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How 5 chains are designing restaurants for a digital future | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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Drive-thru has long been the bread and butter for major U.S. restaurant chains, but the pandemic has accelerated diner engagement with digital channels — offering opportunities for QSRs to integrate loyalty programs and new technology with the drive-thru lane, as well as an opening for fast casual brands to create mobile-only drive-thrus.

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Study: Construction has the highest COVID-19 rate of nearly any industry | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • A new study tracking the results of more than 730,000 COVID-19 tests found that construction workers had the highest positivity rates for asymptomatic cases of any occupation, including healthcare staff, first responders, correctional personnel, elderly care workers, grocery store workers and food service employees.

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Skanska claims liability should be waived for damages caused by construction barges | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • Skanska USA Civil Southeast has turned to the federal courts in an attempt to eliminate or significantly reduce its liability for damages caused by barges that broke loose from the $430 million Pensacola Bay Bridge construction project during Hurricane Sally in August by having its barges recognized as vessels protected under maritime law.

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Innovator of the Year: NEXT Coalition | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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Construction remained essential throughout most of the country at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic, which left columbus oh dump truck company in need of ways to protect workers and keep jobsites clean and safe not just from the usual dangerous work, but from infection.

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Pandemic revs up drive-thru restaurant design | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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In 2017, Arby's realized its production line was no longer working. Its menu had grown complex with the addition of new proteins and having sandwiches done in one station was creating too much crossover and opportunities for error, John Kelly, Arby's chief operating officer, said.

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Brightline, Disney strike deal to build high-speed rail station near Orlando, Florida | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • High-speed rail operator Brightline and the Walt Disney World Resort announced they are planning to build a train station at entertainment complex Disney Springs, which is only a few miles from Walt Disney World's theme parks, water parks and 25 hotels in the Orlando, Florida, metro area.

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Replacing Twin Peaks tunnel ballast could cost San Francisco 'tens of millions of dollars' | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency could have to pay "tens of millions of dollars" more to fix deficiencies in the $50 million Twin Peaks Tunnel Improvement project, an official told the San Francisco County Transportation Authority at a meeting earlier this month.

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Video: How Spot the Robot Dog Got a Job in Construction | The Dirt #17 | Dump Truck Company

A partnership between Trimble and robotics pioneer Boston Dynamics has given the construction industry its first full-fledged robot. It’s called “Spot”, named for its dog-like appearance. But why does it look like a dog? What can it do? How can construction projects benefit from its presence? We had those questions and many more so we asked Martin Holmgren, the General Manager for Buildings Field Solutions at Trimble and Brian Ringley, Construction Technology Manager at Boston Dynamics to join us on this episode of The Dirt to discuss Spot and the future of robotics in construction.

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Equipment Roundup: Komatsu WA800-8 is Good For Your Wallet (Video); Deere Loader Expert Breaks Down Midsize improvements; Tilting, rotating Merlo R70 tele handlers; Deere improves Grade Pro, SmartGrade graders; Stackable TransCube mobile refueler | Dump T

Western Global’s stackable TransCube Cab is a mobile refueler for jobsites

Western Global’s new trailer-mounted TransCube Cab brings fuel to the jobsite to reduce downtime for construction and auxiliary equipment, the dump trucks charlotte nc says.

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Former ComEd CEO, Lobbyist Indicted in Illinois Bribes-for-Rate-Increase Scheme | Columbus Ohio Dump Trucks

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Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has seen the ComEd bribery investigation reach his inner circle with the indictment of lobbyist Michael McClain. AP photo

A federal grand jury indicted the former CEO of Commonweath Edison, the big Illinois energy company, and a key state assistant in the state legislature, of bribery and conspiracy involving payoffs and wide-ranging illegal enrichment scheme.

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Construction's COVID-19 record might be worse than you think | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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Conventional wisdom suggests construction has done relatively well combating the spread of COVID-19 on U.S. jobsites.

While there have been outbreaks at high-profile projects such as Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas and as many as 13 San Francisco Bay Area jobsites, the industry as a whole hasn’t drawn attention for the debilitating scourges that have made news in healthcare, nursing homes and the meatpacking industry.

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What contractors need to know about PLAs in light of Biden presidency | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

There are few issues that can polarize the construction industry like project labor agreements do.

On their face, there seems little with which to argue — attractive wages set as a baseline, guaranteed worker benefits, a designated union representative to deal with labor disputes and, for the owner, a steady stream of skilled labor.

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Illinois city to ban contractors' jobsite political messages | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • After a contentious election season, the city of Crystal Lake, Illinois, is revamping the language in its contracts to prevent independent columbus oh dump truck company that perform columbus oh dump truck company for the city to display political flags, signs and other messaging, an issue that was brought to the attention of the city council during a public meeting last month.

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Video: Upgraded Komatsu WA800-8 is Good For Your Wallet and Clock | Dump Truck Company

The smallest of Komatsu‘s largest loaders, the WA800, has been updated to a new generation and the improvements are mostly focused on time and cost savings. Like its big brother, the WA900-8, there’s a new engine with more power, several power optimization features aimed at efficiency and maintenance savings, and an improved chassis that will hold up better over time.

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Equipment Roundup: New Cat D9 Replaces D9T (Video); 2021 Chevy Silverado HD Gets a Carhartt Special Edition (Video); Tobroco-Giant G2700 loader; How to Choose a Cold Planer; Mack updates 13L MP8HE engine | Dump Truck Company

Mack updates 13L MP8HE engine for 2021

A new version of Mack‘s 13-liter MP8HE engine comes with a fuel efficiency improvement by up to 3% compared to the current MP8HE.

The next generation Mack MP8HE engine will continue to be offered in 415 and 445 horsepower ratings with 1,760 and 1,860 lb-ft of torque, respectively.

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Skanska USA sued by local businesses for economic losses from Florida bridge shutdown | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • A Pensacola, Florida, law firm announced last week that it has filed five lawsuits against Skanksa USA's Civil Southeast division on behalf of local businesses that allegedly lost revenue after 27 barge columbus oh dump truck company platforms used in construction of the $430 million Pensacola Bay Bridge project broke loose from their moorings during September's Hurricane Sally and damaged the bridge, forcing it to shut down.

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Southland's easy transition to using BIM from home | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • When the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S. this spring, Southland Construction easily transitioned its virtual design and construction team to productive columbus oh dump truck company from home, representatives from the Garden Grove, California-based mechanical, engineering and plumbing contractor said during a session at The Design-Build Institute of America’s virtual conference last week.

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Work halts on 2nd tower in $1.6B Oceanwide project | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • Chinese development columbus oh dump truck company Oceanwide Holdings has been forced to stop construction on the second tower of its $1.6 billion Oceanwide Center project in San Francisco due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a columbus oh dump truck company statement to the San Francisco Business Times.

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Equipment Roundup: Video: CTL expert explains Deere’s mini dozer; Cummins unveils 2021 engines; Ford F-150 claims 2021 towing crown; Tobroco-Giant unveils G2700 loader; Meet the Diesel Tech of the Year | Dump Truck Company

Alligood Wins AEMP Technician of the Year: “There’s Nothing This Guy Can’t Figure Out”

David Alligood of Manatee County, Florida, has been named the 2020 Technician of the Year by the Association of Equipment Management Professionals Education Foundation.

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1968 Koehring Crane This Collector’s Favorite Vintage Machine: ‘We’re dealing strictly with clutches and brakes’ | Dump Truck Company

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Jim Carter operates his 1968 Koehring 305 at a Historical Construction Equipment Association convention in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Editor’s noteCollector’s Corner is an ongoing series of articles by Equipment World in which collectors of antique construction charlotte nc dump trucks and construction models talk about their favorite finds.

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After big dig, AEG goes dark at $1B Nashville Yards | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • After spending the last 10 months digging a massive hole on a site in the middle of downtown Nashville, sports and live entertainment giant AEG has stopped columbus oh dump truck company on its portion of the 18-acre, $1 billion Nashville Yards mixed-use project, which is being spearheaded by lead developer Southwest Value Partners.

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Fluor reports delayed Q1 2020 results | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • After an internal accounting review and a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation delayed their release, Irving, Texas-based Fluor Corporation announced financial results for its first quarter 2020 yesterday, saying that revenue was $4.12 billion, down slightly from 2019 Q1 revenue of $4.13 billion.

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Gauging which tech tools help contractors the most | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • A new data analytics and usage feature now allows columbus oh dump truck company to see which technologies their workers and trade partners use the most on projects, providing a window into which solutions in construction’s evolving technology stack contribute most to project outcomes, Procore said.

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Biggest OSHA fines of Q3 2020 | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

Just as in the second quarter of 2020, federal and state OSHA officials have not let the COVID-19 pandemic stand in the way of inspecting jobsites and, if necessary, levying large fines against columbus oh dump truck company that they believe are not providing the safest working environment possible.

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A timeline of racist incidents on US and Canadian construction sites | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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Editor's note: This story includes imagery and references to racial slurs that could be disturbing to readers.

Since early this summer, Construction Dive has reported on a slew of racist incidents on construction jobsites, from racial epithets scrawled on the walls of portable toilets to nooses hung where Black workers would find them.

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Florida DOT says Skanska will be on the hook for lost toll revenue following bridge shutdown | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is asking Skanska USA to cover toll loss the state might incur because of the shutdown of the Pensacola Bay Bridge that the contractor’s Civil Southwest barges damaged last month during Hurricane Sally.

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Labor Department tackles questions about Trump's diversity training limits | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs published guidance implementing President Donald Trump's executive order prohibiting federal columbus oh dump truck company and other entities from promoting "race or sex stereotyping or scapegoating" within their workplace diversity and inclusion training programs.

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New Ways to Work Take Center Stage at the First Virtual ENR FutureTech Conference | Columbus Ohio Dump Trucks

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Day one of annual construction technology conference shows that distancing, data availability are advancing tech adoption

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Nick Kurth and Brian McEachern of PCL Construction presented at ENR FutureTech, explaining how they used their custom-built digital last planner during construction for phase pulls and their lean construction practices.

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Report: Wisconsin prevailing wage repeal yielded lost construction jobs, lower wages | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • A new report from the Midwest Policy Economic Institute and Colorado State University Pueblo says that Wisconsin's 2017 repeal of its prevailing wage laws has failed to produce the promised cost savings for public transportation projects, and has led to lower construction worker pay, diminished apprenticeship programs and a reduction in bid competition.

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Former Turner, Bloomberg execs plead guilty in $15M bid-rigging scheme | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance announced on Tuesday that three former construction executives have pleaded guilty to grand larceny charges after they conspired to steal $15 million from Bloomberg LP during the renovation of the financial services giant's New York City headquarters.

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Former Bloomberg construction exec pleads guilty to tax evasion | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Audrey Strauss announced Tuesday that Anthony Guzzone, former director of global construction at Bloomberg LLC, pleaded guilty to tax evasion charges in connection with $1.45 million in bribes he received from subcontractors in exchange for contracts on various Bloomberg construction projects.

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Connecticut lawmakers, union leaders challenge out-of-state contractor practices on Amazon project | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • Connecticut lawmakers and state building trades organizations are calling Amazon out for what they allege to be questionable and even dangerous business practices on the part of a steel contractor hired to columbus oh dump truck company on a new distribution center the columbus oh dump truck company is building in Windsor, Connecticut.

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Small fire breaks out at Hard Rock New Orleans site | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • A small fire broke out at the Hard Rock Hotel project in New Orleans Monday morning after a spark from steel demolition operations caught roofing materials still within the partially collapsed structure on fire, according to The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate.

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Lendlease unveils restroom pod for vertical jobsites | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • A new restroom pod outfitted with hot, running water and a flushing toilet that is designed to be lifted into place on vertical construction sites helps save time and increase productivity, while promoting dignity and respect for workers on site, according to Australia-based construction giant Lendlease.

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What contractors should know about Wi-Fi connectivity in new office construction | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • Contractors that build offices need to be aware of the newest trends and tenant requests, including the latest developments that can help improve internet access, Lars Olsen, head of midwest for WiredScore, which certifies buildings for connectivity and technologies, said in a recent webinar.

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Skanska's Florida bridge project shut down after construction barges slam into spans during Hurricane Sally | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) inspectors are still assessing the damage caused to the Pensacola Bay Bridge in Pensacola, Florida, after barges used in the construction of the $430 million project broke free from their moorings during Hurricane Sally and slammed into it.

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Equipment Roundup > Video: Kubota Shrank a CTL for First Mini Skid Steer; Cat intros new 963 Track Loader; Vermeer intros high-cap vac excavators; Should You Buy Used Equipment in 2020? Soil Compactors Even Easier to Operate | Dump Truck Company

How Soil Compactors Are Getting Even Easier To Operate

When it comes to soil compactors for roadwork, the predominant word is simple.

Simple for the operator, that is.

“A good soil compactor is one that’s simple to operate and reasonably comfortable for the operator, and it just doesn’t break,” says Mark Eckert, Volvo Construction Equipment global product manager.

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Black Cleveland leaders call out Sherwin-Williams' $600M project for lack of diversity | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • Three leaders of Cleveland’s Black community penned an open letter last week calling for the city to rescind development aid and tax incentives for the construction of Sherwin-Williams’ new headquarters and a research center in the city and surrounding area, according to Cleveland.com.

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More than 60 projects expedited by Trump executive order waiving environmental regulations | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • Newly released documents provide details into some of the projects that have been expedited by President Donald Trump's executive order directing federal government agencies to waive environmental regulations and streamline infrastructure projects in order to hasten the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Equipment Roundup: How ASV Developed Max-Series CTLs (Video); Bobcat Rolls Out Features on Demand; GM To Build Electric Nikola Badger Pickup; Geith Updates Tilting Quick Coupler Line; Kenworth T270, T370 Get New Options | Dump Truck Company

Kenworth T270, T370 medium duty trucks now available with a few new options

Kenworth has announced three new options for its Class 6 T270 and Class 7 T370 trucks.

First up is an update to Kenworth’s 21,000-pound rated highway AG210L single-axle rear suspension.

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Black workers file lawsuit against Mitsubishi Electric US for racial harassment, discrimination | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • Four Black construction workers in the escalator and elevator division of Mitsubishi Electric US are suing the company in California Superior Court for allegedly allowing their supervisors to harass them with racial slurs and images and discriminate against them when it came to opportunities for training, higher pay, overtime and advancement in their careers.

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Equipment Roundup > Video: Bobcat’s Electric Future; Volvo CE Drops Model Letters From Machines; Komatsu Intros Improved XT-5 Feller Bunchers; 10 Great Demolition Attachments; Deere Intros High-Flow Skid Steer Cold Planers | Dump Truck Company

Deere intros three new high-flow cold planer attachments for skid steers, CTLs

John Deere has introduced three new cold planer attachments for skid steers and compact track loaders for such tasks as street repairs, leveling uneven pavement, texturing pavement and cleaning around larger milling sites, the dump trucks charlotte nc says.

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Brightline shaves almost a year from Florida rail project using precast tunnel system | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • The $2.7 billion, 170-mile Brightline high-speed rail extension from West Palm Beach, Florida, to Orlando International Airport (OIA) will see the construction of a train tunnel in two weeks instead of almost one year thanks to an innovative box-jack system suggested by general contractor Granite Construction.

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AGC survey finds project delays, labor shortages worsening for construction | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • A new survey of columbus oh dump truck company provides a bleak snapshot of the construction industry nearly six months into the coronavirus pandemic, finding that the share of columbus oh dump truck company who have had future projects canceled or delayed due to COVID-19 has reached 60% — nearly double the amount from June.

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Video: Bobcat’s Electric Excavator Retrofit A First Step Toward An All-Electric Future | Dump Truck Company

Pretty soon you’ll be able to buy an electric Bobcatexcavator from a dump trucks charlotte nc called Green Machine. Who’s Green Machine? What’s the difference between a battery-powered machine and an “all-electric” machine? In this video we break down Bobcat’s unique electric retrofit partnership with Green Machine and discuss the company’s charlotte nc dump truck company on making fully electric machines a reality.

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"Racially motivated damage" discovered at Las Vegas Convention Center jobsite | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • "Racially motivated damage” has been discovered at an office belonging to a Black construction foreman at the $1.4 billion Las Vegas Convention Center expansion jobsite, according to a statement from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA).

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Readers Respond: Contractors worried about future infrastructure work | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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Numbers released last week revealed that fewer infrastructure projects are being built in the U.S.

Dodge Data & Analytics reported a 31% decline in the nonbuilding sector, which includes columbus oh dump truck company such as roads, bridges and pipelines, and a report earlier this month found that infrastructure projects worth $9.6 billion have been canceled or delayed due to COVID-19.

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How Coronavirus is Complicating Contractor Hurricane Preparation and Response | Dump Truck Company

As parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast await the impact of Hurricane Laurastrengthening in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico and forecast to be first major storm of what is anticipated to be a historically active hurricane season—contractors in the storm’s path should be aware that the coronavirus will add complications to both storm preparation and response, says Jim MacDonnell, director of BDO’s McLean Office and a risk management expert.

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NYC announces new PLAs, community hiring initiative | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last week that his administration has entered into new Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) with the city's building trade unions and has proposed state legislation that would require columbus oh dump truck company working in the city to hire low-income New Yorkers and those from areas with high poverty levels.

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Lendlease reports pandemic-driven loss for second half of its fiscal year | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • Australia-based contractor and developer Lendlease reported its full-year 2020 financial results today and gave investors and analysts an update on the status of its major projects around the world, its strategy moving forward and how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected its operations amid an overall after-tax loss of 310 million Australian dollars ($223 million).

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