Category Archives: Op-Ed

Seven things construction companies can do to improve employee retention

Seven things construction companies can do to improve employee retention

MILWAUKEE, WI – Today’s workforce is different. The society they live in is different. With low unemployment and worker shortages in many occupations, today’s workforce has a lot of leverage in the job market. And in most cases, it takes more than good pay to get employees to stick around. “Employers have to view the […]

Hey Prairie Dawg, “Let’s talk wash plant maintenance.”

Hey Prairie Dawg, “Let’s talk wash plant maintenance.”

Prairie Dawg Practical by Tim Holmberg, DEMI Equipment What do you do to maintain a materials wash plant? Do these plants require only minimal maintenance since they aren’t being used to crush rock down to size? Do they require little housekeeping to keep them clean and clear of rogue material and debris? Does utilizing a […]

A ten-year global view

A ten-year global view

Electric machines, emission regulations and market domination in the construction, agriculture and mining sectors  With the advent of electric vehicles entering the construction, agriculture and mining sectors (CAM) what does the future hold for the industry and what effect will this have on the used machinery market globally. Peter Clarke, founder and CEO of heavy […]

Cowden: State attorneys general declare opposition to proposed DOL overtime ruling

Elliot N. Dinkin: State-level opposition to a proposed Department of Labor overtime ruling leaves employers uncertain about current and future labor costs. PITTSBURGH,PA —The attorney general (AGs) of 14 states and the District of Columbia have announced their opposition to a proposed Department of Labor (DOL) ruling that would increase the number of workers eligible […]

The Trump economy vs. the Obama economy

The Trump economy vs. the Obama economy

Editor’s note: The opinions and views expressed in the association’s commentary do not necessarily reflect those of Lee Newspapers Inc. and RockRoadRecycle. Mark W. Hendrickson Recently, a student came to me in a state of perplexity. His liberal friends were insisting that President Obama deserves much credit for today’s favorable economic news of higher GDP […]