Three More Indicators That Construction Industry Is On Upswing

This week, there were three major indicators released that reveal that the construction industry is doing well. Economic experts caution that while everything isn’t perfect, the recent news on several fronts is better than expected and bodes well for the future. The first indicator was a recent report from the United States Commerce Department that… Read more »

Blogger Believes More Women in Construction Can Be Labor Solution

Most people in the construction industry understand there is a shortage of skilled workers and that the void is projected to become larger in the coming years. Giles Lamberston, a respected writer for ConstructionEquipmentGuide.com, believes that creating a more welcoming environment for female workers could be a solution to fill some of the openings. We… Read more »

Taking a Look at the European Heavy Equipment Market with a Crystal Ball

While we are the North America Heavy Equipment Training Services (NAHETS), some of the companies we work with have an international presence. With that in mind—and also because it is always important to be aware of trends across the globe—today we write about the European construction heavy equipment market. According to researchandmarkets.com, the construction heavy… Read more »

Articles about Construction Injuries, Deaths Magnify Importance of Training

The following are headlines that deeply sadden us here at North America Heavy Equipment Training Services (NAHETS): Worker killed in excavator accident at construction site. Tree falls off truck, kills construction worker. Lightning injures seven construction workers. Man injured in Maryville construction accident stable. Kansas construction worker dies after accident. Just about every day, we… Read more »

Positive News: Construction Industry Adds 22,000 Jobs in July

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 22,000 jobs in the construction industry were added in July of 2014. More good news revealed from the statistics was that overall construction employment totaled 6,041,000 in July, the highest total since May 2009. In addition, the construction industry’s unemployment rate of 7.5 percent was the… Read more »