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VIDEO: Parody master Weird Al’s “Handy” music video is an ode to craftsmen everywhere

VIDEO: Parody master Weird Al’s...

Equipment

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 18, 2014

Earlier this week, musician "Weird Al" Yankovic, famous for his parodies of pop songs, released his 14th album called Mandatory Fun. ...

STEM graduates are finding a weak job market. Why that could be a big opportunity to fix construction’s skilled labor woes

STEM graduates are finding a weak job market. Why that...

Business

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 11, 2014

A recent article at Business Insider revealed an odd wrinkle in the job market. According to Census Bureau statistics, less than ...

If you don’t know how to build a house, how can you build a country?

If you don’t know how to build a house, how can...

Business

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 02, 2014

Last week the New York Times ran a story lamenting the loss of quality and craftsmanship in houses built today. ...

PHOTOS: Guy flips an old Ford F-150 on its head and is driving this upside down truck around Illinois

PHOTOS: Guy flips an old Ford F-150 on its head and is...

Equipment

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 30, 2014

This has to be the coolest pickup truck modification I can think of in...I don't know...ever? A couple of weeks ago, ...

Ford has shown aluminum truck bodies don’t rust and may improve gas mileage, but how will they hold up after 30 years?

Ford has shown aluminum truck bodies don’t rust...

Equipment

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jun 27, 2014

Ford rocked the automotive world with its decision to use aluminum bodies in pickup trucks starting in 2015. This will ...

Documentary “Tim’s Vermeer” shows how valuable the intersection of the arts and technology is to a nation re-learning how to make things

Documentary “Tim’s Vermeer” shows how...

Workforce

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jun 24, 2014

If you are any kind of craftsman, if you've ever had to build your own tools, jigs or fixtures to ...

This is LiveWire, Harley-Davidson’s first electric motorcycle (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

This is LiveWire, Harley-Davidson’s first...

Gear

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 19, 2014

Harley-Davidson today unveiled today the LiveWire, its first electric motorcycle. You won't find a V-twin engine on this hog. Or ...

Is a John Deere version of FarmVille on the way? Or could the brand establish construction simulators in a bigger way?

Is a John Deere version of FarmVille on the way? Or...

Equipment

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 17, 2014

Though this isn't the company's first foray into video games, John Deere appears to have a more focused idea on ...

What the defeat of Al Qaeda in Iraq, big data, telematics and reverse mentoring can teach you about running a construction company

What the defeat of Al Qaeda in Iraq, big data,...

Equipment

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jun 06, 2014

About a third of the way through retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal's new biography My Share of the Task  it becomes apparent ...

42,000 construction jobs lost for a lie: Billionaire green activist flashes cash, democrats put off Keystone decision until 2016

42,000 construction jobs lost for a lie: Billionaire...

Business

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 23, 2014

Funny how good people with good intentions wind up doing bad things when they enlist politicians to their cause. In February, ...

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