June 2009

June_100.jpgCat upgrade for Sicon

A number of new Caterpillar excavators are turning heads for Canterbury-based contractors Sicon.


Lindsay_Crossen_s.jpgA distinguished career

When Lindsay Crossen drives around the country, passing over some of our largest road systems and numerous bridges, his working career literally flashes in front of his eyes.


Stevies_s.jpgDiversity key to beating recession

Stevenson Engineering in East Tamaki Auckland could well be asking the question ‘what recession’ after diversifying its business over the past three months.


Lott_s.jpgJob Lott

There’s barely a corner of the Waiau Plains that hasn’t felt the scrape of Dave Lott’s bulldozer.


Nat_roads_s.jpgBuilding our roads of national significance

The Government recently announced that seven roads of national significance were to be prioritised over the next 10 years. Hugh de Lacy and Gavin Riley take a closer look at the projects.


Sheena_Wheeldon.jpgA contractor's guide to protecting new ideas and inventions

Businesses that are market leaders usually have not only a good brand but also a clear advantage over their competitors relating to some type of innovation, new technology and/or innovative business model.


Jeremy_Sole.jpgThe value of training

The professionalism displayed at the Fletcher/MacDow open day by both organisations’ employees was impressive. Was it a coincidence that these businesses managed to acquire such a committed, self motivated team with great pride in the work and in the companies they worked for? I think not.


Cat_922_s.jpgReliable and forgiving: The Caterpillar No.922

Introduced in 1960, the No.922 Traxcavator was the second Caterpillar wheel loader to be released for sale (the first was the No. 944) and it proved to be a huge success.