New product announcements: 05/20/2009 Natural-Gas-Powered Concrete Mixer: Cleaner Air and Quieter Operation The McNeilus CNG Concrete Mixer is powered entirely by compressed natural gas and meets EPA 2010 heavy-duty engine emissions standards for nitrogen oxide and particulate matter. The mixer has lower overall fuel costs than similar diesel-powered mixers, and it is much quieter when in use. McNeilus; 507-374-6321; www.mcneiluscompanies.com Impact Driver Attachments: Less Bit Breakage Impact Ready accessories are made to withstand the added torque of impact drivers, reducing instances of slippage and bit breakage. The stronger design allows for more reliable drilling into stainless steel, sheet metal, steel studs
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.