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Caterpillar profit up 4% in 2Q despite decline in...

Business

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 24, 2014

Despite a dip in sales and continued soft demand for mining equipment, Caterpillar today announced a 4-percent increase in profit ...

In wake of safety manager’s death, California construction company continues to pay his salary; coworkers raise $120k to support family

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Business

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 24, 2014

A construction company in Milpitas, California is honoring a former employee by making sure his family is well taken care ...

3 tips for staying safe inside road construction work zones

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Safety

Posted by Amy Materson on Jul 24, 2014

Although many types of construction work can be considered hazardous, few tasks are more dangerous than those conducted in road ...

Ford reveals 2015 F-150 weighs less than 5,000 pounds; 2.7L EcoBoost V6 has V8 power

Ford reveals 2015 F-150 weighs less than 5,000 pounds;...

Equipment

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 23, 2014

Since unveiling the 2015 F-150 back in January, Ford has released quite a bit of information about the new truck. ...

Truck hauling excavator collides with 5 bridges, taking a chunk out of each (PHOTOS)

Truck hauling excavator collides with 5 bridges, taking...

Equipment

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 23, 2014

While being hauled by a truck traveling through Thurston County, Washington, last week, an excavator's boom collided with five different ...

Second-career farming proves popular: Why not second-career construction?

Second-career farming proves popular: Why not...

Workforce

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 23, 2014

A recent article in the American Conservative talked up the merits and challenges of second-career farming, where middle age professionals ...

Concrete beam collapse kills construction worker, injures 2 others at Ft. Lauderdale jobsite

Concrete beam collapse kills construction worker,...

Safety

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 23, 2014

A massive concrete beam collapsed at a jobsite in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Monday, killing one construction worker and injuring two ...

FIRST DRIVE: 2015 Ford Super Duty pickups pack powerful improvements over 2014 models

FIRST DRIVE: 2015 Ford Super Duty pickups pack powerful...

Equipment

Posted by Bruce Smith on Jul 22, 2014

Rolling hard into the throttle, driving 2015 Ford F-350, Ram 3500, and Chevy 3500HD Silverado duallies while towing 33-foot fifth ...

Conductive “sensing skin” paint could stop cracks in bridges, concrete structures before it’s too late

Conductive “sensing skin” paint could stop...

Innovations

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 22, 2014

A new paint-on "sensing skin" would allow officials to retrofit bridges and other concrete structures with the ability to detect ...

Philadelphia unveils required construction, demolition project signage one year after fatal building collapse

Philadelphia unveils required construction, demolition...

Safety

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 22, 2014

As a measure taken in the aftermath of a building demolition that killed six people last year, the city of ...

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