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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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Terex Trucks unveils 40-ton Generation 10 TA400 artic, its first under Volvo CE

Terex Trucks unveils 40-ton Generation 10 TA400 artic, its first under Volvo CE

Terex Trucks, a division of Volvo Construction Equipment, used Bauma to showcase its new TA400 41.8-ton articulated dump truck (ADT). ...

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Doosan’s new DX140LC/LCR-5 excavators boast power control, several design improvements

Doosan’s new DX140LC/LCR-5 excavators boast power control, several design improvements

Boasting new power and speed controls along with several other design and cab enhancements, Doosan's new DX140LC-5 and DX140LCR-5 (short ...

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Deutz to supply JLG with remanufactured engines for reconditioned AWP program

Deutz to supply JLG with remanufactured engines for reconditioned AWP program

JLG and Deutz have announced a partnership that will place engines remanufactured as part of Deutz's Xchange program inside JLG's reconditioned ...

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Google Earth’s trippy infrastructure art isn’t a glitch

Google Earth’s trippy infrastructure art isn’t a glitch

While browsing Google Earth or searching an address inside Google Maps, you've might've seen something like the above image. It ...

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Four Chicago bridges join the ranks of city’s century-old spans still in use

Four Chicago bridges join the ranks of city’s century-old spans still in use

Four Chicago bridges—the Jackson Boulevard Bridge (Jan. 29), Chicago & North Western Railroad Bridge (July 30), Webster Street Bridge (Aug. ...

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South Dakota DOT awards $7.6 million through Bridge Improvement Grant program

South Dakota DOT awards $7.6 million through Bridge Improvement Grant program

The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) has awarded roughly $7.6 million through the Bridge Improvement Grant (BIG) program for ...

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