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Essential Small Tools for Concrete Work

Essential Small Tools for Concrete Work

When you think of concrete work, the tools that come to mind are things like mixers, wheelbarrows, trowels and shovels—all of which are essential, of course. However, there are a few other small tools that are easy to forget about when you’re planning a job. Because...

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When to Rent vs. Buy Construction Equipment

When to Rent vs. Buy Construction Equipment

You’ve got a construction gig coming up and it is getting close to breaking ground, but before you do that, you need to figure out how to acquire your construction equipment. The most common choices—buying and renting—have their own advantages and disadvantages. Many...

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Coronavirus Impact on the U.S. Steel Industry

Coronavirus Impact on the U.S. Steel Industry

Early projections on steel markets in the United States predicted that the construction industry might see fluctuations, but that overall, the industry wouldn’t be hurt by fluctuating prices. And then COVID-19 swept the world. Now, the picture looks quite a bit...

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Commercial Construction Market Outlook in 2020

Commercial Construction Market Outlook in 2020

Contractors across the country are always worried about how the building industry is forecast to perform. They tend to see great windfalls when the economy is doing well, yet seem to be hit the hardest during a recession. Other industries can often see and prepare...

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Steel Market Outlook for 2020

Steel Market Outlook for 2020

It seems the steel market likely won't be as bad as initially predicted for 2020, at least not globally. AS reported by Fastmarkets AMM, the amount of steel use is expected to raise by 1.7% this year. That might not seem to be a large amount of growth compared to the...

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Concrete Equipment Repair and Maintenance Tips

Concrete Equipment Repair and Maintenance Tips

When your equipment seems to function just fine, it's pretty tempting to defer maintenance to save on your operational budget. But that's a lot like trying to defer employee paychecks to save on payroll. Eventually, your employees will stop working for you. Unless you...

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