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Construction worker calls in fake bomb threat to Texas Coast Guard facility to get off work early

Construction worker calls in fake bomb threat to Texas Coast Guard facility to get off work early

A construction worker in Corpus Christi, Texas, is facing up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine of $250,000 for calling in a ...

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Equipment

The 2015 Polaris Ranger EV is a powerful electric UTV that moves around the jobsite in stealth

The 2015 Polaris Ranger EV is a powerful electric UTV that moves around the jobsite in stealth

Unplugging your work ATV from the wall outlet might feel odd to many, but it’s becoming quite common in some work circles. Whether to meet increasing ...

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Equipment

Manitou launches the world’s largest telehandler with 40-ton lift capacity

Manitou launches the world’s largest telehandler with 40-ton lift capacity

At the Electra Mining Africa show going on this week in Johannesburg, South Africa, Manitou has launched what it says is the world's largest telehandler. The ...

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Business

3 tips for boosting employee relations at your construction company

3 tips for boosting employee relations at your construction company

For construction company owners and supervisors, managing a team can be tricky. Often there’s a distinct separation between “in the field” and “in the office”—a ...

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Business

BlueLine Rental acquires Alabama’s JustRuss Rental

BlueLine Rental acquires Alabama’s JustRuss Rental

BlueLine Rental, formerly Volvo rents,  is growing its presence in the state of Alabama. The small- to medium-sized construction rental equipment provider announced the acquisition of ...

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Equipment

PHOTOS: Directional drill dives from trailer, dangles over Dallas freeway

PHOTOS: Directional drill dives from trailer, dangles over Dallas freeway

Dallas-area law enforcement got some unwanted experience with uprighting an overturned directional drill Monday afternoon after one fell from a flatbed trailer and then dangled ...

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Equipment

GMC unveils 2015 Sierra Carbon Editions with sport styling, big wheels (PHOTOS)

GMC unveils 2015 Sierra Carbon Editions with sport styling, big wheels (PHOTOS)

Following the release of the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado Rally Editions, GMC has announced its own racing-inspired appearance package for the 2015 Sierra. Like Chevy's Rally Edition ...

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Tech

New “bridge in a backpack” construction method saves Vermont town time and money

New “bridge in a backpack” construction method saves Vermont town time and money

Those who have driven in the Fairfield, Vermont, area recently may have wondered what construction crews were doing placing hollow tubing over Wanzer Brook. Don’t ...

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Equipment

Chevron unveils Delo 400 SD 15W-30 oil, aimed at severe-duty on-and off-highway applications

Chevron unveils Delo 400 SD 15W-30 oil, aimed at severe-duty on-and off-highway applications

Chevron says its Delo 400 SD SAE 15W-30 is a new category of heavy duty engine oil targeted at addressing the effects of the growth ...

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Safety

Construction accounted for the most workplace deaths in 2013, preliminary BLS report says

Construction accounted for the most workplace deaths in 2013, preliminary BLS report says

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its preliminary tally on the number of workplace deaths for 2013 and despite a slight decrease from 2012, ...

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Number of new articulated dump truck models is up in 2014 along with their size and fuel efficiency

Number of new articulated dump truck models is up in 2014 along with their size and fuel efficiency

Crunching some numbers from the Equipment World Spec Guide provides good insight into the articulated dump truck market. The 2014 Spec Guide has about the ...

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Equipment

What’s new with directional drills?

What’s new with directional drills?

Operator-centric moves Keeping operators happy and productive continues to be a main thrust. “This positively impacts contractor’s bottom lines,” says Joshua Beddow, marketing manager, Toro, “which ...

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Equipment

9 things you must know to get a handle on DEF

9 things you must know to get a handle on DEF

"Why does it have to be this way? Why are we having to do one more thing?” Those are typically the first questions customers ask Heath ...

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Business

Zeal for diversification, taking care of fleet key to Wm. Winkler Company’s success

Zeal for diversification, taking care of fleet key to Wm. Winkler Company’s success

"We love to do anything that involves concrete,” says Brian Winkler, 47, president of Wm. Winkler Company.  In fact, concrete has been Wm. Winkler Company’s material ...

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