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2009-04-20 14:27:00

MOLINE, Ill., April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Due to increased orders for some construction products, 68 of the employees recently laid off at the John Deere Davenport Works are being recalled, Deere & Company announced today. The employees will be back to work effective April 27. The John Deere Davenport Works manufactures articulated dump trucks, cabs, felling heads, four wheel drive loaders, motor graders, wheel feller bunchers, and skidders. SOURCE Deere & Company

2009-02-23 05:33:00

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) today introduced version 11 of its Trimble(R) GCS900 Grade Control System. The Trimble Grade Control System portfolio is the most complete, scalable and modular 2D and 3D product line available today to the heavy and highway contractor. GCS900 version 11 can enable higher machine utilization through expanded machine mix and configurations allowing contractors to be even more productive and complete projects faster and...

2008-08-22 09:00:33

SPRINGVILLE -- Investigators say they found a stolen road grader and loader parked inside a man's garage. Felony charges are pending against the 37-year-old Springville man after $235,000 worth of equipment was recovered, according to the Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division. In November, investigators say, the man stole the road grader from a parking lot in Sandy and the loader from a Salt Lake home. The man then filed off the serial numbers and repainted the equipment, hoping to sell it....

2008-07-18 12:00:57

By Tony Reid, Herald & Review, Decatur, Ill. Jul. 18--DECATUR -- Big shop floor meetings at Decatur's Caterpillar Inc. plant this week have got the rumor mill running as fast as a mining truck production line. But Caterpillar said rumors of a net loss of more than 1,000 jobs at Decatur within a year remain just that, rumors. The sprawling Decatur plant employs about 5,000 workers in all departments. The company insisted Thursday that no decisions have been made yet on a planned...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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