Lucky 7-11 Dates, New Chairman for 2017 CONEXPO-CONAGG Are Announced

Officials with the mega CONEXPO-CONAGG show—which is coming off record-breaking attendance numbers in 2014—have announced the show dates for 2017 and a new chairman who will oversee the triennial show’s management committee. The show is scheduled for March 7-11, 2017, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. You can’t help but appreciate the dates of the… 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 »

NAHETS Introduces Heavy Equipment Trainer ToolKit at 2014 CONEXPO-CONAGG Show

Could there be a better place to introduce an innovative, comprehensive, heavy equipment training system than at the mega CONEXPO-CONAGG Show in Las Vegas? At the National Association of Heavy Equipment Training Services (NAHETS), we think it’s the perfect time and place to announce our new Trainer ToolKits, a system which is designed to give… Read more »

Digging In: NAHETS Heavy Equipment Executive Insights

Featured Topic: What’s new and unique at 2014 CONEXPO-CONAGG in Las Vegas By Jarad Van Wagoner Director of Development National Association of Heavy Equipment Training Services The monumental CONEXPO-CONAGG Show is in Las Vegas this week. More than 100,000 construction and heavy equipment industry experts representing hundreds of companies are in Las Vegas for what… Read more »

OSHA Extends Compliance Date for Crane Operator Certification Requirements

There has been a lot of discussion and conjecture about how the Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) would deal with the compliance issues surrounding the crane operator certification requirement process. On August 9, 2010, OSHA issued a final standard for crane and derricks work, but many in the industry questioned the requirements and raised… Read more »