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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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Posted by Steve Vandegrift

Jun 29, 2016 2:17:25 PM

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Telehandlers: More Than Just An All-Terrain Forklift

Over the years, the telehandler has emerged as a highly versatile machine that many farmers and construction companies now find indispensable. Developed by the Matbro company at Horley in Surrey, England, in the early 1980s, the telehandler was initially conceived as an articulated cross-country forklift for use in forestry applications. Despite the telehandler’s decades of wide use and popularity in Europe, the telehandler is finally making inroads into the U.S. agriculture and construction markets.

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Topics: Galaxy Tires, Blog, Construction Industry, Construction, agricultural industry, HN267, Galaxy Giraffe, Farming

Posted by Steve Vandegrift

Jun 20, 2016 12:14:09 PM

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El Niño's Impact on California Contractors

A warm patch of ocean has filled reservoirs and flooded cities this year...and now it's helping keep construction contractors busy across the Southwest. The warmer waters of the western Pacific Ocean flowing eastward and displacing the cooler surface water typically found in the eastern Pacific cause the weather occurrence known as El Niño. This weather event usually brings with it a shift in North America’s traditional weather patterns—most notably bringing wet weather to California, the Southwest, and the Southeast, while the North and Northeast typically experience a milder winter. Even though El Niño affects the entire country, the weather’s impact has been most felt by the people of California and Texas.

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Posted by Steve Vandegrift

Apr 8, 2016 11:54:20 AM

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The Telehandler's Rise to Prominence

In recent years, Telehandlers have risen to become one of the most important tools in any construction company's arsenal. More than simply a a rough terrain forklift, the purpose for which it was originally developed, the telehandler is an incredibly versatile machine that increases a construction company’s productivity on all manner of projects, including general construction, steel erection, roofing, framing, masonry, demolition, commercial, retail, road, and bridge work. More versatile and adaptable than a forklift, but compact and able to go where cranes can’t, the demand is only going to rise for telehandlers.

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