July 2010 Business News

July 2010 Vol. 65 No. 7
Miller Pipeline's Dave Tucker.

Sukut Construction is California’s largest mass excavation and grading contractor and has moved over a billion cubic yards of earth. It is ranked within the top 500 largest contractors in the nation. Its projects range from highway construction to residential grading to wastewater management systems. 888.785.8801, www.sukut.com

AEM
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is offering an updated Hydraulic Excavator Safety Manual with new and expanded material that reflects current industry practices. AEM safety manuals illustrate typical worksite and equipment hazards as well as safe practices in equipment preparation, operation, maintenance and transport. They are ideal for group safety sessions on the job or in the classroom as well as individual usage.

The AEM hydraulic safety manual has expanded from 48 to 60 pages, and the enhancements include a new section on trenching safety. Expanded or additional material includes safe mounting and dismounting; utility locating practices; attachment installation; installation, use and maintenance of quick-couplers; and use of newer safety design features such as gate or armrest-based hydraulic control locks.

AEM's safety and training materials cover more than 40 types of equipment used in agricultural, construction, forestry and utility applications. The association initiated its safety-tools program more than 40 years ago to provide job-proven and time-tested suggestions that promote safety-conscious attitudes and performance. In addition to accident prevention, benefits include improved worker productivity and less equipment downtime for repairs. 414.272.0943, www.aem.org

Dexter + Chaney, Spectrum Construction Software
Dexter + Chaney has launched a new web site – www.dexterchaney.com – that offers easy access to the information about Spectrum Construction Software’s capabilities that applies to the individual user’s specific interests. The contractor can quickly pinpoint the relevant information that addresses both the operations and financial needs of their company, within a single construction ERP (enterprise resource planning) software package.