Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

OCT 2018

LC/DBM provides landscape contractors with Educational, Imaginative and Practical information about their business, their employees, their machines and their projects.

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Below A heated front windshield is available on the JCB 3CX back- hoe loader to help dissipate frost and ice build-up. AutoPREHEAT, an option, can be set to warm the cab and engine block automati- cally, up to 30 minutes before starting the engine. Comfort features in the cab include a fully adjustable suspension seat T The National Association of Home Builders recently reported that the number of unfilled jobs in the construction sector reached a post recession high of 273,000. So it is no surprise that employers are having a hard time finding and keeping workers. "The share of small businesses reporting they have at least one job hard to fill rose to the highest level in (a recent) survey's 45-year his - tory," states Sarah House, senior economist for the Wells Fargo Securities Economics Group. Besides increasing wages, employers are tak- ing other steps to help in their efforts to recruit and retain. One area that might be overlooked is providing employees – both current and pro - spective – the best tools to work with. And with all tools, from small hand tools to heavy machinery, part of what makes one better than another, is how comfortable and convenient they are to operate. October 2018 53

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