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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

Getting More from Your Telematics Data

Many contractors and fleet owners have traded gut instinct for data as they use telematic technology to track machine hours, location, idling and more. Telematics is used to collect, record, and transmit vehicle operational data on a web... 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 always... Continue Reading

5 High-Tech Safety Solutions to Watch

With more than nearly 1,000 deaths and one in 10 construction workers injured in the U.S. each year, the construction industry has room for improvement when it comes to getting workers home safely. New technologies are emerging to make... Continue Reading

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Equipment Operator Best Practices

Attend the education session "Equipment Operator Best Practices" on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. at CONEXPO-CON/AGG. REGISTER NOWHelping operators be more efficient and productive is a continuum. It can be as... Continue Reading

The Future of Asset Management is Powered by Data

Attend the education session "The Future of Asset Management & Liquidation: New Strategies for Maximizing Returns" on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at CONEXPO-CON/AGG. REGISTER NOWWhat’s our fleet worth? What’s... Continue Reading

4 Traits of Successful Construction Project Managers

“I love construction. It’s not weird to me that I’m here.” That’s how Kate Rieling, project manager with Vertical Earth in Cumming, Georgia, explains her comfort in her job. She says there aren’t a lot of women in her field of civil site... Continue Reading

9 Questions to Ask Before Buying GPS

Attend the education session "GPS on the Jobsite: What You Need To Know" on Friday, March 13, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. at CONEXPO-CON/AGG. REGISTER NOWGPS technology is becoming more important on job sites. It gives you fast and... Continue Reading

Best Hydration Drinks for Construction Workers

In physically demanding jobs like construction, hydration is essential to not only worker productivity, but also safety. This is especially the case when the heat index climbs above the 103°F mark.OSHA Guidelines to Stay Safe in Extreme... Continue Reading