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Bulldozers Now Made Easier to Operate As Skilled Workers Prove Harder to Find

Drought of Skilled Workers Hits at The Wrong Time - As Building Rebounds Fiercely One of the ways in which construction industry professionals are coping with the lack of skilled manpower these days is by tailoring the work to the available workforce. It used to be that an apprenticeship, months of practice, and a trusting […]

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Federal Contractors Facing New Hiring Rules in 2014

Veterans and Those With Disabilities - at the Forefront Of New Legislation As defined by United States’ code – a federal contractor is any person who enters into a contract with the United States or any department or agency thereof for the rendition of personal services and whose compensation is paid in whole or in […]

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While Many Are Unemployed In America - Construction Jobs Are Available

Construction Begins To Ramp Up – But Where Have All The Workers Gone? While multi-family, single family, and commercial builders have all begun to see increased traction in recent quarters, construction companies are finding that the pool of talent in which to select from has, to an extent, dried up. Single and multi family builders […]

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Nine Tips for Better Excavator Maintenance

Tip 1: Use high-grade oil Maintaining proper oil change intervals per the manufacturer’s recommendation is basic to excavator performance and life. Engine oils, particularly those with additives, can break down under high duty-cycles. The newer Tier 4 engines with exhaust gas recirculation and anti-pollution equipment require higher-grade oils. Engine oil is no place to save […]

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The Los Angeles Aqueduct was Built with the Help of Holt's Caterpillar Tractors

The Los Angeles Aqueduct was constructed during 1908-1913 to transport water via a concrete-lined tunnel from the Owens River to Los Angeles, California. The Caterpillar tractors hauled rock, cement, supplies and other machinery from the railroad to the Los Angeles Aqueduct. Loads weighed as much as 50 tons and the machines traveled up to four […]

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CAT Dealer Leaves Lasting Impression on Demolition Company

Over 30 years ago Lee Farms Excavating Inc. of Onarga, Ill. started out on farm site clean-ups. With the support of their Cat® dealer, the company has grown into a successful demolition operation, taking down grain elevators all over the U.S. “Years ago, my dad and I were just farmers who started a small family […]

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How Hiring Equipment Will Benefit Your Construction Job

Construction sites can be dangerous environments for both workers and affected passers-by. It’s the responsibility of each project manager to be implementing the necessary safety precautions in order to bring the risk of accidents down and the efficiency of work up. Most construction involves the building and assembly of infrastructure, thus needs to be of […]

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Case Construction Equipment Lends Support to Victory Garden Initiative; 500 Gardens Built for Milwaukee Residents

Thanks to Victory Garden Initiative, community groups, volunteers and the sponsorship and support of CASE Construction Equipment, Milwaukee residents can enjoy vegetables grown in their own neighborhoods. It’s all part of the Victory Garden Blitz, an event that involved the installation of 500 new vegetable gardens throughout the City of Milwaukee from May 11 through […]

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CAT Off-Highway Truck Endures Challenging Journey to Reach Coal Mine

Cat® equipment face challenges every day – from harsh environments to challenging job sites. This Cat 775G Off-Highway Truck heading to a mine in Spitsbergen, Norway was put to the test before it ever reached its job site. Cat customer AF Gruppen purchased the machine for coal hauling at its Svea mine. To get to […]

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The Most Amazing Construction Projects

Over time it is amazing to see what man has been able to create. Large construction projects leave us in awe of how the builders brought everything together. All the work, effort and coordination it took to make these projects happen make us wonder how such undertakings ever took place. What are some of the […]

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The Brokk Robolition 260 Mega: Delivering Powerful, Safe & Versatile Remote Controlled Demolition

The Brokk 260 demolition machine is consistently one the most in demand demolition machines. Not only is the machine extremely powerful, it is also unbelievably agile and versatile enough to work in even the tightest spaces. When it comes to demanding remote controlled demolition jobs, the Brokk 260 is loaded with features that allow it […]

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Planning the Demolition of a Building

Often times before new building construction begins the demolition of an existing structure must take place. This is not as simple as knocking it over, breaking into pieces, and carting away. Reclamation and recycling of resources used in the existing structure, handling of hazardous materials, and environmental impact all are key considerations. Typically correct demolition […]

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