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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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Caterpillar brings back the 918 compact loader in M Series expansion; intros updated 910, 914

Caterpillar brings back the 918 compact loader in M Series expansion; intros updated 910, 914

Acknowledging it as a "gray area" machine, Caterpillar is reintroducing the 918 wheel loader, absent from its compact wheel loader lineup since ...

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Rotating console on Wacker Neuson’s “dual view” DW50 concept turns this dumper into a mini truck

Rotating console on Wacker Neuson’s “dual view” DW50 concept turns this dumper into a mini truck

Citing increased adoption of wheel dumpers over smaller trucks on jobsites with difficult terrain or other conditions, Wacker Neuson has ...

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Cummins to develop plug-in hybrid Class 6 truck with federal grant

Cummins to develop plug-in hybrid Class 6 truck with federal grant

Cummins has been awarded a $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a Class 6 commercial ...

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FHWA proposes emissions measurements to gauge success of transportation projects

FHWA proposes emissions measurements to gauge success of transportation projects

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that would measure the success of transportation projects based ...

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Safety management plans available for 2 USDOT Connected Vehicle Pilot sites

Safety management plans available for 2 USDOT Connected Vehicle Pilot sites

The safety management plans for the Wyoming and Tampa Connected Vehicle Pilot deployment sites under the U.S. Department of Transportation’s ...

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American Concrete Institute names new officers, board members at Concrete Convention

American Concrete Institute names new officers, board members at Concrete Convention

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) introduced two new officers and four board members for 2016-2017 during the recent Concrete Convention ...

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