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How Off-Highway OEMs are Combating the Labor Shortage With Automation

The impact of US and global labor shortages can be traced back to many factors in recent years: lack of skilled workers, COVID-related illnesses, as well as a shift in worker mentality. Employers have pushed for increased wages and benefits but are still challenged by the limit of available and willing workers. Now more than ever, companies are looking for ways to increase their product output while keeping their workers in charge and well-equipped. The construction and agricultural industries are looking into new solutions to revitalize their workforce and meet demands; one of these paths leads to automated machinery with a focus on safety and profitability. 

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Construction

Case Study: Taking Control with Bay Shore’s “Drill Sergeant” Attachment

Bay Shore Systems, an Idaho-based manufacturer of custom engineered drilling rigs, gives its customers around the world the “extra advantage” by providing superior, reliable drills for extreme and conventional foundation drilling. Bay Shore’s solutions serve specialty drilling contractors across a wide range of sectors from excavation and landscaping to public utilities and wind.

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Construction

Ways to Make Your Next Excavation Job Safer and More Efficient

Worker health and safety, higher project costs, labor shortages, and extended project timelines are top of mind for construction business owners. Today, advancements in construction technology, including automated equipment, are helping business owners address some of their common challenges. For many, automation is overwhelming or simply unfamiliar which makes it difficult to get started. But according to research from the Construction Institute, “technology can improve construction industry productivity by 30-45%, as well as improve material predictability and reliability.” So taking on the challenge of automation now can mean big things for your ROI later. 

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Remote Control Construction Builds Safety and Productivity

FORT Robotics is featured in ForConstructionPros.com’s article on the benefits of autonomous and remote control construction equipment. Author Curt Bennink explores how advances in remote control and autonomous technologies promise to create a paradigm shift for the industry. The piece features interviews with FORT, Caterpillar, Bobcat, and Built Robotics and discusses the advantages of working from outside the cab as well as key safety considerations for remote control construction operations. 

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3 Ways Robots Are Making Construction Safer

Construction robots have the potential to prevent accidents and transform the industry — if they’re used properly. 

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