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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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Volvo CE set up a working lab in a Skanska quarry to study how to make fully-electric equipment a reality

Volvo CE set up a working lab in a Skanska quarry to study how to make fully-electric equipment a reality

Volvo Construction Equipment is partnering with multinational construction firm Skanska Sweden and the Swedish Energy Agency on a nearly $25 ...

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BREAKING: Caterpillar splits with Navistar, will design and build its own vocational trucks in Texas

BREAKING: Caterpillar splits with Navistar, will design and build its own vocational trucks in Texas

Caterpillar has announced a parting of ways with truck maker Navistar, ending a six-year partnership between the two companies that ...

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Navistar to launch new line of severe duty work trucks once split with Cat is complete

Navistar to launch new line of severe duty work trucks once split with Cat is complete

With Caterpillar's announcement this morning that it would begin designing and building vocational trucks on its own, Navistar, Cat's partner in the ...

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Construction worker protects woman during escape from abductor in Virginia work zone

Construction worker protects woman during escape from abductor in Virginia work zone

Kevin Huntington, a construction crewmember who does work along Interstate 95 in Virginia, offered temporary sanctuary to a young woman ...

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Senators continue policy games with transportation funding bill as July 31 deadline looms

Senators continue policy games with transportation funding bill as July 31 deadline looms

While the Senate’s DRIVE Act, H.R. 22, is being lauded for the potential it brings for the first long-term transportation ...

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Cigarettes are causing roadside fires in Washington almost daily

Cigarettes are causing roadside fires in Washington almost daily

Cigarette-sparked fires are becoming a daily occurrence in Washington, and the problem has worsened to the point that the state's Department of ...

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