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Caterpillar’s call for engagement with Cuba more than just a sly business move

Caterpillar’s call for engagement with Cuba more...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 24, 2015

Early this week Caterpillar sent out a press release calling for an end to the trade embargo against Cuba. This ...

Caterpillar profits fall 29% in 2Q as company cuts full-year forecast

Caterpillar profits fall 29% in 2Q as company cuts...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 23, 2015

A continued and severe lack of demand for mining equipment worldwide, coupled with lower construction equipment sales in China and ...

Volvo CE profit jumps 80% in 2Q thanks to big sales increases in North America

Volvo CE profit jumps 80% in 2Q thanks to big sales...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 20, 2015

Following two consecutive quarters of large losses, Volvo Construction Equipment saw a huge increase in profit during the second quarter, ...

Home starts jump 9.8% as apartment construction reaches 28-year high

Home starts jump 9.8% as apartment construction reaches...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 17, 2015

Thanks to a surge in new apartments, May's decrease in home construction starts was followed up by a sizable increase ...

SSAB University Challenge encourages students to develop innovative applications for high-strength steel

SSAB University Challenge encourages students to...

Posted by Angela Thomas on Jul 15, 2015

SSAB, a Nordic and U.S.-based steel company, invites students to participate in their University Challenge contest, held in conjunction with ...

Latest round of Caterpillar layoffs hits Pontiac fuel systems plant

Latest round of Caterpillar layoffs hits Pontiac fuel...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 08, 2015

After laying off nearly 200 workers at its East Peoria plant last month, Caterpillar has announced another wave of cuts, ...

Alabama’s new building permit fee will fund statewide construction education and training

Alabama’s new building permit fee will fund...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 07, 2015

Though the construction industry's rebound is in full effect with spending at a nearly 7-year high and jobs at a ...

Construction jobs flat in June; unemployment drops

Construction jobs flat in June; unemployment drops

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 03, 2015

Following two months of gains, the U.S. construction industry saw no job losses or gains in June. According to preliminary data from ...

New Labor Dept. regs require employers to pay overtime to additional 5 million workers

New Labor Dept. regs require employers to pay overtime...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 01, 2015

In an op-ed published by the Huffington Post, President Obama revealed his administration's plan to raise the wages of millions of ...

Carolina Cat Power Systems completes construction of 10-acre solar farm

Carolina Cat Power Systems completes construction of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 30, 2015

The construction of a 10-acre solar farm, led by Carolina Cat Power Systems, is nearing completion. Scheduled to open within the ...

Illinois DOT chief meets with group to discuss lack of minority contractors hired

Illinois DOT chief meets with group to discuss lack of...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Jun 30, 2015

An Illinois group recently met with Illinois Transportation Secretary Randall Blankenhorn to discuss the lack of minorities hired for construction contracts. KWQC ...

Shortage of skilled workers has pushed up construction costs

Shortage of skilled workers has pushed up construction...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 26, 2015

The immediate effect of the skilled worker shortage impacting the U.S. construction industry for the last two years was a ...

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