Former Nevada Governor and George W. Bush Appointee Robert List Serves as NAHETS Advisor

Former Nevada Governor Robert List is one of several top-level executives who serve on the advisory board of NAHETS, the National Association of Heavy Equipment Training Services. The diverse board features experts with nearly 200 combined years of construction, training, education, and other invaluable management and leadership experience. List served as Nevada governor from 1979-1983… Read more »

Digging In: NAHETS Heavy Equipment Executive Insights

Welcome to the newest addition to the NAHETS blog. As trainers, we have a continual thirst for knowledge and a compulsion to share what we learn. With that in mind, this is the first column in a new series that will highlight industry trends, the latest in training methods, and anything else we find of… Read more »

Premiere Heavy Equipment, Construction and Machinery Show Coming to Las Vegas in March 2014

More than 130,000 attendees and 2,400 companies representing the heavy equipment, machinery and construction industries will descend on Las Vegas, Nevada, March 4-8, 2014, for the CONEXPO-CON/AGG show. The show will encompass a record-setting 2.3 million net square feet of indoor and outdoor exhibit space, but organizers believe that despite the enormity of the event,… Read more »

New Alliance for John Deere Re-affirms Vital Importance of Training and Education

John Deere and Dow AgroSciences recently created an innovative training alliance to maximize profits and improve the overall yield of farming projects. The companies are working together to develop approaches and technology that will deliver in-depth growth and agricultural data to farmers. The product of the alliance can then be shared with other companies to… Read more »

The Importance of Heavy Equipment Operator Certifications

In June of 2011, Takis Escoto, a construction worker in Windsor, Canada, was struck and killed by a front-end wheel loader.  As a result of the coroner’s inquest, the jury found that the operator of the wheel loader had not received any formal training or any type of certification.  It is likely that the members… Read more »