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.
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.
Jason Mushrush is Vice President of Operations at Mushrush Utility Contracting, a leading utility installation contractor headquartered in New Philadelphia, Ohio. The company specializes in underground pipeline replacement and restoration services, primarily for utility service providers, for the benefit of residents in communities located throughout eastern and central Ohio.
“Best Practices” guidelines are a method of defining the correct steps for accomplishing a specific task or procedure and are widely used in a variety of businesses and industries. For utility owners and operators, the best known Best Practices guideline likely is the Horizontal Directional Drilling Good Practices and Guidelines.
Sometimes a contractor’s projects don’t follow a typical 9-to-5 schedule. When work spills over into the evening, a crew needs the right equipment — such as light towers — to stay productive and meet deadlines.Built with a standard 30-ft mast, these sturdy machines lend a hand in illuminating construction sites, mining locales, disaster and emergency response areas and special events when a little extra light is needed for work to continue.
A Marine Corps veteran who served in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom will soon be moving from Spartanburg, S.C., to a new home in Denver, N.C., thanks to the efforts of Purple Heart Homes, volunteering organizations like Doosan Portable Power and community members who have come together to create a community of new homes for service-disabled veterans.