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 »

Some of the $1 Billion in Annual Heavy Equipment Theft Can Be Prevented Through Training

Seemingly every day, a piece of valuable heavy equipment is stolen from a jobsite or a construction company yard. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, up to $1 billion might be stolen annually with only a small percentage of the missing equipment recovered. However, we here at the North America Heavy Equipment Training Services… Read more »

Rigorous Construction Training Is Key to Engineer Commandos on the Front Lines

This might be our most explosive blog post to date! Of course, we aim to inform our readers as to the best ways to train operators and identify relevant, unique applications but this subject matter is truly starts with a bang – literally.  Military Sappers.  One website describes what Sappers do as “clearing the way… Read more »

Heavy Equipment Auction Attracts Global Bidders and Sets Records with $46 Million in Sales

With an uptick in the overall construction industry and a positive outlook over the next few years, heavy equipment and construction companies are both looking to purchase equipment to meet demand and/or sell used equipment to make room for newer equipment. Such was the case at a recent Ritchie Brothers auction in Houston, Texas, which… Read more »

Komatsu America Corp. Launches Third Generation Powerful, Hybrid Hydraulic Excavator

Heavy equipment manufacturer Komatsu America Corp., after years of investment in research and development, has launched the latest hybrid hydraulic excavator (the HB215LC-2) and it meets their continual goal of reliability, quality, and environmental stewardship. And – of course – it will dig and excavate with the best of ‘em. Komatsu was the first to… Read more »