Category Archives: Op-Ed

Beyond workforce development — workforce solutions

Beyond workforce development — workforce solutions

Are you tired yet of pulling from the same employment pool? If the answer is yes, then you are ready to explore the new world of veteran recruitment. If you think that you’ve tried it, it doesn’t work for you or there is no one to recruit in your area, then you simply aren’t up […]

Five trailer sizing tips for excavators

Five trailer sizing tips for excavators

Selecting the right excavator isn’t a decision to be taken lightly. Research is required to find the machine that fits an operation’s needs. It’s a long process, but the end result is (hopefully) a machine that will safely increase productivity for years to come. Selecting a trailer to transport an excavator is an equally important […]

Merging traditional trade-in fundamentals with current trends to maximize the power of equity

There are core fundamentals to optimizing heavy equipment trade-in value that construction business owners typically operate under. However, in today’s environment of varied warranties, catered payment programs and innovative technology, there is a balance to considering many trade-in factors when it comes to maximizing the value of your equipment. The fundamental building blocks First and […]

Can the government blacklist contractors for safety violations?

On the front lines with Fisher Phillips by Travis Vance and Patrick Dennison Dr. David Michaels, former Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA, recently tweeted a suggestion that the government ban a construction contractor from work on public lands after the company pleaded guilty on charges related to the death of a worker. This is […]

The real reason construction companies fail

The real reason construction companies fail

The Small Business Administration (SBA) identifies a huge failure rate among start-up companies: Roughly 20 percent fail in the first year Roughly 50 percent fail within five years Roughly 66 percent fail within 10 years Construction companies have an even uglier track record. Roughly two-thirds go out of business within five years. The owners of […]