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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.

Start Your Engines

Start Your Engines

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On July 5th, Cat machines participated in the groundbreaking of DAYTONA Rising, a historic $400 million redevelopment project at Daytona International Speedway. The significance for Daytona parent company International Speedway Corporation (ISC) and Caterpillar Inc. is the long-standing 20-year partnership between the two companies.

Miller Announces Its WE BUILD Campaign

Miller Announces Its WE BUILD Campaign

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Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has announced the new WE BUILD campaign, which recognizes the hard-working men and women of welding. As part of the WE BUILD campaign, visitors to www.MillerWelds.com can participate in the BUILD & WIN promotion, whereby they can share their own projects every month for a chance to win monthly prizes and a grand prize trip to New York City.

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.