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Wayne Grayson is the Online Managing Editor for Equipment World. He keeps the website fresh with news and opinion on both heavy equipment and the construction industry from the experts at the magazine and also manages the publication's social media accounts. He's a technology geek as well and serves as the magazine's tech writer.


Don't drink and drive...especially your wheel loader!

Nov 20, 2014

Don't drink and drive...especially your wheel loader!

  I’m not sure what’s more disconcerting about this story, that this guy has access to a wheel loader in the first place or that he’s likely operated it more than a few times while intoxicated. According to a report from CBS ...

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Cement shortage could delay construction in Michigan

Nov 17, 2014

Cement shortage could delay construction in Michigan

Construction projects across the state of Michigan that are dependent upon concrete are being delayed due to a cement shortage caused by what is being called a “perfect storm” of events. According to a report from the Detroit Free Press, the Michigan ...

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Caterpillar's 903C compact wheel loader

Nov 06, 2014

Caterpillar's 903C compact wheel loader

Caterpillar has taken the wraps off its newest machine. The 903C compact wheel loader boasts an operating weight of 9,150 pounds and is designed for work in the construction, industrial, agricultural, landscaping and snow-removal markets. The machine is powered by the ...

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Man survives excavator falling 60 feet from overpass

Oct 28, 2014

Man survives excavator falling 60 feet from overpass

A machine rollover is one of the scariest things an operator in the construction industry can face. In northwest Georgia recently, an excavator operator has lived to tell about one of the more extreme examples you can think of. While working ...

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Majority of construction firms have a hard time finding skilled workers

Oct 24, 2014

Majority of construction firms have a hard time finding skilled workers

The problem of not being able to find enough skilled craft workers is reaching nearly universal levels in the U.S. construction industry, according to a new survey. In response, the Associated General Contractors of America today released a workforce development plan aimed ...

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Flagman caught boozing on the job

Oct 16, 2014

Flagman caught boozing on the job

Road construction zones are already unsafe enough without bringing alcohol into the mix. Yet that’s exactly what the flagman of a crew near Omena, Michigan, was recently caught doing. According to a report from UpNorthLive.com, a truck driver passing by a ...

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Tappan Zee bridge site welcomes humongous floating crane

Oct 10, 2014

Tappan Zee bridge site welcomes humongous floating crane

One of the world’s largest floating cranes has officially reported for duty at the site of New York’s upcoming Tappan Zee Bridge replacement. The crane, dubbed the “Left Coast Lifter” for its role in the construction of the new eastern span of ...

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Highway construction spending down in August

Oct 04, 2014

Highway construction spending down in August

U.S. construction spending saw its second dip of the year in August, falling 0.8 percent. Spending was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $961 billion in August, according to preliminary estimates in a report from the Commerce Department. In addition to ...

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Construction employment way up in September

Oct 03, 2014

Construction employment way up in September

The construction industry added jobs during September, extending a streak of job gains now nine months long. Construction added 16,000 workers in September and now employs 6.079 million Americans, according to preliminary data from the Labor Department. That is the industry’s ...

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Worker killed by dump truck on Georgia interstate

Oct 02, 2014

Worker killed by dump truck on Georgia interstate

A construction worker was killed in Rockdale, Georgia after being hit by a dump truck. Tristram Harvey, 51, was killed inside of a road work zone on Interstate 20 after being backed over by the truck, according to a report from the Rockdale ...

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PCA forecast: Cement consumption to see growth through 2016

Sep 29, 2014

PCA forecast: Cement consumption to see growth through 2016

According to the latest forecast from the Portland Cement Association (PCA), cement consumption in the U.S. will see steady gains over the next three years. As far back as the World of Concrete show in January and again in the Spring, PCA chief economist ...

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Caterpillar launches E2 Series mini hydraulic excavators

Sep 25, 2014

Caterpillar launches E2 Series mini hydraulic excavators

Caterpillar unveiled today five new mini hydraulic excavators, all of which will benefit from a new hydraulic system and will be produced at the company’s new Athens, Georgia facility. The new E2 Series machines include the 303.5E2, 304E2, 305E2, 305.5E2 and ...

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