Education Portion of CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPA Shows Set All-Time Attendance Records

Las Vegas is the site of what we like to call the “Super Bowl” of the construction and heavy equipment industry, and in 2014, a record number attended the educational platforms during the shows. The CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE shows are an international phenomenon and in 2014 the combined shows broke several participation records. The CONEXPO-CON/AGG… 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 »

Miraculous Recovery for Heavy Equipment Operator Aided By Good Karma

Jerry Townsend nearly died in a heavy equipment accident but his quick thinking and selfless act saved several lives while putting his own in grave danger. The good karma he earned through his actions just might have played a role in his overall recovery from the traumatic injuries he suffered. According to WPXI News in… 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 »

The Importance of Heavy Equipment Operator Certifications

In June of 2011, Takis Escoto, a construction worker in Windsor, Canada, was struck and killed by a front-end wheel loader.  As a result of the coroner’s inquest, the jury found that the operator of the wheel loader had not received any formal training or any type of certification.  It is likely that the members… Read more »