Hello, welcome to my blog and thank you for reading. My name is Sam Simon and I am the editor of ForConstructionPros.com. I'm joining my colleagues Rebbecca Wasieleski and Allan Heydorn in the blogosphere providing the online audience of construction professionals with insights, issues and other topics from all over the industry. I plan on using this blog to share in my ventures through the different aspects of the construction world. Part of my job allows me to meet with contractors, equipment manufacturers and a host of other people who have a hand in construction in their own way. Only so much information can be relayed in articles, podcasts, video broadcasts, etc. so this is a perfect forum to relay some of the other bits of information that may fall through the cracks or not get the attention they deserve. I also hope you take ownership of this blog and initiate conversation, post comments or use it as a way to communicate to me and/or other contractors. The easiest way to do this is use the comment link at the end of each post. But if you'd like to e-mail me, are interested in having a post of your own put up in this area, are interested in starting up a forum discussion or who knows what else, let me know how I can accommodate you. And whoever knows me, knows I like to have a good time, so this probably won't be all business. I'll mix in some fun and games as I can. Thanks for stopping by, and make sure to come back soon to read future blog posts. Just to wet your appetite, I recently visited Caterpillar as they unveiled a wheel loader and there are some interesting developments on that machine I'd like to share - so you'll probably be seeing that next.