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A New Recruitment Tool for Construction: The Joystick

Excavator simulator

Kraemer Trucking and Excavating in Cold Spring, Minn., in a partnership with Ziegler Cat, brought a trailer of simulatorsa bulldozer, a road grader and an excavatorto a local high school this month.

Credit: Tim Gruber for The New York Times

Plastic excavators, bulldozers and cranes fueled by imagination have long captivated toddlers. Now, the construction industry is trying to attract teenagers with realistic computer simulators of those same heavy machines, hoping to build a younger work force.

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