Apr
    16
    Rebootonline.com Reports Construction had seen a -6.6% decrease in hiring since 2018
    Gross hiring across all US industries has shown a -2.9% decrease compared to the beginning of 2018. Interestingly, the industry with the largest increase in hiring was ‘Public Safety’at+6.4%. Other prominent public service sectors, including ‘Education and ‘Health Care’ has seen a decrease in hiring with -5.9% and -3.2% retrospectively. The industry that has...

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    Apr
    12
    ARTBA Calls for New Approach to Roadway Safety
    Wekiva Parkway under construction in Central Florida. Photo: Mary Brooks. By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA ARTBA is calling for a shift in how the nation approaches roadway safety. The association April 9 submitted its views to U.S. House Highways and Transit subcommittee hearing. Rather than the usual federal focus on reducing the...

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    Apr
    11
    Hard Hat Turns 100 This Year, Inventors Family Celebrates All Year
     Women got the vote. Prohibition began. The Treaty of Versailles was signed. The National Football League was founded. And, the construction industry was forever changed by the invention of an often overlooked but significant worker safety advancement – the hard hat. And, while perhaps not considered a great technological invention...

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    Apr
    16
    Tom Ewing’s Environmental Update
    *  The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), is seeking comments on its Draft Toxicological Profile for Glyphosate, “a phosphonoglycine non-selective herbicide, first registered for use by the EPA in 1974.”  Roundup is one common product containing glyphosate in concentrations ranging from 0.96% to as much as 71%....

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    Apr
    08
    Let’s Talk About Roads
    Let’s Talk About Roads By Greg Sitek There are things that we, as a society, have developed a need for, a need that readily translates into a necessity of the same magnitude as air, food, and water. In fact, as we currently exist the elimination of the human-made necessities will eliminate the...

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    Apr
    08
    Tom Ewing’s Environmental Update
    *  On April 2 USDA and EPA kicked off “Winning on Reducing Food Waste Month.”  Unbelievably, in the US, more than one-third of all available food goes uneaten through loss or waste!  One third!   Food is the single largest type of waste in daily trash.  On April 1 President Trump...

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    Mar
    18
    Deadline for CASE Fourth-Annual Dire States Equipment Grant Is Less Than Two Weeks Away
    Grant provides $25,000 in free equipment use to one winning community to repair and/or build local infrastructure or other critical systems. 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,...

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    Mar
    12
    AEM Announces: The World’s Largest Heavy Metal Show in 2020:
    The World’s Largest Heavy Metal Show in 2020: Mark Your Calendar to Attend CONEXPO-CON/AGG 3 Steps to Get Ready Now   CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 is one year out, but it’s not too early to make plans for North America’s largest construction trade show for the asphalt, aggregates, concrete, earthmoving, lifting, mining, utilities and related...

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    Feb
    18
    CATERPILLAR ANNOUNCES OFFICER CHANGES Tom Pellette
    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) announced today several officer moves including changes in responsibilities for three Executive Office members, new roles for two current vice presidents and the appointment of two new vice presidents. All changes are effective March 1. “These organizational changes will facilitate the acceleration of our strategy for continued...

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