[VIDEO] The Most Comprehensive Review of Benchtop Thickness Planers You Can Find | Tool Junkie

When it comes to head to head tool battles, I can’t think of anyone that does a more comprehensive job than the team over at Tool Box Buzz.  In the past, the TBB Crew has tackled in-depth comparisons ½” cordless hammer drills, portable jobsite table saws, and tape measures, among several others.  Most recently, the team compared 8 different benchtop thickness planers in a variety of tests and determined the overall winner.

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66 Massachusetts Contractors Cited and Fined $1.23 million for Wage Theft

Construction is hard work and those working hard for your company should be paid in full and on-time for all hours worked.  Cash flow can certainly complicate things for contractors, as pay draws can be delayed for various reasons, but cheating workers out of money is not only unscrupulous, but is gaining attention from government agencies. 

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The Top States to Work in Construction, Ranked

For the past year, Construction Junkie has been analyzing hourly wage data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine the Top States to Work in Construction. Now that all 50 states have been ranked, this post will serve as the complete recap for all states in the countdown.

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[Timelapse] Watch 7 Years of Construction of New York’s 2 Newest Supertall Skyscrapers

Almost 7 years ago, construction began on the west side of Manhattan’s $20 billion mixed-use development.  On March 15, 2019, Hudson Yards, as the development is known, has officially opened. 

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[VIDEO] Obsolete WV Steel Plant Imploded into Cloud of Smoke, Covering Nearby Resident’s Houses

Demolitions by implosion can be fun to watch when they go right – or wrong – but nearby residents can be greatly affected by the high powered blasts and huge clouds of debris that follow.  A few years ago, a botched demolition in England left dozens of nearby residents unable to return to their homes for several days. Last week, an obsolete Steel Basic Oxygen Plant in Weirton, West Virginia is leaving residents in a similar situation.

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The Top States to Work in Construction: #1 Illinois

After 50 weeks of the Top States to Work in Construction countdown, Illinois has been crowned our champion. Illinois didn’t just win, either, they actually demolished the competition. All construction professions combined for the state averaged $33.39 after adjusting for cost of living, which even topped #2 Missouri’s total average hourly rate by $4.42.

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How the ACE Mentor Program is Getting High Schoolers Interested in the Construction Industry

Everyone in the construction has heard over and over again how young people just aren’t interested in joining the construction industry.  What you don’t hear a lot about are the groups and organizations who are actively working to change that.  The ACE Mentor Program is one of those organizations making a positive impact for the next generation.

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Contractor Behind Miami Bridge Collapse Has Filed for Bankruptcy

The biggest story in the construction industry last year was a shocking pedestrian bridge collapse that killed 6 and injured many others on FIU’s campus in Miami, Florida. Since the collapse, there have been many civil lawsuits filed, a closed OSHA investigation, and an ongoing NTSB investigative report. The General Contractor on that project, Munilla Construction Management (MCM), has recently filed for bankruptcy protection, according to the Miami Herald.

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