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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.

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 ...

Safety Step 2: Double-check equipment

Safety Step 2: Double-check equipment

Posted on Nov 25, 2013

If you’ll be working on around electrical circuits or parts, check to see that machinery and power tools are properly ...

Safety Step 3: Wear the right PPE

Safety Step 3: Wear the right PPE

Posted on Nov 25, 2013

Your personal protective equipment is the last line of defense between you and any hazards you may face. Make sure ...

3 Safety Steps for avoiding electrocution on the jobsite

3 Safety Steps for avoiding electrocution on the...

Posted on Nov 25, 2013

Of all the causes for on-the-job construction fatalities, electrocution may seem the most avoidable. It’s merely a matter of avoiding ...

Go With Your Instincts: Why it’s not always a good idea to separate personal and business decisions

Go With Your Instincts: Why it’s not always a...

Posted on Nov 21, 2013

Possessing the ability to make good decisions is obviously crucial when running your own business, but good instincts are just ...

2: Be Open and Honest

2: Be Open and Honest

Posted on Nov 12, 2013

Although it’s your company, you should want your employees to be interested and invested in the well-being of the firm. ...

1: Have the “Right” People

1: Have the “Right” People

Posted on Nov 12, 2013

Attracting and retaining people isn’t enough. You have to hire and keep people who are a good fit for the ...

3 culture-changing steps contractors can take to combat the skilled worker shortage

3 culture-changing steps contractors can take to combat...

Posted on Nov 12, 2013

There’s been no shortage of attention lately to the skilled worker shortage. Although industry advocates like Mike Rowe have been ...

Manitou launches new MRT 2540 Privilege Plus rotating telehandler, updates MRT 2150 and MRT 1840

Manitou launches new MRT 2540 Privilege Plus rotating...

Posted on Nov 11, 2013

At an event in West Bend, Wisconsin, Manitou launched its newest rotating telescopic handler, the MRT 2540 Privilege Plus. The company ...

Chicago Pneumatic launches line of compact tandem asphalt rollers, soil compactors

Chicago Pneumatic launches line of compact tandem...

Posted on Nov 04, 2013

Chicago Pneumatic has expanded their range of light compaction equipment with the introduction of a line of compact tandem asphalt ...

Check Your Six: 3 quick tips to avoiding backover incidents with construction equipment

Check Your Six: 3 quick tips to avoiding backover...

Posted on Nov 01, 2013

Even with comprehensive training and improved safety features, backover incidents are still all too common in the construction industry. According ...

Bandit’s Beast XP-Series Recycler converts to chipper with new drum option

Bandit’s Beast XP-Series Recycler converts to chipper...

Posted on Oct 30, 2013

The Beast XP-Series Recycler converts into a whole tree chipper with Bandit’s chipping drum option, pictured above, which replaces the ...

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