renamed, according to newspaper reports.
Diesel Progress – 4/17/2014

New Terex Cranes facility in Asia
Terex Cranes has opened a new product support location in Singapore and appointed Bradley Abrahams as sales and customer support leader for South East Asia.
International Cranes – 4/17/2014