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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.

Nuca Chairman’s Message

Nuca Chairman’s Message

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As we embark upon the New Year, we can all ask ourselves if we are going to travel through 2013 the same way we did 2012, or if we are going to try and make this a better year than the last. This doesn’t mean that we are necessarily doing anything wrong.

Half a Million and Counting

Half a Million and Counting

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JCB invented the backhoe loader and on Dec. 12, 2012, the company marked the production of its 500,000th. The first backhoe rolled off the production line in Rocester, Staffordshire, England, in 1953.

Digging for Information

Digging for Information

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The excavator has become a staple in the utility construction industry. From digging and backfilling to moving and placing pipe, it’s the go-to machine to get the job done.

SUCA Celebrates 40 Years and an  Active Membership

SUCA Celebrates 40 Years and an Active Membership

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A successful organization is only as good as the members who support it, and the Suncoast Utility Contractors Association (SUCA) is definite proof of that. Incorporated in May 1975 and located in Tampa, Fla., the association focuses on legislative issues and ordinances locally — and nationally through NUCA — to protect contractors and promote the industry.