construction

Best Practices for ONLINE AUCTIONS

The internet has revolutionized the way we buy and sell. Many purchases that used to demand in-person attendance have evolved -- and improved -- into virtual services. The heavy equipment auction industry has discovered the tremendous advantages in utilizing the internet as a powerful conduit in conducting auctions. From a “buyer beware” mentality at traditional live landbased auctions - transparency and efficiencies of some auction marketplaces have illuminated the equipment auction environment.

CLEARING THE WAY for Higher Productivity

Developing land, whether for highways or other infrastructure, commercial construction or agricultural use, frequently involves tree removal. While any number of variables factor into the scope of the project — acreage, number of trees, size of stumps — the time it takes to pull tree stumps and level the ground surface can greatly impact the time it takes to prepare the land. Many contractors and business owners tasked with clearing land don’t shy away from tackling tree removal themselves.

Central 70 Project - $1.2B I-70 Reconstruction

In an effort to bring an aging highway into the 21st century, construction teams in Denver, Colo., are reconstructing a 10-mi. stretch of I-70 between Brighton Boulevard and Chambers Road, as well as adding one new express lane in each direction and removing an old viaduct. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is overseeing the $1.2 billion project, which will lower the interstate between Brighton and Colorado boulevards and place a park over a portion of the lowered interstate.

Kobelco Dealer Helps Kick-Start Fifth Generation Business

The Moss family has been installing utilities in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metroplex for almost a century. The fourth-generation family-owned business, Moss Construction Co., was founded in 1989 and became one of the largest utility contracting companies in DFW of its time. The business continued to thrive until 2008, when it was forced to close its doors due to the economic downturn.

North American Attachments Moves to Roomier Facility

North American Attachments has moved into a new location at 200 Kapp St., Winston-Salem, NC 27105.

The new facility offers more than 50,000 sq. ft., giving North American Attachments the ability to mass-produce even more orders than at its previous location.

Attachments are custom-made to fit both clients' projects and their machines. North American Attachments also offers used inventory, but that changes daily, and clients should call to find out what is available.

Felling Wins Sourcewell Contract for Heavy Equipment Trailers

Felling Trailers Inc. recently was awarded a national cooperative contract for heavy equipment trailers through Sourcewell (formerly NJPA). Felling Trailers is well versed in the ease of equipment procurement Sourcewell provides for public purchasing agents, as this is not the first contract Felling has held with them.

Lack of Trained Workers Threatens Further Job Gains, AGC Warns

June 26, 2018 AGC
Construction employment increased in 263 (73 percent) out of 358 metro areas between May 2017 and May 2018, declined in 47 (13 percent) and was unchanged in 48, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released June 26 by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials warned that the supply of qualified workers is dwindling and urged members of Congress to support proposed legislation to reform, and increase funding for, the federal career and technical education program.

Three Keys to Close the Construction Skills Gap

In the United States and globally, skilled jobs are the hardest to fill, according to Manpower Group.

That's no surprise to construction companies. However, if it's difficult now, what can contractors expect to deal with a decade from now?

Companies unwilling or unable to effectively attract, engage and retain their workforce will pay the consequences in the not-so-distant future (a future that can include going out of business).