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 »

Motley Fool Guide: The Best Way Buy Heavy Equipment and Machinery Stocks

According to the respected finance website, Motley Fool, there are plenty of opportunities to invest wisely in the construction industry and enjoy a solid return. The editors admit that pouring money into the sector can be challenging, but monetary gains are possible with proper preparation and execution. From Motley Fool editor Lee Samaha on August… Read more »

Tracking Heavy Equipment Data Can Save Companies Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars

In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, an example was given about how a construction company saved $150,000 solely by embracing simple technology that is available for heavy equipment. Daniel Samford, a vice president who manages the fleet of equipment at Herzog Contracting Corp., made a decision not to purchase a new wheel… Read more »

Mind-Bending Heavy Equipment Careers Might Be Future for Young Gamers

According to an article in Advertising Age, a leading marketing trade publication, many leaders in the construction industry are working to re-shape its image and are developing strategies that will attract a younger demographic. The reason for the new initiative is that 74% of construction firms say they are having difficulty finding workers for a… Read more »

The Three Vital Steps to Ensure Heavy Equipment Operators Are Properly Trained

It’s safe to assume that every construction company in the world wants to know that their heavy equipment operators are doing every facet of the job properly and to the best of their ability. What isn’t so simple is establishing a system that verifies the ability and training level of each heavy equipment operator. Until… Read more »