Category: Industry News

What to Know About Getting Your Heavy Machinery Operator License

Heavy Machinery Operator observing proper safety techniques.

Licensing for machinery, big and small alike, exists for a reason. Whether it’s to ensure you are comfortable driving the vehicle, or if it is to make sure you have all the knowledge needed, it’s an important part of operating heavy machinery. Not only do you need your CDL, but it is recommended you also… Read more »

Construction and Mining Equipment in High Demand

Construction and mining equipment

The past couple of years have been hectic. With a global pandemic stretching across the entire world, construction and mining projects were halting for time being. Employees were out of work, and construction & mining companies were hurting bad. Since the pandemic has slowed drastically and life has gotten back to normal, infrastructure has taken… Read more »

What to Expect When Working in Construction

Construction is a difficult and demanding profession, and so much of the world is dependent on it. After all, who could do business if we didn’t have offices? Where would we live if we didn’t have homes? If you are thinking about working in the construction business, there are a few things that you can… Read more »

Construction Safety for the Spring Season

Construction mining site

Springtime is finally around the corner, which means the mines and quarries around the country that spent the winter dormant will be coming back to life. This is great news for many of the seasonal workers who have been waiting for several months to get back on the job, but there are some potential health… Read more »

Drones Helping Construction & Mining Projects

Drone in Construction

The innovation of technology for the construction and mining industries has been improving each and every day. Implementing new techniques, strategies, and tools to better the workflow and jobsite are all benefits for these companies. When it comes to drones, the drone technology has become so advanced that it’s a no-brainer for these companies to… Read more »

Safety Practices When Operating Cranes

A vital part of operating any type of equipment is understanding how to do so safely. Unfortunately, crane accidents happen as a result of falling objects, transportation issues, electrical current contact, and so forth. Importance of Crane Operator The crane operator is a vital part of a safe crane operation. A crane operator should be… Read more »

The Benefits of Crane Mats for Construction and Mining

Crane mats and construction projects

If you are familiar with crane work, you know that those giant machines are serious business. Cranes are heavy, and they can be hard to place and maneuver, especially on soft or uneven ground. Luckily, you can easily remedy this issue by using crane mats. Here are some major benefits for using crane mats on… Read more »

Recruiting Hardworking Locals for Your Construction Company

Construction and drilling companies face regular employee turnover in addition to the loss of key employees to retirement as the workforce ages. Maintaining an experienced and skilled team of workers is essential for contractors and construction companies. Since drilling and construction are usually local operations, it makes sense to also have a focus on recruiting… Read more »

Preventing Rust on Your Construction and Mining Equipment

The last thing we want to see on any of our machinery or equipment is rust. So how can we prevent it? To start, it helps to understand how rust builds up. Rust occurs when iron suffers from open-air oxidation, but what does this mean? It means that rust is the result of the iron… Read more »

Benefits of Used Construction Equipment

Purchasing used equipment for your company is a practical option for many contractors. In construction and mining, there are so many different machines needed for different jobs. It can be difficult and expensive to purchase all of the equipment you might need. Also, you may not necessarily use specific machines that much on certain jobs,… Read more »