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National Work Zone Awareness Week is March 23-27

National Work Zone Awareness Week is March 23-27

Posted by Chris Hill on Mar 10, 2015

“Expect the Unexpected” is the theme for this year’s National Work Zone Awareness Week, a campaign designed to promote safe ...

TCC applauds bipartisan congressional letter supporting long-term transportation bill, Highway Trust Fund

TCC applauds bipartisan congressional letter supporting...

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 25, 2015

Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) leadership called a recent bipartisan letter from nearly 300 House of Representatives members calling for action on funding transportation ...

With oil field cuts increasing, Texas contractors rush to hire and recruit laid off workers

With oil field cuts increasing, Texas contractors rush...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 10, 2015

Many workers in South Texas are currently experiencing a bit of déjà vu. During the recession, the U.S. construction industry lost ...

New AGC of Washington president places emphasis on attracting younger members

New AGC of Washington president places emphasis on...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 02, 2015

As the newly elected president of Associated General Contractors of Washington, Gary Smith, a 40-year construction industry veteran and president ...

U.S. contractors optimistic about 2015 with 80% planning to make new hires, buy new equipment

U.S. contractors optimistic about 2015 with 80%...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 22, 2015

After finishing 2014 with employment at nearly a six-year high, hiring within the construction industry is expected to expand at ...

Congress passes spending bill; cuts billions from federal construction accounts

Congress passes spending bill; cuts billions from...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 15, 2014

Two days after the legislation was passed by a tight vote in the House, the Senate passed a $1.1 trillion ...

Wisconsin DOT to test reflective orange lane paint

Wisconsin DOT to test reflective orange lane paint

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 10, 2014

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has announced that it will be the first DOT in the United States to test ...

Alerting Congress: Most jobs created by transportation investment occur in non-construction sectors

Alerting Congress: Most jobs created by transportation...

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Dec 10, 2014

  If Congress somehow lacks the motivation needed to agree on a long-term Highway Trust Fund, a new report from IHS Inc., ...

ARTBA announces Hall of Fame inductees

ARTBA announces Hall of Fame inductees

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Nov 14, 2014

James D. Pitcock, Jr., and Horatio S. Earle are the 2014 inductees to American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) ...

AGC economist forecasts strong construction growth thanks to ‘shale gale’, Panama Canal expansion

AGC economist forecasts strong construction growth...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Nov 07, 2014

The morning after Republicans won back the U.S. Senate, Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America, ...

BuildOhio.org connects skilled workers to hiring firms, students to industry training across state

BuildOhio.org connects skilled workers to hiring firms,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 06, 2014

Following the release of an Associated General Contractors of America survey in which 83 percent  of U.S. contractors said they can't find ...

Majority of construction firms have a hard time finding skilled workers

Majority of construction firms have a hard time finding...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 24, 2014

The problem of not being able to find enough skilled craft workers is reaching nearly universal levels in the U.S. ...

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