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Tom Jackson is the executive editor of Equipment World magazine and has been writing about construction and related fields for 26 years. A 1979 graduate from the University of Alabama, Jackson is also a U.S. Army veteran and a father of two.


Mike Rowe sends Obama, Romney a letter

Sep 17, 2012

Mike Rowe sends Obama, Romney a letter

And guess who responds? The host of TVs Dirty Works show Mike Rowe sent President Obama a letter four  years ago about the shortage of skilled labor and the importance of manual labor in the United States. Obama never replied. So he ...

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Questions on what the EPA funds and why

Aug 30, 2012

Questions on what the EPA funds and why

You frequently hear people in the media complain about the big oil companies funding anti-global warming studies and think tanks. This they do, but you can hardly fault them for promoting their own interests. What is less well known is how ...

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Deere's quarterly report

Aug 21, 2012

Deere's quarterly report

How can a company do so well and yet face so much pessimism in the stock market? Deere released its third quarter results boasting of an 11-percent increase in earnings on higher sales, a 15-percent jump in worldwide sales (to $9.59 ...

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Earnings report: Cummins, sweet dividend, flat market

Jul 12, 2012

Earnings report: Cummins, sweet dividend, flat market

July brings a whole slew of quarterly earnings reports from the major equipment and engine manufacturers. First out of the chute is Cummins, which seasoned investors with a sweet 25 percent increase in its dividend, before noting a reduced outlook ...

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Diesel aftertreatment works suprisingly well

Jul 12, 2012

Diesel aftertreatment works suprisingly well

Emissions aftertreatment systems in heavy diesel trucks and equipment may be one of the most expensive regulatory demands in the history of government, but new research indicates that they are having the intended effect. According to tests done by the University ...

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Tier 5 is here

Jun 28, 2012

Tier 5 is here

Little noticed in the mainstream news scream yesterday was a decision by the U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Colombia in favor of the Environmental Protection Agency's request to treat carbon dioxide as a human health hazard. With ...

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CARB critic fired from university post

Jun 19, 2012

CARB critic fired from university post

After a 35 year career as a reseacher and PhD in physics,  professor James Enstrom was fired from the University of California Los Angeles for daring to question the policies of one of the most scientifically fraudlent state agencies in ...

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TIGER award winners announced

Feb 22, 2010

Recipients of the $1.5 billion in Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery awards from the federal government were announced Wednesday. Rail freight projects seemed to gather the top awards, but every state got a little slice of the pie.

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