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Weekly recap: recruiting operators using social media, large-frame compact track loaders, and more

Weekly recap: recruiting operators using social media, large-frame compact track loaders, and more

Contractors are always trying to find a way to adapt to the challenges that face them. This week, we covered how Ken White Construction has adapted to a tighter job market and how Hilti and Trackunit have adapted their connectivity solutions through a new partnership. Trimble has increased the accuracy of the asphalt compaction process and we have gone in-depth into the latest large-frame compact track loaders. Here are five articles from this week you won't want to miss.

Thanks to the steady growth in the region, Ken White Construction has grown to a staff of 18 at present, and there's no shortage of potential employees making contact regularly.

How one Ontario construction company is using social media to recruit in a tight job market

Communication, especially for younger people, revolves around social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok. One Ontario-based construction company, Ken White Construction, has invested time into their social media channels and is using the platforms to show off the personalities of their employees and the work they do. Now, social media is proving to be a driver of steady growth and a key recruitment tool for Ken White Construction.

Find out how Ken White Construction's social media presence enables the company to continue growing in the full article.

In addition to helping operators achieve greater accuracy and efficiency, Roadworks is available at various pricing levels to help meet the unique needs of each contractor.

Trimble 3D paving control system adds accuracy to asphalt compacting process

Trimble Roadworks paving control platform for asphalt compactors enables operators to accurately control the compaction process while reducing unnecessary passes that can result in over compaction. This 3D paving control system is designed to improve the speed, accuracy, and ease of asphalt compaction. The system leverages the highly intuitive Android-based Trimble Roadworks software to maximize ease of use, shortening training times, and decreasing downtime for operators already familiar with the Roadworks user interface.

Find out if Trimble's recent paving control updates fit the needs of your operation in the full article.

The RE2 Sapien intelligent robotic arm offers a high strength-to-weight ratio, precise control, and ideal dexterity to place the burden of heavy lifting on the robotic system.

JLG partners with RE2 Robotics to help develop a robotic solar field construction system

JLG Industries has partnered with RE2 Robotics to advance the integration of robotics with access equipment and increase both operator safety and productivity on the job site. Recently, RE2 was awarded a project by the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a robotic solar field construction system for the outdoor autonomous manipulation of solar panels. RE2's equipment and software are being integrated with a JLG aerial work platform to support the transfer, lifting, and placement of solar panels to meet the needs of their project.

Want to know how the concept machine operates? Find out in the full article.

Grading, site prep, material handling, and forestry work are all tasks that benefit from the boost in capacity and power that these CTLs deliver to the job site.

In-depth report: the latest large-frame compact track loaders

Favoured for their versatility, accessibility, and functionality, compact track loaders have found themselves increasingly common on job sites. Recently, CTLs have started to push the upper limits of what these compact machines can do. Companies like CASE Construction Equipment, ASV, and John Deere Construction & Forestry have introduced new CTLs that boost power and productivity to end-users without changing the compactness that makes the machines desirable.

Dive into the large-frame compact track loader in-depth report in the full article.

The partnership will allow Hilti to expand its ON!Track solution beyond light equipment to also cover heavy machinery while creating a solution for van inventory management.

Tool and equipment connectivity solutions expand with Hilti and Trackunit partnership

Hilti and Trackunit have strategically partnered to strengthen their respective tool and equipment connectivity domain capabilities. Together with Trackunit, Hilti is now able to update its ON!Track solution with equipment-related information. At the same time, Trackunit's platform will have additional tool-related data. The partnership also seeks to expand the network of Trackunit devices, providing increased connectivity through Bluetooth technology.

Watch Hilti and Trackunit's video detailing the combination of their tool and equipment connectivity services in the full article.

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2405 March Rd
P.O. Box 296
Carp, ON
CA, K0A 1L0


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1 JLG Drive
McConnellsburg, PA
US, 17233-9533


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935 Stewart Drive
Sunnyvale, CA
US, 94085


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4925 Harrison Street
Pittsburgh, PA
US, 15201

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One John Deere Place
Moline, IL
US, 61265


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2360 Meadowpine Blvd.
Mississauga, ON
CA, L5N 6S2


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700 Commerce Drive, Suite 500
Oak Brook, IL
US, 60523


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Grand Rapids, MN
US, 55744


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