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We Are Endowed By Our Co-Creators

We Are Endowed By Our Co-Creators

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Co-creation is not a new concept. It’s defined as a business strategy that focuses on customer experience and having interactive relationships with a company. Wikipedia defines it as “a management initiative, or form of economic strategy, that brings different parties together (for instance, a company and a group of customers), in  … Read More

Is This What We’ve Been Waiting For?

Is This What We’ve Been Waiting For?

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A bill called the Bridge Investment Act was recently introduced in the US Senate. It proposes $75 billion over the next 10 years for a grant program to repair the nation’s structurally deficient or functionally obsolete bridges. Transportation Today says that according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association,  … Read More

2018 Prognostications

2018 Prognostications

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It’s hard getting back to work after the holidays. At least I feel out of sync for the first couple of days. And I admit some of it has to do with the uncertainty I feel when I look forward to the upcoming year. How will 2018 pan out? Will  … Read More

GX—Reader Favorites

GX—Reader Favorites

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Listed below are the top Editor Blogs, Reader Favorite articles, and Grading & Excavation Contractor magazine articles for you to enjoy. This list is curated based on reader views, search traffic, e-mail click-through, and most commented articles.  … Read More

Whose Job Is It Anyway?

Whose Job Is It Anyway?

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As we look back on 2017, we’ve certainly had an interesting year.  Before we close the books on 2017, let’s revisit Grading & Excavation Contractor’s  top posts for the year.

This blog post was our most read in 2017.
Whose Job Is It Anyway?
I recently saw something on a reputable news website that has me appalled.  … Read More

Some Things Can’t Be Taught

Some Things Can’t Be Taught

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Every now and then, we take a peek at what’s going on with artificial intelligence (AI) since that could very well be the end game when it comes to machine control and autonomous heavy equipment.

I bring it up again because I recently opened a press release in my email from  … Read More

Tire Technologies for Special Applications

Tire Technologies for Special Applications

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While local people in the Amazon rainforest were well aware of the “trees that dripped tears,” rubber as we know it now, was so named because it was discovered to “rub out” pencil marks off paper. But it was not always the commodity it is today. European industrialists began exploring  … Read More

Lighting Options for Night Time Work on Construction Sites

Lighting Options for Night Time Work on Construction Sites

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Through his invention of the light bulb, Edison changed the world with a safer, brighter illumination. But it wasn’t long before incandescents—tungsten filament and gas-filled bulbs—surpassed the fragile carbons as the growing number of automobiles demanded better roads and better outdoor street lighting.  … Read More

A Heavy-Equipment Manufacturer that Digs Sustainability

A Heavy-Equipment Manufacturer that Digs Sustainability

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I find that in talking to friends, family, or acquaintances, there are still a great number of people who, when they think of heavy construction equipment, think of black smoke streaming from tall exhaust pipes while engines thunder so loud that nothing else can be heard. And they think of  … Read More

Give Infrastructure Some Credit

Give Infrastructure Some Credit

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Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria so far have caused damages totaling in the hundreds of billions of dollars. The fires in Northern California’s wine country have, so far, racked up a $3 billion tab. And for good measure, let’s mention the more than a dozen other hurricanes this past year,  … Read More

Estimating Earthwork Volumes

Estimating Earthwork Volumes

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Formulas and methods for determining the volumes and areas of regular shapes and surfaces go back at least as far as ancient Greece. Pythagoras and other mathematicians determined those formulas that are still used to calculate the volumes of spheres and pyramids, as well as the areas of curve conic  … Read More

A Caterpillar’s Metamorphosis—Part 2

A Caterpillar’s Metamorphosis—Part 2

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Last week, we started a conversation with Caterpillar’s Bob De Lange, the group president of construction industries, about CAT’s Next Gen excavators and other measures taking place at the company. This week, we cover Caterpillar’s electronic solutions, what the focus will be in 2018, doing business in current and future  … Read More



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