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5 Ways to Shake Up Your Safety Training

Attend the education session "Safety Training Ninja" on Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at CONEXPO-CON/AGG. Register NowAt 20-years old, Regina McMichael’s husband died after falling off a roof at a jobsite where he... Continue Reading

5 Ways to Win the War for Talent

By Gregg Schoppman, Principal, FMI CorporationAfter surveying executives from some of the top construction firms, it is clear that the “talent quotient” is one of the most challenging variables in play right now. It also happens to be... Continue Reading

The Road from Parts Runner to President

Mike Ortiz got interested in construction equipment as a boy when his family was building a house in northeast Ohio. “My dad had a friend who was an owner/operator. He brought over a bulldozer to dig a backyard pond. I watched that... Continue Reading

Why Good Employees Leave and What to Do About It

The impact felt when an employee leaves is exacerbated when labor markets are tight. Leaders at all levels in the organization need to be cognizant of the message their actions send to employees when someone leaves.“Leaders are... Continue Reading

4 Low-Risk Online Marketplaces for Construction

Online marketplaces can make running a construction business easier, helping with the functions of marketing, finding bid opportunities, hiring subcontractors and staffing. If your business is not on the first page for a relevant... Continue Reading

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Top 6 Wearables for Safety at the Jobsite

154 million by 2021. That is the number and date according to an ABI Research report anticipating growth for enterprise device shipments. In fact, the report suggests that wearables in the workforce are becoming more prominent. This will... Continue Reading

20 Tips from Veteran CONEXPO-CON/AGG Attendees

CONEXPO-CON/AGG is big, and it can be overwhelming if you are attending for the first time. We asked veteran attendees to share their best advice for first-timers coming to the show. Here are 20 things you need to know before you travel... Continue Reading

AI and Robotics: The Future of Construction

Often, the concept of AI (artificial intelligence) and robotics are combined into one futuristic notion of how advanced intelligence and technology will impact business.However, the concepts—each very different in nature—serve a specific... Continue Reading

Skid Steers of the Future

Construction equipment, such as skid steers, continue to advance at a rapid pace. For operators out at the jobsite, understanding the new technical features can help improve how they work.Jeff Brown, product specialist, Caterpillar... Continue Reading

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