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Any telescoping service truck crane with lifting capacity within 2,000 to 14,000 pounds falls within the rules of the OSHA 1926 Subpart CC.

You may already be in violation of OSHA’s new...

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 21, 2013

Editors note: Last week OSHA proposed to delay service truck crane operator certification from November 1014 to November 2017. We ...

Contractors, manufacturers, AEM question new OSHA crane operator certification requirements

Contractors, manufacturers, AEM question new OSHA crane...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 10, 2013

During meetings that ran April 2-3, contractors, industry organizations representatives of several crane manufacturers and more voiced their opinion to ...

Budget for Apple’s new HQ balloons to $5 billion, would be a challenge for any contractor

Budget for Apple’s new HQ balloons to $5 billion,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 08, 2013

Back in November, it was reported that the completion of Apple's spaceship-like Campus 2 headquarters would be delayed from 2015 ...

Husband and wife’s business savvy spell success for Texas contractor

Husband and wife’s business savvy spell success for...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 27, 2013

By the time he graduated from high school, Ken Lester, president of Lester Contracting, Port Lavaca, Texas, could operate just ...

Communication brings Massachusetts contractor through tough times

Communication brings Massachusetts contractor through...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 27, 2013

Richard Gordon has been operating equipment since he was a kid, running Bobcats around in the yard, the machine a ...

Smart, skilled class of contractors necessary to navigate worst recovery in modern history

Smart, skilled class of contractors necessary to...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 26, 2013

In this era of partisan news both sides will spin any facts any way to make their side look better. ...

Recession-weary Ala. construction firm auctions $26 million in earthmoving equipment

Recession-weary Ala. construction firm auctions $26...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 19, 2013

Tomorrow, one of the largest auctions of construction equipment in the state of Alabama's history will be held in Tuscaloosa, ...

Contractors, equipment dealers optimistic about construction activity, rental fleet  growth

Contractors, equipment dealers optimistic about...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 11, 2013

The latest round of the Wells Fargo Equipment Finance Construction Optimism Quotient registered at a 106, indicating that contractors and ...

ABC selects Excellence in Construction Awards recipients

ABC selects Excellence in Construction Awards...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Mar 05, 2013

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has selected the winners of its annual Excellence in Construction Awards celebration, a competition which ...

Contractor smartphone use surges; social media use sees modest gain

Contractor smartphone use surges; social media use sees...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Mar 04, 2013

Contractors are dinged for being slow technology adaptors, but according to the 2013 Equipment World Internet Use and Social Media ...

Israeli construction workers accused of kidnapping contractor for backpay

Israeli construction workers accused of kidnapping...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 22, 2013

Pretty scary story out of Israel where three construction workers were arrested for allegedly kidnapping a contractor and demanding he ...

Economists forecast housing-fueled construction job growth

Economists forecast housing-fueled construction job...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 20, 2013

Goldman Sachs economists recently forecasted a housing recovery-fueled increase to the pace of added jobs each month to between 25,000 ...

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