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Archive for August, 2009

I See Some Stimulus Results Out There

As you may know, we get work from all over the country. In an effort to use this fact to the advantage of our readers, I have kept careful watch on projects recently. There has been a lot of press about the stimulus program. We are starting to see some of this work come through [...]

August 26, 2009 in Marco's Posts, Uncategorized
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How the DOT’s view Machine Control

I recently had the opportunity to speak at a committee meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB),  near my home in Colorado. This committee is very focused on construction machine control, which they refer to as Automated Machine Guidance (AMG). Next month I will write about the positions the state Departments of Transportation are talking regarding [...]

August 25, 2009 in Paul's Blog
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Landfill GPS Compaction Systems – Is a Government (EPA) Mandate on the Way?

Given the benefits of GPS Machine Control for Landfill compactors, the connected site monitoring density in real time and all the other benefits, one has to wonder,  “Is a government mandate requiring these systems on the way?” We are hearing testimonials that these GPS Machine Control systems specifically written for density, compaction, pass counts with [...]

August 25, 2009 in Randy's Blog
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Never Hurts to Ask

One of the very first things I wanted to make very clear with my articles was that the job of a data builder is not to design the site. The job of a data builder is to recreate the engineers design. Once that is made clear to both yourself and your client, things tend to [...]

August 24, 2009 in Chad's Posts
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Get New Business: Giving better presentations

Business has slowed, not stopped. The jobs available for bid are stalked with competitive eyes. You cannot afford to miss any opportunity that sets you and your company apart. Consider honing your presentation skills. I know it sounds rudimentary but basic presentation skills are paramount. Many a sale was lost due to “Death by PowerPoint.” [...]

August 12, 2009 in Randy's Blog
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Business is Good…..Sort of

This has been a tough year for any business in the world, dirt moving is no exception. With over half the year in the bag, it is time for some reflection. Our business is slightly below last year. It seems like good news to hear we are off by a little, when some contractors are [...]

August 11, 2009 in Marco's Posts
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Government Spending Continues

As a service, we have been posting Government Request For Proposals (RFP) in the news section of MachineControl Online for several months now.  There is a lot of contract dollars being let.  These RFP’s are very time sensitive with hard response dates that must be conformed to.  It is important to check the response date (deadline) [...]

August 11, 2009 in Paul's Blog
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