VIDEO: Top 10 construction stories of September 2021

By Riley Simpson and Jenny LescohierOctober 06, 2021

Join CONEXPO-CON/AGG 365 Editor Jenny Lescohier and Associate Editor Riley Simpson as they share their insights on the biggest news, trends and stories from the past month.

This September saw the Labor Day heroics of rock band Metallica and construction apparel company Carhartt join forces to raise funds to recruit young people for skilled trade jobs; the introduction of the Fat Truck, an amphibious vehicle that can transport materials and tools; and President Joe Biden’s administration’s Covid-19 vaccine and testing mandate that affected more than 80 million workers.

We talk about those stories and more in our first monthly video rundown!

Small Caterpillar dozer tech helps make smoother cuts and full blade loads with less track slip
Next Generation Cat D1, D2 and D3 get operator-assist technologies that make them more efficient at elemental dozer work, as well as remote-control capability
Takeuchi’s new TB335R 3.5-ton short tail swing excavator is built for stability
The new model’s design results in a rear overhang of only 3.1 inches over the tracks so the machine has solid footing in tight or confined spaces
Falling home-construction spending offers scant clarity on industry trajectory
Single-family housing did most of August’s damage and may be showing its hand, but nonresidential construction is hanging on to the past year’s gains