Equipment Trader

The term “company culture” gets thrown around negligently. It’s like, “I ordered P90X, I work out!” But did you actually take it out of the box? A company can claim to have culture but it doesn’t mean they know the first thing about what makes their employees happy. Read More

In a recent employee newsletter, Lori Stacy, President of Equipment Trader, outlined her thoughts on a business and how critical it is that all parts work effectively together, to ensure customers needs are met. “If one part is not working properly or at the necessary level, it impacts the entire system. I see a business much like the human body” said Lori. Read More

Regardless of trade – whether you’re a general laborer, project manager, or engineer – we all started from somewhere. You may have heard it said, “What you do today determines who you’ll be tomorrow.” Our opportunities for future success often spring from our past behavior. This is why it is important to start strong, and to continue to learn from every experience along the way. You never know which moment might lead to future opportunity, so give every job, every client, every task your very best. That has been our philosophy at Equipment Trader since the beginning. Read More

What happens when all major construction industries including asphalt, aggregates, concrete, earthmoving, lifting, mining and utilities – to name just a few, come together? You’ll have to come to Las Vegas, NV to find out. This time what happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas. You’ll return from 5 days of construction loving bliss with tons of new ideas and strategies to implement into your work processes. March 7-11, 2017, Conexpo-CON/AGG will be taking over 2,500,000 plus square feet of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Here are the top ten reasons why you and every construction professional should attend Conexpo-CON/AGG 2017.
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The new year started off with a bang for the newly refreshed Equipment Trader as we took our new look to the World of Concrete expo, held January 17-20 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bringing together construction and equipment professionals from around the world, this year’s WOC featured 1,455 exhibiting companies that were visited by 50,770 individuals. Read More

November is the month of the turkey in the United States, as we gather with family and friends to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast.  But where did the idea of eating turkey on Thanksgiving even come from?  Since there are no leftovers from the 1600’s, there is some controversy about what was really eaten at the first Thanksgiving meal. Most researchers don’t believe that the main meat was actually turkey, rather fish and wildfowl, such as duck or goose, according to some Smithsonian archives. Read More

Did you know that the United States produces 1.5 billion pounds of pumpkin each year? That’s more than double the weight of the Empire State Building. According to Guinness World Records,  the world’s heaviest pumpkin was grown in 2014 by Beni Meier in Switzerland. It weighed 2,323 lbs- about the same as an adult polar bear. Read More

We all know how to prepare our homes and families for severe weather, but what about your vehicles and equipment? While it’s one thing to secure your home and personal property for an impending storm, other specific precautions must be taken on the job site. The following tips are designed to help you stay safe and prepared for a variety of weather events on the job site. Read More

At Equipment Trader, we want you and your business to have the very best online-presence possible! Today we’re talking about how to use hashtags on your social media. Feel free to check out our previous posts about online marketing:

The hashtag has invaded social media, starting with Twitter and extending to Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. It’s everywhere, and rising generations have an entirely different understanding and use of the symbol than generations before. It is these young adults who are now becoming a greater share of your customer-base, as they find their own work or inherit the family business. You’ll want to meet them where they are, using communication they understand. You’ll want to #EmbraceTheHashtag. So where did the hashtag come from and how can it help your business?? (If you want to skip the history, feel free to scroll past for the tips below!) Read More