Heavy Equipment Leader Says Bipartisan Water Infrastructure Bill Is Great for Industry

President Obama has signed into law a $12.3 billion water resources bill that will improve U.S. infrastructure; the bipartisan effort will contribute to economic growth and bolster international trade. He signed the historic legislation on June 10, 2014, and Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) President Dennis Slater was thrilled by the news. “I’m pleased that… Read more »

Unsafe Trenching Procedures and Major OSHA Fines Are Easily Preventable

We here at the North America Heavy Equipment Training Services (NAHETS) hope that nobody willingly puts their employees in harm’s way. But sadly, there are some construction companies risking their employees’ lives and safety by taking short cuts.  They may be trying to save money or time by haphazardly training and implementing safety procedures. The… Read more »

Canadian Construction Industry Job Growth Increases by Double Digits

As we have mentioned previously in this North America Heavy Equipment Training Services (NAHETS) blog, statistics reveal that the construction industry in the United States is on the upswing. More good news for our industry is that according to statistics released by CareerBuilder Canada and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. reveal that the construction industry in… Read more »

Input From Around the World Makes Volvo Backhoe Powerful, Special

The Volvo Construction Equipment research and development team have drawn on more than 180 years of experience and used input from global operators to create some of the top heavy equipment in the industry. The Volvo CE line of backhoes is no different. The Volvo CE line of backhoes lives up to the company tagline… Read more »

New Home Construction Good News for Qualified Operators

Good news keeps coming from the housing construction sector. Newly released statistics from the United States Commerce Department revealed that housing starts jumped in April and new building permits hit their highest level in six years. Great news like this means a growing need for heavy equipment and qualified heavy equipment operators. However, there are… Read more »