Volvo launches Tier 4i/Stage IIIB engine conversion kits

Volvo Construction Equipment is now offering the first in a series of engine conversion kits that allow Volvo customers to resell their Tier 4i/Stage IIIB machines outside of the US and EU – regardless of when the machine was purchased.

A Tier 4i/Stage IIIB engine conversion kit from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) enables Volvo customers to resell their used Tier 4i/Stage IIIB machines for use in less-regulated countries where high-sulfur fuels are used. The ...

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Construction April Jobless Rate Dives as Industry Adds 32,000 Jobs

By: Tom Ichniowski

Construction’s employment picture continues to brighten, as its April jobless rate fell to 9.4% from March’s 11.3% and its workforce expanded by 32,000 jobs.

The latest Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly employment report, released on May 2, also showed that construction’s unemployment rate last month was much better than its April 2013 level of 13.2%.

April’s construction-jobs growth spanned all industry sectors, led by buildings construction, which gained 11,000.

The heavy and civil engineering segment wasn’t far ...

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