LoJack Annual Theft Study Reports Growing Equipment Theft

On March 12, 2008, the LoJack Corporation released the results of its annual Construction Equipment Theft Study. The reports indicated that construction equipment theft is still a growing problem throughout the industry. Here is a summary from the report . . . For 2007, LoJack’s report breaks down construction equipment theft into various categories: Professional… Read more »

A New Look for SCCC Crane Training Program

NAHETS member school, Southern California College of Construction (SCCC), recently enhanced its crane training program. Here is a statement from Campus President Henry Salgado . . . With the high demand for certified, safety conscious, and well-rounded crane operators, we decided to revamp our current three week crane program to a six week program. Upon… Read more »

Heavy Equipment Operation Now a Specialized Education

NAHETS came in contact with Robin Salisian at Construction Crossing in November 2007. Resulting from this contact came the article from NAHETS Executive Director, Matt Klabacka, “Non-Traditional Education For Today’s Web 2.0 Consumer.” After a successful initial contact, in February 2008 NAHETS came in contact with Construction Crossing once again. In talking with Robin Salisian… Read more »

JCB Unveils 60 MPH “World’s Fastest Backhoe Loader” to Assist U.S. Army

Help is on the way for the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, but not in its usual form. This time “help” is the “JCB High Mobility Engineer Excavator (HMEE),” a.k.a. the “world’s fastest backhoe loader.” I like to think of it as the “Batmobile of Heavy Equipment.” Its speed, mobility, and design will improve the… Read more »

Landscape Construction Magazine Publishes Article on NAHETS

Over the last 6 months, we have enjoyed various publicity opportunities here at NAHETS. Some of these include visits with Trimble, Inc. and Volvo, meetings with companies in Saudi Arabia and Estonia, a trip to Hawaii, NCCCO workshops, and more. Recently, we had another success that ended up being the perfect end to a great… Read more »