Infrastructure, Technology… Discuss

| I recently attended a press event for Topcon’s Technology Roadshow, which if you didn’t know, is a full-sized semi-truck that expands into an exhibit and displays all of their latest offerings. There’s even a small theater showing their technology in action. Part of the press event included an excellent discussion on the nation’s infrastructure and ... READ MORE

John Deere Adds SmartGrade™ Capabilities to North America’s Largest Power-Angle-Tilt Dozer

| Moline, Ill. (March 27, 2018) — North America’s largest Power-Angle-Tilt (PAT) crawler dozer now boasts the benefits of John Deere SmartGrade™. Adding SmartGrade technology to the Dubuque, Iowa, manufactured 950K PAT improves the quality of work and job site accuracy through the complete integration of the Topcon 3D-MC2 Grade-Control System. The system is fully incorporated ... READ MORE


| Construction employment increased in 243 out of 358 metro areas between October 2016 and October 2017, declined in 59 and stagnated in 56, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the best way to ensure metro areas continue to add construction ... READ MORE

Chief® Joins National Truck & Heavy Equipment Claims Council

| Council focuses on insurance claims and repairs of heavy-duty vehicles and equipment   Madison, Ind. (July 25, 2016) – Chief was recently admitted to the National Truck & Heavy Equipment Claims Council (NTHECC), the pivotal industry trade organization dedicated to ethics, efficiency and issues involving the servicing of insurance claims and the subsequent repairs of ... READ MORE

Direct Surety Uses Industry-Changing Brokerless Model

| Foster City, CA—March 9, 2016—Within 24 months of operation, Direct Surety has reported writing in excess of $250 million of contract surety bonds to support small- to medium-sized contractors nationwide. With an ever growing staff of underwriters and the large number of contractors seeking to go direct to the decision maker for bid, performance and payment bonds, ... READ MORE

What’s Your Liability Nightmare?

| “There’s more of an element of danger in excavating than in other fields,” emphasizes Cyndi Wheatley, president of Tab Construction Inc. in Colorado Springs, CO, a general excavation firm specializing in commercial-site prep and underground utilities operating with 25-30 employees. “And an emotional price goes with that. We feel accountable, and it’s not just about ... READ MORE