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Earth Day is dead: the EPA’s fall from a scientific organization to a manipulable political tool
I don't see why people feel compelled to celebrate Earth Day—which was yesterday if you were fortunate enough to ...
Can Texas make high-speed rail work? California can’t
For the last few years, I’ve been critical of California’s attempts to link Los Angeles to San Francisco with ...
10 ConExpos and counting: How construction’s big show has evolved
This was my 10th ConExpo. Since the show used to be every six years, and now is every three years, ...
OEMs used ConExpo to preview what will be the most revolutionary decade in the history of heavy equipment and truck technology
As ConExpos go, the 2014 show was a welcome shot of enthusiasm for the construction industry. But it was ...
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Want to boost your construction business? Put a woman in charge
I saw something this week that caught my eye: A Tweet linking to a Harvard Business Review post said ...
IPAF, NCCCO promote power line safety, demonstrate proper technique
The International Powered Access Federation and National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators again teamed up at ConExpo-Con/Agg, ...
Wall Street tycoon wants to save the planet with attack ads, should have studied engineering instead
The New York Times on Tuesday prominently reported the plans of a hedge fund manager who intends to splatter ...
Community involvement, business acumen drives Phillips Companies, one of our 2014 Contractor of the Year finalists
“How about some basketball tonight?” It turns out that Brad Phillip’s question to me was less about cheering on the ...
UAW defeat in Chattanooga ought to be a wake up call for unions: This ain’t Germany
Last week when factory workers at Volkswagen's Chattanooga, Tennessee, facility voted against forming a union, the headlines characterized it ...
Concrete work the “sweet spot” for Wm. Winkler Co., 2014 Contractor of the Year finalist (VIDEO)
“We love to do anything that involves concrete,” says Brian Winkler, 47, president of Wm. Winkler Co., one of ...
Already break your New Year’s resolutions? 3 tips for getting back on track
In a couple of weeks, people will be lamenting about their broken New Year’s resolutions. Their friends who don’t ...
Ken Kesey, Obamacare and you
With the holidays approaching, the construction season winding down and the federal government flailing about trying to take over ...
Fast Train to Nowhere: 5 reasons why high-speed rail is the next Obamacare
California is chugging along in it's crusade to build a high-speed rail system linking Los Angeles and San Francisco. ...
When you’re in those airport security lines over this holiday season, remember: Everyone’s got a job to do
Shuffling through the airport security line a few weeks back I had the strange sensation I'd been here before—years ...
The RINOs charge: Republicans’ return to the middle signals hope for infrastructure funding
With Chris Christie easily winning his second term as governor of New Jersey and Bradley Byrne winning his first ...
VIDEO: Filmmaker Werner Herzog details perils of texting while driving in “From One Second to the Next”
This film has nothing to do with construction, but show it to your employees anyway. It’s the best safety ...
Three reasons every contractor should have taken a summer vacation
In Alabama, we’ve just had our tax-free weekend for parents to buy all the back-to-school stuff their kids need. ...
Detroit is worth saving: Henry Ford vs. the titans of the Internet
Tuesday marked the occasion of Henry Ford's 150 birthday anniversary. A week earlier, the city he helped build went ...
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Backhoes are getting better as CTLs, compact excavators chip away at market share
Test Drive: 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 4×4 is a pickup built to tow—and keep you connected
Caterpillar will move global HQ to Deerfield, lll., beginning this year
John Deere unveils Fixstern: A lightweight vision for the backhoe of the future (VIDEO)
Ford files patent for sliding pickup bed
Dragged to his death: How to prevent chipper accidents
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Kobelco launches slew of new excavators, improved models
by Don McLoud
Test Drive: 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 4×4’s new Duramax engine brings ...
by Tom Quimby
In major brand shift, Cat is getting rid of letters in ...
by Marcia Gruver Doyle
Side-By-Side: Comparing Cat, Deere, Komatsu and Topcon mast-less dozer GPS systems ...
by Tom Jackson
JCB boosts horsepower 20% with 210 and 215 skid steers
by Don McLoud
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