LiuGong is Setting Record Growth Within the Construction Equipment Industry

The World Economic Forum (WEF) announced LiuGong has been selected to as one of the Global Growth Companies (GCC).  LiuGong is in company with 12 of the region’s most dynamic and high-growth companies and was the only one construction machinery industry on the list. GGCs are fast-growing companies with the clear potential to become global…

Heavy Equipment Operator Saves Tax Payers Thousands

David Petersdorf is a problem-solver and his successful attempt to speed up the process of painting stripes on highways in Idaho has gained him “Maintenance Person of the Year” status from the Idaho Transportation Department.  It’s also saved Idaho taxpayers about $115,000 in one year. Seeking a better way to paint sections of highway without…

Nearly 7,000 heavy-equipment operators will be needed in British Columbia.

Throughout the past month, Christy Clark surprise hammered home the promise of job creation by touring construction sites and natural gas plants. The role of heavy equipment operator is in fact in large demand: B.C. is expected to need nearly 7,000 of them over the next decade, in no small part due to energy projects.…

Stats on Pay for Heavy Equipment Operators

The median annual wage for construction equipment operators was $40,980 in May 2012. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $26,470, and the top 10 percent earned more than $72,440. The median wages for construction equipment operators in May 2012 were as follows: $48,480 for pile-driver operators $41,870 for operating engineers and other construction equipment…