As the construction pace picks up worldwide the industry is looking for ways to find and train qualified operators and laborers. SIX engineering scholarships at the University of Nottingham are to be funded by a leading manufacturer of heavy equipment
The state added far more manufacturing jobs than expected, helping a drop in unemployment to 8 percent Oregon’s unemployment rate fell to 8 percent in April, down from 8.2 percent in March, as employers added jobs for the seventh month in a row, the state Employment Department said Tuesday. Employers added 3,700 jobs in April…. Read more »
The National Association of Heavy Equipment Training Services (NAHETS) recently introduced the ADEPT (Adaptable Equipment Proficiency Testing) Certification. The ADEPT Heavy Equipment Operator Certification is designed to measure the knowledge and skills of an operator against industry and regulatory standards and expectations using a validated and transparent certification process. NAHETS offers ADEPT Heavy Equipment Operator… Read more »
Manitex Unveils 70-Ton Truck-Mounted Crane Manitex, Inc. has unveiled its newest truck-mounted telescopic crane, the 70-ton TC700. The crane is specifically designed to be used on commercial carriers, allowing operators quickly travel to and between job sites. Once on the job, the TC700′s ROC radio outrigger controls, swing-out outrigger design, on-board outrigger pads, and remote… Read more »
Kansas construction employment down 3.2% from last year Kansas was among 19 states losing construction jobs from March 2012 to March 2013, the Associated General Contractors of America said in a report Friday. The state lost 1,800 jobs from year ago, a drop of 3.2 percent, the AGC’s analysis of U.S. Labor Department data shows…. Read more »
State creates fast track for vets to gain heavy equipment, truck licenses Posted on April 23, 2013 by Bill McMichael I read this great article on military heavy equipment training transitioning into occupational licensure read more here…..
As the equipment rental business goes up, so goes the economy. Or at least that is what many say. United Rentals First-Quarter Profit Up 62% United Rentals’ quarter #1 earnings climbed 62% as the company’s revenue continued to gain strength. UR reported a profit of $21 million, up from $13 million a year earlier. GO… Read more »
Construction Sector Adds 18,000 Jobs in March Construction employment experienced an increase for the tenth month in a row in March, as the sector added 18,000 jobs, according to analysis of federal data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). The sector surpassed 5.8 million employees for the first time since September 2009. “The… Read more »
As reported from www.cranestodaymagazine.com, “Terex’s Bauma 2013 stand will include the first appearance of a brand new family of all terrains. The new all terrain crane, due to be shown in a five-axle variant, will be joined by the first trade show appearances of the company’s new Quadstar rough terrain cranes and Superlift crawlers.” Cranes… Read more »
Improving US housing markets was at 273 metros in April, virtually unchanged after seven months of gains.