Caterpillar Inc. announced the joint opening of a proving ground and a large wheel loader manufacturing facility in Tongzhou, Jiangsu Province.

The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP)
announced that Mike Gust will be returning as the Industrial Liaison Officer (ILO), a position he held previously from 2006-2010.  He has been the VP of Engineering for Daikin-McQuay, a leading HVAC provider since leaving the CCEFP.

Diesel Progress
has announced a publishing alliance with China's CMTM-Construction Machinery Technology Management publishing company for coverage of the Chinese off-highway markets.

Dura-Bar has been acquired by Charter Manufacturing Company of Mequon. Dura-Bar and Dura-Bar Metal Services is part of a stock purchase of the Wells Manufacturing Company.