AboutSteve Vandegrift

Steve started his career in the tire business as a warehouse delivery driver and now is a walking encyclopedia in industrial, forestry and ag tires. He serves as Product Manager for Alliance Tire Americas.

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Sep 22, 2016 4:30:00 PM

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Solar Energy is Fueling the Construction Industry

With the passing of every year, solar energy becomes more commonplace. Drive through any residential neighborhood or commercial area and you will notice solar panels on roofs, in yards, and attached to buildings. Between U.S. residential and commercial installations, there is enough solar energy to power 4.6 million homes! And with its swiftly growing demand, solar energy is delivering more than just power, it is fueling growth in the construction industry.

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Topics: Blog, Beefy Baby, Galaxy Tires, Construction, Galaxy Giraffe, Construction Industry

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Aug 15, 2016 10:57:40 AM

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The Financial Advantages of Renting Heavy Equipment

Construction companies these days are under intense pressure to finish one job and move on to the next. In many parts of the country, there is more work than people to do it, meaning construction companies that can stay on schedule or finish ahead of schedule are poised to get more jobs, get better prices, and increase profitability. During times like these, when business is good, many construction companies default to buying equipment, but buying isn’t always the right decision. Below, we examine some of the reasons why renting your heavy equipment might be the right choice for your construction company.

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Topics: Blog, Construction, Construction Industry

Posted by Steve Vandegrift

Aug 8, 2016 11:30:00 AM

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The Benefits of Your Construction Company Using RFID

As in many other sectors, technology and innovation are changing the way construction companies not only do business but also how they think about business. Like it or not, high tech is here to stay in the building industry; as more companies embrace new machinery and methods, they reap the rewards of having an advantage over their competitors. As new tech increases productivity and efficiency while providing detailed information and insight into the business, more construction companies will gain interest in innovation. One form of technology that is making the greatest inroads into construction at the moment is the use of radio-frequency identification, or simply RFID.

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Topics: Blog, Construction, Construction Industry, Galaxy Tires

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Aug 4, 2016 10:41:25 AM

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Construction is Booming in these 4 Citites

One of the big stories throughout construction over the last few years has been the revitalization of the industry. Whether it’s infrastructure or commercial and residential building, the construction sector is trending up. As states and cities need to improve their roads and bridges, create housing and shopping for their residents, as well as create services such as hospitals and schools for a growing population, it looks as if the industry should continue to see growth. Here’s a look at four of the hottest markets in construction and what’s driving business in those markets.

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Topics: Blog, Construction, Construction Industry, Galaxy Tires

Posted by Steve Vandegrift

Jul 15, 2016 11:30:00 AM

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Little Houses are Becoming Big Business

Does the idea of living simply in a small space appeal to you? Are you interested in surrounding yourself with only the things you need? Would you like to reduce your utility costs? Do you like the idea of reducing your mortgage and lessening your debt? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should consider looking at a tiny house.

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Topics: TCO, Blog, Galaxy Tires, Construction, Construction Industry