Equipment Finance Outlook

By Mark S. Kuhar In what is likely to be a more challenging year for both the economy and the equipment finance industry, the 2023 forecast for equipment and software investment growth is 4.2%, according to the 2023 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook.  The report released by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation also forecasts sluggish U.S. GDP…

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What Is MSHA Doing With The Silica Rule?

MSHA Must Continue To Recognize Engineering Controls As The Primary Means To Eliminate Respirable Dust Within The Mine Atmosphere And Achieve Compliance. By Brian Hendrix Just a few days after the midterm elections in 2022, Sen. Joe Manchin and four of his colleagues in the Senate sent a letter to MSHA Assistant Secretary Chris Williamson to “formally request additional information…

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How to Make Your Policies Most Effective

Most Policies Become Wallpaper Because There Is No Follow-Up. By Steve Schumacher We have all experienced it at one time or another. The leaders of our organization come up with some new policies that they expect everyone to implement and adhere to. Those policies take a lot of different forms, everything from performance reviews, time off policies, company property, behavior…

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Hardhats and Red Kettles

For Michels, Supporting The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign Bucket Brigade Is A Holiday Tradition. By Therese Dunphy What began with a couple of employees participating in the Salvation Army of Fond du Lac’s Red Kettle Campaign Bucket Brigade a handful of years ago has grown into a holiday tradition for Brownsville, Wis.-based Michels.  The family-owned and operated business began…

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News from Tennessee, Virginia and California

According to WSMV4 News, people who live close to a rock quarry on Highway 12S in Ashland City, Tenn., said their complaints about noise and damage to their homes have been ignored by city officials. Walker’s Trucking and Excavating owns a quarry that homeowners said they have complained about for years as it is permitted in a residential area. Complaints…

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Happy New Year: See What We Have in Store

It’s the start of a new year, and I guarantee this is going to be a good one. Last month I recapped our 2022 developments, including Rock Products’ partnership with Burgex Inc. – the Utah-based consulting and data-analysis company – that resulted in an entirely reimagined version of Rock Products’ Aggregates Atlas; the launch of Cement Products magazine and the…

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Renewable Energy Is Mined, Not Grown

Mining Probably Isn’t One Of The First Things That Comes To Mind When People Think About Renewable Energy Sources, But It Should Be. By Brian Hendrix By 2035, the Biden administration expects the United States to generate “100% carbon pollution free electricity.” Longer term, the administration’s ultimate goal is “net-zero emissions no later than 2050.”  I doubt that “carbon free”…

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