Small but Mighty

Small but Mighty

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What type of vehicle offers fuel efficiency, compact size, load-carrying capability, the flexibility of optional attachments and the ability to easily travel both on- and off-road? The answer is a utility terrain vehicle. Because of that unique combination of features, utility terrain vehicles, or UTVs, are growing in popularity across a broad spectrum of industries and occupations.

Do as I Say not as I Do

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On March 29, 2013, President Barack Obama announced his Rebuild America Partnership at the Port of Miami. This plan, as a precursor for his Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) budget, aims to strengthen the financial investment in America’s infrastructure. In his speech, Obama outlined a very general but robust plan for the investment.

Job Hazard Analysis

JHAs Prevent Accidents and OSHA Violations

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A job hazard analysis (JHA) helps prevent accidents and OSHA violations by foreseeing and eliminating hazards. JHAs, also known as job safety analysis (JSA), may be used in different ways to analyze a project or a specific task. In this article, we will discuss the use of a JHA to prepare for a new construction project. We should probably call this a project hazard analysis.

SUCA Visits Lawmakers in Tallahassee

SUCA Visits Lawmakers in Tallahassee

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SUCA was very well represented in Tallahassee, Fla., last month, taking the utility construction industry’s message to lawmakers. The Underground Utility Contractors of Florida’s (UUCF) board meeting was held on April 1 in Tallahassee and included a legislative briefing for those who would be visiting the capitol.

The Complete Picture of Equipment Cost Management

The Complete Picture of Equipment Cost Management

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When contractors invest in heavy equipment, they typically make an assumption regarding the expected life of the equipment. Then they work to manage costs throughout that expected lifespan. Most of the data they gather — fuel consumption, idle time, repair costs, etc. — are aimed at tracking and controlling operating costs, and most of the software they use is focused on this objective.

Just Moved

Just Moved

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Foundation Software, developer of FOUNDATION for Windows construction accounting, project management and scheduling software, is growing at a rapid rate and has recently left its headquarters in Brunswick, Ohio, and moved into a bigger, state-of-the-art corporate campus in Strongsville, Ohio, on April 1.

Wacker Neuson Presents 2012 Technician of the Year Award

Wacker Neuson Presents 2012 Technician of the Year Award

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Wacker Neuson, a global manufacturer of light and compact equipment, has presented its first annual Technician of the Year Award for 2012. The award is designed to acknowledge dealer technicians who take ownership and pride in supporting the Wacker Neuson brand. Nick Pearcy, Logan Contractors Supply, Olathe, Kan., is the first dealer technician to receive Wacker Neuson’s Technician of the Year Award.

Terex Launches New E-Literature App

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Accessing information about Terex machines has never been easier following the launch of the equipment manufacturer’s new application “Terex eLiterature” (eLit). Available to download free on iPads and iPhones via the Apple store, Terex eLit allows users to effortlessly view up-to-date specification sheets and brochures for every Terex product at the touch of a button.

Doosan Portable Power Donates to Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Doosan Portable Power Donates to Susan G. Komen for the Cure

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Doosan Portable Power recently donated $4,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Charlotte Affiliate. Susan G. Komen is the leading breast cancer awareness and research organization in the United States. The donation is part of a broader effort by Doosan Portable Power to support Susan G. Komen and efforts to increase breast cancer awareness.