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Ways to Decrease Your Environmental Impact in the Construction Industry

Posted on May 4, 2021 ChooseConstructionEnvironmentGuideImproveMachineTechnology

Construction is a booming global industry. Between now and 2060, the world is likely to construct almost 2.5 trillion square feet of new developments — the equivalent of adding another Paris to the planet every single week. Is building construction good for the environment? Construction is an industry that consumes vast amounts of resources and generates tons of greenhouse […]

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The Value of Genuine Cat Parts

Posted on May 4, 2021 Guide

With over 60 years of experience supporting the construction equipment needs of companies and contractors across Alabama, northwest Florida, and beyond, Thompson Tractor appreciates the importance of being your convenient one-stop source for new replacement parts, as well as used parts, for the Cat® machines you rely on to get the job done. As Cat heavy equipment machines have […]

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Used Heavy Equipment Buying Guide

Posted on May 4, 2021 EnvironmentGuide

Whether you’re starting a business from the ground up or expanding your existing fleet, financing new equipment may not always be feasible. But how do you know that you’re getting the best value for your money when purchasing used equipment? Read our Used Heavy Equipment Buying Guide and learn to shop with confidence. Contact Us […]

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Whether to Buy New, Used, or Rent Heavy Equipment

Posted on May 4, 2021 Guide

Whether to Buy New, Used, or Rent Heavy Equipment When it comes to buying new, used or renting equipment, you’ll want to consider aspects such as usage, availability, types of projects and budget. You may have signed a few big contracts you need to prepare for, want to expand your fleet to maximize your capabilities […]

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Top 10 Tips for Running a Landscaping Business

Posted on May 4, 2021 Guide

In 1999, Mark Bradley followed his passion. He went into business for himself, founding TBG Landscape with an old lawnmower, a used truck and a dream running his own landscape business. Just 18 years later, his company earns $50M/yr in sales, but with only half the staff of an average company that size. His secret? […]

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Choosing the Right Skid Steer

Posted on April 6, 2021 EnvironmentGuide

The skid steer loader is one of the most popular and multi-faceted pieces of machinery on the market — which, inevitably, means it’s also one of the most difficult to select. Choosing a skid steer, and the right skid steer for your exact job, at that, has been known to cause headaches for even seasoned […]

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10 Steps to Severe Weather Preparation

Posted on May 5, 2020 Guide

How to Prepare for Severe Weather in Construction No matter where you live, you’re likely to encounter some form of severe weather. At its worst, severe weather can cause serious injuries or fatalities. In 2017, 508 people died and 1,205 were injured due to severe weather in the United States. Severe thunderstorms, flash flooding, sustained […]

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Construction Jobs in Alabama

Posted on May 5, 2020 Guide

Construction Jobs in Alabama More than six decades of business in Alabama and Northwest Florida gives Thompson Tractor Company a well-rounded perspective on the way construction has evolved. At the onset of the company business in 1957, our nation was building the interstate highway systems, and there was a huge demand for heavy machinery and […]

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Value of Water Campaign

Posted on May 5, 2020 Guide

Caterpillar Value of Water Campaign This past year Thompson Tractor Company celebrated 60 years of business. As part of this celebration, we took the opportunity to raise awareness of the global impact of the value of water. We decided to join forces with the Caterpillar Foundation and their campaign Value of Water. We celebrated our 60th Anniversary […]

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Drone Technology

Posted on May 5, 2020 GuideMachineTechnology

Drone Technology in the Construction Industry Construction is one of the world’s biggest industries, worth about $8.5 trillion a year. However, it is far from the most efficient. In 2016, McKinsey & Company reported that large construction projects of all types take longer than scheduled by 20 percent on average and frequently cost almost twice the budgeted […]

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