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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 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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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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