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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.

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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VIDEO: Country music star Kip Moore’s ballad for the construction industry

Aug 29, 2014

VIDEO: Country music star Kip Moore’s ballad for the construction industry

Kip Moore has penned his share of hits, most notably the platinum-selling “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck’ which reached number 1 on the U.S. country charts. And now the country star has dedicated a song to the men and women of ...

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VIDEO: Excavator water skiing the best way to cool off, get hurt in a mudhole

Aug 15, 2014

VIDEO: Excavator water skiing the best way to cool off, get hurt in a mudhole

There’s nothing better on hot summer days than taking a dip in a pool or heading down to the lake or river for some quality floating on an inner tube. The more adventurous of us prefer water sports such as ...

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The 6 signs of a bad construction boss

Aug 08, 2014

The 6 signs of a bad construction boss

Managing employees can be one of the toughest jobs to face when running a company. Too often, contractors build their business without having any training, guidance or expertise in how to deal with their people effectively. If you’re in the black, ...

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VIDEO: How to haul a bulldozer with a mining truck and make an awful noise in the process

Aug 04, 2014

VIDEO: How to haul a bulldozer with a mining truck and make an awful noise in the process

We’ve seen plenty of backhoes hop up into the beds of dump trucks before. But this is entirely different. In the video below, we see a mining truck hauling a large bulldozer onto a jobsite. And then, with a cringeworthy screech, ...

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VIDEO: Excavator straddles extremely narrow bench, predictably topples over

Jul 30, 2014

VIDEO: Excavator straddles extremely narrow bench, predictably topples over

There’s very little context for this video, but when it starts the machine already has one track dangling over the edge of the bench as crumbs of dirt trickle from the side to the level below. It seems like the ...

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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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