Benefits of Green Infrastructure

Around 72 percent of New York City’s land is covered in an impervious layer of concrete, living up to its hype as the “concrete jungle” that Alicia Keys and Jay-Z sang about in “Empire State of Mind.” This city might be “where dreams are made,” but unfortunately a lot of sewage and pollution are made […]

How to Attract A New Generation of Metal Fabricators

Aging, and inevitable retirement, of the industry’s skilled workforce, has been an encroaching problem for several years. Technical advances and automation from OEMs have reduced the number of tradesmen needed to accomplish many tasks and the reintroduction of vocational programs in some high schools and community colleges are helping to a certain extent, but the […]

Can Louisiana handle $32B of industrial construction?

When all projects are in full swing, though, it is doubtful that the local workforce will be able to support them all, according to the 10-12 Corridor report, forcing contractors to look outside of the region and the state for skilled workers.  Also, an extension of construction schedules is something the industry has been requesting of […]

SUNY Canton Inventor Gets Patent for New Chainsaw Oiling Method

CANTON — SUNY Canton Instructional Support Associate Neil A. Haney is known for creating innovative solutions to complicated problems. The Canino School of Engineering Technology staff member was recently notified that his lubricating device designed for commercial chainsaws had been assigned U.S. Patent No. 10,307,931. While building a firewood processing machine, Haney came up with […]

Concrete Contractors Can Expect an 8% Increase in sales

survey results released by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Chantilly, Virginia, gross sales for concrete paver contractors in the U.S. and Canada increased by 8% during 2018. While experiencing strong growth, four of every five contractors reported difficulty in recruiting and hiring quality employees. The 2019 ICPI Contractor Industry Report tracked business trends from 206 segmental concrete pavement […]

Next Generations Ready to Tackle The Hole Left by “Silver Tsunami”

The Silver Tsunami (also known as Grey Tsunami, Gray Tsunami, Silver Wave, Gray Wave, or Grey Wave) is a metaphor used to describe population aging. the phrase has also been used to refer more specifically to health and economic implications associated with population aging. It seems that the efforts, over the past few years, of manufacturing companies showing up […]

“GreenPal” The New Uber For Lawn Care

“GreenPal has been described as Uber for lawn care and it’s the easiest way for homeowners to find, schedule and pays their lawn guy,” GreenPal co-founder Gene Caballero said. Thomas Stark owned Thomas Lawn Care for 10 years and recently rebranded as a family company. “We had two trucks and two trailers and three crews. […]

Consumer Survey Provides Insight Into Purchasing Patterns

DMI, global mobile solutions and digital transformation leader, published an exclusive 35-page guide detailing the findings of a sweeping consumer survey of more than 1,500 U.S consumers. DMI’s annual report entitled “What Buyers Want: a DMI Survey” uncovers 12 key insights about the purchasing behaviors of today’s consumers, with specific steps on how retailers can […]

PERC RELEASES RESOURCES FOR MUNICIPAL PROPANE USE

In recognition of National Park & Recreation Month, the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) updated its online resources to help parks and recreation officials learn how propane-powered maintenance equipment can reduce local emissions, save on fuel and operating costs. “The savings and environmental benefits of using propane make the fuel a great choice for […]

Common Yard Mistakes

A yard is something many homeowners look forward to when they purchase a property. After all, it’s a place to make memories with family and friends, to let kids and the family dog play safely, and to customize to individual needs and desires. But there are some mistakes that are easy for new homeowners to […]