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Nonresidential projects push construction spending to largest monthly gain in more than 2 years in July

Nonresidential projects push construction spending to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 02, 2014

After seeing its first drop in one year during June, construction spending in the U.S. fully recovered and then some ...

8 reasons why you pay too much for your equipment’s tires… and what you can do about it

8 reasons why you pay too much for your...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Sep 02, 2014

Contractors hate leaving money on the table at a bid letting. But how much money are you wasting by neglecting ...

Zeal for diversification, taking care of fleet key to Wm. Winkler Company’s success

Zeal for diversification, taking care of fleet key to...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Sep 01, 2014

"We love to do anything that involves concrete,” says Brian Winkler, 47, president of Wm. Winkler Company.  In fact, concrete has ...

Vermeer names third-generation family member Jason Andringa incoming president, CEO

Vermeer names third-generation family member Jason...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Aug 26, 2014

Vermeer Corporation has named Jason Andringa incoming president and CEO, taking over the position from his mother, Mary Vermeer Andringa, ...

These 3 changes to your day-to-day will make you a more productive worker on the construction jobsite

These 3 changes to your day-to-day will make you a more...

Posted by Amy Materson on Aug 25, 2014

“Work smarter, not harder.” How many times have you seen that quote? Over time, the idea that your best performance is ...

Construction spending booming to record highs in Minneapolis

Construction spending booming to record highs in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 25, 2014

The city of Minneapolis has issued a combined $1.2 billion in commercial and residential building permits so far this year ...

Recent toll road poll proves nothing; private financing of public roads is still a bad idea

Recent toll road poll proves nothing; private financing...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 22, 2014

The Reason Foundation and the Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates recently traded jabs over a poll that purports to show Americans ...

Nonresidential construction starts fall 19.5% during July as builder outlook shrinks due to increased labor, materials costs

Nonresidential construction starts fall 19.5% during...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 20, 2014

Following an "exceptionally strong" June, the dollar value of nonresidential construction starts fell 19.5 percent during July, according to data ...

Home starts jump 15.7% in July as builder confidence strengthens

Home starts jump 15.7% in July as builder confidence...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 19, 2014

It would appear that despite a couple of rough months, homebuilder confidence in the U.S. housing market was not misplaced. Following ...

Swift change in Ferguson a lesson in leadership: America needs more Andy Griffiths, fewer Jack Bauers

Swift change in Ferguson a lesson in leadership:...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 15, 2014

If you blinked you missed it, but yesterday Missouri Governor Jay Nixon gave the country one of the finest examples ...

Briggs & Stratton to acquire Allmand Bros. for $62 million

Briggs & Stratton to acquire Allmand Bros. for $62...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Aug 14, 2014

Briggs & Stratton announced today it will acquire Allmand Bros, manufacturer of towable light towers, industrial heaters and solar LED ...

John Deere cuts outlook as low demand for farm equipment drops profit 14% in 3Q

John Deere cuts outlook as low demand for farm...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 13, 2014

Despite improving performance from its construction and forestry equipment division, John Deere reported a second-straight quarter of declines in profit ...

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