JULY 2012

LoJack Corp. has released it’s 12th annual construction equipment theft study, very few surprises ,there was about three hundred million dollars worth of equipment stolen in 2011 and only 8.8 million of it was recovered, a total of 40 people were arrested connection with the thefts, and 40 chop shops and theft rings were raided…. Read more »

June 21,2012

Caterpillar Inc. has entered into an agreement with Westport Inc.who is a global leader in natural gas powered engines to offer natural gas engines in their line of heavy equipment and specialized mining equipment,the company is going to absorb all R and D costs and production is expected to begin in about five years,Caterpillar feels… Read more »

June 2012

MySafetySign.com has released new safety signs,as safety tools on how to operate cranes,crane accidents cause about 80 fatalities per year,according to hg.org US Labor Department a vast majority of those are caused by human error,but according to the New York Times 99.9 % of all crane accidents with a fatality are caused by equipment failure,… Read more »

June 2012

May 2012 was the second time in the last seven months with an increase in unemployment,their was 28,000 jobs lpst in May 18,000 in specialty trades and 11,000 in construction,this was the worst decline since August 2011,The Hill Blog has said that if the Highway and Transit bill gets passed this year it will soften… Read more »

May 11,2012

Construction employment for 2012 is on the upswing compared to 2011 but its a long road back to get to the peak of the summer of 2007,their are some hot spots but their are more cold spots,ironically Nevada is the coldest,with Arizona right behind it.The housing bubble that burst in 2008 has hurt some areas… Read more »