Heavy Equipment Theft A Growing Problem

The Contractors Association of West Virginia is holding a seminar today as part of the 28th Annual West Virginia Equipment, Technology, and Design Exposition. Big deal, right? This happens every year. However, this year’s exposition will be holding a seminar on a topic previously not discussed: heavy equipment theft. The CAWV became aware of this… Read more »

200 Ton Crane Topples Over

NAHETS places emphasis on being aware of significant events related to safety within the heavy equipment and construction industries. Monday night a 200-ton crane fell over at an Aventura Mall construction site in Miami. Surprisingly, only one worker was injured, suffering a broken leg, which was caused when the crane hit the worker. Reporters say… Read more »

Canadian Government throwing Money at Heavy Equipment

Canadian colleges are receiving a windfall in government funding for heavy equipment technician programs according to an article published in a Daily Commercial News and Construction Record a Canadian publication. Thus far the U.S. has relied heavily on private training to teach heavy equipment technicians and operators. Today the majority of heavy equipment technicians and… Read more »

NAHETS Equipment News

As a NAHETS PR representative I continually come across news that relates to the heavy equipment industry, but that doesn’t necessarily get much ink unless it has a heavy editorial spin. I came across this article about the difference between skid steers and compact wheel loaders. The interesting thing about the article is not necessarily… Read more »