Only Eight States Have Recouped Pre-Pandemic Construction Employment Numbers, Says AGC
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Only Eight States Have Recouped Pre-Pandemic Construction Employment Numbers, Says AGC

California and Vermont Post Worst Losses since February as Virginia and South Dakota Add the Most; Illinois and Iowa Have Worst One-Month Job Losses, While…

New RIDGID Underground Technology Enhancements Maximize Jobsite Efficiency
Hand Tools

New RIDGID Underground Technology Enhancements Maximize Jobsite Efficiency

RIDGID, part of Emerson’s Professional Tool group, continues to innovate its underground technology solutions, adding purpose-built elements to make trade professionals’ work easier and more…

Vacuworx Recognized as 2020 Manufacturer of the Year
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Vacuworx Recognized as 2020 Manufacturer of the Year

The Oklahoma district of the U.S. Small Business Administration has named Vacuworx the 2020 Manufacturer of the Year as part of National Small Business Week….

Housing, Wow: Single-Family Construction Continues Its Dramatic Climb
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Housing, Wow: Single-Family Construction Continues Its Dramatic Climb

Single-family starts showed continued growth in September as overall housing production increased 1.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.42 million units, according…

Serious Labs Announces First Internationally Accredited Heavy Equipment Operator Training by Simulator
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Serious Labs Announces First Internationally Accredited Heavy Equipment Operator Training by Simulator

Serious Labs, the leader in virtual reality (VR) solutions for training and operations of heavy equipment, recently announced that for the first time, an internationally…

Winter, Of Course, Is Coming, So Let’s Run Down Top Snow Attachments and Accessories for Utility Tractors
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Winter, Of Course, Is Coming, So Let’s Run Down Top Snow Attachments and Accessories for Utility Tractors

When you first think about the ways to put your compact utility tractor to work, warm weather activities such as mowing, digging ditches or harvesting…

Hitachi Industrial Equipment Taps Syncron for Service Parts Inventory Management
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Hitachi Industrial Equipment Taps Syncron for Service Parts Inventory Management

Syncron recently announced that Hitachi Industrial Equipment has selected Syncron Inventory, a core solutions of the Syncron Service Cloud, to optimize the company’s global service…

Hy-Brid Lifts Launches Intelligent Controls for Easy and Safe Lift Operation
Aerial Lifts

Hy-Brid Lifts Launches Intelligent Controls for Easy and Safe Lift Operation

Hy-Brid Lifts, the industry leader in high-quality, low-level access equipment, has introduced Intelligent Controls, offering intuitive and safe operation of lifts. The new Controller Area…

NUCA Joins the Sixth Annual ‘Imagine A Day Without Water’
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NUCA Joins the Sixth Annual ‘Imagine A Day Without Water’

The National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) joined the sixth annual “Imagine A Day Without Water” day on October 21 to raise the public’s awareness of…

U.S. Department of Labor Issues FAQ Confirming N95 Respirators Protect Against the Coronavirus
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U.S. Department of Labor Issues FAQ Confirming N95 Respirators Protect Against the Coronavirus

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on how N95 respirators effectively…

The Robots Are Coming: Trimble and Boston Dynamics Partner on Autonomous Bots in Construction
Business and Software

The Robots Are Coming: Trimble and Boston Dynamics Partner on Autonomous Bots in Construction

Integration Between Robots, High-Accuracy GNSS, Laser Scanning and Total Station Technologies to Improve Project Safety, Productivity and Quality Trimble and Boston Dynamics just announced a…

Bobcat Introduces New Front-Mount Snowblower
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Bobcat Introduces New Front-Mount Snowblower

Bobcat Company, a global leader in compact equipment, is expanding its compact tractor attachment offering with the new front-mount snowblower. The front-mount snowblower — available…

John Deere Dealers to Sell and Service UTV Snow and Ice Removal Products from WESTERN
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John Deere Dealers to Sell and Service UTV Snow and Ice Removal Products from WESTERN

John Deere has entered an allied distribution agreement with Douglas Dynamics, parent company of WESTERN plows, to sell and support Western products through the John…

AEM Voice of Customer Survey: Looking at COVID-19’s Impact on Construction, Utility Sector Workforce
Business and Software

AEM Voice of Customer Survey: Looking at COVID-19’s Impact on Construction, Utility Sector Workforce

By Megan Tanel, AEM’s Senior Vice President of Construction and Utility Sector We’re now six months into what can best be described as a “COVID…

It’s Back! Caterpillar Revives Its Trial Video Series with a PAC-MAN Twist
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It’s Back! Caterpillar Revives Its Trial Video Series with a PAC-MAN Twist

Leave it to Caterpillar to do something this cool. Continuing the company’s successful Cat Trials series, a total of eight videos which have logged more…

PCA Forecasts Cement Consumption Decline for Remainder of 2020 and Into 2021
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PCA Forecasts Cement Consumption Decline for Remainder of 2020 and Into 2021

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) released its annual Fall Forecast which predicts a modest decrease in cement consumption during 2020 and 2021. PCA Market Intelligence…

Engcon’s New Standardization Advances Excavation Safety
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Engcon’s New Standardization Advances Excavation Safety

Since its inception 30 years ago, Engcon has been actively involved in driving safety development in the excavation industry. This year is no exception: from…

Home Builder Confidence Continues Its Record Climb
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Home Builder Confidence Continues Its Record Climb

In a further show of strength for the housing sector, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes increased two points to 85 in…

Making Buckets: Werk-Brau Introduces a New High Performance Loader Bucket Series
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Making Buckets: Werk-Brau Introduces a New High Performance Loader Bucket Series

New Werk-Brau High Performance Loader Buckets are specifically designed for strength and durability, whether digging in virgin soil or re-handling material up to 2,000 lbs/cubic…

RIDGID’s SeeSnake CSx Via Reel Is a Convenient Means to Stream, Capture and Share Inspection Images
Hand Tools

RIDGID’s SeeSnake CSx Via Reel Is a Convenient Means to Stream, Capture and Share Inspection Images

RIDGID, part of Emerson’s Professional Tool group, just introduced a flexible, bring-your-own-screen inspection solution, the RIDGID SeeSnake CSx Via. It provides a convenient means to…

Winter, Of Course, Is Coming, So Let’s Run Down Top Snow Attachments and Accessories for Utility Tractors

Attachments

Winter, Of Course, Is Coming, So Let’s Run Down Top Snow Attachments and Accessories for Utility Tractors

When you first think about the ways to put your compact utility tractor to work, warm weather activities such as mowing, digging ditches or harvesting crops likely first come to mind. But whether you’re using …

JCB Restores Vintage Machine to Thank Loyal Customer

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JCB Restores Vintage Machine to Thank Loyal Customer

One of JCB’s longest-standing customers has unwrapped a unique present – …

Cold Compressor Work: Winterizing Tips for Your Portable Diesel Air Compressor

Compressors

Cold Compressor Work: Winterizing Tips for Your Portable Diesel Air Compressor

The days are getting colder and shorter, and soon we’ll feel the pains of winter. Winter and its cold weather is harsh on all of us — including your equipment. Winter is almost always harder …

Kohler Engines Announces Kohler Virtual Booth

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Kohler Engines Announces Kohler Virtual Booth

Even in this period of great changes in the way we live and work, Kohler Engines’ determination to …

Atlas Copco Power Technique Discusses Winterizing Generators

Generators

Atlas Copco Power Technique Discusses Winterizing Generators

Generators are formidable machines, powering electric needs in any condition from the bitter cold of winter to the heat summer brings. …

New RIDGID Underground Technology Enhancements Maximize Jobsite Efficiency

Hand Tools

New RIDGID Underground Technology Enhancements Maximize Jobsite Efficiency

RIDGID, part of Emerson’s Professional Tool group, continues to innovate …

Night Lights: Advice for Renting a Light Tower and What Options Are Out There

Light Towers

Night Lights: Advice for Renting a Light Tower and What Options Are Out There

Sometimes a contractor’s projects don’t follow a typical 9-to-5 schedule. When work spills over into the evening, a crew needs the right equipment — such as light towers — to stay productive and meet deadlines. …

Picking the Right Equipment for the Job: Toro Breaks Down Compact Utility Loaders vs. Skid Steer Loaders

Skid Steers

Picking the Right Equipment for the Job: Toro Breaks Down Compact Utility Loaders vs. Skid Steer Loaders

Different equipment is needed for different jobs, but how exactly do you make the distinction between a skid steer loader (SSL) …

Pull Up Your Calendar, Add: Watch Case Webcast on Optimizing Skid Steers/Track Loaders for Landscapers Oct. 28

Track Loaders

Pull Up Your Calendar, Add: Watch Case Webcast on Optimizing Skid Steers/Track Loaders for Landscapers Oct. 28

We just wrote a story on this very subject. Well, great minds think alike. Taking the …

It’s Friday, Time for Slackdom, so Enjoy this Photo Collage of Manitou’s New MLT 420 Compact Telehandler

Telehandlers

It’s Friday, Time for Slackdom, so Enjoy this Photo Collage of Manitou’s New MLT 420 Compact Telehandler

It’s at least 12:30 pm on a Friday if you’re reading this post. Time to kick up your feet and just act like you’re working. For instance: Why not waste 30 seconds learning about Manitou’s …

Picking the Right Equipment for the Job: Toro Breaks Down Compact Utility Loaders vs. Skid Steer Loaders

Compact Tool Carriers

Picking the Right Equipment for the Job: Toro Breaks Down Compact Utility Loaders vs. Skid Steer Loaders

Different equipment is needed for different jobs, but how exactly do you make the distinction between a skid steer loader (SSL) …