Anchorage man crushed in heavy equipment accident

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Anchorage police say a heavy equipment operator died in an accident at a construction site. Police say the rolling compactor the man was driving fell off a terraced ledge Wednesday afternoon while it was being operated in reverse gear. Police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker says the compactor tipped over and fell about… Read more »

Cat and Discovery Channel’s Mike Rowe promote trades jobs

Cat and Discovery Channel’s Mike Rowe promote trades jobs It seems a good fit: Caterpillar Inc. wants to renew focus on their customers and Mike Rowe wants to help renew interest in the types of jobs to customers. Next to the giant construction machine and TV star can renew hope focus on the importance of… Read more »

Two women killed in Belgian crane accident

Two women were killed and three workers injured on Tuesday 9-14-2010 when a crane collapsed at a construction site in the Belgian city of Liege, local authorities said. "Two people were killed and three injured, two seriously," the mayor of Liege Willy Demeyer was quoted as saying by Belga news agency. The two women, the… Read more »

Faculty Members Prefer Digitized Texts

Faculty members overwhelmingly prefer using online material to printed material, according to the results of a survey released this week by Ebrary, a company that provides electronic content and technology to libraries, publishers, and other businesses. The survey shows that half of faculty members prefer electronic resources, and 18 percent prefer print. Another 32 percent… Read more »

Caterpillar opens new Arkansas factory, hiring 600

By CHUCK BARTELS (AP) NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Caterpillar Inc. dedicated a $140 million road grader factory Wednesday, a facility that will employ 600 people and produce the big machines for markets around the world. The plant produced its first grader in June, and two of the behemoths flanked the stage as plant manager… Read more »