The Labor Department Wage and Hour Division (WHD) will open a public comment period for its formal Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, “Updating the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts Regulations” (DBRA). Regulatory changes outlined will improve WHD’s ability to administer and enforce DBRA labor standards on federally funded construction projects more effectively and efficiently, officials contend, and include: Creating efficiencies in the…Read More
Source: FMI, Raleigh, N.C.
In its Q1-2014 Construction Outlook, management consulting and investment banking services provider FMI tracks construction put-in-place activity, projected at 8 percent growth this year over 2013, and offers an early gauge on key sectors:Read More
The 160D-7E diesel model incorporates what company engineers note are power and efficiency with durability and safety, a necessary combination for completing any job. One of 24 models in a high-performance, fuel efficient, diesel forklift product line, the 160D-7E is capable of handling in concrete and other tough environments. Built with a 6-cylinder, turbo-charged, Tier-III, 162-hp, Cummins QSB6.7 engine, the 160D-7E provides optimum power, low noise and fuel efficiency.Read More
Sources: TruStar Energy LLC, Tampa, Fla.; CP staff
Madison, Miss.-based MMC Materials Inc. has rolled out the Southeast’s first compressed natural gas-powered concrete mixer fleet, ramping up for delivery of 12 McNeilus Ngen (Next Generation Initiatives) models with the installation of a TruStar Energy Portable Fuel Station (PFS).Read More
Sources: Ozinga Brothers Inc., Mokena, Ill.; CP staff
One of the top independent ready mixed concrete operators has leaped to the forefront of a revolution in heavy duty truck and fuel specs, announcing a projected eight-year migration from diesel to compressed natural gas power in its 500 mixer and support vehicle fleet, plus an extension of its CNG supply infrastructure to a commercial fueling station.Read More