Workplace Violence
Dec01

Workplace Violence

Employers today can find themselves in a seemingly untenable dilemma when they have violence threaten to invade their workplaces. Two recent cases illustrate for us the competing liabilities that employers face in their decision-making as to how to respond to workplace violence. In one case, decided by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the employer, a superalloys casting company, chose to fire an openly hostile...

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Back to Basics – Material Removal
Dec01

Back to Basics – Material Removal

Throughout the last five years the surface preparation industry has been steadily growing. More and more contractors and manufacturers are entering the field. This means a multitude of information about how to perform various applications is available. Conflicting information can make it difficult to identify the correct application method, and trial and error on a customer’s floor can be costly. One of the main services a surface...

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Open Wide
Nov30

Open Wide

CSDA Member Extracts Motorway Bridge for Widening Project (Aerial photo courtesy of the NZ Transport Agency) A specialty concrete sawing and drilling contractor recently completed an extensive amount of cutting work to help remove 1,200 tons of concrete as part of a two-year, $1.9-billion USD widening and tunneling scheme on a motorway that carries 100,000 cars each day. The work included over 500 meters (1,640 feet) of flat and wall...

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Sharp Cuts
Nov30

Sharp Cuts

Fast, Maneuverable Concrete Cutting Inside NFL Stadium Owners of sports stadiums are continually looking for ways to bring fans through the turnstiles and entertain them before and during events. To keep pace with modern technology and further enhance the game day experience, the Buffalo Bills recently called on a concrete cutting contractor to cut nearly 6,000 feet of 0.75-inch-wide, 3-inch-deep trenches for the installation of a...

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Ship-Wrecked
Nov30

Ship-Wrecked

Diamond Tools Help Remove Damaged Dolphin from Shipping Channel After a 25-foot-diameter, 3.5-foot-thick concrete dolphin was hit by a barge and pushed in to the Galveston Ship Channel, the port operators—Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharfs—needed to find a way of quickly removing the 140-ton structure to allow other vessels full access in and out of the nearby port and prevent any further ships from hitting it. The structure...

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