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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.

Sand saves a construction worker’s life

Dec 16, 2014

Sand saves a construction worker’s life

Florida is known for its white sandy beaches, and one construction worker will likely look at that sand with a whole new appreciation after an accident this past weekend. In Shalimar, a worker part of a crew on a project at ...

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Insight on $300 million worth of heavy equipment stolen in 2013

Dec 05, 2014

Insight on $300 million worth of heavy equipment stolen in 2013

Nearly $300 million worth of construction and other heavy equipment was stolen in 2013 with only 21 percent of it recovered, according to the latest theft report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau and the National Equipment Register. The majority of thefts occurred ...

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Komatsu launches D155AX-8 crawler dozer

Nov 28, 2014

Komatsu launches D155AX-8 crawler dozer

Komatsu has launched the latest addition to its lineup of crawler dozers with the new D155AX-8, touting increased performance thanks to a new blade along and Tier 4 Final engine. The new machine has an operating weight of 89,300 pounds and ...

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Don’t drink and drive…that includes your wheel loader!

Nov 21, 2014

Don’t drink and drive…that includes your wheel loader!

  I’m not sure what’s more disconcerting about this story, that this guy has access to a wheel loader in the first place or that he’s likely operated it more than a few times while intoxicated. According to a report from CBS ...

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VIDEO: Excavator scrapes 50 tons of sharp rock out of 2015 F-150

Nov 13, 2014

VIDEO: Excavator scrapes 50 tons of sharp rock out of 2015 F-150

When Ford unveiled the 2015 F-150 in January, it knew it would have to convince a lot of skeptics that the truck’s new aluminum body could stand up to abuse. The company has done a pretty good job of allaying concerns ...

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Cement shortage in Michigan may delay construction

Nov 12, 2014

Cement shortage in Michigan may delay construction

Construction projects across the state of Michigan that are dependent upon concrete are being delayed due to a cement shortage caused by what is being called a “perfect storm” of events. According to a report from the Detroit Free Press, the Michigan ...

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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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