Business

Conquering COEXPO

Conquering COEXPO

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After attending the NUCA 2014 Convention, head on over to the Las Vegas Convention Center for CONEXPO-CON/AGG, March 4-8. Every three years, the massive trade show ascends upon Sin City to highlight the latest and greatest products and technologies the construction industry has to offer.

Ritchie Bros. Achieves Notable Milestones in 2013

Ritchie Bros. Achieves Notable Milestones in 2013

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Though it recorded a small drop in gross auction proceeds (GAP) for the year, 2013 was a successful year for Vancouver-based Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc. The world’s largest industrial auctioneer sold approximately $3.8 billion of equipment at 356 unreserved auctions around the world in 2013.

JCB Appoints New North American Chief as John Patterson Retires

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JCB’s John Patterson, who rose through the ranks from field service engineer to Group Chief Executive, has retired after 43 years’ service. His retirement sees Arjun Mirdha take up the position of President and CEO of JCB in North America, where Patterson has led operations since 2008 as Chairman and CEO.

Pump Primer

Pump Primer

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Construction jobsite pumps haven’t changed much in the last few decades. Their designs subtly evolve, of course, but the fundamental pump mechanism in all its variety is pretty well established. This stability is reassuring to pump purchasers, who know they are not investing in a beta product.

When Best Practices Hurt

When Best Practices Hurt

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Many companies have created initiatives to emplace best practices as a solution to the change around them. As the recession subsides and new work becomes apparent, hiring and growth create a demand for more structure in how we execute.

Taking It to the Trench

Taking It to the Trench

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Here, two NUCA members give helpful advice on trench shoring techniques and training, as well as a look into products ideal for utility construction and excavation work.