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AI, robotics expected to claim nearly 500,000 construction jobs by 2020

Jan 26, 2016

AI, robotics expected to claim nearly 500,000 construction jobs by 2020

An estimated 5.1 million jobs are expected to be lost in the next five years due to advances in technology, specifically those in artificial intelligence, machine-learning, 3D printing and robotics, according to a report from the World Economic Forum. Of those ...

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Vermeer launches HDD Circuit training program to meet demand for skilled drill operators

Dec 13, 2015

Vermeer launches HDD Circuit training program to meet demand for skilled drill operators

A shortage of skilled drill operators is not something Vermeer is taking lying down. Following the announcement of a partnership with its primary competitor, Ditch Witch, to recruit, train and deploy trenchless crews across the U.S., Vermeer has announced what it ...

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Construction deaths up 10% in preliminary 2014 report; total leads all industries

Nov 02, 2015

Construction deaths up 10% in preliminary 2014 report; total leads all industries

Nearly 4,700 people were killed on the job in 2014, according to preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, with the construction industry accounting for nearly one-fifth of those deaths. The number of construction workers killed on the job increased ...

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Caterpillar closes headquarters of global mining division, moves jobs to different facility

Oct 08, 2015

Caterpillar closes headquarters of global mining division, moves jobs to different facility

Just weeks after Caterpillar announced a massive cost reduction plan and the departure of the top mining executive, the equipment manufacturer has decided to close down its global mining equipment headquarters in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. The good news for the employees at the ...

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Caterpillar plans up to 10,000 job cuts as part of extensive $1.5 billion cost reduction plan

Sep 27, 2015

Caterpillar plans up to 10,000 job cuts as part of extensive $1.5 billion cost reduction plan

In the midst of a third straight year of down sales and revenues, Caterpillar has announced further cost cutting and restructuring in order to lessen the impact of what will likely be off a fourth-straight down year in 2016—a first in ...

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Caterpillar mining VP retires amid leadership shakeup

Sep 27, 2015

Caterpillar mining VP retires amid leadership shakeup

Chris Curfman, the chief mining executive at Caterpillar, will retire at the end of the year, ending a more than 20-year career at the company. Caterpillar announced the move this week amid big changes for the company, including a massive $1.5 billion cost ...

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PHOTOS: NSSGA closes convention with a focus on leadership

Mar 18, 2015

Paul Detwiler III turned over the chairman's gavel to Charlie Luck IV, who will serve as chairman of NSSGA through the next annual convention.

During the closing session of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association's (NSSGA) annual convention, much of the focus was on people within the industry. Current leaders were recognized for their service, and David Stillman, author of When Generations Collide: ...

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Mining industry expected to lose 53% of skilled workers by 2029

Apr 16, 2014

Mining industry expected to lose 53% of skilled workers by 2029

The mining industry is expected to lose more than half of its skilled laborers by 2029, according to a report update released Wednesday from the Government and Public Affairs Committee of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME). The technical ...

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