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Is Your Business Ready? The Compliance Deadline for the OSHA Silica Rule is Almost Here
Is Your Business Ready? The Compliance Deadline for the OSHA Silica Rule is Almost Here

It’s been a long time coming: the deadline for compliance on OSHA’s silica rule arrives next month. The official date is September 23, 2017.

While Growth in Portland Continues, Labor Shortages Skyrocket
While Growth in Portland Continues, Labor Shortages Skyrocket

Portland is steadily growing and has many construction jobs available. However, labor shortages pose a threat to the city’s continued growth.

It’s Begun: Federal Government Begins Designing Prototype Border Wall in San Diego
It’s Begun: Federal Government Begins Designing Prototype Border Wall in San Diego

On August 1st, the Department of Homeland Security announced its plans to begin constructing a prototype segment of the border wall.

Keeping Seniors and Special Needs Individuals Safe Around Construction
Keeping Seniors and Special Needs Individuals Safe Around Construction

This comprehensive guide has been designed to provide safety best practices for seniors, disabled adults, and their caregivers to help them safely navigate construction sites. Also, it outlines the ADA’s recommended construction zone safety standards. If a worst-case scenario occurs, and you or a loved one is injured in a construction zone, this guide also offers actionable advice for how to react and respond.

Home Depot Purchases Compact Power Equipment, Inc.
Home Depot Purchases Compact Power Equipment, Inc.

Home Depot and Compact Power leadership announce that Home Depot will be acquiring Compact Power Equipment, Inc.

JCB TM320 Telescopic Wheel Loader, KCM 95Z7 Tier IV Final Wheel Loader, Takeuchi TW80
JCB TM320 Telescopic Wheel Loader, KCM 95Z7 Tier IV Final Wheel Loader, Takeuchi TW80

BigRentz aims to keep customers on the cutting edge of what’s new in equipment. Featured Wheel Loaders: JCB TM320, KCM 95Z7, Takeuchi TW80

Ritchie Bros. Acquisition of IronPlanet Approved: What’s Next
Ritchie Bros. Acquisition of IronPlanet Approved: What’s Next

It’s been the buzz of the heavy equipment industry since it was announced in August 2016: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers made the decision to acquire another big player in industrial equipment auctions, IronPlanet.

Going Up! Construction Jobs Continue to Increase in May 2017
Going Up! Construction Jobs Continue to Increase in May 2017

The number of construction jobs and the average hours in a workweek for construction workers have increased significantly within the past several months.

Komatsu HB365LC-3 Hybrid Excavator, CASE D Series CX245D SR Excavator, Caterpillar CAT RP 12000 E Generator
Komatsu HB365LC-3 Hybrid Excavator, CASE D Series CX245D SR Excavator, Caterpillar CAT RP 12000 E Generator

BigRentz aims to keep its customers on the cutting edge of what’s new in equipment. In order to achieve this goal, BigRentz will be showcasing three new models a month, over a variety of equipment category classes. This month, we’ll focus on two new excavator models manufactured by CASE and Komatsu (the D Series CX245D SR Minimum-Swing Excavator and HB365LC-3 Hybrid Excavator, respectively), as well as the Caterpillar CAT RP 12000 E Portable Generator.

Seattle Crane Accident Emphasizes Importance of Safety Regulations
Seattle Crane Accident Emphasizes Importance of Safety Regulations

Compass General Construction faced every construction company’s nightmare on the afternoon of April 11, 2017. The ill-fated site had a cable on a crane rental severed, causing rubble to fall and damage other parts of the project, as well as colliding with a passerby’s bicycle.

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