• Germany-based Backhus, a producer of compost turning equipment, has announced a North American distributor, Backhus USA. The company will offer the complete Backhus product line and also will provide service and support.

  • Wolverine Tractor & Equipment Co., Southfield, Mich., has purchased the assets of Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Contractors Machinery Co., a Volvo Construction Equipment dealer.


  • Peterbilt, Denton, Texas, has updated its Web site,, to offer additional services.

  • Pennsylvania Crusher Corp., Berwyn, Pa., has created a new Web site,, that provides information on crusher models.

  • Precision AirConvey Corp., Newark, Del., has launched a Web site,, for plant managers, process engineers and material handling managers.

New Offices

  • Volvo Construction Equipment Rents, Asheville, N.C., has opened a rental center in Cape Coral, Fla.

  • Maine Plastics Inc., North Chicago, Ill., has opened a 51,000-square-foot processing plant and warehouse in School-craft, Mich.

  • Innovative Environmental Technologies Inc. (IET), Doylestown, Pa., an environmental remediation company, has opened a new Pennsylvania office. For details, visit