Purchasing Power

Purchasing Power

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With so many choices on the market, buying a portable generator can be confusing and overwhelming — especially if the purchase is one of many to be done within a portfolio. To ease the purchasing process, let’s review a few points for consideration.

Boring Bits

Boring Bits

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Two adjectives — “new” and “tried-and-true” — are not often found in the same sentence. When the subject is auger boring, however, they both apply. The old and familiar auger bore boasts higher-tech features that make it a 21st-century mainstay in the construction industry.

Four Decades of Success

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Back in 1973, a group of utility contractors concerned about the lack of unity in the underground utility construction industry in Rhode Island came together to discuss their options. The Utility Contractors Association of Rhode Island was born, and the group was officially named the state chapter of NUCA the following year.

Designed to Deliver

Designed to Deliver

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When constructing a cast of equipment to take out on a job, a loader certainly ranks as a high priority in moving materials from point A to B. And while skid steers have been a popular choice in the past, wheel loaders are becoming a favorite on utility construction jobsites.

Caterpillar Collaborates with Construction Industry Leaders to Customize Safety Resource

Caterpillar Collaborates with Construction Industry Leaders to Customize Safety Resource

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Safety is the No. 1 priority on the job and Caterpillar is getting out that message. The company recently introduced Speak Up!/Listen Up! for Construction, a new safety training tool customized for the construction industry and developed in collaboration with 16 of the world’s leading contractors including Atkinson Construction, Bechtel Corp. and Kiewit Corp.

John Deere Construction & Forestry Technician Program Adds College in North Dakota

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In partnership with RDO Equipment Co., John Deere is expanding its C&F Tech initiative to include North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS) in Wahpeton, N.D. The John Deere dealer technician job training program is a two-year associate’s degree that enables students to troubleshoot, service, repair and rebuild diesel equipment used by customers nationwide.