February Construction Starts Advance 2%, Public Works and Electric Utilities Strengthen

February Construction Starts Advance 2%, Public Works and Electric Utilities Strengthen

At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $706.4 billion, new construction starts in February rose 2 percent from the previous month, according to Dodge Data…

Friday Fun: Watch this Cat backhoe basketball video (because working, meh)

Friday Fun: Watch this Cat backhoe basketball video (because working, meh)

It’s Friday, and I’m tired of writing a million blogs. Instead, I decided just to post this game of H-O-R-S-E played with a Caterpillar backhoe…

Understanding Brush Cutters and Flail Mowers for Compact Excavators

Understanding Brush Cutters and Flail Mowers for Compact Excavators

Mini excavator is almost a misnomer these days. Excavators of all sizes are being used for more than just actual excavation. Take mulching applications for…

Construction Job Growth Surges in February, ABC Says

Construction Job Growth Surges in February, ABC Says

National construction employment surged in February as the industry added 58,000 seasonally adjusted net new jobs, according to analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics…

JLG Industries Introduces AccessReady Training Program at The Rental Show This Week

JLG Industries Introduces AccessReady Training Program at The Rental Show This Week

JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, introduced AccessReady, the newest addition to its…

International Truck/Navistar Awarded NJPA Contract

International Truck/Navistar Awarded NJPA Contract

A new contract awarded to International Truck by the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) will expand sales opportunities for new International Class 6, 7, and…

Housing Production in January Levels Off After Multifamily Surge

Housing Production in January Levels Off After Multifamily Surge

Housing starts returned to trend, dropping 2.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.246 million units, according to newly released data from the…

Atlas Copco Launches Industry’s First Gas Breaker with Electronic Fuel Injection

Atlas Copco Launches Industry’s First Gas Breaker with Electronic Fuel Injection

Atlas Copco recently introduced its PROi gas breaker with electronic fuel injection (EFI), an industry first that offers significant benefits for users needing to break…

Operational Insights and Technology Suggestions from Top Skid Steer/Track Loader Experts

Operational Insights and Technology Suggestions from Top Skid Steer/Track Loader Experts

Besides your kids and pets, almost anyone is allowed to jump into a skid steer or track loader and start operating. There’s no training required,…

Planning on Buying a Skid Steer or Track Loader? Check Out Our 2017 Loader Market Watch

Planning on Buying a Skid Steer or Track Loader? Check Out Our 2017 Loader Market Watch

High-Spec Units with Undercarriages Continue to Eat Up Market Share Be prepared for an interesting 2017. We have a new reality TV star President who’s…

The 2017 Construction Outlook: Will the Industry Slow or Grow in the Upcoming 12 Months?

The 2017 Construction Outlook: Will the Industry Slow or Grow in the Upcoming 12 Months?

  The 2016 construction market was fairly flat (like 1 percent growth), but it gained traction and momentum at the year’s end that looks to…