Business

It’s time for contractors to turn the tables on Angie’s List with a website that rates clients

It’s time for contractors to turn the tables on Angie’s List with a website that rates clients

A lot of contractors in the residential arena are steamed about the website Angie's List, where homeowners can rate contractors on the quality of ...

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Tech

How a robot designed for Disney could extend the lives of bridges by fighting corrosion

How a robot designed for Disney could extend the lives of bridges by fighting corrosion

A new robot dubbed C2D2 developed by a team of Swiss researchers is able to move atop, underneath and across any surface, checking structural integrity ...

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Safety

Construction worker rescued from pit scaffolding after suffering cardiac arrest

Construction worker rescued from pit scaffolding after suffering cardiac arrest

Firefighters rescued a construction worker Monday afternoon after he suffered a heart attack on a downtown Houston jobsite. According to a report from KTRK TV, the ...

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Safety

Construction worker survives after being impaled in chest by power saw blade

Construction worker survives after being impaled in chest by power saw blade

While working atop a shopping center in Houston Monday morning, a construction worker was impaled in the chest by the blade of a power saw ...

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Equipment

REVIEW: The 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel’s V-6 delivers major fuel efficiency with the feel of a V-8

REVIEW: The 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel’s V-6 delivers major fuel efficiency with the feel of a V-8

Slipping around a slow-moving motorhome on a moderate grade in Oregon’s Coast Range took little more than moving into the passing lane and rolling into ...

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Business

Vermeer names third-generation family member Jason Andringa incoming president, CEO

Vermeer names third-generation family member Jason Andringa incoming president, CEO

Vermeer Corporation has named Jason Andringa incoming president and CEO, taking over the position from his mother, Mary Vermeer Andringa, and continuing the Vermeer family's ...

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Safety

Construction workers narrowly escape jobsite shootings in Michigan and NYC

Construction workers narrowly escape jobsite shootings in Michigan and NYC

As temperatures have soared on jobsites across the U.S., so too, apparently, have tempers. Nearly two weeks ago, a construction worker stabbed and killed his co-worker ...

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Equipment

What “Moneyball” and telematics have in common: they both turn information into success

What “Moneyball” and telematics have in common: they both turn information into success

If you've seen the movie "Moneyball", you understand how information can become a game-changer.  And if you have any smarts at all you'll find that ...

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Business

These 3 changes to your day-to-day will make you a more productive worker on the construction jobsite

These 3 changes to your day-to-day will make you a more productive worker on the construction jobsite

“Work smarter, not harder.” How many times have you seen that quote? Over time, the idea that your best performance is a result of how you ...

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Equipment

Fleet and special order 2015 Ford F-150 buyers won’t get their trucks until next year

Fleet and special order 2015 Ford F-150 buyers won’t get their trucks until next year

Those who plan on being among the first to place a special order for a 2015 Ford F-150 may not receive their trucks until early ...

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Equipment

Should you buy a new backhoe now or wait for the Tier 4 debate to subside?

The three new models in the Cat F series of backhoe loaders – 416F, 420F and 430F – are center pivot machines that feature a new Cat C4.4 ACERT engine, greater lift capacity, more bucket breakout force and increased backhoe control. The engine is equipped with the Cat NOx Reduction System and a diesel particulate filter for emissions reduction. Each model includes hydraulic refinement, new lift arms to increase hinge-pin height by 5 percent, a composite fuel tank and a new hinged cooling pack to improve service access. Cat.com

The 2013 Equipment World Spec Guide had 10 new models of backhoes in the 14-foot and greater categories. This year, there’s only one new model. ...

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Equipment

8 reasons why you pay too much for your equipment’s tires… and what you can do about it

8 reasons why you pay too much for your equipment’s tires… and what you can do about it

Contractors hate leaving money on the table at a bid letting. But how much money are you wasting by neglecting your tires or by neglecting ...

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Equipment

Safe Under Cover: The best toolboxes for your pickup truck

Safe Under Cover: The best toolboxes for your pickup truck

One of the first accessories that finds its way onto a work truck is a toolbox, or in some job applications, multiple toolboxes. That’s why it’s ...

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Business

How adding services helped J&S General Contracting grow during the recession

How adding services helped J&S General Contracting grow during the recession

Neither lengthy winters nor a crippling recession slowed down Steve Mueller or Dan Thiel. Instead, they combined their business savvy, passion for the outdoors, honest work ...

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