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Construction spending falls 0.5% in Feb. despite residential gains

Construction spending falls 0.5% in Feb. despite...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 05, 2016

Losses in nonresidential construction wiped out gains from homebuilding as total U.S. construction spending fell 0.5 percent in February. Total spending ...

Construction adds 27,000 jobs in March

Construction adds 27,000 jobs in March

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 04, 2016

For 12 months now, the U.S. construction industry has not posted a loss in jobs. The industry added 27,000 jobs in ...

AGC and NSSGA respond to OSHA’s revised silica exposure rule

AGC and NSSGA respond to OSHA’s revised silica...

Posted by Kerry Clines on Apr 01, 2016

On March 24, U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez issued the final workplace exposure standard for crystalline silica, which will ...

John Deere’s new ROI calculator lets you see how much JDLink telematics could save your fleet

John Deere’s new ROI calculator lets you see how...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 28, 2016

For those contractors and fleet managers interested in telematics but hoping to see those benefits illustrated in dollars and cents, ...

Construction worker survives being hit by car that “flew” off Tenn. highway

Construction worker survives being hit by car that...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 25, 2016

A man performing work inside a Highway 27 work zone in Tennessee is lucky to be alive after being hit ...

Inside Caterpillar’s top secret Peoria Proving Grounds to see how machines come to life

Inside Caterpillar’s top secret Peoria Proving...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 18, 2016

Even if you could take a photo of Caterpillar's Peoria Proving Grounds property—which, by the way, you can't since photography ...

Michigan DOT makes its 2016 construction map available for download

Michigan DOT makes its 2016 construction map available...

Posted by Chris Hill on Mar 18, 2016

The Michigan Department of Transportation has made available its 2016 Paving the Way state construction map as a digital download ...

Vermeer’s new FTX25 takes aim at residential footings market

Vermeer’s new FTX25 takes aim at residential footings...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Mar 17, 2016

Based on the platform of Vermeer’s compact utility loader, the company’s new FTX25 footings trencher is a stand-on, track-mounted unit ...

Home starts rise in February with single-family jump to 8-year high

Home starts rise in February with single-family jump to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 17, 2016

Construction on single-family homes rose during February to its highest level since November 2007, pushing total U.S. home starts for ...

Sandvik merges mining and construction operations

Sandvik merges mining and construction operations

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Mar 17, 2016

Sandvik has announced that it is merging Sandvik Mining and Sandvik Construction into one business called Sandvik Mining and Rock ...

How an equipment operator turned 1 backhoe into a business with a 30-machine fleet

How an equipment operator turned 1 backhoe into a...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 16, 2016

Andy Brown didn’t grow up in construction. His parents and grandparents were successful in the restaurant business. But, what he ...

5 Ways To Screw Up An Extended Oil Drain Interval

5 Ways To Screw Up An Extended Oil Drain Interval

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 15, 2016

1. IGNORE YOUR SERVICE TECHS There are a lot of numbers and reports to watch when setting up an extended oil drain ...

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