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$3.00 ® Published 4 Nationally “The Nation’s Best Read Construction Newspaper… Founded 1957.” Midwest Edition March 16, 2013 • Vol. IXX • No. 6 • 470 Maryland Drive • Ft. Washington, PA 19034 • 215-885-2900 • Toll Free 800-523-2200 • Fax 215-885-2910 Inside Teamwork, Iron Aid in GRAAssociations Ore Dock Demolition Combine for $66B in Rental Revenue markets reports for members. AEM noted that the 13-percent gain for 2012 follows 43-percent growth in 2011 and 28-percent growth in 2010, after a 2009 decline of 38 percent in the depths of the recession. The 11th annual meeting of the Global Rental Alliance (GRA) was held at The Rental Show 2013 in Las Vegas. All GRA member associations were present, including: European Rental Association (ERA), Belgium; Hire Association Europe (HAE), U.K.; Hire & Rental Industry Association Ltd. (HRIA), Australia; Hire Industry Association of New Zealand (HIANZ); Associaçào De Locadoras, Brazil (ALEC); Canadian Rental Association (CRA); and American Rental Association (ARA). Representatives included the association officers and/or chief executives/staff. Agenda items discussed in detail during the full day meeting focused on advancing the success of members of the individual associations and perpetuating the rental concept throughout the world. Current member priorities within the associations were shared. Topics addressed included technological trends in the industry and status of implementation in the associations, safety and regulatory matters, and the GRA International Rental Business Leadership Program. The agenda also included a review of the global survey initiative undertaken by the Global Rental Alliance, with release of a combined rental revenue figure among the GRA associations representing $66 billion. The meeting included a presentation by John McClelland, ARA vice president, and Scott Hazelton, senior director of IHS Global Insight, on ARA’s new initiative, “ARA Equipment Rental Penetration Index”, which provides the industry with a new method of measuring and forecasting equipment rental penetration. The basic concept is to measure the amount of equipment that is rented as a percentage of total construction equipment. The Global Rental Alliance members will continue to have dialogue on the level of rental penetration within their respective countries. All associations are committed to increasing rental penetration on behalf of their membership through their program work. Considerable discussion was held on current member programs within the associations, with a focus on marketing the rental concept. Information and materials were shared that can be adapted within the respective associations to supplement current programs. see EXPORTS page 89 see REVENUE page 72 Rental Show Sees Huge Turnout...16 Birkey’s Hosts Reopening Event...20 Chuck Geisler/Veit The base of the dock consists of wood pilings, followed by 80 ft. (24.4 m) of concrete rebar. Irwin Rapoport CEG CORRESPONDENT Ritchie Bros. Tackles ‘The Big One’...26 Table of Contents ............4 The synergy of solid pre-planning, expertise, equipment and teamwork has proven essential for the completion of the complex and ongoing demolition of Canadian National’s Ashland Ore Dock in Ashland, Wis. The demolition, being conducted by Veit and Company Inc., (Veit) concerns a wellbuilt, decades-old dock on Lake Superior which extends 2,000 ft. (610 m) into the water (80 ft. [24.4 m] in height and 60 ft. [18 m] in width) and has a 700 ft. (214 m) section on land — a timber tressle with two separate railways. The dock was built to accommodate up to four cargo vessels specializing in the transport of iron ore. Veit was awarded the contract in 2007 and work began in the fall of 2011 after all the demolition permits were secured. The job is expected to be completed this fall. see ASHLAND page 76 Asphalt, Concrete, Paving, Compaction & Milling Section ......................49-71 Business Calendar ........74 Auction Section ......84-90 Advertisers Index ..........90 U.S. Iron Exports Grow in ’12 Exports of U.S.-made construction equipment topped 13 percent in 2012 compared to the previous year for a total $26.7 billion, with South America and Asia reporting the weakest gains, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), citing U.S. Commerce Dept. data it uses in global

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