Compact Equipment

JUN 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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46 Compact Equipment JUNE 2018 That's the year of the next International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (also known as ICUEE- The Demo Expo). Exhibit space sales are now open for the trade show, where the utility construction industry's new- est product innovations will take center stage Oct. 1-3 in Louisville, Ky. ICUEE will be held at the Kentucky Expo- sition Center and is known for its extensive equipment test drives and product demonstrations. The utility con- struction showcase earlier this year was ranked as the fifth largest U.S. show and earned fast-growth honors from the expositions industry community. ICUEE 2019 will feature exhibit pavilions for fleet management, safety and new for 2019 — emerging technologies — which will include busi- ness solutions, technology and software. For more info, visit icuee.com . That's the number of new construction jobs created in April based on recently released data from the U.S. Bu- reau of Labor Statistics. According to an analysis by the Associated Builders and Contractors, the U.S. construc- tion industry bounced back in April by adding 17,000 net new jobs. In April, initial estimates showed a 15,000 job loss, though that has since been revised upward to a loss of 10,000 jobs. During the past year, the construc- tion industry has added 257,000 new jobs, representing a growth rate of 3.7 percent. Nonresidential construc- tion employment increased by 9,000 net jobs for the month. Nonresidential specialty trade contractors led the growth, adding 7,300 net jobs, while heavy and civil engineering employment lost 3,400 net jobs in April. For more info, visit abc.org . That's the number of Jobsite Juniors subscriptions Iowa Trenchless president Jason Clark purchased for the first-grade class at Panorama Elementary in Panora, Iowa. Launched in October 2017 by Benjamin Media Inc., Jobsite Juniors is packed with educational articles and activities intended to teach children about all aspects of the construction indus- try. Originally only offered through paid individual annual subscriptions, bulk orders and subscriptions now allow busi- nesses, associations, manufacturers and potential resellers to provide this exciting publication to their members, staff and supporters. Interested parties have the opportunity to purchase one issue, multiple issues or full subscriptions (six issues per year) depending on their needs. A minimum of 25 copies per issue is required. For more info, visit jobsiteju- niors.com . e s 2 0 1 9 4 0 1 7 , 0 0 0

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