Category Archives: Op-Ed

New truck scale instrument helps meet increased product performance expectations

Companies are looking to increase profitability and efficiency by increasing the number of weighments they can make over a given time. One way to achieve this is by integrating weighing functions more closely with daily production and business activities. New truck scale instruments are being developed that fit in with today’s culture and business environment, […]

Preventive maintenance servicing for vehicle scales saves time and money

Preventive maintenance servicing for vehicle scales saves time and money

The goal of any vehicle scale service program should be to ensure that equipment stays in working order with minimal downtime between service visits or the life of the product. The losses to revenue due to a scale failure can exceed the cost of maintenance. Adopting a comprehensive preventive maintenance program ultimately saves money over […]

Should I lease or should I buy?

Should I lease or should I buy?

Getting to the bottom line With Dannible & McKee, LLP by Brian W. Johnson CPA, CFE, CCIFP One of the age-old dilemmas a company faces is whether it makes more sense to lease construction equipment or to purchase it outright. The answer depends on your individual circumstances, as both directions have distinct advantages and disadvantages. […]

Hey Prairie Dawg, “Let’s talk drive-thru aggregates”

Hey Prairie Dawg, “Let’s talk drive-thru aggregates”

Prairie Dawg Practical by Tim Holmberg, DEMI Equipment Can I weigh the productivity of my efforts while processing aggregate materials, even as I stockpile it on the ground? How accurate can a weighing system be, and will someone I’m producing or working for be able to confidently pay me without either of us wondering if […]

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 […]