Category Archives: Features

Enerpac’s JS-500 jack-up system selected to undeck electric rope shovel in copper mine

Enerpac’s  JS-500 jack-up  system selected  to undeck  electric rope  shovel in  copper mine

Elko Wire Rope, a privately-owned provider of manufactured rigging products in the mining industry, selected Enerpac’s JS-500 Jack-up System to undeck an electric rope shovel at a copper mine site located in the Southwestern USA. The entire upper works of the rope shovel needed to be lifted for an inspection of the bearings and have […]

Safety in the trenches

Safety in the trenches

Source: EHS Today Trenching and excavation continue to place workers in the construction and utility industries in dangerous positions. The private construction industry was responsible for 80% of trenching fatalities between 2011 and 2016, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. OSHA’s National Emphasis Program (NEP) in Trenching and Excavation specifically requires agency investigators to […]

Gleason Johndrow Landscaping and Snow Management replaces snow removal fleet with SDLG wheel loaders

Gleason Johndrow Landscaping and Snow Management replaces snow removal fleet with SDLG wheel loaders

Gleason Johndrow Landscaping and Snow Management is based in Springfield, MA, and provides customers with professional year-round property maintenance, from initial consultation to final installation. During the winter months, Gleason offers snow removal and has recently come to rely on a fleet of SDLG wheel loaders to get the job done.  Anthony Gleason, president of […]

Current and proposed overtime pay exemption rules

Current and proposed overtime pay exemption rules

Getting to the bottom line With Dannible & McKee LLP The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that most employees be paid overtime pay at time and one-half the regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 hours in a workweek. However, Section 13(a)(1) of the FLSA provides an exemption from overtime pay […]

KLEMM Drilling rig anchors mixed-use development

KLEMM Drilling rig anchors  mixed-use development

A KLEMM KR 807-7G Drilling Rig worked discretely in the shadows of a shoring wall on a busy jobsite traversed by heavy equipment in the budding metropolis of Tysons Corner, VA. Berkel & Company Contractors had already installed six tieback anchors before lunch on this picture-perfect morning in late April 2019. The quiet, compact rig […]

Marijuana-impaired drivers

Marijuana-impaired drivers

Source: EHS Today David Sparkman | April 16, 2019 Trucking research group recommends ways to stem increasing threat to commercial drivers A new study urges state and federal governments to take stronger actions to improve the ability of law enforcement to seek to identify and deter the growing danger of marijuana-impaired driving. A study of our […]

Enerpac’s jack-up system used for Elvira railroad bridge span replacement

Enerpac’s jack-up system used  for Elvira railroad bridge span replacement

The Elvira railroad bridge, built in 1906, spanned the Cahaba River in Helena, AL. The old double-track open deck superstructure had reached the end of its useful life and was scheduled for replacement with a new single-track ballasted deck superstructure. Burkhalter, lifting, rigging and transport professionals, was selected to execute the replacement of Span 2 […]

Hey Prairie Dawg, “Let’s talk tech!”

Hey Prairie Dawg, “Let’s talk tech!”

Prairie Dawg Practical by Tim Holmberg, DEMI Equipment It would be difficult to imagine our world today without remote controls, computer logic or other technology-based advancements integrated into just about everything that surrounds us. So why not press on with these welcomed features into new equipment being designed and created for today’s (and future) markets? Is […]

Five Star Equipment celebrates state-of-the-art facility opening in Buffalo, NY market

Five Star Equipment  celebrates  state-of-the-art  facility opening  in Buffalo, NY market

Founded in 1980 by business partners Frank Gallo and Bill Bochicchio, Sr., Five Star Equipment has evolved from humble beginnings into a major player in the municipal and general contracting markets in New York and Pennsylvania. The company currently has eight locations serving 57 counties within the two states and is a premiere John Deere […]

Historic Beech-Nut plant undergoes partial demolition

Historic Beech-Nut plant  undergoes partial demolition

Motorists traveling the New York State Thruway (Interstate 90) in upstate New York will pass what once was the Beech-Nut Baby Food manufacturing plant in Canajoharie, NY. This famous facility opened in 1891 and was the home to what was (at the time) a national icon for a child-rearing population. A portion of that historic […]

Hey Prairie Dawg, “What’s up with wear parts?”

Hey Prairie Dawg, “What’s up with wear parts?”

Prairie Dawg Practical by Tim Holmberg, DEMI Equipment Wear parts: I’m sure you understand what makes this subject a bit frustrating at times. “I don’t understand why my new parts don’t fit so good?” or “Why did they wear faster than the last time I changed them out?” or maybe “It sure takes a long […]

Marijuana-impaired drivers

Marijuana-impaired drivers

Trucking research group recommends ways to stem increasing threat to commercial drivers A new study urges state and federal governments to take stronger actions to improve the ability of law enforcement to seek to identify and deter the growing danger of marijuana-impaired driving. A study of our current state of knowledge about the topic was recently […]

Is SMA worth the investment over Superpave™?

Is SMA worth the investment over Superpave™?

by Jon M. Casey In recent years, highway asphalt paving projects have evolved to include the addition of innovative new mix designs including Superior Performing Asphalt Pavements (Superpave™) and most recently stone matrix asphalt (SMA). With each improvement, increased costs accompany the new products. New binder formulations as well as the need for mix additives have […]

Maine DOT uses new GPR technology to improve road pavement quality and service life

Maine DOT uses new GPR technology to improve  road pavement quality and service life

by Rob Sommerfeldt, GSSI The State of Maine Department of Transportation is at the forefront of research on how to improve road pavement quality and extend service life. They focus on improving both the material mixes used and how they are put down in the field. One recent addition is the use of GSSI’s PaveScan […]

S.T. Wooten: Setting the pace on I-85 highway project

S.T. Wooten:  Setting the pace on I-85 highway project

Can you provide some background info on the I-85 project?  Since 2015, we’ve been working on I-85 Rehabilitation Project that encompasses a 21-mile stretch of I-85 from North Carolina’s Vance County to the Virginia state line. This is one of the largest projects our company has constructed; it also included the replacement of seven bridges […]

PavementGroup.com: An industry-leading supplier of paving related items

PavementGroup.com: An industry-leading supplier of paving related items

by Jon M. Casey For aggregate producers, paving contractors, asphalt plant operators and asphalt material recyclers who are looking to buy new or quality used equipment, PavementGroup.com of Albany, NY, has developed into an industry-leading supplier of paving related items.  They offer everything for that sector from complete asphalt plants, pugmills, RCC plants and crushers […]

Texas Materials wins two TXAPA Quality Pavement Awards

Texas Materials wins two  TXAPA Quality  Pavement Awards

by Keith Loria Texas Materials has been servicing the Central Texas area since its birth in 1982 as a family-owned sealcoat and asphalt paving company. Since then, it has grown to become a leading choice for asphalt production and paving services, ready-mix concrete, sand and gravel and crushed stone. The company is part of the […]

ADMAR Construction Equipment & Supplies hosts successful Customer Demo Day

ADMAR Construction Equipment & Supplies hosts successful Customer Demo Day

ADMAR Construction Equipment & Supplies, headquartered in Rochester, NY, recently conducted their annual equipment Employee Demo Days event. The format in the past has been a three-day training event for staff only, covering product training with all inside and outside sales personnel on the equipment they sell and service. This year, they added a fourth […]

Where there’s a need — there’s a way

Where there’s a need — there’s a way

A look at how one trailer manufacturer evolved heavy-haul trailers Heavy-haul trailers have come miles since the introduction of their design. After all, they’ve had to keep up with the ever-changing needs of the industry — from larger equipment weight and dimensions to new road regulations. What once required time-consuming equipment teardowns, multiple trips to […]

Statements made during OSHA informal conferences: Are they admissible?

On the front lines with Fisher Phillips: by Travis Vance and Pamela Williams An employee is electrocuted while working on a breaker box. After the incident, OSHA conducted an inspection and issued serious citations to your company relating to an unauthorized employee working around energized parts without adequate protection. Your company decides to contest the […]

Millimeter GPS raises the bar for concrete paving

Millimeter GPS raises the bar for concrete paving

Beauty to behold for the concrete contractor is the smooth, uniform surface of freshly-paved concrete. For them, “Concrete Gray” is the color of choice in the 64 pack of crayons and nothing feels better than leaving a durable, quality finished concrete job for others to experience. The passage of time will reveal any flaws in […]

Your heavy hauling checklist

Your heavy hauling checklist

Not properly securing your load, especially when hauling construction equipment, can have dire consequences. According to a recent three-year study put out by the American Automobile Association, more than 200,000 crashes were the result of loose cargo or debris falling from vehicles, and these events led to more than 39,000 injured and 500 fatalities. Here […]

Every life counts: Improving the safety of our nation’s roadways

Every life counts: Improving the safety of our nation’s roadways

Chairman Norton, Ranking Member Davis and members of the subcommittee, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) appreciates the opportunity to submit these comments on a subject that is of primary importance to our organization, the entire transportation construction industry and the American public — Every Life Counts: Improving the Safety of our Nation’s […]

Revenue recognition – ready or not, here it comes!

Revenue recognition – ready or not, here it comes!

Getting to the bottom line With Dannible & McKee, LLP Happy revenue recognition implementation! With the beginning of 2019, the new revenue recognition standard for contracts with customers is effective for all entities, including private businesses. Under the new standard, all entities shall recognize revenue to depict the transfer of goods or services to the […]