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Incentive Compensation

Incentive Compensation

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Salaries and wages have adjusted drastically through the downturn. The welcome sight of a returning market brings the inevitable “war for talent.” Incentive compensation directly attracts and keeps the right level of talent.

NUCA of Colorado Has a Great Day of Service

NUCA of Colorado Has a Great Day of Service

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More than 20 NUCA of Colorado members, including family members, volunteered to do light repairs and heavy cleaning at the 45-room Ronald McDonald House in Aurora, Colo., on Nov. 9. Ronald McDonald House Charities provide a “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized children at little or no cost.

Fun (and Work) in the Sun

Fun (and Work) in the Sun

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Last month, NUCA members flocked to Fajardo, Puerto Rico, for the association’s Fall Leadership Conference held Oct. 2-5 at the El Conquistador Resort. Attendees experienced three days of meetings, presentations, networking and time to explore the picturesque property. Check out the photos on the next two pages for a recap of the event.

Surviving In Scarcity

Surviving In Scarcity

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In an age of abundance, the utility market faces scarcity and a thirst for solutions. As one example of this thirst, the torrential rains and severe flooding in Colorado offer insights. Prior to the flooding, the Northern Colorado infrastructure market was mature, with modest activity except for the Niobrara oil and gas exploration.

Doing More with Less

Doing More with Less

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GPS grading tools provide significant jumps in productivity — allowing users to accomplish grading tasks faster with lower material usage, fewer personnel and better control of material costs. Changes over the last few years include fully automated grading, more new machines with GPS pre-installed and aftermarket installations becoming more commonplace.

Faulty Workmanship — Is Your Business Properly Protected?

Faulty Workmanship — Is Your Business Properly Protected?

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Faulty workmanship is a risk that specialty contractors, such as utility and excavation contractors, face with each project they take on. Problems can come from a variety of factors and often take years to arise. For this reason, utility and excavation contractors need insurance coverages built for their unique exposures.

Destination: Awareness

Destination: Awareness

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Case Construction Equipment has partnered with award-winning author and infrastructure expert Dan McNichol to tour the United States and bring awareness to the challenges facing the nation’s aging infrastructure.

ICUEE 2013 Surpasses 2011 Attendance, Exhibit Numbers

ICUEE 2013 Surpasses 2011 Attendance, Exhibit Numbers

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The 2013 ICUEE trade show was by all measures an outstanding success and one of the largest and most comprehensive ever, with registered attendance of more than 17,500, surpassing the last show, held in 2011. There was plenty of enthusiasm and a positive buzz throughout ICUEE 2013.

Vermeer Crowns the Ultimate HDD Operator

Vermeer Crowns the Ultimate HDD Operator

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Derrick Pursley, an HDD drill operator and Texas native, was crowned Vermeer’s Ultimate Operator during the opening day of ICUEE in Louisville, Ky. Pursley’s recognition as the Ultimate Operator is the culmination of the yearlong Navigator Nation campaign from Vermeer that celebrates and honors HDD operators.