How Can Timber Mats Protect Sensitive Wetland Ecosystems?

As human populations continue to expand, it is more important than ever to protect sensitive ecosystems such as wetlands. The wetlands are most vulnerable when they are traversed or constructed upon, especially when heavy equipment is involved. Thankfully, a great solution exists: the use of timber mats. What are timber mats? To create timber mats, […]

Texas Oil Industry Adds 12,000 Jobs in Six Months

The oil business is booming in the state of Texas right now. According to the Houston Chronicle, which cited an index that tracks energy activity throughout Texas, oil companies in the state have added approximately 12,000 new jobs in the last six months. This brings the total number of oil and gas-related jobs in Texas […]

Houston Organization Offers Construction Skills Training

The city of Houston is growing at a rapid pace, and construction companies in the area aren’t having any trouble when it comes to finding clients who need to have work done. But what they are having trouble with is finding qualified candidates to fill open positions at their companies. They are plenty of people […]

A Boom of Jobs: Construction, Heavy Equipment and Oilfield Workers in High Demand

Are you looking for a job in the construction, heavy equipment or oil industries? If so, now is the perfect time to start applying for jobs in those fields. According to a recent Bloomberg report, the National Federation of Independent Business found that 45 percent of small businesses in those industries have been unable to […]

Keystone XL Approval Means Construction Boom for Pipeline Workers

The Keystone XL oil pipeline project was recently granted final approval by the U.S. State Department. This project has been sidelined over environmental disputes and debates for the past few years, but now that it has secured approval and will be moving forward, it means an approaching construction boom for pipeline contractors and workers. Once […]

Winner Announced for Luke Bryan Concert Ticket Giveaway

At Ritter Forest Products, we recently offered our email subscribers an opportunity to win four concert tickets to see Luke Bryan on March 16 as part of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, coming up next month. The contest entry period ended today, and we’re happy to announce the winner of the four-pack of tickets […]