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Wayne Grayson

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.

Caterpillar profit up 4% in 2Q despite decline in sales; improves full-year forecast

Jul 25, 2014

Caterpillar profit up 4% in 2Q despite decline in sales; improves full-year forecast

Despite a dip in sales and continued soft demand for mining equipment, Caterpillar today announced a 4-percent increase in profit during the second quarter. The company today announced profits of $999 million, or $1.57 per share, for the second quarter ending ...

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Construction employment rises by 6,000 jobs in June

Jul 04, 2014

Construction employment rises by 6,000 jobs in June

For six straight months, the U.S. construction industry has added jobs and held tight to its highest employment figures in five years. However, there have been signs of slipping as growth of its workforce slowed considerably in May and fell ...

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Construction spending rises 0.1% in May

Jul 01, 2014

Construction spending rises 0.1% in May

Construction spending in the U.S. saw a slight increase in May and for the second straight month the gains are largely due to increases in government projects. Construction spending rose to $956.1 billion in April, an increase of 0.1 percent from ...

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New home construction rises 6.5% in May

Jun 17, 2014

New home construction rises 6.5% in May

May represented a down month for residential construction in the U.S. as both home starts and permits decreased. U.S. home construction starts fell 6.5 percent in May as new construction on both single-family homes and apartments saw sizable declines. Builders started ...

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VIDEO: How one equipment operator made his way to viral video stardom through Caterpillar

Jun 12, 2014

VIDEO: How one equipment operator made his way to viral video stardom through Caterpillar

Ryan Neal believes at least part of his success as a heavy equipment operator is built in. “Some people have a natural ability for running equipment just like some people have natural abilities to play basketball or football or to sing,” ...

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Construction employment rises by 6k jobs in May

Jun 11, 2014

Construction employment rises by 6k jobs in May

The U.S. construction industry notched its fifth straight month of employment gains in May but saw growth fall off considerably. The industry added 6,000 jobs in May, compared to April’s revised number of 34,000. The original April data from the Commerce ...

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Construction spending rises 0.2% in April

Jun 05, 2014

Construction spending rises 0.2% in April

Thanks to gains in both government projects and home building, U.S. construction spending saw another slight boost in April, rising to its highest level in five years. Construction spending rose to $953.5 billion in April, an increase of 0.2 percent from ...

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PCA predicts cement consumption to continue growing over next 5 years

Jun 04, 2014

PCA predicts cement consumption to continue growing over next 5 years

Despite data that suggests the economic recovery in the U.S. is slowing down, Portland Cement Association (PCA) chief economist Ed Sullivan says he still believes construction and cement consumption will steadily grow over the next five years. The economic causes of ...

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VIDEO: Operator maneuvers Cat mini excavator through confined China shop without breaking anything

Jun 02, 2014

VIDEO: Operator maneuvers Cat mini excavator through confined China shop without breaking anything

While Caterpillar hit viral video status with a video focusing on a massive game of Jenga, its latest Built For It Trials video centers on one of the most impressive displays of operator skill we’ve seen. In it, Ryan Neal, a ...

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PHOTOS: Caterpillar’s Visitors Center offers glimpse of history

May 26, 2014

PHOTOS: Caterpillar’s Visitors Center offers glimpse of history

If you’re in the construction industry or are a person who appreciates the fine art of heavy equipment, make a visit to the Caterpillar Visitors Center in Peoria, Illinois a priority. Even if you ever find yourself in the Chicago area, ...

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PHOTOS, VIDEO: See the first construction theme park in the U.S.

May 25, 2014

PHOTOS, VIDEO: See the first construction theme park in the U.S.

As the owners of Sambe Construction, the Girlya family has seen many different types of  projects over the 30-year history of the company. Since emigrating to the U.S. from the Soviet Union in the late 1970s, father Samuel Girlya along ...

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New home construction rises 13.2% in April

May 16, 2014

New home construction rises 13.2% in April

The construction of new homes in the U.S. jumped 13.2 percent during April due to warmer temperatures and a huge rise in apartment construction. Builders started new homes at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.072 million, up from March’s revised ...

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