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Mentoring spirit enables Pennsylvania contractor Doug Thomas to build a people-first company

Mentoring spirit enables Pennsylvania contractor Doug...

Business

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 01, 2014

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Equipment

Posted by Bruce Smith on Jun 01, 2014

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Test Drive: Volvo VNX heavy-hauler is more cruiser than bruiser

Test Drive: Volvo VNX heavy-hauler is more cruiser than...

Equipment

Posted by Jack Roberts on Jun 01, 2014

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How to survive your first month working in construction

How to survive your first month working in construction

Workforce

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 30, 2014

In a previous post, I described the attitudes and behavior newbies need to survive their first week on a construction ...

REVIEW: 2014 Ford F-250 Roush CleanTech: Is this propane pickup worth the extra cash?

REVIEW: 2014 Ford F-250 Roush CleanTech: Is this...

Equipment

Posted by Bruce Smith on May 01, 2014

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REVIEW: Mack Titan is a beast of a truck with tremendous handling

REVIEW: Mack Titan is a beast of a truck with...

Equipment

Posted by Jack Roberts on May 01, 2014

  If you went into a lab and boiled down everything Mack trucks has learned and experienced over the past 114 ...

Reputation built upon speed, technology and old school skills makes Jeremy Hiltz our 2014 Contractor of the Year

Reputation built upon speed, technology and old school...

Business

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 01, 2014

Although Jeremy Hiltz started his own company in 1996, his roots in construction go much deeper. When he was just ...

5 tips for hiring military veterans at your construction company

5 tips for hiring military veterans at your...

Business

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 01, 2014

The economy is growing and construction contractors are scrambling for new employees. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction ...

How to save money and protect equipment by creating an anti-idling policy at your construction company

How to save money and protect equipment by creating an...

Telematics

Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 01, 2014

In construction bids, nobody likes to leave money on the table. Yet the biggest controllable expense—fuel cost—is rarely scrutinized for ...

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