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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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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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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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Caterpillar launches 906M, 907M, 908M compact wheel loaders in highly-customizable configurations

Caterpillar launches 906M, 907M, 908M compact wheel loaders in highly-customizable configurations

Caterpillar has expanded its compact wheel loader line by three, launching the 906M, 907M and 908M with several ways to ...

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How to determine trailer length for heavy equipment hauling using Kingpin to Rear Axle limits

How to determine trailer length for heavy equipment hauling using Kingpin to Rear Axle limits

Contractors and heavy equipment haulers often ask the question, “What is the longest trailer or semitrailer I can use?” The ...

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Construction worker arrested after attacking co-worker with forklift in Texas

Construction worker arrested after attacking co-worker with forklift in Texas

A worker on a Texas jobite was fortunate to have survived an attack last week after an apparent disagreement led ...

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Multiple states delaying or canceling transportation projects over highway funding uncertainty

Multiple states delaying or canceling transportation projects over highway funding uncertainty

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association reports that four states have canceled or delayed transportation improvement projects due to ...

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Make any pickup a Cat truck with Caterpillar’s new auto accessories

Make any pickup a Cat truck with Caterpillar’s new auto accessories

Until that glorious day when Caterpillar agrees to miniaturize the amazing front end of the CT660 and put it on ...

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Transportation funding solution still elusive during infrastructure forum

Transportation funding solution still elusive during infrastructure forum

The need for updating and maintaining U.S. infrastructure work is a clear, agreed-upon issue, but the means of providing funds ...

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