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Amy Materson

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.

3 free safety apps you can put to work on the construction jobsite

3 free safety apps you can put to work on the...

Posted on Jul 09, 2014

Being an effective safety manager means more than just holding your obligatory toolbox talk and annual safety training meetings. Developing ...

25-foot foldover light mast from Larson Electronics illuminates up to 2 1/2 acres

25-foot foldover light mast from Larson Electronics...

Posted on Jul 08, 2014

Illuminate up to 2 ½ acres of jobsite area with the LM-25-3S-EPL-4X150RT-RB foldover light mast from Larson Electronics, which produces ...

Miller revamps Big Blue 800 Duo Pro welder/generators to deliver 34% fuel savings

Miller revamps Big Blue 800 Duo Pro welder/generators...

Posted on Jul 02, 2014

Boost power output while saving fuel with Miller’s revamped Big Blue 800 Duo Pro diesel-engine welder/generators, which offer estimated fuel ...

PPE: Don’t let the summer heat entice workers on your jobsite to ditch their safety gear

PPE: Don’t let the summer heat entice workers on your...

Posted on Jul 01, 2014

During the intense heat of the summer, it’s hard to stay cool when working outside. That’s why it’s tempting for ...

SHARED SUCCESS: Pennsylvania contractor gives 10% of profits to charity each year

SHARED SUCCESS: Pennsylvania contractor gives 10% of...

Posted on Jul 01, 2014

Although undergoing changes in your life or career can be a hardship, for Brian Winot, owner of Northeast Site Contractors ...

Wacker Neuson’s new Honda-powered BS 50-4As and BS 60-4As rammers feature low-oil shutoff technology

Wacker Neuson’s new Honda-powered BS 50-4As and BS...

Posted on Jun 30, 2014

Wacker Neuson has launched two new models in its vibratory rammer line—the BS 50-4As and BS 60-4As. Powered by a ...

Inside Volvo’s new customer center: 70+ pieces of equipment to test drive and a rugged work truck test track (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Inside Volvo’s new customer center: 70+ pieces of...

Posted on Jun 25, 2014

More than 6,000 customers, operators and dealers are expected to visit Volvo’s Shippensburg, Pennsylvania-based Customer Center in its first year, ...

Hauling headaches: Know your load limits when trailering equipment

Hauling headaches: Know your load limits when...

Posted on Jun 17, 2014

The accident: A driver was transporting a wheel loader weighing approximately 65,000 pounds on a lowboy trailer, secured by four ...

Hard work, soft touch: 3 steps to becoming an effective, modern construction company leader

Hard work, soft touch: 3 steps to becoming an...

Posted on Jun 17, 2014

As anyone who has ever owned a business can tell you, being in charge and being a leader isn’t necessarily ...

Aluminum tonneau cover provides lightweight, rugged and versatile protection for the gear in your truck bed

Aluminum tonneau cover provides lightweight, rugged and...

Posted on Jun 11, 2014

Thanks to the introduction of the 2015 Ford F-150 earlier this year, aluminum is officially the hot trend when it ...

How to break through apathy and other barriers to implementing safety training on the jobsite

How to break through apathy and other barriers to...

Posted on Jun 11, 2014

As many as a million construction workers participated in OSHA’s National Fall Safety Stand Down last week. I saw a ...

DOL reaches agreement with contractor for $5 million in back wages for 500 workers

DOL reaches agreement with contractor for $5 million in...

Posted on Jun 10, 2014

Approximately 200 construction workers will receive $3.8 million in back wages and fringe benefits after a settlement between the U.S. ...

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