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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.

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. ...

NRMCA launches online safety series for mixer truck drivers

NRMCA launches online safety series for mixer truck...

Posted on Jun 06, 2014

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association is ensuring training for mixer truck drivers is easier than ever by launching a ...

5 steps to effective conflict resolution at your construction company

5 steps to effective conflict resolution at your...

Posted on May 23, 2014

We all experience some conflict from time to time, whether it’s in our personal lives or on the jobsite. Minor ...

3 steps to establishing constant communication between workers for a safer construction jobsite

3 steps to establishing constant communication between...

Posted on May 20, 2014

There’s a lot of safety buzz going on lately. More than 30 construction firms just wrapped up the first annual ...

One-man machines: The operator should be the only person on a wheel loader

One-man machines: The operator should be the only...

Posted on May 15, 2014

The accident: Crews were working at night to replace aging cast-iron water pipes in an intersection. One worker was standing ...

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