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VIDEO: Follow this excavator operator’s example this weekend. Make your hot dogs with a grapple

VIDEO: Follow this excavator operator’s example this weekend. Make your hot dogs with a grapple

With Independence Day weekend officially upon us, millions of Americans are preparing to host or attend a cookout. But none of them will feature a ...

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Equipment

Loader operator killed when avalanche of sand floods cab

Loader operator killed when avalanche of sand floods cab

A wheel loader operator near Boston was killed Tuesday when his machine was caught in an avalanche of sand. According to a report from WBZ TV, 65-year-old ...

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Business

Striking concrete workers halt work at 30 NYC construction sites

Striking concrete workers halt work at 30 NYC construction sites

Concrete workers belonging to the New York City District Council of Carpenters have gone on strike, bringing work to a halt at an estimated 30 jobsites ...

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Workforce

Construction jobs flat in June; unemployment drops

Construction jobs flat in June; unemployment drops

Following two months of gains, the U.S. construction industry saw no job losses or gains in June. According to preliminary data from the Labor Department, construction employment ...

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Better Roads News

Georgia transportation board authorizes $1 billion I-285/GA 400 interchange reconstruction

Georgia transportation board authorizes $1 billion I-285/GA 400 interchange reconstruction

The Georgia State Transportation Board (STB) has approved a joint resolution between the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and the State Road and Tollway Authority ...

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Better Roads News

Michigan Senate panel passes $1.5 billion highway plan funded by fuel tax increases

Michigan Senate panel passes $1.5 billion highway plan funded by fuel tax increases

A Michigan Senate panel approved a package on Tuesday to provide $1.5 billion to infrastructure improvements in the state. The plan would fund roads by raising the ...

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Better Roads News

South Carolina DOT seeks public comment in highway improvement projects

South Carolina DOT seeks public comment in highway improvement projects

The South Carolina Department of Transportation is seeking public comment through July 8 on several highway safety improvement projects and interstate widening projects. The Federal Safety ...

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Better Roads News

Deadline for ‘Excellence in Concrete Pavement’ award nominations fast approaching

Deadline for ‘Excellence in Concrete Pavement’ award nominations fast approaching

There's not much time left to nominate a project for American Concrete Pavement Association's annual "Excellence in Concrete Pavement" award. The deadline to nominate a a ...

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Equipment

Why are larger, 35- to 50-ton excavator sales up? Machine’s evolution, industry’s recovery are factors

Why are larger, 35- to 50-ton excavator sales up? Machine’s evolution, industry’s recovery are factors

It’s more ripple than tsunami, but there’s been an increase in sales of excavators toward the upper end of the midsize category. Why? No one’s ...

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Safety

House subcommittee proposes funding cuts for OSHA and MSHA

House subcommittee proposes funding cuts for OSHA and MSHA

An appropriations subcommittee in the House of Representatives has proposed cuts for both the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Mining Safety and Health Administration. The ...

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Why are larger, 35- to 50-ton excavator sales up? Machine’s evolution, industry’s recovery are factors

Why are larger, 35- to 50-ton excavator sales up? Machine’s evolution, industry’s recovery are factors

It’s more ripple than tsunami, but there’s been an increase in sales of excavators toward the upper end of the midsize category. Why? No one’s ...

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Business

Refocused by military service, New Jersey contractor rebuild’s company culture, transforms his business

Refocused by military service, New Jersey contractor rebuild’s company culture, transforms his business

While most people deal with work as one of life’s harsh necessities, Jason Ciavarro not only puts in the hours, he relishes them. "Work is where I find my ...

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Equipment

Extended life coolants: Long life? Yes. Maintenance free? No.

Extended life coolants: Long life? Yes. Maintenance free? No.

Extended life coolants (ELCs) started gaining traction in the heavy-duty trucking and construction equipment industry about a decade ago. These coolants are so good they ...

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Better Roads News

Roadway Reinforcement: Geosynthetics require attention to project design and installation

Roadway Reinforcement: Geosynthetics require attention to project design and installation

A failed pavement isn’t a welcome sight, particularly during our current uncertain transportation funding. So it’s increasingly important that road builders use methods that can ...

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