Back to School: Teaching the Truth About Construction (Infographic)

By one estimate, for every 5 skilled workers who retire, there is only 1 new employee entering construction. Among young Americans who have decided on a preliminary career path, only 3% express interest in construction. If we want to keep our industry alive and thriving, we need to dispel the negative misconceptions that turn young people off from the work. That’s why Equipment Trader is using this infographic to take readers back to school with an insightful quiz on the truth about construction. Continue reading “Back to School: Teaching the Truth About Construction (Infographic)”

Next Steps

There is a quote we have all heard for years: “If you are not growing, your dying.”  I don’t know if you are dying, but I do know that after having consulted with and trained hundreds of dealerships over the last two decades that if you are not growing, you are creating “non-growing pains.”  Everyone talks about having growing pains, but the worst kind of “pains” you can experience are “complacency” and “stagnation.” Here are some warning signs for the commercial manager and the sales department: Continue reading “Next Steps”