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Wayne Grayson is the Online Managing Editor for Equipment World. He keeps the website fresh with news and opinion on both heavy equipment and the construction industry from the experts at the magazine and also manages the publication's social media accounts. He's a technology geek as well and serves as the magazine's tech writer.

Majority of construction firms can’t find skilled workers

Oct 28, 2014

Majority of construction firms can’t find skilled workers

The problem of not being able to find enough skilled craft workers is reaching nearly universal levels in the U.S. construction industry, according to a new survey. In response, the Associated General Contractors of America today released a workforce development plan aimed ...

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Volvo CE earnings up 31 percent during 3Q

Oct 27, 2014

Volvo CE earnings up 31 percent during 3Q

Continued weak demand for construction equipment in China has negated sales gains in other parts of the world for the second-straight quarter at Volvo Construction Equipment. Despite the difficulties in Asia, the company’s positive earnings report for the third quarter Friday included ...

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Caterpillar profit up eight percent in 3Q, beats expectations

Oct 24, 2014

Caterpillar profit up eight percent in 3Q, beats expectations

Caterpillar has announced an increase in both profit and sales during the third quarter, beating analyst expectations despite more declines in demand for mining equipment. The company announced profit of $1.017 billion, or $1.63 per share, an increase of 8 percent ...

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Sand thieves targeting the world’s beaches

Oct 22, 2014

Sand thieves targeting the world’s beaches

Once-beautiful beaches in many parts of the world are losing their most distinctive feature at an alarming rate due to a rising demand for concrete. According to a report from German publication Der Spiegel, men and women outfitted with only shovels and ...

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Caterpillar leadership sees changes, heads of mining and dealer support announce retirement

Oct 15, 2014

Caterpillar leadership sees changes, heads of mining and dealer support announce retirement

Caterpillar has announced the retirement of two group presidents and a vice president, all of which will take effect early next year. Steve Wunning, 63, is retiring from his post as group president for resource industries, which includes mining. Caterpillar says ...

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Construction unemployment drops in September

Oct 03, 2014

Construction unemployment drops in September

The construction industry added jobs during September, extending a streak of job gains now nine months long. Construction added 16,000 workers in September and now employs 6.079 million Americans, according to preliminary data from the Labor Department. That is the industry’s ...

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Construction spending slightly down in August

Oct 02, 2014

Construction spending slightly down in August

U.S. construction spending saw its second dip of the year in August, falling 0.8 percent. Spending was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $961 billion in August, according to preliminary estimates in a report from the Commerce Department. In addition to ...

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Cement consumption will see growth through 2016

Sep 29, 2014

Cement consumption will see growth through 2016

According to the latest forecast from the Portland Cement Association (PCA), cement consumption in the U.S. will see steady gains over the next three years. As far back as the World of Concrete show in January and again in the Spring, PCA chief economist ...

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VIDEO: How to build a LEGO dump truck with an excavator bucket

Sep 17, 2014

VIDEO: How to build a LEGO dump truck with an excavator bucket

We’ve seen plenty examples of equipment operators showing off their skills through interesting demonstrations, but this one from Finland might be our favorite. In the video below, the operator, whom the Daily Mail identifies as Juha-Pekka Peramaki, puts together a dump truck made of LEGOs, complete ...

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Construction industry extends employment streak, adds 20,000 jobs in August

Sep 11, 2014

Construction industry extends employment streak, adds 20,000 jobs in August

The U.S. construction industry extended its streak of job gains in August, adding 20,000 workers. It was the eighth-straight month of gains for the industry which now employs 6.068 million Americans—the highest figure since May 2009, according to data from the ...

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Construction equipment among quickest recovering industries from recession

Sep 10, 2014

Construction equipment among quickest recovering industries from recession

According to a new study of the construction equipment industry released Tuesday by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, the industry was among the quickest to recover from the throes of the Great Recession and contributes nearly four times its market ...

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Nonresidential projects push construction spending to largest monthly gain in more than 2 years in July

Sep 03, 2014

Nonresidential projects push construction spending to largest monthly gain in more than 2 years in July

After seeing its first drop in one year during June, construction spending in the U.S. fully recovered and then some in July, with its largest monthly gain in more than two years. Construction spending rose 1.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted ...

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