Construction Industry Coalition Pledges to Hire 100,000 Military Veterans

A recent, monumental announcement was made by a large coalition of construction employers and associations to hire 100,000 military veterans over the next five years. The executives of the National Association of Heavy Equipment Training Services (NAHETS) applaud this announcement and are intrigued by what it means for the industry. The announcement was made at… Read more »

Former Nevada Governor and George W. Bush Appointee Robert List Serves as NAHETS Advisor

Former Nevada Governor Robert List is one of several top-level executives who serve on the advisory board of NAHETS, the National Association of Heavy Equipment Training Services. The diverse board features experts with nearly 200 combined years of construction, training, education, and other invaluable management and leadership experience. List served as Nevada governor from 1979-1983… 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 »

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 »

ADEPT Ready Mix Truck Driver Courses

The National Association of Heavy Equipment Training Services (NAHETS), in partnership with the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA), is pleased to announce the development of  a three-week curriculum to train and certify new ready mix concrete truck drivers.  Studies show that the concrete and ready mix industry faces a shortage of up to 20,000… Read more »