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 »

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 »