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.
I recently saw something on a reputable news website that has me appalled. There allegedly is some wheeling and dealing going on, and I would like to hear from you. But first a heads up, I’m going to keep the names of people and businesses out, in an attempt to drop or set aside any political leaning from the discussion. This is not a political issue for me. This is about what is good for the country and the economy.
It’s being reported that an American businessman, with ties to extremely high-placed executives in the federal government, has made contact with a foreign business entity, in order to instruct that foreign company on how to win infrastructure contracts that are anticipated in the United States. Click here to read: Whose Job Is It Anyway?
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Two more of most read and shared stories from Grading & Excavation Contractor were:
Obviously, the basic key to getting the most from your dozer investment is to keep it busy. That depends on projects being available and on your estimators’ ability to bid work successfully. But upstream from the work site, an equipment dealer and manufacturer have also put in many hours to make that dozer as productive as possible.
The operator plays an important part in this process. Equipment dealers, manufacturers, and even some large contractors provide operator training, and training is a vital part of running a productive dozer. New equipment comes with an owner’s manual, and it will explain the care and feeding of your dozer. Click here to continue reading: Getting the Most Dozer for Your Dollar
Project Profile: Starting a Firm Foundation
Excavating for a skyscraper foundation in New York City
“I feel like a conductor,” says Ted Civetta with a grin as he stands amidst the bustle of New York City and watches the seemingly choreographed movements of excavators and breakers in a pit 55 feet below him.
Civetta has earned a reputation as being one of the best foundation guys in the area. His grandfather started the business after emigrating from northern Italy in the 1920s. Now Civetta’s son, Patrick, is the fourth generation to work in the family business, John Civetta & Sons ( www.civetta.com, established in 1971). From a humble start building stone foundations, the company now boasts a resume of some of the largest, most technically challenging foundation projects in New York. Click here to continue reading: Project Profile: Starting a Firm Foundation
2017 has been exciting for Grading & Excavation Contractor; we will be sure to keep our finger on the pulse of the industry as we move into 2018.