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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.


PCA: Cement consumption likely to grow steadily over next 5 years

May 29, 2014

PCA: Cement consumption likely to grow steadily over next 5 years

Despite data that suggests the economic recovery in the U.S. is slowing down, Portland Cement Association (PCA) chief economist Ed Sullivan says he still believes construction and cement consumption will steadily grow over the next five years. The economic causes of ...

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VIDEO: Cat mini excavator travels through $40k-worth china shop, breaks nothing

May 27, 2014

VIDEO: Cat mini excavator travels through $40k-worth china shop, breaks nothing

While Caterpillar hit viral video status with a video focusing on a massive game of Jenga, its latest Built For It Trials video centers on one of the most impressive displays of operator skill we’ve seen. In it, Ryan Neal, a ...

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PHOTOS, VIDEO: Take a sneak peek at the first construction theme park in the nation

May 26, 2014

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Take a sneak peek at the first construction theme park in the nation

As the owners of Sambe Construction, the Girlya family has seen many different types of  projects over the 30-year history of the company. Since emigrating to the U.S. from the Soviet Union in the late 1970s, father Samuel Girlya along ...

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VIDEO: Grad student creates waterproof concrete that could increase road, bridge life to 120 years

May 06, 2014

VIDEO: Grad student creates waterproof concrete that could increase road, bridge life to 120 years

A new concrete developed by a graduate student and professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee could greatly increase the lifespan of heavily traveled roads and bridges. Related: Inflatable, just-add-water, concrete tent The formula, known as Superhydrophobic Engineered Cementitious Composite (SECC), was developed by ...

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Ohio DOT to begin largest construction season ever with 936 projects totaling $2.5 billion

Apr 22, 2014

Ohio DOT to begin largest construction season ever with 936 projects totaling $2.5 billion

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has announced that the 2014 construction season will be its largest ever. ODOT says the season is made up of 936 projects statewide totaling $2.5 billion. Most of the funding will come from the Ohio ...

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VIDEO: Watch these crews slide a half-mile, 30 million-pound bridge into place over the Ohio River

Apr 15, 2014

VIDEO: Watch these crews slide a half-mile, 30 million-pound bridge into place over the Ohio River

Construction crews have completed a record-breaking bridge slide over the Ohio River. Related: VIDEO: Portland engineers use dish soap to move century-old bridge At nearly a half-mile in length and weighing in at more than 30 million pounds, the Milton-Madison bridge is ...

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Science behind how tires make sound could improve fuel economy

Apr 14, 2014

Science behind how tires make sound could improve fuel economy

.Yokohama has announced that through work with the Japanese equivalent of NASA, the company for the first time has an understanding of how tires make sound. The company sent a team of researchers to work with those at the Japan Aerospace ...

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U.S. construction adds 17,000 jobs in October

Nov 06, 2012

U.S. construction adds 17,000 jobs in October

With 17,000 new hires, construction jobs accounted for nearly 10 percent of all American added workers in the month of October. The total is the most since January of this year for the industry, according to Businessweek.The site reports that ...

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Construction spending hits three-year high in September

Nov 06, 2012

Construction spending hits three-year high in September

After a dip in August, total construction spending for the year September increased to $852 billion in September, a nearly three-year high according to the Associated General Contractors of America. Although the association reports public construction continues to decrease, an increase ...

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The 5 tech trends impacting construction

Nov 06, 2012

The 5 tech trends impacting construction

During his opening keynote at Dimensions 2012 in Las Vegas this morning, Trimble President and CEO Steve Berglund outlined five surging trends in technology that are having a big effect on the construction industry and are moving us closer to ...

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Cat: staying in Illinois, sees third-quarter income and sales boosts

Oct 25, 2012

Cat: staying in Illinois, sees third-quarter income and sales boosts

Caterpillar made headlines over the weekend with its latest earnings report and an announcement regarding its company headquarters. The first mention comes from an Associated Press report that quotes Cat Chief Executive Doug Oberhelman as clarifying that the company will keep its ...

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Illinois sewer upgrades to create 9,700 construction jobs

Oct 25, 2012

Illinois sewer upgrades to create 9,700 construction jobs

A recently launched $1 billion initiative to upgrade sewer lines, water mains and water treatment plants across Illinois will create 9,700 construction jobs in the state, according to Gov. Pat Quinn's office. According to the Chicago Tribune, the upgrade comes after ...

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