Yellow Steel: The Story of the Earthmoving Equipment Industry

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University of Illinois Press, Jul 1, 2002 - Business & Economics - 465 pages
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A history of the earthmoving equipment industry. It examines the increase in the scope of mining and construction projects, from the Suez Canal through the interstate highway system, made possible by innovations in earthmoving machinery. It traces the efforts of manufacturers in meeting the needs of the construction and mining industries.
  

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User Review  - Shrike58 - LibraryThing

While not a bad little monograph, at times one feels the need for one's own bulldozer to push through the forest of firms, trends, and designations. Mostly meant for students of business practice and ... Read full review

Contents

Creating the Need
1
The Beginnings 18311945
36
The Postwar Decade 194655
108
The Interstate Decade 195665
143
The Industry Matures 196675
188
The Pinnacle and the Fall 197685
243
Recovery and Renewal 198695
301
Perspectives
369
The Industry and Organized Labor
389
Notes
417
Bibliography
449
Index
455
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Haycraft worked for many years in international marketing for Caterpillar, Inc.

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