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Amy Materson is the Managing Editor of Equipment World. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration at the University of Alabama, and has been a member of the Equipment World staff since 2006. Materson’s responsibilities include managing the flow of content for the magazine and providing coverage on a variety of topics that include new product information and safety.

6 steps to avoiding utility work explosions like the one that rocked New York City

6 steps to avoiding utility work explosions like the...

Posted on Mar 31, 2015

The building explosion in New York’s East Village last week that killed two people and injured nearly two dozen others ...

PHOTOS: Check out time-saving tools and equipment you might have missed in our End-of-Winter roundup

PHOTOS: Check out time-saving tools and equipment you...

Posted on Mar 30, 2015

With winter coming to a close, some contractors in the colder parts of the country aren't done with snow and ice ...

Women in Concrete Forum to address diversity, sustainability

Women in Concrete Forum to address diversity,...

Posted on Mar 24, 2015

The International Concrete Sustainability Conference, scheduled for May 11 through 13 in Miami, will open with the second Women in ...

Caterpillar intros 735C, 740C EJ, 745C articulated trucks with bevy of powertrain improvements (PHOTOS)

Caterpillar intros 735C, 740C EJ, 745C articulated...

Posted on Mar 23, 2015

Caterpillar’s 735C, 740C EJ and 745C articulated trucks feature a host of upgrades over the machines’ predecessors, the B Series. ...

How to de-clutter your construction office into a (nearly) paperless, more efficient work space

How to de-clutter your construction office into a...

Posted on Mar 23, 2015

Spring is the time of year when everything is new and fresh, so now that the season has officially arrived, ...

Case launches 570N EP tractor loader with maintenance-free Tier 4 Final engine

Case launches 570N EP tractor loader with...

Posted on Mar 20, 2015

Case’s 570N EP tractor loader offers the same level of performance as the company’s 570N XT tractor loader, but features ...

Proxbid to provide live online bidding for Lyon auction in New Jersey

Proxbid to provide live online bidding for Lyon auction...

Posted on Mar 19, 2015

Proxibid will provide live online bidding for Alex Lyon and Son's annual three-day rental return auction, scheduled for Thursday, March ...

Friendship morphs into a successful business venture between asphalt, concrete contractors

Friendship morphs into a successful business venture...

Posted on Mar 18, 2015

Sean McDowell knows the ins and outs of asphalt. As the owner of McDowell Construction, a 17-year-old paving company in ...

Construction expected to near pre-recession employment highs by 2022

Construction expected to near pre-recession employment...

Posted on Mar 17, 2015

Construction employment will likely grow by 29 percent between 2012 and 2022, according to a report by the CPWR Data ...

Vermeer ups the lifting power with new CTX50 mini skid steer

Vermeer ups the lifting power with new CTX50 mini skid...

Posted on Mar 09, 2015

Designed with the rental market in mind, Vermeer’s CTX50 mini skid steer has vertical lift arms that allow the machine ...

New York’s Lawrence Merle, owner of Genesee Construction, named 2015 Contractor of the Year

New York’s Lawrence Merle, owner of Genesee...

Posted on Mar 08, 2015

In an awards banquet Saturday night at Wynn Las Vegas, Lawrence Merle of Genesee Construction Service was named Equipment World‘s Contractor ...

Succession planning: How one future contractor takes preparation to assume the family business seriously

Succession planning: How one future contractor takes...

Posted on Mar 05, 2015

In the past, second- and third-generation contractors often assumed the helm of the company because it was all they’d known, ...

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