Sustainability

A Smartphone From Caterpillar Built for the Jobsite
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A Smartphone From Caterpillar Built for the Jobsite

Here's a look at a durable push-to-talk smartphone that's dustproof, drop-proof,... More

Cutting Edge: Blue-Collar Jobs Turn Green
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Cutting Edge: Blue-Collar Jobs Turn Green

With home building at a near standstill and the government promising financial... More

Chris Holmgren, Dickerson, Md.
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Chris Holmgren, Dickerson, Md.

The U.S. Forest Service says 3.8 billion board feet of good timber–felled from... More

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Truckin' Around: Oils Get Environmental

Motor oil, two-cycle oil, even hydraulic oil are going green. Green Earth Technologies, a recent startup company with no ties to the petroleum industry, is selling the first products in a line of naturally organic, biodegradable, high-performance motor oils, including environmentally friendly hydraulic oil for heavy equipment. More

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How Green Is Your Truck?

Here's something to add to your list of sustainable practices: When your old pickup finally wears out, it's almost 100% recyclable. More

Truckin' Around: Greener Trucks
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Truckin' Around: Greener Trucks

Truck manufacturers will roll out more fuel-saving, full-sized trucks beginning... More

Reusing Lumber
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Reusing Lumber

At 8 a.m. on demo day, the framing I'm about to tear out and junk is a perfectly... More

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After months of testing Festool's new ETS EC 125 sander, finish foreman and...

DeWalt 12” Cordless Dual-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw

Contributing editor and custom home builder Robert Courtney tested the DHS79 over...

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