Equipment

FLEET PROFILE: The most popular heavy equipment and brands among excavating contractors in the last 5 years

FLEET PROFILE: The most popular heavy equipment and brands among excavating contractors in the last 5 years

We were also interested in how a contractor’s buy list might change as he increased in size. For example, what would be the top three ...

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Better Roads News

Wirtgen launches Tier 4 interim SP 25i slipform paver

Wirtgen launches Tier 4 interim SP 25i slipform paver

Wirtgen America's new SP 25i slipform paver offers Tier 4 interim-compliant emissions, an update for the current SP 25 line. The new model features a 154-hp ...

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Business

PHOTOS: Google to build greenhouse-like HQ defined by movable construction housed in see-through canopies (VIDEO)

PHOTOS: Google to build greenhouse-like HQ defined by movable construction housed in see-through canopies (VIDEO)

With construction of competitor Apple's new spaceship-like Campus 2 well underway, Google has announced its own plans for a revamp to its headquarters in Mountain ...

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State/Local Government

Ohio DOT approves $2.5 billion in construction projects

Ohio DOT approves $2.5 billion in construction projects

The Ohio Department of Transportation’s Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC) has approved roughly $2.5 billion in transportation plan projects and associated jobs over the next 11 ...

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Business

CNH Industrial to lay off more than 200 factory workers at Nebraska, North Dakota plants

CNH Industrial to lay off more than 200 factory workers at Nebraska, North Dakota plants

CNH Industrial has confirmed indefinite layoffs at two plants in response to, "market conditions," as the farm and construction equipment manufacturer continues to deal with ...

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Business

Nonresidential pulls down U.S. construction spending 1.1% in January

Nonresidential pulls down U.S. construction spending 1.1% in January

U.S. construction spending fell 1.1 percent during January due to nonresidential construction decreases in both the public and private sectors. Overall spending fell to $971.4 billion, according ...

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State/Local Government

Iowa’s 10-cents-per-gallon gas tax signed into law

Iowa’s 10-cents-per-gallon gas tax signed into law

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s signature approved a state fuel tax increase of 10 cents a gallon, beginning March 1, that will bring in an estimated ...

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Safety

Worker killed by falling telehandler attachment in Minnesota

Worker killed by falling telehandler attachment in Minnesota

While working on a hotel jobsite in Minnesota, a worker was killed when an attachment from a telehandler suddenly fell on top of him. According to ...

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Workforce

Legislation to recalculate prevailing construction wage passes in West Virginia

Legislation to recalculate prevailing construction wage passes in West Virginia

While Indiana appears to be on the way to repealing its common construction wage entirely, lawmakers in West Virginia have passed legislation that will recalculate ...

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Better Roads News

Fahrner Asphalt, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce team up to offer road construction training in Wisconsin

Fahrner Asphalt, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce team up to offer road construction training in Wisconsin

Fahrner Asphalt Sealers and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin (HCCW) have partnered to offer road construction and repair job training, according to a report by ...

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Equipment

CTL to MVP: Why compact track loader sales are booming and how to get the most production out of yours

CTL to MVP: Why compact track loader sales are booming and how to get the most production out of yours

According to Equipment Data Associates numbers, compact track loaders accounted for roughly 20 percent of all financed equipment in 2014 by number of units. That’s ...

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Better Roads

Making the work zone less of a war zone

Making the work zone less of a war zone

Even though highway work zone fatalities have been on a big decline for the past 10 years, the highway work zone remains a dangerous place, ...

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Equipment

New heavy-duty diesel oil standard: What you need to know

New heavy-duty diesel oil standard: What you need to know

There’s a new heavy-duty diesel oil standard in the works. It will not be available until late next year or early 2017, but the performance ...

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Business

Precision Pipeline worked around the recession and desert turtles to become one of Utah’s top contractors

Precision Pipeline worked around the recession and desert turtles to become one of Utah’s top contractors

Landon Floyd grew up in construction. His father ran a small excavation and pipeline company in Southern California but moved to Utah when Landon was ...

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