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Have a Safety Plan When Dealing with Government PDF Print E-mail
2014 Articles
Thursday, 10 April 2014 10:37

“No matter how cynical you get, it’s impossible to keep up.”
Lily Tomlin

Safety is something we all try to practice in our business as well as our personal life. Being safe can involve costs and sometimes hardship as well.

By now you have invested as required to be compliant in the CARB rules. As of January this year you documented your fleet and planed for the investments to stay compliant as well as grow your business. The current timeline from CARB is out to 2023. The CARB has an emissions goal to 2050; they have not formed any regulations. You are “safe” from the CARB until 2023 – maybe.

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A Dry, Dark, Green View of California PDF Print E-mail
2014 Articles
Friday, 14 February 2014 10:24

“Whoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.” - Niccolo Machiavelli

I drove to Las Vegas for World of Concrete from Sacramento along SR 99 in January. On road trips I like to look at the contractor rental yards and dealer displays as what they have and how much gives some indication of what they project for the coming year their customers will want.

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New Year Start PDF Print E-mail
2014 Articles
Thursday, 09 January 2014 00:00

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”— Albert Einstein.

As I write this an assortment of trust fund recipients and poseur researchers are awaiting rescue from their delusions. They are stranded in ice in the Antarctic! The voyage of discovery was intended to find a tropical paradise as per their theology of man-made global warming. So far the only discovery they report is the finite supply of vodka, caviar and arugula and they have grown bored.

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2014 - An Auspicious Year? PDF Print E-mail
2013 Articles
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 08:27

It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.
W. Edwards Deming

This time year is usually set aside to ponder the future. I would offer some thoughts on what the coming year may bring regarding the concrete pumping industry in California.

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Trick or Treat PDF Print E-mail
2013 Articles
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 12:20

I would like to talk about two pagan institutions in California. Both require disguises, deception and hocus pocus, both have consequences for participating or not. Both bring up images of a happier time and are enveloped in a world of childish fantasy.

One is Halloween and the other is the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Chances are if you participate in Halloween you will receive some sweet treats. No such thing should be anticipated with CARB, with the exception of electric cars, windmills and solar panels manufacturers.

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