Female grads prepare for work as heavy equipment operators We stumbled upon this article form the Journal of Commerce in Canada and thought it was a fitting piece for our female students, even though these students did not graduate from one of our member schools it still says a lot about the diverse nature of… Read more »
It took 15 months, spanned six Texas counties and recovered over $700,000 in stolen construction equipment. Now six people are behind bars. According to Lavaca County Sheriff Micah Harmon, the investgation begin in June of 2008, when his office received a call from a Houston business owner, who said one of his backhoes had been… Read more »
ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 1 – The Transportation Construction Coalition, of which NSSGA is a member, unveiled a highway safety study today that finds that half of U.S. highway fatalities are related to deficient roadway conditions. Unsafe road conditions are a more lethal factor than drunk driving, speeding or non-use of safety belts, according to the… Read more »
The story of Walter Clough is not a rare one for many students that attended one of NAHETS member schools. Walter graduated from the Oklahoma College of Construction and is working for APAC in Missouri making 35/hr. He is an operator, but also doing site plans and other duties. This isn’t Walter’s first HEO job… Read more »
A 39 year-old man who worked for a crane company at Appleton Papers West Carrollton plant died yesterday, July 15, after he was trapped beneath what is believed to be a large piece of crane. William Wilson of Trotwood worked for Crane Pro Services and was in the mill to work on a piece of… Read more »
Redding police say an 18 year old male from Redding, CA, Trevor Traphagan, allegedly stole a backhoe construction tractor and drove it erratically down Oasis Road near Lake Boulevard around 10:20 p.m. Police officers tried to stop the giant machine, but Traphagan ignored all of their attempts. The officers then placed spikes on the road… Read more »
IMG_1372 Originally uploaded by klabacka Matt Klabacka, Chairman of NAHETS visits Volvo CE headquaters in Asheville, NC to discuss relationships with training materials and equipment on July 7, 2009.
When Jim Wazny makes the 2,000-mile drive to Los Angeles to compete in the X Games later this month, he’s hoping for one thing: a good leg to stand on. For Wazny, a 38-year-old motocross rider from Merrill, that’s never a given. He’s competed with one good leg for the last nine years, after a… Read more »
A construction worker in Shanghai working on an unfinished apartment building was killed Saturday. Improper construction methods are believed to be the reason of the collapse in the Lotus Riverside complex in suburban Shanghai, according to a report from the investigation team. “Any construction company with common sense would not make such a mistake,” said… Read more »
DSC_4695 Originally uploaded by klabacka Nahets Chairman, Matt Klabacka, visits with Northern California College of Construction training director, Tom Champlin, at their field site in Stockton California.