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Announcing the 12 finalists in our 2016 Contractor of the Year awards

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Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Nov 25, 2015

We are proud to announce the 2016 finalists for our Contractor of the Year program, now in its 16th year. Sponsored ...

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Posted by Amy Materson on Nov 17, 2015

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California contractor sees latest emissions-compliant construction equipment as a competitive advantage

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Best of the Best: Here are the 12 finalists in our 2015 Contractor of the Year awards

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Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Dec 03, 2014

Equipment World announces its 2015 finalists for the Contractor of the Year program, now in its 15th year. Each of the ...

When the Marcellus Shale provided the opportunity, West Virginia contractor Dwaine Doss was ready

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Posted by Tom Jackson on Nov 01, 2014

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Don’t mistake our Contractor of the Year program as just another giveaway

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Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Sep 08, 2014

Yes, our 12 finalists get a free weekend in Las Vegas. And it’s true they get VIP treatment from sponsor ...

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Posted by Lauren Heartsill Dowdle on Aug 01, 2014

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Building the future of your construction company: Matching tech-savvy, young employees in a mentorship with seasoned crew members

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Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jul 18, 2014

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VIDEO: Watch our 2014 Contractor of the Year box a guy who outweighs him by 100 lbs. in the Golden Gloves

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Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 22, 2014

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New Hampshire’s Jeremy Hiltz Excavating named Equipment World’s 2014 Contractor of the Year

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Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 10, 2014

In an awards banquet Saturday night at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Jeremy Hiltz Excavating was named Equipment World's Contractor ...

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