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 »

California College to Sponsor Career Fair for Military Veterans

The Northern California College of Construction (NCCC) is sponsoring a career fair in partnership with Hire A Patriot, a 501©3 nonprofit. The Military & Veteran Employment, Education & Resource Event will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University Plaza Waterfront Hotel, 110 West Fremont Street, Stockton,… Read more »

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR CERTIFICATION PROVIDES JOBSITE CONFIDENCE

New Mexico Construction Company Benefits from ADEPT Certification Program Administered on site by National Association of Heavy Equipment Training Services  It has been said that education is an ongoing process, and no one knows that better than Jonathan Ballew, owner of Ballew, Inc., an excavation company in New Mexico that specializes in school construction projects. … Read more »

OSHA and the Impact of the Government Shutdown

With the federal government in it’s third week of the shutdown, manufacturing and construction industries are impacted in a number of ways.  Along with funding issues, many companies must learn how to work with OSHA’s skeleton crew.  Since the shutdown OSHA furloughed roughly 90 percent of its employees.  Howard Mavity, in his blog titled Confusion… Read more »