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Lighting the Way: Equipment updates, lighting plans maximize nighttime paving efforts

Lighting the Way: Equipment updates, lighting plans...

Better Roads News

Posted by Chris Hill on Jun 02, 2015

Nighttime paving is that nearly ubiquitous scene played out across the United States beginning in late spring. While it’s viewed ...

This “crazy diverse” Iowa contractor thrives on doing work that other companies shun

This “crazy diverse” Iowa contractor...

Business

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jun 02, 2015

"I knew from high school I wanted to be a contractor,” says Jeff Pettiecord. So he started doing small remodeling jobs ...

FLEET PROFILE: The top equipment and brands financed by sewer/water contractors in the last 5 years

FLEET PROFILE: The top equipment and brands financed by...

Equipment

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on May 06, 2015

Sewer/water contractors finance a wealth of equipment, but typically favor excavators, backhoes and wheel loaders, according to information from Equipment ...

“Hiring for character, training for skill,” New York’s Lawrence Merle is our 2015 Contractor of the Year

“Hiring for character, training for skill,”...

Business

Posted by Amy Materson on May 06, 2015

Before taking his first construction job, the only knowledge Larry Merle had of the industry was “Mike Mulligan and His ...

Sustainable pavement methods mature, but the future calls for more measurable results

Sustainable pavement methods mature, but the future...

Better Roads News

Posted by Chris Hill on May 06, 2015

Discussing sustainability in most industries usually elicits one of a couple of responses: either groans, rolling eyes and shuffling feet; ...

What you need to know before renting an air compressor

What you need to know before renting an air compressor

Equipment

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 04, 2015

Compressed air tools offer a number of advantages in many construction applications. They are powerful and versatile and you can ...

FLEET PROFILE: The top roadbuilding equipment and brands financed by highway contractors in the last 5 years

FLEET PROFILE: The top roadbuilding equipment and...

Better Roads News

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Apr 06, 2015

What have contractors who are engaged primarily in roadbuilding been adding to their equipment fleets in the past five years? ...

How Arkansas and Pennsylvania increased their highway funding

How Arkansas and Pennsylvania increased their highway...

Better Roads News

Posted by Chris Hill on Apr 02, 2015

  When events are beyond our control on a macro level, it becomes time to refocus and think both smaller in ...

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