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Vacuum Excavation Showcase

Vacuum Excavation Showcase

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Vacuum excavation helps contractors safely identify a utility’s location, saving on costly damage or downtime. Here, four manufacturers highlight their vacuum excavation units.

Building a Better System

Building a Better System

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Unlike service and warehouse industries, construction has many variables and moving parts. Materials of many kinds. Equipment of every sort. Main and satellite jobsites.

The Many Faces of NUCA 2014 Convention

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The NUCA Convention is a time for recognizing individuals and chapter members and staff for their hard work and commitment to their industry and the association. Their participation keeps NUCA strong and improves our ability to provide top-notch industry advocacy and benefits valuable to all members.

Pairing with a PEO

Pairing with a PEO

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It’s no secret that utility contractors in today’s world have more demands on their time than any other period in history. In our extremely fast paced and information-overloaded daily routines, it’s no wonder that most business owners feel overwhelmed and “bogged down.” They can sometimes even lose focus on the very reasons they started their companies.

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.