Recruitment of More Women in Construction on the Rise

Dallas Morning news reports there is a strong initiative to recruit women for construction jobs. About 7.1 million Americans were employed in construction-related occupations last year. Only 2.6 percent were women. That percentage has scarcely budged since the 1970s. Since then, women have made gains in many other fields. Why the low numbers? Reasons include [&hellip

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Heavy Equipment Operator Saves Tax Payers Thousands

David Petersdorf is a problem-solver and his successful attempt to speed up the process of painting stripes on highways in Idaho has gained him “Maintenance Person of the Year” status from the Idaho Transportation Department.  It’s also saved Idaho taxpayers about $115,000 in one year. Seeking a better way to paint sections of highway without [&hellip

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Benefits of Heavy Equipment Simulators

Heavy Equipment Simulators provide a way for operators to gain familiarization and understanding of machine controls prior to jumping on a new piece of equipment they might be unfamiliar with. Caterpillar Inc has an entire program dedicated to simulator training that offers safety, increases profits and production and tests skills for new hires. Safety Practice [&hellip

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Who Are the Better Operators? Men or Women?

Equipment World published a great article yesterday about who the better equipment operators are, men or women?  The article clearly depicts the pros and cons of each sex. Below is a quick snapshot of how the two genders measure against one another.  For the complete article, click this 

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