Strength in Numbers

Strength in Numbers

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Nearly a hundred NUCA members descended on the Nation’s Capital on May 6 for NUCA’s annual Washington Summit. For three days, NUCA members heardfrom poignant speakers on legislative issues that matter to the construction industry, discussed Congressional legislation and initiatives and lobbied Congress for infrastructure investmentand innovation.

When Accidents Happen

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No matter how hard managers and safety directors try to instill a safety-first mentality in employees, accidents do happen to new and experienced workers alike. When these unplanned, unwanted events occur, the actions taken immediately following an accident can make the difference between life and death.

Out with the Old

Out with the Old

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Many utility construction contractors have finally begun to find the off-ramp from the rough economic road they have been on for at least the past half-decade. As always, when the economy sags equipment owners hold on to their machines longer.

Backhoe Loader Showcase

Backhoe Loader Showcase

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The Case 580N, 580 Super N, 580 Super N Wide Track and 590 Super N backhoe loaders feature 3.4-liter, turbocharged engines, ranging from 78 hp in the 580N to 108 hp in the 590SN. The Tier 4i-certified engine — with EGR technology…

Navigating Around “No”

Navigating Around “No”

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For many long-established utility contractors who have successfully weathered the economic downturn, surety bonds continue to be difficult to obtain. Surety providers are figuratively licking their wounds after suffering losses during the bad times and have remained cautious even as the construction market recovers.

How to Blend Locator Technology and Visual Indicators for Ultimate Safety

Prep Talk

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With the growing utility demands of today’s world comes an ever-expanding network of infrastructure pathways necessary to support these services. Everything from sewer and water to natural gas and telecommunications requires methods of transportation to supply homes and businesses with these needs; typically, the most common route selected is to go underground.

And the Award Goes to…

And the Award Goes to…

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This past February, the 2012 Ditch Digger of the Year was awarded to Ryan Schmitt, NUCA’s Immediate Past Chairman of the Board and Owner and President of Petticoat-Schmitt Civil Contractors. This is the second time Schmitt has received the award, previously earning the honor in 2010.

Bobcat Breaks Ground on $20 Million Bismark Acceleration Center

Bobcat Breaks Ground on $20 Million Bismark Acceleration Center

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Bobcat Co. has officially broken ground on its $20 million renovation and expansion to create the Acceleration Center in Bismarck, N.D. When complete, the Acceleration Center will be a modern complex for advancing innovation where professionals utilize technology and modern design to ensure the position of Bobcat as a leader in the compact equipment industry.