The Waiting Game

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The government shutdown lasted just over two weeks. After continuous name calling, blaming and political insults, the House and Senate finally agreed on a deal that would essentially almost ensure another fiscal showdown at the beginning of 2014, a midterm election year.

Destination: Awareness

Destination: Awareness

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Case Construction Equipment has partnered with award-winning author and infrastructure expert Dan McNichol to tour the United States and bring awareness to the challenges facing the nation’s aging infrastructure.

Vermeer Crowns the Ultimate HDD Operator

Vermeer Crowns the Ultimate HDD Operator

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Derrick Pursley, an HDD drill operator and Texas native, was crowned Vermeer’s Ultimate Operator during the opening day of ICUEE in Louisville, Ky. Pursley’s recognition as the Ultimate Operator is the culmination of the yearlong Navigator Nation campaign from Vermeer that celebrates and honors HDD operators.

Fun (and Work) in the Sun

Fun (and Work) in the Sun

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Last month, NUCA members flocked to Fajardo, Puerto Rico, for the association’s Fall Leadership Conference held Oct. 2-5 at the El Conquistador Resort. Attendees experienced three days of meetings, presentations, networking and time to explore the picturesque property. Check out the photos on the next two pages for a recap of the event.

Remember the Hazard Communication Standard

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The original Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) was passed in 1994 and remained unchanged for almost two decades. During that 20-year period, the Hazard Communication Standard was listed year-after-year as one of the Top 10 most frequently cited OSHA standards.

To Detect and Protect

To Detect and Protect

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The importance of damage prevention when digging around underground utilities cannot be understated. By avoiding a utility strike, contractors not only protect their company, but the public from potential danger or lost services.

The Case for SCR

The Case for SCR

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Tier 4 mandates are a hot topic of conversation everywhere from the halls of equipment dealers right out to the jobs where you work every day. There’s a lot of information to digest, but it’s important to know that, based on equipment type and style, there are certain Tier 4 solutions that make the most sense for each type of machine.

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.