Rock & Dirt’s Weekly Recap-
News in the Construction Equipment Industry
Need a quick update on what happened last week in the construction industry? Every Monday we will provide a brief overview of some of the top stories for your consumption.
With thousands of construction workers injured on the job each year, safety is a large concern in the industry. In response, the American Society of Safety Engineers, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are joining together to promote a new “Fall Prevention Campaign.” The campaign is designed to raise awareness about how to prevent falls and provides prevention information and training materials. Find more information here:
If new wheels are needed on any of your construction equipment, Superior Tire & Rubber Corp.’s Extreme Wheels ™ Retreading Program may be a good option. The company can retread the tires of existing worn out mid-roller, friction drive and idler cores with a proprietary polyurethane compound, which lasts longer than traditional rubber tires. Therefore, reducing the cost of purchasing new wheels while extending wheel work-life. Learn more here:
The Construction Confidence Index (CCI) was recently released by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), showing a Quarter 2 decline in three aspects of the U.S. nonresidential construction industry – sales prospects, staffing levels, and profits. However, it is still believed that construction spending will increase, but likely at a slower pace. Find the full report and data here: