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How one construction firm is using drag racing to...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Sep 04, 2014

If you want to catch a fish you need bait. And if you want to catch the attention of a ...

Zeal for diversification, taking care of fleet key to Wm. Winkler Company’s success

Zeal for diversification, taking care of fleet key to...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Sep 01, 2014

"We love to do anything that involves concrete,” says Brian Winkler, 47, president of Wm. Winkler Company.  In fact, concrete has ...

Expansion of Oklahoma fertilizer plant could put more than 1,000 contractors to work

Expansion of Oklahoma fertilizer plant could put more...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 06, 2014

The massive expansion of a fertilizer production plant in Oklahoma will likely have quite the impact on the construction industry ...

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 ...

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

Building the future of your construction company:...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jul 18, 2014

When I listen to contractors tell me how they first became involved in construction—usually a tale of early exposure and ...

Contractor stresses importance of parts and service, tells equipment manufacturers: “You’re only as strong as your weakest dealer” (VIDEO)

Contractor stresses importance of parts and service,...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jun 30, 2014

Edgar Butsch, director of equipment operations, M.A. Mortenson Company, Minneapolis, had some kind but blunt words for equipment manufacturers attending ...

Reputation built upon speed, technology and old school skills makes Jeremy Hiltz our 2014 Contractor of the Year

Reputation built upon speed, technology and old school...

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 01, 2014

Although Jeremy Hiltz started his own company in 1996, his roots in construction go much deeper. When he was just ...

In a digital age, survey shows contractors still value personal interactions with equipment dealers

In a digital age, survey shows contractors still value...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Apr 25, 2014

So how do contractors want to interact with equipment dealers today? A joint Associated Equipment Distributors/Randall-Reilly research project, conducted by our ...

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

VIDEO: Watch our 2014 Contractor of the Year box a guy...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 22, 2014

You don’t get very far in the construction business without a competitive spirit, the ability to duke it out, to ...

South Dakota contractor’s work in his small town’s moment of crisis provides framework for growth

South Dakota contractor’s work in his small...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 01, 2014

Each February, Gale Nitteberg, his wife Sandy and their grandchildren pack up and head south for about a month to ...

The 6 habits of highly successful construction company owners

The 6 habits of highly successful construction company...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 28, 2014

In our recent special report, “The Future of Your Construction Company”, we focused so much on contractors retiring or transitioning ...

Dearth of women in construction deprives industry of good workers, women of good jobs

Dearth of women in construction deprives industry of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 24, 2014

Recently, Barbara A. Res penned an insightful column for the Baltimore Sun examining why there are so few women in the ...

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