I Love the Rain

| A good stretch of my life was spent living in Seattle, WA, and we loved it. We moved there for my growing career. My son was born there. We loved the city and the rural beauty surrounding the city. The one thing I hated was the constant rain. Using my “inside voice” I would complain ... READ MORE

B2W Software Unveils New ONE Platform Product Capabilities at 2019 User Conference

| Materials Management Module for B2W Schedule, Offline Mode for B2W Inform and Field Log Enhancements Highlight Recent Developments Portsmouth, NH – March 18, 2019 — B2W Software, a leading provider of heavy construction management software, unveiled key product developments to extend the advantages of its unified ONE Platform during the company’s annual User Conference in San ... READ MORE

CASE Announces Fourth-Annual Dire States Equipment Grant

| CASE Construction Equipment has issued the call for entries for the 2019 Dire States Equipment Grant. Submissions can be made at DireStates.com/Grant. The 2019 entry deadline is March 31, 2019, and the winner will be announced in April 2019. Originally launched in 2016, the Dire States Grant provides one winning community with $25,000 in free ... READ MORE

CONGRESS SHOULD QUICKLY PASS BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION TO SET 15-YEAR TIMELINE FOR DEPRECIATING IMPROVEMENTS TO COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES

| Error in 2017 Legislation Set Timeline at 39 Years, Forcing Many Property Owners to Delay or Reconsider Planned Improvements and Putting Future Demand for Construction At Risk The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, released the following statement in support of the new, bipartisan, Restoring Investment in Improvements ... READ MORE

ENGCON LAUNCHES NEW LOW-FLOW COMPACTOR SERIES FOR EXCAVATORS

| Can Be Powered Via Tiltrotator – Result is Improved Efficiency and Greater Safety Strömsund, Sweden, March 13, 2019 – Engcon announces that it will launch a series of entirely new low-flow compactors that can be powered by tiltrotators in 2019. Engcon is the world’s leading manufacturer of tiltrotators – a kind of tilting and rotating ... READ MORE

Lessons Learned

| I like to think of myself as the kind of person who learns certain things through actual hands-on experience. I typically make some mistakes, the memory of which prevents me from repeating those errors. But there are times in which all I need to remember a lesson is a picture or video of someone else ... READ MORE

Komatsu America Corp. introduces the new GD655-7 motor grader

| New low-effort control levers, steering wheel and steering lever, plus larger, more comfortable cab offer a significant improvement in operator comfort and visibility Rolling Meadows, Ill., March 11, 2019 – Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today announced the introduction of the GD655-7. Equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified emissions ... READ MORE

Kent Beecham Named 2018 Construction Intern of the year

| Beecham receives $10,000 grand prize scholarship in the $50,000 scholarship program acknowledging construction industry interns SUGAR LAND, TX, March 4, 2019 – Construction software developer HCSS (www.hcss.com) celebrated the close of its annual Construction Intern Awards program by presenting Kent Beecham a $10,000 Intern of the Year scholarship check at HCSS’s Users Group Meeting. The ... READ MORE

Fecon Introduces FRS15 Rotating Shear Attachment

| (Lebanon, OH) Fecon introduces the FRS15, the latest addition to their lineup of attachments for 16-24 ton excavators. Made of Hardox Steel, this shear attachment provides a 360° rotation, which gives operators more reach and access to the trees and reduces repositioning of machines. A 29.5” blade opening allows the FRS15 to shear trees to ... READ MORE

Volvo CE launches the EC750E HR

| The EC750E HR can reach up to 118 feet high and is capable of handling up to 8,000-pound tools, making it a versatile and powerful demolition excavator. The new EC750E HR high-reach excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment offers exceptional reach, with a maximum pin height of 118 feet, and can also be easily reconfigured using ... READ MORE

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