In the October 2014 Issue
Get the Most from Wheel Loaders With These Expert Tips
What can utility contractors do to make sure they get the most from their wheel loaders? First, buy the proper type of equipment. Second, learn how to operate it efficiently and productively. Third, be sure to make maintenance a priority. Read more
P3: What’s in a Name and What Does It Mean for Utility Contractors?
P3 — folks who deal with public construction have become as familiar with this little abbreviation as the world is with Einstein’s E=mc². Yet the name recognition rarely equates to a genuine understanding of what either stands for or how they work. Read more
Generators Take Final Step Toward Tier 4 Final Compliance
Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will require the final phase of transition to Tier 4 Final-compliant diesel engines to be installed in mobile generators like those commonly used in the construction and utilities industry. Read more
Using Butt Fusion to Join Piping Systems
The science of butt fusion results in leak-free joints for today’s modern thermoplastic piping systems replacing conventional piping systems that are failing across the country. A crucial part of any new installation is the selection of a fusion machine that will cater to your jobsite’s specific needs.
Chapter Focus: NUCA of Ohio
NUCA of Ohio is blossoming as a strong, united voice for underground utility contractors in Ohio. Moreover, the group has become a leader in the industry by building an effective multi-association contractor coalition to represent a diverse group of contractors. Read more
What This Election Really Means
On Nov. 2, 2014, the United States government will hold an election — a mid-term election, to be more specific — which gets its name for being in the middle of a President’s term in office. Read more
Companies often miss opportunities to prevent future accidents and improve their safety and health programs because they do not have a near-miss reporting system. A near-miss reporting system is a proactive system used by many award-winning companies to prevent accidents. Read more