Wednesday Wrap-Up : December 13, 2017

It's Wednesday Wrap-Up time and just in case you missed it, here is your recap of some of the most popular stories from our site over the past week:Atlantic Coast Pipeline Signs Agreements With Construction Trade UnionsThe Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC, announced December 9 that it signed project labor agreements with the nation's four leading building and trade unions. The agreements have affirmed the commitment to hiring skilled union workers for the pipeline construction. The four organizations that signed the agreements that will perform the bulk of the construction will consist of workers that are expert laborers, teamsters, operators, and welders.

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Skid Steer Loader Tire ROI Plays Huge Role in Overall Machine ROI

The tires on your skid steer loader contribute to your productivity and profitability in a big way. So, give them serious consideration. Choosing a low-price option may seem like a good idea at first, but there is a price to be paid when you cut corners on quality — a price that usually shows up as expensive downtime and a shorter service life that costs you in the long run. Take a smart, big-picture look at all of your options and the real cost of each.

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Creating a Business Plan for 2018: How to Set SMART Goals for a High-Demand Year

The new year brings new business resolutions and plans. When it comes to setting major goals for your construction business, use SMART goal setting strategies to be successful in an upcoming high-demand year. SMART goal setting is an acronym that represents creating a vision around ideas that are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-based, allowing you to fulfill business goals effectively.

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How to Plan for Big Equipment Purchases in the New Year

If you're a small business owner, you need to plan big equipment purchases for the new year carefully. Big equipment is usually defined as items that cost more than $500. If you need even one, or several, pieces of equipment in a given year, it can impact your business' cash flow. If you need to make many such purchases in one year, and don't have sufficient revenue to pay for them, it can sink you.

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Wednesday Wrap-Up : December 6, 2017

It's Wednesday Wrap-Up time and just in case you missed it, here is your recap of some of the most popular stories from our site over the past week:Blasts Fails To Bring Down Upper Section Of SilverdomeIn Pontiac, Michigan, a partial implosion of the Silverdome, the former home of the Detroit Lions, failed to bring down the upper section of the dome. The complete demolition was intended for December 3.

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Protect Your Equipment From Corrosion

If you work outside and use any equipment, you know rust and corrosion are a part of life. Exposure to water, salt and other environmental factors can cause even the newest equipment to corrode and rust. What can you do to protect your tools from corrosion, especially with the cold winter months fast approaching?What Causes Corrosion?Most of us know corrosion by its more colloquial name — rust.

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Wednesday Wrap-Up : November 29, 2017

It's Wednesday Wrap-Up time and just in case you missed it, here is your recap of some of the most popular stories from our site over the past week:Make An Industry Impact On Giving TuesdayBlack Friday and Cyber Monday mark the start of the holiday shopping season, recently another day has taken light this season: Giving Tuesday. The name is a dead giveaway for what this day is all about contributing to charities and causes and there are countless of these organization that you can give back to this holiday season.

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Wednesday Wrap-Up : November 22, 2017

It's Wednesday Wrap-Up time and just in case you missed it, here is your recap of some of the most popular stories from our site over the past week:NY Public Library To See $317M RenovationThe main branch of the New York Public Library is undergoing a much needed renovation. The renovation plan will expand the facility by 20 percent and includes renovations such as: new bathrooms, creating spaces for research and educational programs, a new entrance plaza on 40th street, and building a new center for research to aid high school and college students.

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Wednesday Wrap-Up : November 15, 2017

It's Wednesday Wrap-Up time and just in case you missed it, here is your recap of some of the most popular stories from our site over the past week:Industry Shows Support For Icebreaker Wind ProjectOhio union workers, entrepreneurs, and business owners gathered at Cleveland City Hall on November 8th to show their support for the Icebreaker Project, which is a freshwater offshore wind farm in North America.

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How to Deal With Difficult Customers and Situations and Better Yet, Avoid Them

Most equipment dealers know that difficult customers and situations “come with the territory.” When dealing with expensive transactions or equipment breakdowns, even the most mild-mannered customer may get upset. What is important is learning how to deal with these encounters and mitigating any negativity that may result. Whether you are dealing face-to-face or on the phone, these situations can be more than mere challenges.

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Unusual Site Discoveries: What Should Your Team Do?

You know construction work can sometimes be messy and unpredictable, but you do it anyway and you enjoy it. During your time on-site, you and your team will have most likely seen some things very few people are otherwise exposed to. What would you do if you found something entirely unexpected — something illegal, dangerous, extremely old or extremely valuable? More to the point, what should you do?Over the years, construction managers have reported finding treasure troves, bones, relics, fossils, narcotics and explosives as they've tried to go about their work.

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