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Construction’s late recovery in Nevada heightens shortage of skilled workers as Tesla looms

Construction’s late recovery in Nevada heightens...

Workforce

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 09, 2014

After successfully wooing electric car maker Tesla to build its massive gigafactory through $1.25 billion in tax incentives, the state ...

Thieves are plundering the world’s beaches for sand as global demand for concrete grows

Thieves are plundering the world’s beaches for...

Business

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 09, 2014

Once-beautiful beaches in many parts of the world are losing their most distinctive feature at an alarming rate due to ...

Caterpillar launches steel-tracked 299D XHP with land management package

Caterpillar launches steel-tracked 299D XHP with land...

Equipment

Posted by Tom Jackson on Oct 08, 2014

Of all the new designs Caterpillar unveiled to the press last week in Clayton, North Carolina, nothing got more second ...

Construction worker mauled by tiger loses thumb in Florida

Construction worker mauled by tiger loses thumb in...

Workforce

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 08, 2014

Apparently there are some hazards in construction no toolbox talk can prepare you for. One construction worker learned this the hard ...

“Left Coast Lifter,” one of the largest floating cranes in the world, clocks in at new Tappan Zee bridge site

“Left Coast Lifter,” one of the largest...

Equipment

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 08, 2014

One of the world's largest floating cranes has officially reported for duty at the site of New York's upcoming Tappan ...

Equipment rollover kills construction worker in Iowa

Equipment rollover kills construction worker in Iowa

Safety

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 08, 2014

A construction worker was killed in an apparent rollover accident involving an an unspecified piece of construction equipment in northeast ...

Caterpillar unveils 903C compact wheel loader with hydrostatic transmission, auxiliary hydraulics

Caterpillar unveils 903C compact wheel loader with...

Equipment

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 07, 2014

Caterpillar has taken the wraps off its newest machine. The 903C compact wheel loader boasts an operating weight of 9,150 ...

How to stay safe while working with a small or short-handed construction crew

How to stay safe while working with a small or...

Safety

Posted by Amy Materson on Oct 07, 2014

One of the lingering effects of the construction downturn is the difficulty contractors now face finding skilled workers. Whether construction ...

Construction worker killed in roller-compactor rollover in Maryland

Construction worker killed in roller-compactor rollover...

Safety

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 07, 2014

A construction worker involved in a rollover accident while operating a roller-compactor in Sparks, Maryland, last week has died of ...

2015 Ford F-150 Super Crew 4x4

FIRST DRIVE: 2015 Ford F-150′s lighter aluminum...

Equipment

Posted by Bruce Smith on Oct 06, 2014

This is a leap year for Ford trucks. Not in the Gregorian calendar sense, but rather in the technological realm. With ...

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