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.

Productivity’s in the Air

Productivity’s in the Air

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Contractors need an arsenal of equipment to get their work done. And although the idea of these fleets include big machines such as excavators and backhoes, the supporting cast of equipment warrants attention too. Portable air compressors allow contractors to channel pressurized gases to drive their tools and crews into ever new applications (hammers, vacuums, nail guns, pumps and other new jobs).

Government Relations Is about Relationships

Government Relations Is about Relationships

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The more things change, the more they stay the same. As the new government prepares to tackle a number of issues challenging our country this year, more than 90 new members of the House of Representatives and Senate come to Congress. Our country faces a number of issues unique to this point in history.

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.

NUCA of the Carolinas Presents Ditch Digger Award

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NUCA of the Carolinas awarded its most prestigious award during its fall conference held in October in Pinehurst, N.C. Jerry Smith, Executive Vice President with T.A. Loving Co. (TALCO), was the recipient of Ditch Digger of the Year for his long-time leadership in many sectors of the Carolina construction industry as well as his community.

A Record Breaking Year

A Record Breaking Year

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Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc., the world’s largest auctioneer of industrial equipment, sold approximately $3.9 billion of equipment at 328 unreserved auctions around the world in 2012. This represents

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.