Business

The Mini Ex Market

The Mini Ex Market

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Throughout Asia and Europe, construction equipment tends to shrink with metropolitan development as jobsites become increasingly confined. Even U.S. contractors are trending toward machines they once regarded solely as foreign novelties — machines like mini excavators (also called compact excavators).

Santa Fe City Council Repeals CWA after Intense NUCA of New Mexico Effort

Santa Fe City Council Repeals CWA after Intense NUCA of New Mexico Effort

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After 11 long months of testimony, e-mails, phone calls, letters and meetings, the Santa Fe City Council voted to repeal the Community Workforce Agreement (CWA) Ordinance, which was passed in February 2012.The CWA would have required any company bidding a project more than $500,000 in the city of Santa Fe to sign a collective bargaining agreement and essentially become unionized for the duration of the project.

Operation Underground

Operation Underground

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Before breaking ground on a new project, it’s always important to know what buried utilities are lurking underground. And while your excavator may be ready to start clawing through the soil, it’s essential to identify these utilities prior to digging. Services such as One-Call are a great starting point at identifying a utility’s location, but are not foolproof.

CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE

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The last thing on my mind when I attended my first NUCA convention was becoming NUCA Chairman and writing this column. But here I am, and I’m glad to be here.

No Room for Error

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When working with heavy equipment, the margin for error is small and mistakes can result in serious injuries and sometimes fatalities and/or equipment damage.

Obama and the Middle Class: Friend or Foe?

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President Obama’s Feb. 12 State of the Union Address painted a very broad picture of his priorities for his second term in office. The speech, which lasted just less than an hour, received the predicted post-address partisan commentary.