Business

Will ObamaCare Stifle Company Growth?

Will ObamaCare Stifle Company Growth?

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (often just called ObamaCare) was supposed to be in force by now. Instead, the law is being implemented piecemeal, with provisions being arbitrarily waived and other implementing systems (like its site Healthcare.gov) malfunctioning from the start.

First Things First

First Things First

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Manufacturers of construction machines and those who use them are rightly concerned that equipment is operated correctly to complete work in a timely manner without accident or injury. Safety is a key element in written guidelines and training for proper equipment operation.

Keeping an Eye on a Sensitive Ecosystem

Keeping an Eye on a Sensitive Ecosystem

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Preserving an ecosystem often tops the list of challenges for many excavation projects. Being aware of nearby wildlife, waterways and plant life is paramount for any contractor looking at an expansion or installation.

Robust New  NUCA Hawaii Chapter Rises from Islands

Robust New NUCA Hawaii Chapter Rises from Islands

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Rising from one of the world’s most remote places — the Hawaiian Islands — a new NUCA Chapter has emerged following weeks of recent groundwork by utility contractors based there. Though still in its formative year, NUCA of Hawaii has already made its mark as one of the state’s strongest, most active and highly regarded groups.

Trenchless Technology

Trenchless Technology

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Over the past decade, much attention has been given to the current state of our aging underground utility infrastructure network. The estimated overall cost to reinvest in these systems is astronomical. In a recent study, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) concluded that the United States will need to invest nearly $1 trillion over the next 25 years to simply replace deteriorated water pipes.

Staying Strong

Staying Strong

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Since its introduction to North America more than 30 years ago, pipe bursting is still making a tremendous impact on the way sewer, water, gas and storm drain pipe replacement is done. Pneumatic pipe bursting was developed from the concepts found in pneumatic piercing tools and still makes up the largest portion of high production bursting that is done in the United States.

For Rent

For Rent

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As 2014 continues to roll on, so does recovery in the utility construction market. And with the hopes of new work, comes the need for equipment. Luckily, contractors have the option to turn to rental if their fleet is lacking a necessary piece of machinery to get the task at hand done.

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.