Business

Bid to Win

Bid to Win

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If you’re looking to add to your equipment fleet in 2013, auctions offer contractors a great way to buy the machines they need.

Chairman’s Message

Chairman’s Message

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With each edition of Utility Contractor magazine, I am given the opportunity to communicate to all NUCA members (and non-members) about the accomplishments of the association.

Government Relations Is about Relationships

Government Relations Is about Relationships

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The more things change, the more they stay the same. As the new government prepares to tackle a number of issues challenging our country this year, more than 90 new members of the House of Representatives and Senate come to Congress. Our country faces a number of issues unique to this point in history.

Ladders Are  Inherently Dangerous

Ladders Are Inherently Dangerous

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Climb up, climb down. It seems simple enough. Then why are so many construction workers injured or killed while using ladders? It always amazes me how many construction workers do not know how to safely use a ladder. Anyone can climb a ladder, including my three-year-old grandson.

The Perfect Pairing

The Perfect Pairing

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Underground utility installations and repairs call for a lot of muscle, so it’s no wonder why an excavator fits the bill. These machines are large and in charge when the time comes to dig deep and pick and place materials around the jobsite. However, they can’t do it alone, so that’s where attachments come into play.

Productivity’s in the Air

Productivity’s in the Air

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Contractors need an arsenal of equipment to get their work done. And although the idea of these fleets include big machines such as excavators and backhoes, the supporting cast of equipment warrants attention too. Portable air compressors allow contractors to channel pressurized gases to drive their tools and crews into ever new applications (hammers, vacuums, nail guns, pumps and other new jobs).