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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.

6 tips to avoiding Fatal Falls on the construction jobsite

6 tips to avoiding Fatal Falls on the construction...

Posted on Jan 07, 2014

Of OSHA’s Fatal Four accidents—falls, struck by object, electrocution and caught in/between—falls are the most deadly. Of all construction accidents, ...

2014 Innovations Winner: Michelin Tweel airless tire

2014 Innovations Winner: Michelin Tweel airless tire

Posted on Jan 06, 2014

The tire market is a precise, refined, mature market that has, for the most part, relied on pneumatic tires for ...

How one 3rd-generation paver expanded the family business into concrete, sealcoating

How one 3rd-generation paver expanded the family...

Posted on Dec 31, 2013

Operating the business started by his late father Dale, third-generation contractor Chris Fink knows a thing or two about paving. ...

5 safety tips for avoiding caught-in/between accidents

5 safety tips for avoiding caught-in/between accidents

Posted on Dec 30, 2013

According to OSHA, caught-in hazards collectively are one of the four deadliest dangers found on a construction site. Although it ...

Smooth operator: How to seamlessly transition your construction company from one generation to the next

Smooth operator: How to seamlessly transition your...

Posted on Dec 18, 2013

For the December issue of Equipment World, architect and construction attorney James K. Zahn, FAIA, FALA, Esq., of Chicago-based Sabo ...

6 steps for passing down your construction business to your children

6 steps for passing down your construction business to...

Posted on Dec 12, 2013

You’ve grown your construction firm into a thriving business, and now you’re ready to retire. Your children are waiting in ...

Komatsu intros Tier 4 Interim PC170LC-10 excavator with more lift capacity, better fuel efficiency

Komatsu intros Tier 4 Interim PC170LC-10 excavator with...

Posted on Dec 11, 2013

The newest addition to the company’s dash-10 series, the Komatsu PC170LC-10 excavator offers 5 percent more lift capacity with the ...

Hyundai launches R220LC-9A crawler excavator featuring increased speed, power, redesigned cab

Hyundai launches R220LC-9A crawler excavator featuring...

Posted on Dec 11, 2013

Designed to perform a range of mid-size excavating projects, road and utility work and demolition, Hyundai Construction Equipment has launched ...

John Deere upgrades G-Series motor graders to Tier 4 Final

John Deere upgrades G-Series motor graders to Tier 4...

Posted on Dec 11, 2013

John Deere has upgraded their G-Series motor grader line to meet Tier 4 Final emissions standards. The 12 models in the ...

Perform cleanup applications against obstructions with SweepEx’s rotary broom

Perform cleanup applications against obstructions with...

Posted on Dec 05, 2013

Simplify cleanup jobs with the new walk-behind rotary broom line from SweepEx, which includes ergonomic features for comfortable, easy-to-use operation, ...

Hyundai’s new HL730-9A wheel loader features Tier 4 upgrades, larger cab

Hyundai’s new HL730-9A wheel loader features Tier 4...

Posted on Dec 03, 2013

Hyundai Construction Equipment’s latest addition to the company’s wheel loader line, the HL 730-9A, boasts a number of improvements over ...

Safety Step 1: Keep Your Distance

Safety Step 1: Keep Your Distance

Posted on Nov 25, 2013

OSHA requires you stay at least 10 feet away from overhead power lines with up to a 50,000-volt current. For ...

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