Miraculous Recovery for Heavy Equipment Operator Aided By Good Karma

Jerry Townsend nearly died in a heavy equipment accident but his quick thinking and selfless act saved several lives while putting his own in grave danger. The good karma he earned through his actions just might have played a role in his overall recovery from the traumatic injuries he suffered. According to WPXI News in… Read more »

OSHA Extends Compliance Date for Crane Operator Certification Requirements

There has been a lot of discussion and conjecture about how the Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) would deal with the compliance issues surrounding the crane operator certification requirement process. On August 9, 2010, OSHA issued a final standard for crane and derricks work, but many in the industry questioned the requirements and raised… Read more »

Education and Training Is a Major Component of CONEXPO-CONAGG Show in Las Vegas

In less than two weeks, 2,400 exhibitors and 125,000 attendees from the construction industry will be in Las Vegas for the behemoth CONEXPO-CONAGG show. Anything and everything that pertains to the construction, heavy equipment and associated industries will be on display, but one sentence in the overall description of the show really stands out to… Read more »

100-Year Old Construction Company Entrusts NAHETS with Crane Operator Training

The Willbros Group, which began operations in 1908, has become an international and globally recognized contractor known for specializing in energy infrastructure for the oil, gas and power industries. Recently, a subsidiary of this historic and respected company invested in the training curriculum offered by the National Association of Heavy Equipment Training Services (NAHETS) and… Read more »

Construction Industry Coalition Pledges to Hire 100,000 Military Veterans

A recent, monumental announcement was made by a large coalition of construction employers and associations to hire 100,000 military veterans over the next five years. The executives of the National Association of Heavy Equipment Training Services (NAHETS) applaud this announcement and are intrigued by what it means for the industry. The announcement was made at… Read more »