Before You Buy or Sell Your Equipment – Check the Market

Much like any other industry, the equipment industry is based on basic supply and demand.  If there is a large supply to choose from, whether it is available in auctions or private sales, the price will naturally be affected. If you are looking to buy, identify machines that have large supplies and vice versa if [&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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Increased Opportunities for Construction Workers

Bizjournals released an article in June 2014 indicating that construction and architectural firms are struggling to find qualified applicants. Due to the most recent recession, former construction workers have left the trade for other industries, leaving little likelihood of their return and creating a higher demand for new workers. With that increased need to hire [&hellip

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Equipment World Provides 4 Rules on Managing Dozer Costs

On a previous article from Equipment World, Caterpillar put together a team of experts including Chub Dietz, marketing/product consultant; Phil Hansen, mining commercial manager; Tom Neeley, sales support manager for undercarriage marketing and Keith Heiar, tractor products marketing. Managing your owning and operating costs is best done through a strong relationship between the manufacturer, the contractor [&hellip

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EHE is the Place You Can Call Home

LeBron James is going home to Cleveland and now Pat Riley is going to a place he never, ever imagined. He is going back to the proverbial drawing board, to rebuild the Miami Heat into a relevant team again. This is by far the biggest news of the week.  Just like Cleveland is the place [&hellip

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EHE Sweeps Away the Competition, Like Hurricane Arthur

If you’re searching a tested and proven company that empowers buyers and sellers of used heavy equipment with exactly what they need to get the job done, the Expert Heavy Equipment (EHE) is your answer. As a matter of fact, EHE sweeps away the competition like a hurricane, the same way that Hurricane Arthur muscled up and [&hellip

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Regardless of China Mining Slump, Good Equipment Still Needed

  In somewhat surprising news, Komatsu Ltd., the world’s second biggest maker of construction and mining equipment, said sales in China are falling more steeply than anticipated, joining larger peer Caterpillar Inc. in flagging fraying Asian demand. Yes, the Asian demand was all the talk within the construction industry over the past 24 months, but [&hellip

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Construction Industry Employment by the Numbers

Whether you’re a business owner or an employee, there are some very interesting numbers to be aware of. According to a new analysis of federal employment data released on Monday by the Associated General Contractors of America, construction employment expanded in 218 metro areas, declined in 72 and was stagnant in 49 between May 2013 [&hellip

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You Won’t Get Bit With EHE – Pun Intended

  The world Cup is well on the way…..and who would have thought Spain would be heading home early and even the United States playing awesome. But along with great games we’ve also seen the ugly part of the game: Biting. Yes, of all the things, a player has been going around biting other players. [&hellip

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How the Highway Trust Fund Works

By now we’re sure that you and virtually everyone else within the construction industry are in wait and see mode when it comes to the Highway Trust Fund (HTF). Let’s face it: Without this funding source the construction industry will be dealt a blow that hasn’t been seen in a while. And the scary thing [&hellip

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