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Connecticut Branch of Tri Lift, Inc. Provides Genie Boom Lift for Rockefeller Center Tree Installation

REDMOND, Wash. -- To metropolitan New Yorkers—and now the whole country, thanks to a yearly broadcast TV special—the holiday season arrives in earnest with the lighting of the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center. This year’s tree, a 76-foot Norway spruce that will soon hold 45,000 LED lights, was moved by flatbed trailer from its home in Connecticut and set in place on Nov. 8. Just getting to that point is a fairly massive undertaking, and this year it included help from Genie dealer Tri Lift Inc., which provided a Genie S-85 telescopic boom manufactured in Moses Lake, Wash. for the effort.

FMI Releases 2013 U.S. Construction Industry Talent Development Report

RALEIGH, N.C. -- FMI announces the release of its 2013 U.S. Construction Industry Talent Development Report. The report is based on responses nationwide from a mix of general contractors and construction managers at firms of all sizes and specialties, including mechanical/plumbing and heavy/highway/civil.

Trident Sustainability Group to Launch LEED Documentation App at GREENBUILD

Trident Sustainability Group announces the launch of Green Badger Mobile LEED Documentation App, the leading-edge mobile application for LEED documentation and verification.

Strong Man Readies Tarps, Sheeting for Winter Blast

Phipps FR Tarp job RPOMPTON PLAINS, N.J. -- What does winter hold for the U.S. construction industry? According to the editor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac, winter 2014 is “shaping up to be a rough one.” The eastern coast of the United States, especially, is expected to be hit with bitter cold and heavy snowfalls, while the Midwest can look forward to “piercing cold” and the Mid-Atlantic States will see more than their fair share of snow.

FMI Predicts U.S. Construction Put in Place Will Reach $977 Billion in 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. -- FMI announces the release of its 2014 U.S. Markets Construction Overview. With construction put in place at the end of 2013 expected to be at $909.6 billion, researchers at FMI predict CPIP growth rates to be slightly ahead of the GDP in 2014.

OSHA Schedules Public Meeting on Proposed Rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries, Illnesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has scheduled a public meeting to allow interested parties to comment on the proposed rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses. OSHA’s proposed rule amends its current recordkeeping regulations to add requirements for the electronic submission of injury and illness information employers are already required to keep under existing standards, Part 1904.

Hill & Wilkinson Earns 2013 Texas Mutual Safety Award

RICHARDSON, Texas -- Hill & Wilkinson has been awarded the Texas Mutual Safety Trophy for 2013 for its outstanding commitment to safety in the workplace.

According to Joe Yurkovich, senior vice president of strategic planning and policyholder services for Texas Mutual Insurance Company, “Safety is clearly a core value for Hill & Wilkinson.”

Texas Mutual has more than 57,000 policyholders.  In 2013, the firm identified a select group of companies for their outstanding safety records.  The companies were chosen based on the workplace hazards that employees are exposed to and the priority placed on safety at the highest levels of management to train and protect their employees.

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