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UAW defeat in Chattanooga ought to be a wake up call for unions: This ain’t Germany

UAW defeat in Chattanooga ought to be a wake up call...

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Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 20, 2014

Last week when factory workers at Volkswagen's Chattanooga, Tennessee, facility voted against forming a union, the headlines characterized it as ...

Concrete work the “sweet spot” for Wm. Winkler Co., 2014 Contractor of the Year finalist (VIDEO)

Concrete work the “sweet spot” for Wm. Winkler Co.,...

Business

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 28, 2014

“We love to do anything that involves concrete,” says Brian Winkler, 47, president of Wm. Winkler Co., one of 12 ...

Already break your New Year’s resolutions? 3 tips for getting back on track

Already break your New Year’s resolutions? 3 tips for...

Business

Posted by Amy Materson on Jan 13, 2014

In a couple of weeks, people will be lamenting about their broken New Year’s resolutions. Their friends who don’t make ...

Ken Kesey, Obamacare and you

Ken Kesey, Obamacare and you

Business

Posted by Tom Jackson on Dec 06, 2013

With the holidays approaching, the construction season winding down and the federal government flailing about trying to take over 1/6th ...

Fast Train to Nowhere: 5 reasons why high-speed rail is the next Obamacare

Fast Train to Nowhere: 5 reasons why high-speed rail is...

Business

Posted by Tom Jackson on Nov 22, 2013

California is chugging along in it's crusade to build a high-speed rail system linking Los Angeles and San Francisco. How ...

When you’re in those airport security lines over this holiday season, remember: Everyone’s got a job to do

When you’re in those airport security lines over...

Business

Posted by Tom Jackson on Nov 15, 2013

Shuffling through the airport security line a few weeks back I had the strange sensation I'd been here before—years ago. ...

The RINOs charge: Republicans’ return to the middle signals hope for infrastructure funding

The RINOs charge: Republicans’ return to the...

Business

Posted by Tom Jackson on Nov 06, 2013

With Chris Christie easily winning his second term as governor of New Jersey and Bradley Byrne winning his first election ...

VIDEO: Filmmaker Werner Herzog details perils of texting while driving in “From One Second to the Next”

VIDEO: Filmmaker Werner Herzog details perils of...

Equipment

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 12, 2013

This film has nothing to do with construction, but show it to your employees anyway. It’s the best safety briefing ...

Three reasons every contractor should have taken a summer vacation

Three reasons every contractor should have taken a...

Business

Posted by Amy Materson on Aug 05, 2013

In Alabama, we’ve just had our tax-free weekend for parents to buy all the back-to-school stuff their kids need. Every ...

Detroit is worth saving: Henry Ford vs. the titans of the Internet

Detroit is worth saving: Henry Ford vs. the titans of...

Equipment

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 02, 2013

Tuesday marked the occasion of Henry Ford's 150 birthday anniversary. A week earlier, the city he helped build went bankrupt. In ...

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