JLG INDUSTRIES CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF INNOVATION AND LEADERSHIP

John L. Grove founded JLG® on this day 50 years ago; pioneering the access industry McConnellsburg, Pa. — January 9, 2019 — JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE:OSK] and a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, officially kicked off its year-long 50th anniversary celebration earlier today, marking a half-century since its founder spearheaded the access …

The price of unproductive work

Construction firms lose NZ$53b pa in labour costs on unproductive work ‘Unproductive work’
is costing construction businesses in New Zealand and Australia nearly NZ#$53 billion a year, according to new research. The findings are part of a survey of the global construction industry covering
599 respondents internationally. The Construction Disconnected research included 80 construction leaders and decision makers from New Zealand and …

Five keys for winning jobs when you’re not the lowest price

Lost out to a cowboy again! Local builder Josh is fuming. He’s just learned (through the grapevine) that he’s missed out on the King Street reno. The local cowboy has undercut him again! By nearly a third this time. But there’s no way he could have made any money at a rate that low. At that price, would have only …

Diversity the key to construction success

Women make up just
2.6 percent of workers
‘on the tools’ in New Zealand’s construction sector and the Building Construction Industry Training Organisation says correcting this imbalance is vital to addressing ongoing skills shortages. Employment forecasts for the construction sector, which BCITO covers, suggest
there will be more than 80,000 new and replacement jobs openings in the next five years. Traditional workforce pools …

Construction and immigration


Smart plays in a tight environment WHAT ARE THE VISA OPTIONS TO ASSIST WITH THE CONSTRUCTION WORKER SHORTAGE? NZ is desperately seeking 50,000 construction workers over the next five years. This is excluding the government’s KiwiBuild programme which anticipates to building in excess of 100,000 houses over the next 10 years. Given the changes under the Essential Skills Work Visa …

Built to last?

New Zealand’s building industry has yielded some stunning results – from creative architectural typology in the residential sector, to industrial construction that pushes the envelope. Unequivocally, there are compelling results to be celebrated and that have set a high benchmark. But like many facets of life, the good often comes with the not-so-flattering reality of what can happen when standards …

NEW YEAR, NEW SNORKEL WEBSITE

Henderson, Nevada, USA (18th January 2019) Snorkel™, a leading full-line manufacturer of aerial lifts, is very pleased to announce that 2019 marks the company’s 60th anniversary. Founded in 1959 by Art Moore, with roots in the fire-fighting industry, Snorkel has grown into a global leader within the aerial lift industry. To kick off a year of celebrations, Snorkel has today unveiled a brand-new global …

The race to the bottom

Why are construction companies going bust in the biggest boom period in New Zealand history? The MBIE’s 6th National Construction Pipeline Report released this year provides for a sustained growth in the construction industry over the next six years-$41 billion worth. Despite this however, some of New Zealand’s most well-known construction companies continue to experience difficulties. Previously Hartner Construction and …

Five simple ways to find new staff

Most tradies say the same thing: It’s hard to find good staff. MTA recently said there are 1,600 jobs throughout NZ that haven’t been filled. It’s a problem. So if you have too much work, how do you find more skilled staff to grow your business? Well, even in a shortage, there will always be good people who are looking …

Sustainable initiatives drive growth

Improved productivity, lower costs, a strong image and a platform for competitive advantage – these are just some of the benefits of running a sustainable business. Compelling research by NZI shows that those who run a sustainable business (taking into account environmental, social and economic factors), are twice as likely to grow as those not engaged. Despite this, one third …