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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.

New ARTBA awards program to honor construction firms who serve their communities

New ARTBA awards program to honor construction firms...

Posted on Sep 19, 2014

Construction firms intent on giving back to their communities may now be honored for their good works. The Transportation Development Foundation, ...

3 tips for boosting employee relations at your construction company

3 tips for boosting employee relations at your...

Posted on Sep 17, 2014

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

Caterpillar launches M318F, M320F wheel excavators with greater durability, lower operating costs (PHOTOS)

Caterpillar launches M318F, M320F wheel excavators with...

Posted on Sep 09, 2014

Caterpillar has launched two new wheel excavators—the M318F and M320F—which the company says incorporates the best features of predecessor models ...

PHOTOS: See the attachments, truck parts and other construction gear you might have missed in our end-of-summer roundup

PHOTOS: See the attachments, truck parts and other...

Posted on Sep 09, 2014

Summer is always a busy time for everyone—with vacations, kids' activities and a hectic schedule, it's easy to look up ...

How to avoid deadly roller compactor rollovers on jobsites with slopes or embankments

How to avoid deadly roller compactor rollovers on...

Posted on Sep 02, 2014

A construction worker was killed in an accident in Florida on August 21, when the roller he was operating slipped ...

Takeuchi launches TW65 Series 2, TW80 Series 2 compact wheel loaders

Takeuchi launches TW65 Series 2, TW80 Series 2 compact...

Posted on Aug 28, 2014

Takeuchi had enhanced machine performance and operator comfort in mind when launching the company’s newest compact wheel loaders—the TW65 Series ...

Treacherous tire repair: Taking shortcuts can lead to disastrous results

Treacherous tire repair: Taking shortcuts can lead to...

Posted on Aug 27, 2014

The accident: A welder repairing leaks on a skid steer's rim wheel used a flammable inflation product on the tire. ...

Don’t enter unprotected trenches: Following proper procedure minimizes cave-in risk

Don’t enter unprotected trenches: Following...

Posted on Aug 27, 2014

The accident: An excavator operator removed a trench shield to access broken pipe. The trench wall caved in, burying two ...

These 3 changes to your day-to-day will make you a more productive worker on the construction jobsite

These 3 changes to your day-to-day will make you a more...

Posted on Aug 25, 2014

“Work smarter, not harder.” How many times have you seen that quote? Over time, the idea that your best performance is ...

Doosan intros DX300LC-5 and DX350LC-5 crawler excavators with 10% boost in fuel efficiency (PHOTOS)

Doosan intros DX300LC-5 and DX350LC-5 crawler...

Posted on Aug 22, 2014

Doosan has launched two new Tier 4-compliant excavators – the 271-horsepower DX300LC-5 and the 318-horsepower DX350LC-5, which replace the DX300LC-3 ...

Volvo launches EC480E crawler excavator: high power, low fuel use

Volvo launches EC480E crawler excavator: high power,...

Posted on Aug 20, 2014

Volvo has launched its new EC480E crawler excavator which features a Tier 4 Final D13 engine. Designed for quarry and ...

How to find great safety material for toolbox talks tailored to the job at hand

How to find great safety material for toolbox talks...

Posted on Aug 19, 2014

When preparing material for your toolbox talks, it’s best to tailor the current training to the job at hand. Aligning ...

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