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Swift change in Ferguson a lesson in leadership: America needs more Andy Griffiths, fewer Jack Bauers

Swift change in Ferguson a lesson in leadership:...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 15, 2014

If you blinked you missed it, but yesterday Missouri Governor Jay Nixon gave the country one of the finest examples ...

Briggs & Stratton to acquire Allmand Bros. for $62 million

Briggs & Stratton to acquire Allmand Bros. for $62...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Aug 14, 2014

Briggs & Stratton announced today it will acquire Allmand Bros, manufacturer of towable light towers, industrial heaters and solar LED ...

John Deere cuts outlook as low demand for farm equipment drops profit 14% in 3Q

John Deere cuts outlook as low demand for farm...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 13, 2014

Despite improving performance from its construction and forestry equipment division, John Deere reported a second-straight quarter of declines in profit ...

Bursting bubble of big tobacco financing gives glimpse of road building’s future without a gas tax increase

Bursting bubble of big tobacco financing gives glimpse...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 12, 2014

Last week I wrote about how states that engage in public-private partnerships (P3s) and other types of debt and bond ...

ARA: U.S. equipment rental will grow 7.6% in 2014, exceed $51 billion in 2018

ARA: U.S. equipment rental will grow 7.6% in 2014,...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Aug 12, 2014

U.S. total equipment rental revenue will grow 7.6 percent this year, reaching $35.8 billion, but the American Rental Association is ...

PHOTOS: Tour John Deere world HQ; an engineering feat not unlike the company’s equipment

PHOTOS: Tour John Deere world HQ; an engineering feat...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 07, 2014

In 1958 Deere & Company's board of directors approving a radical and forward thinking design for it's new Administrative Center, ...

What it’s like to work at Bobcat: New office gives equipment giant a tech startup feel (PHOTOS)

What it’s like to work at Bobcat: New office...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Aug 07, 2014

Taking cues from several tech companies, including Microsoft, Google and Sundog, Bobcat opened its $28 million Acceleration Center in Bismarck ...

What contractors can learn from the fast-food business

What contractors can learn from the fast-food business

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 06, 2014

One of America's unique talents is a genius for logistics. We practically invented the concept and have put it to ...

The 6 signs of a bad construction boss

The 6 signs of a bad construction boss

Posted by Amy Materson on Aug 05, 2014

Managing employees can be one of the toughest jobs to face when running a company. Too often, contractors build their ...

Wages for construction workers and heavy equipment manufacturing workers are on the rise

Wages for construction workers and heavy equipment...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 05, 2014

We're now five years into the economic recovery following the Great Recession and pay raises, according to a report from ...

Cummins sales, profit and expectations rise in 2Q due to stronger demand in North America

Cummins sales, profit and expectations rise in 2Q due...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 05, 2014

Cummins has announced gains in both sales and profit during the second quarter. The company has raised its full-year forecast ...

Mud in Your Mouth: How Rex’s Outrageous developed Road Crew Crunch, a line of construction-themed snacks

Mud in Your Mouth: How Rex’s Outrageous developed...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Aug 04, 2014

Blame it on Grandma. “My grandmother had a snack mix she called Gravel,” relates Daren Rexroad (but please call him “Rex”), ...

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