World Construction and Mining Machinery Market to Grow Through 2018

According to MarketResearchReports.com, the world construction and mining machinery industry will grow 9.3% annually from 2014 through 2018. That’s magnificent news for all of us in the construction industry, and the need for more machinery and construction heavy equipment will underscore the need for high quality heavy equipment operator training. Top-of-the-line training for operators and/or… Read more »

New Volvo Crawler Excavator is User-Friendly and Efficiently Flexes Its Muscles

The new heavy-duty EC380E crawler excavator by Volvo might be the most user-friendly piece of heavy equipment available.  According to the respected SitePrepMag.com it, “efficiently flexes its muscles”. The EC380E — which was revealed at the CONEXPO-CONAGG show in Las Vegas — delivers a more powerful dig with better fuel efficiency than previous similar pieces of heavy… Read more »

Economic Stimulus Plan for Construction & Heavy Equipment Industry

President Obama’s recovery plan, including construction-related projects, is on its way through the House for approval. Although its not the “solve all” solution for the recession, it is designed to shave off the worst . Industry professionals say the funds allocated to construction-related projects are not even close to filling all of the needs, but… Read more »

NAHETS Visits Ukraine

Last October, NAHETS Executive Director, Mike Martens was invited, by Ukrainian businessman Igor Kotovoy, to Kyiv (Kiev), the capital city of Ukraine, to meet with representatives from a cross section of Ukrainian construction materials and road construction companies.  In addition he also was offered the opportunity to present the NAHETS OPCAT (OPerator Certification Assessment Test)… Read more »

Case Construction Produces Armored Heavy Equipment for Military

Case Construction Equipment has produced the first 50 armored backhoe loaders for the U.S. Army, with another 150 in production. In addition to the armor, the backhoes feature interchangeable exterior cab panels, cooling systems for hot climates, as well as the Visibility Improvement Package, which includes 4 external cameras and 3 internal monitors to provide… Read more »