DEWALT® Expands 20V MAX* System with Inflator

DEWALT continues to expand its 20V MAX* System, now featuring over 180 products, with the 20V MAX* Corded/Cordless Inflator (DCC020I). For high pressure or high volume inflation or deflation, it features accessories and adapters for a variety of applications such as inflating tires, camping mattresses, sporting equipment, and more.

The DEWALT inflator takes convenience to a new level. When have you had the option of using a battery, a 12-V DC car outlet or standard 110V ACwall outlet?

NOW!

The 5.5lbs. 20V MAX* Corded/Cordless Inflator can be powered by a 20V MAX* or FLEXVOLT® Battery (DCB606, DCB609, or DCB612) from DEWALT, a 12V DC car outlet (12V DC cord included), or a standard 110V AC wall outlet**. Dual inflation modes allow for either high volume inflation or deflation or high pressure inflation providing a maximum pressure of 160 PSI or pounds per square inch.

Featuring a digital gauge with auto-shutoff, the 20V MAX* Corded/Cordless Inflator allows the user to pre-set the unit to the required pressure through an easy-to-use interface. In addition, the 20V MAX* Corded/Cordless Inflator includes a threaded chuck that provides a secure connection while an LED helps provide illumination. On-board accessory storage means that the included high pressure nozzle, Presta valve adapter, inflator needle, and a high volume tapered nozzle is easy to access. The 20V MAX* Corded/Cordless Inflator is a durable choice that also includes a high pressure-capable rubber hose and heavy-duty rubber feet.

Coming in summer 2018, the versatile 20V MAX* Corded/Cordless Inflator (DCC020IB, bare tool only) will be available where DEWALT products are sold and will come standard with a three-year limited warranty, one-year free service contract and 90-day money-back guarantee.

*Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18.

**Battery, charger and AC adapter sold separately.

2018 Trends in Construction Jobs and Related Industries by Venus Staffing

It’s 2018 and construction season has arrived offering Millions of Jobs across the United States. From the $175 million that will be added to $750 million in projects this year for road repairs in Detroit Michigan, sending additional bill to Gov.Rick Synder for signing in the next fiscal year, which begins on Oct. 1, allowing $750 million to be set aside for roads and bridges throughout Michigan- All the way to the New York Building Congress upping its 2018 construction forecast to $45.3 billion. Providing a 2017-2019 total estimated to reach $150 billion in construction spending in New York City alone. Five cities booming in the construction industry in 2018 are:

New York
Detroit
Reno
San Jose
Austin

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Here are some of the most lucrative construction jobs according to US news for 2018:

#1 Plumber– develop blueprints to plan where pipes and fixtures should be plotted in a structure. They also install and connect the piping and fixtures, either working individually or with a team of apprentices and pipe fitters. In addition to facilitating water supply from pipes and large fixtures, such as bathtubs, showers, sinks and toilets, plumbers ensure that water reaches appliances like dishwashers and water heaters. Median salary $51,450

#2 Construction Manager -Construction managers obtain work permits, hire contractors, troubleshoot emergencies, schedule walkthroughs and keep clients informed on work timetables and progress. Construction management is ideal for someone who has a general interest in building and design. Median salary $89,300

#3 Electrician– knows the ins and outs of designing lighting systems, installing street lights and intercom systems, ensuring electrical work is up to code and repairing electrical wiring. Electricians must go through at least four years of training as an apprentice, followed by the licensing their state requires. Median salary $52,720

#4 Solar Photovoltaic Installer-installers put together, implement and maintain solar panels, which convert rays from the sun into energy, on the rooftops of homes and other buildings. Median Salary- $39,240

#5 Carpenter-Carpenters employ an expansive mathematical skill set to complete construction projects and other manual tasks. From basic math to calculate floor space and wall heights, to more complex trigonometric formulas to make right angle cuts. Median Salary $43,600

#6 Construction Worker– are jack-of-all-trades personnel charged with assisting tradespeople with the labor required to finish a project. Median Salary $33,430

#7 Painter– takes care of the outside of buildings, city infrastructure and any kind of new architecture development. The handiwork of painters surrounds us at every turn. Median Salary $37,570

#8 Glazier– are skilled craftsmen who cut and install glass in all types of buildings, from homes to skyscrapers . Median Salary $41,920

#9 Sheet Metal Worker-Sheet metal workers make sure you stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer by making, assembling or servicing the heating and cooling equipment in buildings. These tradesmen and women may specialize in heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems (also known as HVAC), or architectural, industrial and service sheet metal work. With HVAC work, workers fabricate and install fans and ducts or air handling units. Architectural sheet metal workers install panels and siding to protect and preserve a structure or building. Industrial sheet metal workers spend their days in paper or industrial mills working with heavier metals and welding or in commercial kitchens creating and installing countertops, vent hoods and handrails. Service sheet metal workers focus on testing, adjusting and balancing existing systems. Of all the sheet metal specialties, “service sheet metal workers are the least construction-related and more technical. Median Salary $46,940

#10 Brickmason and Blockmason– responsible for the aesthetically pleasing facades of buildings that fill cities and towns the world over. They use bricks and structural stone blocks to construct and polish residential and commercial walls as well as patios, decorative trim work and interior structures. The jobs require a high school education plus extensive training and on-the-job apprenticeship programs. Masons must be able to follow detailed building instructions, break or cut brick and stone to the proper sizes, mix and apply mortar and grout and assemble and finish the required structures. Median Salary $49,250

VenusStaffing connects employees and employers together visit www.venusstaffing.com for more information.

DEWALT announces four new knives

DEWALT announces four new knives, adding to the existing line of utility knives and pocket knives from the brand. The new knives include the Fixed Folding Lockback Knife (DWHT10916), the Premium Spring Assist Pocket Knife (DWHT10912), the Spring Assist Pocket Knife (DWHT10911), and the Pocket Knife with Ball Bearing Assist (DWHT10910).

Utility Knife

The Fixed Folding Lockback Knife (DWHT10916) offers a convenient push button blade change, integrated blade storage, as well as a lanyard hole and integrated belt clip. With its durable aluminum housing, it’s the right tool for even the toughest job sites.

Pocket Knives

The Premium Spring Assist Pocket Knife (DWHT10912) includes a spring assisted opening for easy blade deployment. With a heavy-duty stainless steel blade for long-lasting sharpness, the bi-material grip offers comfort in cutting various materials. This pocket knife also features an integrated glass breaker and integrated belt clip, making it a must-have for any job site.

The Spring Assist Pocket Knife (DWHT10911) offers many of the same features as the premium version, including spring assisted opening, heavy-duty steel blade, and an integrated belt clip. The main difference between the Spring Assist Pocket Knife and its premium counterpart is its durable, lightweight nylon composite grip.

Finally, the Pocket Knife with Ball Bearing Assist (DWHT10910) allows for one-handed opening for quick and easy blade deployment. In addition to its durable stainless steel blade, it features a piercing tanto tip blade, rubber grip, and integrated belt clip.

Each new knife in the line provides cutting and trimming of various materials, including rope, plastic lining, cables, heavy fabrics, everyday utility, and more. Available in summer 2018 where DEWALT® products are sold, the knives come with a limited lifetime warranty.

 

 

 

Fixed Folding Utility Knife (DWHT10916)

Premium Spring Assist Pocket Knife (DWHT10912)

 

 

Spring Assist Pocket Knife (DWHT10911)

 

Ball Bearing Assist Pocket Knife (DWHT10910)

About DEWALT

DEWALT  is relentlessly pursuing total job site solutions. By incorporating its latest technology and industry innovations, DEWALT is leading the charge for the job site of the future. DEWALT products are GUARANTEED TOUGH®. For more information, visit www.dewalt.com or follow DEWALT on FacebookTwitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Terex Trucks signs new dealer in Texas

B-C Equipment Sales, Inc. is the new official dealer for Terex Trucks in South Texas. In operation for more than 30 years, the family-run business has built a solid reputation for itself and acquired a sizeable share of the Texan market, making it a valuable addition to the Terex Trucks dealer network.

When it comes to the mining industry, the phrase ‘Everything is bigger in Texas’ is most certainly true according to B-C Equipment Sales. With plentiful mineral resources, it is one of the main producers of cement, crushed stone, lime, salt, sand and gravel in America. It is also the leading crude oil and natural gas-producing state in the country. It is thereby no great surprise that construction equipment dealers do so well there. B-C Equipment Sales has been dominating the local market for the past 32 years, ever since Bill Lathrop and his wife Cathy decided to go into business together. With a reputation built on tradition and integrity, the family-run company has a customer network covering four major areas in South Texas: Corpus Christi, San Antonio, LaFeria, and Laredo.

B-C Equipment Sales’ first TA400 demo in South Texas.

Joining ‘Team Terex Trucks’

Earlier this year, B-C Equipment Sales signed a deal with Scotland-based Terex Trucks to be their official dealer in South Texas. They will be retailing, renting and leasing Terex Trucks’ TA300 and TA400 articulated haulers to customers as well as providing parts and service. The Texan dealer employs twelve technicians, who will be providing customers with a high quality, fast-response maintenance service. “We’re thrilled to represent Terex Trucks,” says Bill. “Like us, their goal is all about providing the best machines with the best customer service. With the demand for articulated haulers increasing like it is, we’re confident that our customers will be pleased to see that we are now offering proven performers like the TA300 and TA400.”

The TA300 is a proven performer in tough applications ranging from quarries to infrastructure developments and commercial construction projects. Powered by a Scania DC9 engine, this articulated hauler has a maximum payload of 30.9 tons, a maximum torque of 1309 lbs ft (1880 Nm) and can achieve a gross power of 370 hp. The TA400, Terex Trucks’ 41.9-ton articulated hauler, is the perfect fit for customers working on large-scale construction projects, mines, and quarries. With a heaped capacity of 30.3 yd3 and a maximum torque of 1663 lbs ft, it can put in a serious performance. Both machines also come with hydrostatic power steering and hydraulic braking systems, helping to ensure a safe and comfortable ride.

Family values

“Choosing to partner with B-C Equipment Sales ultimately came down to two factors that really differentiate them from their competitors,” says Dan Meara, Terex Trucks Regional Sales Manager. “Firstly, they have an incredibly strong reputation built on trust, quality, and tradition. As a company, they are all about people, which means they always go the extra mile to give their customers a fantastic service. In addition to this, B-C Equipment Sales has longevity. Having been a leading supplier of construction equipment for more than 30 years, customers can be assured that they will be around to support their machines for the long haul.”

B-C Equipment Sales is and always has been a family-run business. Bill oversees the strategy and day-to-day operations with the support of Cathy. One of their daughters, Sarah Baugh, heads up the marketing department and her husband, Chris Baugh, leads the sales team. Their other daughter, Melanie Lathrop, works in accounts receivable. “We’re known for the quality of our customer service, so much so that we often get people calling us about parts we’ve never stocked because they know we’ll find a way to source them,” concludes Bill. “Our customers know we will go above and beyond to ensure they have what they need to keep running smoothly.”

www.terextrucks.com

 

Michelin Tweel Airless Radial Tire Now Available for UTV Market

Michelin Tweel Technologies, a division of Michelin North America, Inc., is introducing a new 26-inch airless radial tire with a four-bolt wheel-pattern hub designed for use on UTV’s that will initially be sold as a fitment for the replacement market. Originally designed for military special operations use on light-tactical vehicles, the MICHELIN® X TWEEL® UTV 26x9N14 airless radial tire is a single unit that replaces the current pneumatic tire/wheel/valve assembly. Once bolted on, there is no air pressure to maintain, thus eliminating the need to carry spare tires, tools or repair kits.

“UTV users operate these machines in arduous environments and extreme conditions where vehicles are exposed to rugged roads, jagged terrain, and other hostile elements,” said Olivier Brauen, vice president of Michelin Tweel Technologies. “The MICHELIN X TWEEL UTV airless radial tire is a solution that will provide unmatched traction and uninterrupted vehicle mobility during long journeys or in remote areas where a flat tire can be problematic.”

The X TWEEL UTV is appropriate for use on construction, farm, landscape, recreation, quarry, mine, emergency service response, logging, parks, hunting, military operations, universities, beach patrol, camping, hurricane/tornado and other debris-laden areas where flat tires cause serious and extreme interruptions.

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In the face of obstacles, the MICHELIN X TWEEL UTV product is designed to perform like a pneumatic radial tire, but with the durability and high damage resistance of an airless tire. The advanced spoke technology helps dampen the ride for enhanced operator comfort while providing outstanding lateral stiffness for excellent cornering and side-hill stability. In addition, the low-pressure contact helps provides outstanding off-road traction performance. The X TWEEL UTV offers quiet performance, energy-efficiency over tracks and robust design to eliminate downtime.

With a 37-mph speed rating at a maximum gross vehicle weight of 2,860 pounds, the MICHELIN X TWEEL UTV is available immediately for online sale or through the MICHELIN TWEEL dealer network.  Users may choose from three hub configurations that will fit 4×137 and 4×156 bolt patterns for a variety of machines, including:

  • BRP Can-Am Defender
  • Kawasaki Mule
  • Polaris Ranger

Additional hub configurations for John Deere, Honda, Kubota, and Argo will be available later in 2018 and 2019. New distribution outlets specifically for this product are currently being explored.  Commercially launched in 2012 with the MICHELIN X TWEEL SSL, the expanding MICHELIN X TWEEL product line includes airless-radial tires for skid steers, zero-turn mowers, stand-on mowers and golf carts.  Michelin is the only manufacturer of airless radial tires and has been the recipient of multiple recognitions for the X TWEEL products in recent years.

About MICHELIN

Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks, and motorcycles. Michelin also offers a full range of innovative services and solutions that help make mobility safer, more efficient and more environmentally friendly. To create unique mobility experiences, Michelin publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America, Inc. employs more than 20,000 people and operates 19 major manufacturing plants in the U.S. and Canada. To learn more about Michelin Tweel Technologies visit www.michelintweel.com.