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Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 25, 2014

There's very little context for this video, but when it starts the machine already has one track dangling over the ...

California dam construction unearths collection of 20 million-year-old fossils

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Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 08, 2014

Since construction began in 2011 on the new dam for the Calaveras Reservoir near Malpitas, California, construction crews and paleontologists ...

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Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 28, 2014

A long-standing legend was confirmed at last over the weekend when a crew of construction workers finally dug deep enough ...

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Posted by Equipment World Staff on Oct 16, 2013

Marketing isn’t just for big companies and consumer products. Excavation contractors can use marketing tactics and strategies to advantageously position ...

Todd Bennick, high-flying motorcycle champ, finds new career in heavy equipment

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Editor's Note: Todd Bennick was a finalist for 2012 Contractor of the Year. He started Bennick Enterprises in in Nebo, ...

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Posted by Equipment World Staff on Jan 10, 2012

The heel-print of the Great Recession continues to reverberate throughout the industry. So how are contractors hanging on? Survivor Stories ...

K&E Excavating names director of operations

Posted by Lauren Heartsill Dowdle on Dec 13, 2011

K&E Excavating, a construction company working in Oregon, Washington and California, appointed Rick Anderson to their executive management team. Anderson ...

Contractor of the Year Finalist

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Posted by Equipment World Staff on Dec 08, 2011

Terry and David Quam Willmar, Minnesota It will take more than snow and the recession to slow these contractors down. Quam Construction Year started: ...

Contractor of the Year Finalist

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Posted by Brooke Wisdom on Mar 02, 2011

Chuck Laney Gatlinburg, Tennessee A family construction business that puts family first and has reaped the reward By Tom Jackson C. Laney and Sons ...

Contractor of the Year Finalist

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Posted by Brooke Wisdom on Oct 05, 2010

Larry Phillips Vine Grove, Kentucky By Amy Materson   Phillips Brothers Construction Year started: 1981 Annual volume: $10 million Markets served: Excavation, site development, utility work, demolition ...

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Posted by Brooke Wisdom on Sep 03, 2010

What lies beneath Calling 811 before you dig is the law of the land and a good system, but there’s no ...

Excavation crew uncovers wooly mammoth skeleton

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 20, 2009

You can't blame this one on the locating company.

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