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DICA will feature new and updated Outrigger Pad and Cribbing Products at ICUEE

DICA will feature new and updated Outrigger Pad and Cribbing Products at ICUEE

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August 7, 2017 (Guthrie Center, Iowa) DICA will introduce Cavity Pad Plus outrigger pads and show design updates to ProStack™ interlocking cribbing from Booth 3551 at the International Construction & Utility Equipment Expo (ICUEE), to be held Oct. 3-5 in Louisville, Ky.

The Cavity Pad Plus model joins the company’s SafetyTech®  … Read More

Volvo Construction Equipment announces 2017-2018 Road Institute® course schedule

Volvo Construction Equipment announces 2017-2018 Road Institute® course schedule

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Entering its 52nd season, the paving industry’s premier training program offers a mix of classroom and hands-on training on a variety of operations and maintenance topics benefiting newcomers and industry veterans alike.

Road Institute will offer training sessions, ranging from two to five days, beginning in late October 2017 through May  … Read More

Training: To Each His Own

Training: To Each His Own

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Vehicle simulators aren’t new; they’re in widespread use for teaching potential license holders how to become proficient on everything from passenger cars to trucks to well, buses. So widespread that about four years ago, I was asked to take a look at the state of the art of simulators in  … Read More

Terex Service School Tackles Technical Topics

Terex Service School Tackles Technical Topics

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Watertown, S.D. – More than 65 mechanics and service technicians from 20 U.S. and Canadian utilities and co-ops participated in Terex Utilities’ annual service school in June. Also participating were a Terex rental partner and distributor. Instruction covered technical topics, including boom and rotation hydraulic overload protection, dielectric testing, hydraulic  … Read More

Dos and Don’ts of Online Training

Dos and Don’ts of Online Training

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I was sitting with a couple of friends over drinks a week or so ago listening to their complaints about the new company email system, which from their point of view was more complicated than it needed to be. Most of all, they were irritated that they were expected to  … Read More

HOUSE PASSAGE OF PERKINS ACT LEGISLATION AN IMPORTANT STEP IN ADDRESSING GROWING CONSTRUCTION WORKFORCE SHORTAGES

HOUSE PASSAGE OF PERKINS ACT LEGISLATION AN IMPORTANT STEP IN ADDRESSING GROWING CONSTRUCTION WORKFORCE SHORTAGES

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Legislation Includes Needed Reforms to Makes it Easier for School Districts to Teach Construction Skills and Improves Employer Engagement
The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement today in response to the passage of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for  … Read More



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