Compact Equipment

SEP 2018

Compact Equipment is a magazine dedicated to equipment owners and operators of small, nimble, tool-carrying construction, landscape and ag equipment — such as skid steers, mini excavators, compact tractors, generators compressors and beyond.

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14 Compact Equipment SEPTEMBER 2018 Bobcat Co. is helping keep nature safe, clean and accessible. The company recently announced it has been awarded a five-year, $25 million compact equip- ment Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. "We are dedicated to the mission of sustainability that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service embodies and know that our wide range of compact equipment and at- tachments will help meet all of their needs," said Randy Fuss, director of government accounts at Bob- cat. Bobcat will supplement the needs of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service with its compact equipment lineup, including skid steer loaders, compact track loaders, compact excavators, mini track loaders, util- ity vehicles, telehandlers and the compact equip- ment industry's only Toolcat utility work machine. With more than 550 dealers, Bobcat will provide parts and service to all machines for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service nationwide. The U.S. Fish and Wild- life Service manages the 150 million-acre National Wildlife Refuge System of more than 560 refuges and thousands of small wetlands and other special man- agement areas. Under the Fisheries program, they also operate 70 National Fish Hatcheries, 65 fishery resource offices and 86 ecological services field sta- tions. For more info, visit With more than 550 dealers, Bobcat will provide parts and service to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service nationwide. CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT REACHES 10-YEAR HIGH, ACCORDING TO AGC Employment in residential construction — comprising residential building and specialty trade contractors — grew by 6,200 jobs in July. Construction employment in- creased by 19,000 jobs in July and by 303,000 jobs over the past year, reaching a 10-year high, while the industry's unemployment rate and level hit an all-time low, according to an analysis of government data by the Associated General Contrac- tors of America. Association officials said it was likely firms would have added even more workers if they could find qualified candidates to hire. Construction employment to- taled 7,242,000 in July, the highest level since May 2008 and a gain of 4.4 percent over the past 12 months. Hourly earnings in the industry av- eraged $29.86 in July, an increase of 3.2 percent from a year earlier. BOBCAT EARNS U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE COMPACT EQUIPMENT CONTRACT

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