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Liebherr to Expand Newport News Facility

Liebherr plans to invest $45 million in the expansion of its Newport News, Virginia, facility. The new expansion will include the construction of three new buildings on 28 acres adjacent to the Liebherr’s current manufacturing facility. Once completed, the new facilities will total more than 251,000 ft2.

Liebherr builds haul trucks at this location and it distributes and services its other mining and construction equipment from this facility as well. “Since 1970, our continued success and commitment to customers in the United States has always been at the forefront of everything we have done and continue to do,” said Torben Reher, managing director of Liebherr USA, Co. “This expansion underlines our commitment and further strengthens our position in North America to deliver sustainable long-term growth and to offer exceptional and consistent experience to customers across the United States.”
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NIOSH Approves Spirometer for Respiratory Checks

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has approved the Benson Medical Instruments CCS-200 Plus Spirometer for the Coal Workers’ Health Surveillance Program (CWHSP). The CWHSP testing of U.S coal miners includes respiratory health screening through questionnaires, spirometry testing and chest radiology when they enter the coal mining workforce and periodically throughout their tenure.
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Superior Expands Relationship With Belt Tech

Superior Industries recently announced that Belt Tech Industrial has been named a full line dealer of its growing group of bulk processing and handling equipment. For two decades, the Indiana-based company has distributed Superior’s brand of conveyor components. Now, with this expanded partnership, Belt Tech will additionally sell and service Superior’s crushing, screening, washing and conveying equipment throughout Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee.
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Jennmar Acquires Heintzmann

Jennmar, and its affiliate Jennchem, purchased Heintzmann Corp. USA, a mining supplier based in Cedar Bluff, Virginia. “We are excited to integrate Heintzmann’s full line of steel supports and chemical products into our portfolio,” said Tony Calandra, executive vice president, Jennmar. “Heintzmann’s steel supports include, beams, props, longwall support hardware, lattice girders, and arch supports. These products will continue to be manufactured at the same plant in Cedar Bluff as they are incorporated into the Jennmar Virginia portfolio, and sold by Jennmar Specialty Products. Heintzmann’s chemical support and roadway repair products will be folded into Jennchem’s offerings.”
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Trimble Announces 2 New Grade Control Systems

Trimble debuted its Earthworks grade control system for dozers and the T10 Tablet at INTERMAT in Paris. Earthworks is Trimble’s next-generation grade control platform for excavators and dozers. Reengineered from the ground up, the it features intuitive, easy-to-learn software that runs on an Android operating system. State-of-the-art software and hardware gives operators of all skill levels the ability to work faster and more officiently.
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