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Construction deaths up 10% in preliminary 2014 report; total leads all industries

Construction deaths up 10% in preliminary 2014 report;...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 02, 2015

Nearly 4,700 people were killed on the job in 2014, according to preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, ...

Iowa high school shop class tasks students with designing, building a sim home

Iowa high school shop class tasks students with...

Posted by Angela Thomas on Oct 16, 2015

Students in a Sioux City, Iowa, shop class are learning more than just the traditional woodworking techniques most high schoolers ...

Crane Industry Services brings custom training courses to West Georgia Technical College

Crane Industry Services brings custom training courses...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 12, 2015

Hoping to boost the number of skilled trade workers in Georgia, Crane Industry Services, an Atlanta-bassed crane operator and rigger ...

Caterpillar to shutter global mining HQ, move jobs to South Milwaukee

Caterpillar to shutter global mining HQ, move jobs to...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Oct 09, 2015

Just weeks after Caterpillar announced a massive cost reduction plan and the departure of its top mining executive, the equipment manufacturer has ...

Construction adds 8,000 jobs in September

Construction adds 8,000 jobs in September

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 07, 2015

September brought another positive month to the U.S. construction workforce with an addition of 8,000 jobs. The industry now employs 6.396 ...

Ditch Witch, Vermeer team up with Ericsson to recruit horizontal directional workers to meet massive telecom fiber needs

Ditch Witch, Vermeer team up with Ericsson to recruit...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Sep 30, 2015

In an effort to meet massive telecom fiber construction needs, telecom services provider Ericsson is joining with Ditch Witch and ...

Caterpillar mining VP retires amid leadership shakeup

Caterpillar mining VP retires amid leadership shakeup

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 25, 2015

Chris Curfman, the chief mining executive at Caterpillar, will retire at the end of the year, ending a more than 20-year ...

Caterpillar plans up to 10,000 job cuts as part of extensive $1.5 billion cost reduction plan

Caterpillar plans up to 10,000 job cuts as part of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 24, 2015

In the midst of a third straight year of down sales and revenues, Caterpillar has announced further cost cutting and ...

Massachusetts highway worker saves stranded snapping turtle

Massachusetts highway worker saves stranded snapping...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Sep 24, 2015

Most highway workers might have more experience with hardhats than with hard shells, but that didn't stop one Massachusetts man ...

AGC expands highway work zone safety training with $120,000 federal grant

AGC expands highway work zone safety training with...

Posted by Chris Hill on Sep 16, 2015

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) will be expanding its highway work zone safety programs next year via the ...

Number of construction firms reporting shortage of skilled workers rises to 86%

Number of construction firms reporting shortage of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 15, 2015

The construction industry's shortage of skilled workers has only gotten worse in the last year, according to the latest national ...

Company focused on construction staffing and skills training opens in Alabama

Company focused on construction staffing and skills...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 09, 2015

A new company focused on training up skilled construction workers opened its doors recently in Alabama. Wright Way held its ribbon ...

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