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How to Design Your Exterior Store Experience

A store’s exterior is just as important as its interior. We cover the key components of enhancing your curb appeal, including parking, signage, and storefront.

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How to Remodel a Store to Boost Sales

A store remodel can greatly boost your sales. Here are our data-backed tips for improving your layout, floor plan, displays, and shopping experience.

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How Much Real Estate Do Retail Chains Take Up?

How much space do big box retailers occupy? We visualize how six of the largest retail chains would be if they were combined as one large store.

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17 Top Construction Companies Shaking Up the Industry

Commercial construction continues is a growing area in America. Our guide highlights the top construction companies in the industry and what they’re doing well.

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How Do Landfills Work? (Animated Guide)

The trash tossed in dumpsters goes through a long journey that normally ends in a landfill.

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Building the Future: 10 Construction Activities + Printables for Kids

Construction play is a valuable learning tool for kids. We share 10 printable building activities for kids that teach them important STEM skills.

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How to Choose the Right Telescopic Boom Lift Height

The right height of telescopic boom lift is essential for the safety and efficiency of your workers. The following are some factors you should consider to choose the best boom lift for your company.

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When and How to Use a Mini Excavator

It’s important to understand the differences between compact and standard excavation machines. Mini excavators offer some benefits compared to regular excavators that make them better suited to certain jobs. Standard excavators are also useful machines in their right. You need to make your choice depending on the job at hand.

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What Is the Difference Between Push-Around and Atrium Manlifts?

As a business owner, you should carefully consider how atrium manlifts and push-around manlifts differ when you need lifting equipment.

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What Can You Put in a Dumpster?

What can you put in a dumpster? The answer seems kind of simple: garbage, right?

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How do Porta-Potties Work?

You see them (and have used them) at festivals, fairs, and outdoor areas, but do you know how porta-potties work?

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The 3 Main Types of Dumpsters Used in Construction Projects

Whether you’re working on a large construction project or handling debris from a home renovation, the final step is to dispose of the waste. Even everyday businesses require a dedicated method of removing waste from their site.

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Can Americans Do Simple Household Maintenance Tasks Without Google?

Here’s what we found when we asked 1,000 Americans if they would be able to perform simple home maintenance tasks without Google’s help.

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BigRentz Ranked a 2019 ‘Best Places to Work In Orange County’

BigRentz, the nation’s largest equipment rental network, has again been ranked as one of the ‘Best Places to Work in Orange County’ for 2019 by the Orange County Business Journal.

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BigRentz Offers $10,000 in Scholarships to Students Attending Trade Schools

BigRentz is offering a $5,000 scholarship to two students to help cover educational expenses toward attending a vocational trade school.

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The Ultimate Guide to Designing and Navigating Spaces for People with Vision Impairment

Blindness, low vision, vision loss, and visually impaired are all terms commonly used in relation to people who cannot see well. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 1.3 billion people around the globe live with a vision impairment of some sort.

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15 Essential Forklift Safety Tips Your Team Needs to Know

We cover 15 important rules to follow for forklift safety to ensure everyone on your team safely handles these powerful machines.

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Essential Scissor Lift Safety Tips

When operating a scissor lift, it’s essential that all users are thoroughly trained to avoid tips and falls. Here are the safety rules and procedures you need to know.

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14 Construction Skills You Need to Land a Job

Construction work is a physically and mentally challenging career. Here are 14 construction skills workers should have to succeed on the job site.

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How to Recruit Skilled Workers: 13 Proven Tactics

Given the growing labor shortage in trade industries, it’s incredibly hard to find skilled workers for your project or company. Here are 13 tactics you can use to improve your hiring chances.

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Survey: What Do Young Americans Really Think About Trade School?

We surveyed 3,000 young Americans to test their knowledge of trade schools and learn possible reasons for the decline in interest.

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15 Surprisingly Hackable Things in Your Daily Life

IoT has made it possible for hackers to attack things like cranes, coffee pots, office printers and more. We cover 15 of the wildest things hackers can use to invade your daily life.

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How Construction Exoskeletons Work: An Animated Guide

Our animated guide to construction exoskeletons explains how this technology works and how it benefits the industry.

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14 Construction Technology Advancements to Watch in 2019

Construction technology advancements are changing the face of the industry as well as our physical world. Here are 14 of the most exciting advancements to watch.

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The Science of Hurricane-Proof Buildings

Hurricanes cause immense destruction to our communities. We cover the science and technology of hurricane-proof buildings and how structures are built to resist winds, floods, and debris.

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Rebuilding After a Disaster: Do You Stay or Leave?

The unfortunate truth is that disasters happen. Even those who prepare for natural disasters, such as hurricanes or wildfires, may still suffer catastrophic losses. When these types of emergencies devastate homes and towns, individuals and families find themselves required to make several big decisions in a short amount of time, including whether they’ll stay or leave.

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Natural Disaster Recovery Plan and Preparation

If a natural disaster hits, you need to be prepared. Construction companies are often needed to help out with cleaning up after a large weather event.

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