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 •  December 11

"The Dirt Ninja" sees labor, time and cost savings plus enhanced safety, with engcon's tiltrotator system. The tiltrotator can be connected to engcon's Q-Safe quick coupler and combined with the EC-Oil, a hydraulic system that allows automatic connection of hydraulic tools and accessories from the cab. This enables quick attachment changes from the...

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 •  December 11

Trump administration officials are finalizing a plan that would allocate $200 billion or more to spur investment in a $1 trillion infrastructure package, and they could push toward adoption of a plan in January. The White House is preparing to roll out a long-delayed infrastructure rebuilding plan in January, as President Donald Trump’s advisers...

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 •  December 11

In 2017, Earth Max Construction was awarded a pair of lagoon pond projects in rural southern Manitoba, Canada. The St. Pierre, Manitoba lagoon project required 150,000 cubic meters of earthwork to double the lagoon capacity, which now allows for a capacity of 150 additional homes, or 2,000 residents. This project included construction of a new...

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 •  December 11

Vancouver's public library reconstruction project required a mobile crane to hoist large materials while not being cost-prohibitive or require shutting down an entire street The challenge: Reconstruct the 8th and 9th floors of the downtown Vancouver Public Library while keeping the library open to thousands of visitors daily. VPL is a very high...

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 •  December 11

Earth Max Construction used scrapers to boost production capacity and reduce costs on two lagoon construction projects. Earth Max Construction, a contracting company sitting atop Stony Mountain, Manitoba, Canada, is gaining ground in a niche earthmoving market working for rural municipalities’ public works departments. Initially moving dirt with an...

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 •  December 11

Phillips 66 and Kendall have added four 5W-30 full synthetic oils in the FA-4 and CK-4 engine oil categories Phillips 66 and Kendall have added four 5W-30 full synthetic oils in the FA-4 and CK-4 engine oil categories. FA-4 5W-30 Phillips 66 Triton FE and Kendall SHP FE diesel engine oils are formulated with a proprietary low-SAPS additive system...

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 •  December 11

Fifty-sevent percent of contractors expect to hire in the next six months, and a large majority report stable or increased revenue expectations in the next year Confidence in the commercial construction industry is strong, despite significant concerns around jobsite efficiency and labor productivity, according to the Q4 2017 USG Corporation + U.S....

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 •  December 11

US construction sector added 24,000 net new jobs in November, representing a 0.3% month-over-month increase The nation’s construction sector added 24,000 net new jobs in November, representing a 0.3% month-over-month increase, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Nonresidential...

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 •  December 11

ABC Construction Backlog Indicator sets record after expanding to 9.45 months during the Q3 2017, up 9.8% from Q2 to the longest backlog reading in 8 years Providing more evidence of a strengthening economy, Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) set a record as it expanded to 9.45 months during the third...

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 •  December 11

One the fourth day of Construction Christmas — Kelvin 36 Multi-tool The Kelvin Tools Kelvin 36 — also referred to as the Ultra-Urban Super Tool — contains 36 features to complete a multitude of tasks on one gadget. It incorporates tool essentials such as a screwdriver, hammer, flashlight, level, measuring tape and more. Yet, the multi-tool is small...