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Discussion in 'General Industry Questions' started by Paul Wright, Sep 4, 2019.

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Where do you get your industry news from?

Poll closed Oct 4, 2019.
  1. Word-of-Mouth

    50.0%
  2. Social Media

    12.5%
  3. Forums

    87.5%
  4. Electronic Newsletters

    25.0%
  5. Google Searches

    37.5%
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  1. Paul Wright

    Paul Wright New Member

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    If you work in the construction services sector - or if you're just a big Gearhead - I'd love to know where you get your industry news from.
     
  2. DIYDAVE

    DIYDAVE Senior Member

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    Telegraph...;)
     
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  3. td25c

    td25c Senior Member

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  4. Mike L

    Mike L Senior Member

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    HEF!
     
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  5. Mother Deuce

    Mother Deuce Senior Member

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    Business Agent... for the really important stuff concerning my position directly. HEF for an enormous amount of news, industry developments, maintenance developments and technique and round table discussion on a myriad of topics. Equipment World Magazine for whats happening now in the gear and safety markets.

    If I find myself with a insatiable need to be irritated, I start with any media outlet.
     
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  6. Paul Wright

    Paul Wright New Member

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    I'm a fan of carrier pigeons myself
     
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  7. DMiller

    DMiller Senior Member

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    Keep an ear open to workers out in the field, read SOME in industry mags but all too many are too political anymore, loads of information shows up here.
     
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  8. dozr

    dozr Well-Known Member

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    Hef everyone in field would tell you wrong knowing it was wrong, love to to look here at what you guy go though to god bless all yall my to cents
     
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  9. wlhequipment

    wlhequipment Well-Known Member

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    Anything on the radio / TV / internet is complete BS (except for this site of course!). Trade mags are ok, but really out of my wheelhouse, so to speak. I've learned that in this industry, most people prefer personal contact anyway. I've made a few contacts in some companies that deal in construction, but maybe a little different than me, such as materials, processing, manufacturing. I call those guys every once in awhile and take em to lunch. Most of time time we're just flapping our jaws, but sometimes something good comes out of it, like a business lead or knowledge on new stuff coming out. Kinda clumsy, but that's the only way I can.
     
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  10. John C.

    John C. Senior Member

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    I follow some of the people I've worked with and for on LinkedIn. I regularly see a percentage of them in what little amount of work I do anymore. I spent entirely too much time on here. I do read the trade rags but all those have to be taken as nothing more than advertising. Once in awhile something new comes up in a periodical that I make some calls about to get the real story.
    Why do you want to know?
     
  11. Pixie

    Pixie Well-Known Member

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    HEF !!

    I subscribe to some forestry magizines but they aren't much help fixin' stuff :)
     
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  12. old-iron-habit

    old-iron-habit Senior Member

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    Antique Caterpillar Club meeting. We just need old news.
     
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