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Through our company blog we want to engage our customers, share industry related news and insider stories. Our leadership team will contribute thoughts and we hope you find our articles interesting!

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Common Construction Site Safety Violations

by Tom Moverman

Construction work may not receive the same amount of attention as police work and firefighting, but anyone involved in the industry knows how dangerous the job can be. There are a number of safety violations that OSHA tasks companies with avoiding, but if you're a construction worker, the fact that your company might get fined if you have an accident isn't much comfort. LipsigBrooklyn.com also states that when workers work with power tools, electricity, and from great heights, there is a high chance of being injured. The good news is, you can take your safety into your own hands by watching out for the following safety violations in our latest guest blog post. Read on & Stay Safe!

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What to look for in a building material supplier

by A.H. Harris

Sure, we are all looking for a good deal, but not always does a great price equal a great transaction. In an industry that heavily relies on on-time deliveries of the right product to the right place, contractors have learned to look for a variety of qualities beyond competitive pricing. We created a short list of things to look for in a construction supplier to ensure your next project is a success!

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Latest & Innovative Wearable Technology Keeping Construction Workers Safe

by Tom Moverman

If you are managing a construction company, you are without a doubt concerned about the safety of your crew. Construction accidents are a common occurrence and they happen for a variety of reasons, including some of the tools that workers work with. In fact, worldwide every second more than 10 workers have a work-related accident and there are more than 13 job-related deaths each day in the US alone. With that in mind, you may want to be aware of some key advances in wearable technology that will keep your workers safer and make your crews more effective and efficient.

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5 Basic Safety Tips for Construction Workers

by Michael Pierce

There are over 53 million people in North America and Europe who work as construction workers. Given the multitude of risks involved in this profession, it is extremely important to take all necessary precautions to minimize the risks of injuries or of other health problems at the job. Construction workers often have to work at dangerous heights, with heavy and dangerous machinery and equipment, as well as with dangerous materials, electricity, toxic gas and other threats. Read 5 basic safety tips for construction workers’ safety and protection in our latest guest blog.

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Beyond the Gender Divide: the Importance of Embracing Change in the Construction Industry

by Grace Wood (machineryzone.com)
Just in time for Women in Construction Week, we present another guest blog post from our friends at MachineryZone. This time their topic is gender diversity - or lack thereof - within our industry. While here at Harris, Kenseal and HarMac we are proud to have many great women in all areas of the organization, that may not be the case across the board for all companies in our business. As always, we encourage you to share your thoughts and feedback in the comments.  
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Our Teams at World Of Concrete 2017

by A.H. Harris

World of Concrete celebrated its 43rd anniversary this year with its largest show to date - 700,000 square feet of exhibit space, 60,000 industry professionals and 1,500 exhibiting companies. It is the only annual international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction markets featuring leading industry suppliers showcasing the latest and greatest in new products, technology and innovation.  

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Meet the Team Part 41: Joe Garrett

by A.H. Harris

Meet Joe Garrett!

Harris and Kenseal associates may recognize this familiar face! Joe Garrett was a core component of the "Bigfoot" team and helped manage a successful transition to the new ERP system. He will be assisting with many more exciting projects in 2017 and visiting with more of the Kenseal team. Get to know him in this Meet the Team spotlight, in the latest edition of our successful interview series. Let's hear it from Joe.

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Recent Anniversaries

by A.H. Harris

At A.H. Harris we take great pride in the work ethic and dedication that all associates have. We want to say a big congratulations to associates who are celebrating milestones. Congratulations on your years of dedicated service! Thanks for all you do!

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Would you like some MUD with that serving?

by The Mudfather

The return of Harris Mud-Volleyball teams to Zoar's Pond for the 30th annual Epilepsy Charity Tournament in Middletown, CT

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Meet the Team Part 36: Paul Ferrari

by A.H. Harris

In part 36 of our ‘Meet the Team’ series, we were lucky enough to have the chance to speak with Paul Ferrari. Paul has moved around a lot in the company but currently holds the role of Inventory Control Manager. Paul has been with A.H.Harris for just over 6 years and has gotten the opportunity to visit every single one of our locations! Let’s hear more from Paul. 

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