Heavy Equipment Gears Up for Investors

Some big time heavy equipment companies are making some promising investments. Deere (DE) is raising dividends, expanding stock buyback, and investing on worldwide demands. Caterpillar (CAT) allies with Navistar International (NAVZ) to build commercial trucks and forecasts big profit. Oskhosh (OSK) is close to a breakthrough on the military Humvee. But despite these growths, stocks… Read more »

NAHETS Visits Estonia for 2nd Time to Assist Heavy Equipment Training Program

May 2008–NAHETS Director of Operations, Mike Martens, has made his second trip to Estonia to advise and assist the Ministry of Education with its project to improve the heavy equipment operator training program at the Paide Vocational Secondary School (PKK). The Paide school is beginning a phase in which the Estonian government will commit $30… Read more »

Associated Builders & Contractors Annual Construction Education Conference

The Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. (ABC) held their annual Construction Education Conference this last May 7th through May 9th in Las Vegas, NV. For the second year NAHETS was represented at this event, which concentrated on specific training and education topics for construction owners, managers, and professionals. Additionally the nation-wide network of ABC chapters… Read more »

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 »

Heavy Equipment for Kids

You know how it is . . . you give your little ones some spaghetti and by the time they are finished with it, most of it is in their hair or on the ground, with sauce dumped all over their face. There is just something about kids playing with their food that seems to… Read more »