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  • Your Plant Relocation Checklist

    A plant location is a big job; your supervisors and employees will all need to shoulder some of the work to make such a mammoth undertaking happen successfully. Because there is a great deal to do, keep the checklist below handy: 1. Clear Out Space To simplify the task of relocating the entire plant, removing clutter and waste is vital. Way before the date you're supposed to be moving, ask workers to clear their personal spaces. [Read More]

  • 4 Reasons To Set Up An Office Trailer At Your Construction Site

    Even though it might not be a realistic choice for a construction site that you will only be working on for a little while, if you are planning a big upcoming construction project, you may want to consider bring a mobile office trailer. These are a few reasons why trailers can be a good addition to your work site: 1. Provide a Place to Relax and Cool Down (Or Warm Up! [Read More]

  • Care For Industrial Transformers

    Even industrial grade equipment, such as a transformer, has a lifespan and is subject to wear and tear. Unfortunately, when a transformer breaks down, it can compromise the power supply to a whole region. Thus, when you have a transformer that is either not working properly or not working at all, you need a quick solution to get it working again. This is where it may be necessary to work with a company that offers field dressing and undressing services. [Read More]

  • Safely Operating Your Rented Crane

    Having access to a crane can make the completion of some construction projects a lot easier. If you don't need a crane for every job, then you may find that renting a crane rather than purchasing one makes more financial sense. In order to ensure that your intermittent crane use remains safe, here are three tips that you can use to increase crane safety on your construction sites in the future. [Read More]

  • Thermal Underwear For Your Walls: The Benefits Of Thermal Wall Panels

    Would it not be great if you could insulate your walls with high quality thermal underwear? Just wrap your walls in long johns and warm your house up when it is cold outside? Well, actually, in a way, you can. It is not underwear or long johns, because that would just be weird. However, thermal wall panels are the construction world's closest approximation. Here is more on these panels and how they act like thermal underwear for your home. [Read More]

  • So You Need to Rent a Crane? 4 of the Most Common Types to Choose From

    The Ancient Greeks are credited with designing the first crane suitable for use in construction. But, their cranes were operated using pure muscle, either human or animal. Nor were they easily relocated. Each time you wanted to move the crane it would be manually disassembled, carted away in pieces and then rebuilt. Today's cranes are power driven, usually using a combination of engine power, levers and hydraulics. These mobile construction helpers conveniently move from place to place under their own steam, by towing or on the back of an oversized flatbed. [Read More]

  • Three Ways Cranes Help Tree Care Professionals Attract More Clients

    While many tree services can be completed with little more than a few skilled employees, some hand tools and plenty of high-quality rope, many of the biggest (and therefore most lucrative) jobs require the use of a crane. Simply put, if you have access to a crane, you have access to more jobs.   In fact, crane access is one of the most important ways to differentiate your tree service from the competition. [Read More]

  • Oilfield Trucking For Greenhorn Roughnecks: Types Of Trucks Needed For Oilfield Jobs

    If you are just getting into oilfield roughnecking, there is a lot to learn about the job. As you work your way up the employment chain, you will encounter multiple types of trucks that do specific jobs. Without all of this heavy construction equipment, you and the rest of the roughnecks would have to do everything by hand, like they did a over a hundred years ago. Instead, all of the following trucks find their way onto the oilfield sooner or later, and they assist your fellow crew members with the following tasks. [Read More]

  • Heavy Construction Equipment: Should Your New Construction Business Rent, Lease Or Buy?

    If you are like many newly licensed contractors, you will quickly need to learn how to control your new contracting business's expenses. One major way to control expenses is to learn how to make smart business decisions about how your company acquires new heavy equipment. Here is some information about renting, leasing, and buying equipment to help you decide which option is best for your company's needs: Renting Heavy Construction Equipment [Read More]