Month: May 2019

Top Five Tips for Approaching Succession Planning

Succession planning is an important and potentially complicated process that can seem daunting for construction company owners, their families and their colleagues and employees. But with appropriate foresight, strategic planning and execution, construction owners can position themselves for a strong financial situation in retirement, while also maximizing the future of their organizations and their legacies.

We sat down with Mike Africk, Principal of CliftonLarsonAllen’s Oak Brook, Illinois operation, and Emily Gunther, Principal of CLA’s Philadelphia office, both of whom have decades of experience in succession planning for construction companies, to talk-through the five most important tips for approaching the succession planning process, no matter what point you’re at in your career.

1. It’s Never Too Early to Start

Handshakes & Foot Controls: Willow Lane Combines Safety and Efficiency with Beautiful Landscapes

Marshall Postin and his team at Willow Lane Landscaping in suburban Atlanta have a passion for transforming raw earth into beauty. Specializing in landscaping for residential new construction, Willow Lane provides customers with services that take a blank residential site, grade it, prep it for other tradesmen, and add all finishing landscapes and hardscapes.

Postin grew up as a farmer in the Midwest before life brought him to Georgia. After doing some urban agriculture, he quickly realized the opportunity he had to make a living with dirt in the landscaping business.

CASE Dealer Border Equipment Provides Two CTLs to Help Team Rubicon with Patriot South National Training Exercise

CASE Construction Equipment dealer Border Equipment recently provided Team Rubicon with a pair of TR270 compact track loaders equipped with grapple buckets as the organization participated in the national, multi-agency Patriot South training operation. The Savannah, Georgia-based operation focused on disaster response coordination between organizations like Team Rubicon and local, state and federal agencies.

During the exercise at Oatland Island Wildlife Refuge, which was hit by an EF-1 tornado last July, participants from Team Rubicon converged with Air and Army National Guard units from across the country in a simulated natural disaster recovery and response. The CASE TR270 compact track loaders were used for debris removal, demolition and home repair scenarios.

CASE Launches New Purpose-Built Landfill Configuration for 2050M Dozer

CASE Construction Equipment introduces an all-new purpose-built landfill configuration for its 2050M dozer, providing enhancements and guarding that make it suitable for work in the harshest of landfill environments. The specialized design was tested and refined in large-scale landfill operations throughout North America in advance of the launch.

“Our product specialists, and each test site, spent considerable time monitoring machine performance and guarding,” says Nathaniel Waldschmidt, product marketing manager, CASE Construction Equipment. “Additional enhancements have been made, and what we’re coming to market with now is a powerful landfill dozer that will provide extreme performance and productivity, as well as protection from the unique working conditions of a landfill.”

The Anatomy of a Wheel Loader Bucket

A wheel loader’s bucket is a pretty straightforward attachment — but it’s also arguably the most important component on the machine, as it has a significant effect on productivity, machine uptime and performance in aggregates operations. While there are a number of selections, features and variables that go into choosing the right wheel loader bucket type, teeth and cutting edges, the decision can be made simple by knowing and understanding your operation and materials you work with each day.

Material Density Matters

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