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Off-Highway Diesel Prices

The national estimated average price for off-highway diesel fuel as of May 16 is $3.839. That is slightly lower than last week's average of $3.870.

Off-Highway Diesel Prices

The national estimated average price for off-highway diesel fuel as of May 9 is $3.870. That is slightly lower than last week's average of $3.876.

5 Steps To Maximize Employee Performance And Morale

Employees Need Goals, Feedback and Recognition To Do Their Best.
By Steve Schumacher

In talking to employees for more than 25 years, there have been three constants: 1) they aren’t involved in setting goals and objectives, 2) they don’t get enough feedback from their boss, and 3) if they do a good job they never hear about it. There are numerous reasons for this. Managers say things like “I’m too busy,” “they get paid to do a good job,” “if I let them set goals they will set the­­­­m too low,” and “I’m here to fix problems, not pat people on the back.”

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Bank on the Appeal

The Enchantment of a Quarry Provides a Major Opportunity.
By Thomas J. Roach

Do you remember the first time you saw a quarry? I was 17 or 18 when Jani Viscomb walked me a few blocks from a friend’s house to the abandoned Richard Street quarry in Joliet, Ill. We stepped off the side of the road onto a damp dirt path. We passed the trespassing signs, pushed through the weed trees and underbrush, and suddenly a vast clearing opened up. Like a scene from Journey to the Center of the Earth, limestone cliffs and tiered platforms loomed over a primordial lake.

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March Construction Starts Stay Even With Prior Month

By Mark S. Kuhar

New construction starts in March came in at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $404.9 billion, essentially the same pace as February, according to McGraw-Hill Construction, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies. While total construction was unchanged from the prior month, this steady pattern came as the result of divergent behavior by construction’s three main sectors.

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