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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 ...

Opinion: If Obama wants job growth, he should start by asking the EPA to calculate how many jobs they’ve destroyed

Opinion: If Obama wants job growth, he should start by...

Emissions

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 31, 2013

The president spent an hour last week giving a speech detailing yet another jobs program. During the last election cycle ...

Giving kids the thrill only construction equipment can bring

Giving kids the thrill only construction equipment can...

Equipment

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jul 24, 2013

Alisa Bennett, one of our 2012 Contractor of the Year finalists, has a keen eye for marketing. She also knows a ...

Fossil-fueled vehicles better for environment than electric?

Fossil-fueled vehicles better for environment than...

Emissions

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 22, 2013

Over the 4th of July weekend—while you were busy polluting the air with your holiday grilling—you might have missed this ...

Don’t ignore telematics: How gradually adopting the technology greatly benefits your largest expense

Don’t ignore telematics: How gradually adopting...

Telematics

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jul 01, 2013

“We think machine communication and connection is a huge change event for the industry, a complete game changer,” Kevin Karlix, ...

Want your construction business to be more successful? Diversify your personnel.

Want your construction business to be more successful?...

Business

Posted by Amy Materson on Jun 28, 2013

In interviewing contractors across the country for our Contractor of the Year program, Equipment World editors get a pretty good ...

German researcher says Global Warming is a dud

German researcher says Global Warming is a dud

Emissions

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jun 24, 2013

This morning’s Spiegel (the German equivalent of Time magazine) has a refreshingly sober interview with Hans von Storch, one of ...

In Moore, just as in Tuscaloosa, the power of “just doing” will be revealed

In Moore, just as in Tuscaloosa, the power of...

Construction Blog

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 24, 2013

It was a few days short of six months ago that I wrote about Hurricane Sandy and how volunteers should ...

U.S. needs to “Think Big” like Germany if it wants to escape construction, technician labor shortage

U.S. needs to “Think Big” like Germany if...

Business

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 03, 2013

Contractors and equipment dealers struggling to find a solution to the shortage of trained technicians in the United States, need ...

Copies of President Obama's 2014 Fiscal Year Budget. Credit: Associated Press

Obama budget slashes funding for DERA’s emissions...

Emissions

Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 12, 2013

Let’s see...Solyndra gets $535 million in government cheese, goes belly up without ever producing a single product or service.  Al ...

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