Employers Say the Skills Shortage is Impacting These 3 Areas

The labor shortage within the construction industry is impacting almost every facet of construction jobs. However, a recent report from Hays’ U.S. 2018 Salary Guide showcases that no matter what industry, there are three general business elements 92% of the survey respondents agreed were being severely impacted. Productivity: This is an obvious one when it […]


These Are the Construction Trends to Watch in 2018

We’ve talked a lot about different trends for 2017 and even predictions for 2018. More specifically, we looked at the top safety violations in 2017, as well as website trends to keep in mind for 2018. But what is the construction industry going to look like in 2018? Construction Dive weighed in with their predicted […]


Know the New Minimum Wage and Employment Laws for 2018

It’s important to stay apprised of the most recent changes in relevant laws for 2018. Total Landscape Care recently published an article with the most pertinent changes to the equipment industry that could have an impact on your dealership. The two areas of most importance to the industry are changes related to the labor and […]


5 Things You Need to do to Attract and Retain Workers

Across the industry we’re seeing a labor shortage in a time where the construction industry should be flourishing. The industry is one of few that is having consistent growth in number of jobs and contracts, however the number of employees is dwindling. Below, we expand on Construction Equipment Guide’s article concerning how to both attract […]


Natural Disasters Fast-Track Construction Trainees

We’re all aware of the severe toll natural disasters have taken across our country this year. Whether it’s been the devastating hurricanes or the horrific wildfires, there’s a strong need to rebuild following these events. With the industry already experiencing a labor shortage, this demand has created unique opportunities for those looking to enter the […]


The Top 10 Safety Violations of 2017

As we move forward into 2018 and focus on our exciting goals and potential for the year, it’s important to reflect and look at what we can learn from the past year. At the end of the year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a list detailing the most-cited safety violations for 2017. […]


Positive Outlook for Equipment Industry Growth in 2018

There has been a consistent trend in reports and surveys about projected growth in the equipment industry for 2018. Whether it’s from a sales or renting perspective, those in the industry have all weighed in to say they have a positive outlook for the industry. For example, from a capital standpoint, Construction Dive reported there […]


Why Workforce Development is Crucial in the Construction Industry

A recent study released by FMI Corporation revealed shocking results in relation to how the construction industry handles workforce development, or rather how it isn’t handling it.   Some of the study’s highlights include: 89% of participants reported talent shortages in this year’s survey. 75% of participants have made changes to their training programs in […]