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 »

Home Construction Statistics are Great News for Heavy Equipment Operators and Companies

In 2013, new home construction had its best showing since 2007, according to official statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. That’s wonderful news for heavy equipment operators, construction companies, suppliers, and everyone associated with the industry. The construction of more homes means more heavy equipment operator jobs… Read more »

100-Year Old Construction Company Entrusts NAHETS with Crane Operator Training

The Willbros Group, which began operations in 1908, has become an international and globally recognized contractor known for specializing in energy infrastructure for the oil, gas and power industries. Recently, a subsidiary of this historic and respected company invested in the training curriculum offered by the National Association of Heavy Equipment Training Services (NAHETS) and… Read more »

Construction Industry Coalition Pledges to Hire 100,000 Military Veterans

A recent, monumental announcement was made by a large coalition of construction employers and associations to hire 100,000 military veterans over the next five years. The executives of the National Association of Heavy Equipment Training Services (NAHETS) applaud this announcement and are intrigued by what it means for the industry. The announcement was made at… Read more »

Major Pipeline Project in Massachusetts Could Mean Thousands of Jobs

Here at the National Association of Heavy Equipment Training Services (NAHETS), we love to hear about pending major construction projects. Any new project means jobs, and that means the need for training. So we are excited with the recent news that Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. is in the planning stages of a 250-mile pipeline through… Read more »