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Posted by Tom Jackson on Jun 24, 2014

If you are any kind of craftsman, if you've ever had to build your own tools, jigs or fixtures to ...

UAW defeat in Chattanooga ought to be a wake up call for unions: This ain’t Germany

UAW defeat in Chattanooga ought to be a wake up call...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 20, 2014

Last week when factory workers at Volkswagen's Chattanooga, Tennessee, facility voted against forming a union, the headlines characterized it as ...

The RINOs charge: Republicans’ return to the middle signals hope for infrastructure funding

The RINOs charge: Republicans’ return to the...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Nov 06, 2013

With Chris Christie easily winning his second term as governor of New Jersey and Bradley Byrne winning his first election ...

Government priorities and lack of infrastructure spending are hurting the American economy

Government priorities and lack of infrastructure...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Sep 25, 2013

Ever since the statistical end of the Great Recession an argument has raged about deficit spending by the federal government. Belt-tightening ...

Will recruiting Millennials to the construction and manufacturing industries prove impossible?

Will recruiting Millennials to the construction and...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 12, 2013

Last week we told you about a survey by Associated General Contractors of America in which 74 percent of contractors ...

Opinion: If Obama wants job growth, he should start by asking the EPA to calculate how many jobs they’ve destroyed

Opinion: If Obama wants job growth, he should start by...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 31, 2013

The president spent an hour last week giving a speech detailing yet another jobs program. During the last election cycle ...

Fossil-fueled vehicles better for environment than electric?

Fossil-fueled vehicles better for environment than...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 22, 2013

Over the 4th of July weekend—while you were busy polluting the air with your holiday grilling—you might have missed this ...

Opinion: Why I write about Global Warming on a construction equipment site

Opinion: Why I write about Global Warming on a...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 17, 2013

A reader from Europe recently asked why I spend a lot of time blogging about global warming and other such ...

Copies of President Obama's 2014 Fiscal Year Budget. Credit: Associated Press

Obama budget slashes funding for DERA’s emissions...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 12, 2013

Let’s see...Solyndra gets $535 million in government cheese, goes belly up without ever producing a single product or service.  Al ...

Why construction unions are wrong in fighting immigration reform

Why construction unions are wrong in fighting...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 26, 2013

Ah politics! Strange bedfellows. Even stranger enemies. One would think the universal brotherhood of union workers would welcome with solidarity the ...

POLL: Are you optimistic about the construction industry in 2013?

POLL: Are you optimistic about the construction...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Feb 12, 2013

There are plenty of people who get paid to make forecasts regarding how successful or unsuccessful our industry will be. ...

Gastrobus food truck in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Joe Seer / Shutterstock.com

Opinion: Food trucks an American and construction...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 12, 2013

I couldn’t help but notice an ugly irony in the headlines last month. The American Interest’s Walter Russell Mead posted a ...

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