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    Dec
    06
    Real Growth for 2020 Transportation Construction Market, ARTBA Chief Economist Says
    he U.S. transportation infrastructure market is expected to grow at least 5 percent next year, according to the annual economic forecast released Dec. 4 by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). “The real market growth for 2020 is being fueled by increased transportation investments from federal, state and local governments,”...

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    Dec
    05
    2019 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Lit in Special Ceremony
    Transported by Kenworth W990 and Wilbanks Trucking Services After a journey of more than 2,000 miles from New Mexico, the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree was lit in a special ceremony Wednesday, Dec. 4, on the Capitol’s West Lawn. The tree was harvested Nov. 6 in New Mexico’s Carson National Forest and transported to Washington, D.C.,...

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    Dec
    04
    Rental Hall of Fame inductees announced
    Two industry veterans will become the newest inductees into the Rental Hall of Fame. Charles Neffle and Thomas Fouts will be formally inducted on Feb. 9, 2020, at The ARA Show in Orlando, Fla. Each year, the American Rental Association (ARA) honors individuals who have made a significant impact on the...

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    Dec
    01
    ESOPs as an Exit Strategy for Owners of Construction Companies
    By Chris Hirschfeld, ASA, MBA, Director of Exit Planning, Somerset CPAs and Advisors Running a profitable business is a daily challenge for most business owners. Finding an exit strategy is a challenge that every business owner will eventually face. It is especially true for many in the construction industry. If you...

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    Dec
    01
    The Ride to Success
    Catom Trucking Grows Business Through Strong Partnership From serving a few surrounding counties to spanning the entire Midwest, Catom Trucking has grown significantly over the years. But it isn’t catchy advertising or feet-on-the pavement sales efforts the construction and aggregates equipment hauling company credits for its success; they believe their customers...

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    Nov
    30
    Paving the Way for Success
    When Charlie Swift started Southeast Asphalt and Maintenance LLC in 1996, his budget determined his equipment, and his equipment determined the jobs he could take.  “Basically, I started out with the cheapest equipment I could get,” he said.   For Swift, building an asphalt sealcoating and maintenance company from the bottom up meant...

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    Sep
    07
    As Summer fades
    By Greg Sitek It’s hard to believe that Summer 2019 is fading into history. We are one step closer to a new transportation bill as theSenate’s America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act (ATIA) Committee on July 30 unanimously approved the America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act (ATIA), legislation introduced July 29 by EPW Committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Ranking...

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    Aug
    19
    A Little Road Work
    A Little Road Work By Greg Sitek Greg Sitek What’s going to happen on September 30, 2020? The FAST Act — Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act — is scheduled to expire? Will it? If it does will it make a difference? The American Road and Transportation Builders Association is working overtime to develop information and...

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    May
    20
    Tom Ewing’s Environmental Update
    *  Now here’s something you don’t hear too much about anymore: Ozone, you know – O3, the weird molecule that includes 3 oxygen atoms and was the primary focus of air pollution policy for, oh, I don’t know, 45 years?  (Not to be confused with Ozone Park, in Queens, where “Ozone”...

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    Nov
    18
    DEWALT® Introduces ToughSystem® 2.0 Radio & Charger
    DEWALT® announces the ToughSystem® 2.0 Radio & Charger (DWST08820), delivering powerful 360° sound and durability. Available in November 2019, it’s the first product in an upcoming relaunch of the original ToughSystem product line, first announced in 2011. More information will be available on the rest of the line in early 2020. Features of...

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    Nov
    12
    DEWALT Enhances Three Original 60V MAX* FLEXVOLT® Tools
    DEWALT’s most powerful line just got better with Circular Saw, Grinder, and Reciprocating Saw upgrades At the 2019 Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA®) tradeshow, DEWALT announces upgrades to three products that were part of the original DEWALT FLEXVOLT® System, debuted in 2016. The new 60V MAX* FLEXVOLT® 7-1/4 IN. Circular...

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    Oct
    11
    DEWALT® Introduces Cordless Polishers
    DEWALT® Introduces Cordless Polishers   DEWALT debuts two new polishers; automotive specialty tools that add to the extensive lineup of 20V MAX* tools from DEWALT. The new tools include the 20V MAX* XR® 7 in. (180mm) Variable Speed Rotary Polisher (DCM849) and the 20V MAX* XR® 5 in. (125mm) Variable Speed Random...

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    Nov
    25
    AEM Elects 2020 Officers, New Directors
    The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announces its 2020 officers as well as directors elected to the AEM Board of Directors and AG and CE Sector Boards at its recent annual business meeting.  Chair Jeffrey Reed, President & CEO, Reed International/VSS Macropaver 2020 AEM Officers are: Chair Jeffrey Reed, President & CEO, Reed International/VSS MacropaverVice...

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    Nov
    22
    AEM Hall of Fame Inducts Mary Andringa of Vermeer Corp.
    The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announces the newest inductee to the AEM Hall of Fame: Mary Andringa of Vermeer Corp. The AEM Hall of Fame recognizes individuals whose innovations, ideas and leadership have advanced the off-road equipment manufacturing industry and contributed to its success in the past and into tomorrow. Mary...

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    Sep
    19
    5 Ways to Shake Up Your Safety Training
    Safety is always an important topic because it’s always an important part of our lives, especially in construction where exposure to risk is a constant. “Safety Training Ninja” will be presented on Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at CONEXPO-CON/AGG. Here’s a look at what you can expect,...

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