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Five tips for growth from an expert construction marketer

Five tips for growth from an expert construction marketer

Neenah, Wisconsin-based Miron Construction Company has annual revenues of $500 to $600 million and more than 1,200 employees. But contractors ...

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Seven low-cost ways to market your construction firm

Seven low-cost ways to market your construction firm

You don't have spend big bucks to start putting your best foot forward. Here are seven tactics you can easily ...

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How to begin effectively marketing your construction company

How to begin effectively marketing your construction company

There are several contractor misconceptions about marketing, says Cynthia Paul with industry consultant FMI. First, marketing is not sales. Second, ...

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Do you have a handle on your costs?

Do you have a handle on your costs?

Tracking costs is one part of cash flow management – the life blood of your company Most contractors have no clue what ...

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Are you poised to fail?

Are you poised to fail?

 Know your Business series, Part II   He overinvested in equipment. He bought too many shiny new trucks. He borrowed a lot ...

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Real stories

Real stories

A quick  search for construction company embezzlement tales leads to a multitude of examples, including: The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tennessee: Karen Tripp, ...

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One contractor’s embezzlement: What happened

There’s much more to the contractor tale we highlighted in our “Are you being embezzled?” story. Here is this Southern California ...

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Statistics on embezzlement

In 2011, the construction industry saw 16 embezzlement cases with a gross loss $13.9 million and an average loss $871,438, ...

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Avoid Tax Audits

Avoid Tax Audits

By now, you should have your W-2 forms in hand and be starting to work on your taxes. As a ...

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You’re Fired!

You’re Fired!

How to terminate employees humanely, while protecting your interests Ask any manager: Terminating an employee is one of the hardest parts ...

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VIDEO: Backhoe uses buddy system, descends wall with a lift from another backhoe on the ground

VIDEO: Backhoe uses buddy system, descends wall with a lift from another backhoe on the ground

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Report: GM won’t have to completely retool factory for aluminum truck manufacturing thanks to new welding process

Report: GM won’t have to completely retool factory for aluminum truck manufacturing thanks to new welding process

Ford’s new F-150 is the first pickup out of the gate in the race to reduce weight with aluminum, but ...

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Construction worker helps police bust guy making meth in Florida park

Construction worker helps police bust guy making meth in Florida park

Police in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, arrested a man earlier this week for trying to make meth in the bathroom ...

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Miller Electric’s Millermatic 190 and 141 MIG welders automatically provide weld settings

Miller Electric’s Millermatic 190 and 141 MIG welders automatically provide weld settings

Handle light fabrication, maintenance and repair with the MIG and flux-cored capable Millermatic 190 and Millermatic 141 MIG welders from ...

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VIDEO: Man gets jail time for bungee jumping 140 feet from crane on Wisconsin construction site

VIDEO: Man gets jail time for bungee jumping 140 feet from crane on Wisconsin construction site

A Wisconsin man has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for breaking into a Sheboygan construction site and then bungee ...

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Michelin opens dedicated plant for airless Tweel tire; coming to mowers next, could cars and trucks be far behind?

Michelin opens dedicated plant for airless Tweel tire; coming to mowers next, could cars and trucks be far behind?

Shortly after the New Year, we awarded Michelin with one of our 2014 Innovations awards for their Tweel airless tire. ...

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