Mike Vorster; 230 pages; $87.75 It is no secret that heavy iron is an important part of the industry. But even as the average heavy-construction firm has 35% of its assets tied up in machinery, decisions to buy new machines, rent others, rebuild old ones or scrap clunkers still happen in isolation of key business leaders. Veteran civil engineer and teacher Mike Vorster demystifies equipment in his new book, which he wrote to build bridges between the front office and the field. “What I hope is that this book increases the CFO’s empathy for fleet management,” he says. The South
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