Business

Night Lights

Night Lights

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Sometimes a contractor’s projects don’t follow a typical 9-to-5 schedule. When work spills over into the evening, a crew needs the right equipment to stay productive and meet deadlines.Built with a standard 30-ft mast, these sturdy machines lend a hand in illuminating construction sites, mining locales, disaster and emergency response areas and special events when a little extra light is needed for work to continue.

Trailer Time

Trailer Time

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Compared to lugging around a large excavator, towing a skid steer to a jobsite may seem like a piece of cake. However, that compact machine (and its many attachments) needs just as much care and a sturdy trailer to get it to where it needs to be.

Acing Articulating Crane Operation

Acing Articulating Crane Operation

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Truck-mounted articulating cranes are a valuable material handling tool for utility contractors. The ability of truck-crane units to efficiently transport, pick up and place a variety of heavy materials can have a significant impact on a contractor’s productivity and profitability.

Decisions Decisions

Decisions Decisions

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Imagine for a moment that a NASCAR driver has a healthy lead going into the second half of a race. He pulls into the pit for a quick tire change, and his team switches his racing tires out for off-road tires. How do you think that driver is going to perform in the second half of the race?

Track Talk

Track Talk

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One of the most common mistakes construction companies make is assuming that one track fits all applications. That is not the case, and there is a perfect track for each need.

A Closer Look

A Closer Look

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As our easements and roadways become more congested with utility lines, it’s vital to visually identify the location of these utilities — gas, fiber, water, telecommunications and sewer — to ensure the safety of your workers and reduce third-party utility strikes.

Thompson Pump Moves Branch Location to Biloxi

Thompson Pump Moves Branch Location to Biloxi

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Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co. Inc., headquartered in Port Orange, Fla., has recently moved its southern Mississippi branch from Pass Christian to a larger facility at 9257 W. Oaklawn Rd. in Biloxi.The new facility — with 4,000 sq ft situated on two acres near corridor I-10 — is one of 21 Thompson Pump branches nationwide.

The Perfect Pair

The Perfect Pair

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A new piece of iron is quite the investment, so the equipment buying process should not be taken lightly. Thankfully, contractors can rely on equipment dealers to help along the way and ensure they find the right machine for their needs and budget.

The Mugshot of Non-Compliance

The Mugshot of Non-Compliance

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Indeed, the dawn of a new day in the world of contracting on certain projects receiving federal financial assistance has arisen. And for those who choose to dwell in the days of the past and ignore the mandates of the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program, the consequences can be life altering.