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Congressional showdown ends with Senate passing...

Posted by James Jaillet on Aug 01, 2014

The Senate on Thursday passed a 10-month funding bill that will prevent the Highway Trust Fund from going broke until ...

Construction adds 22,000 jobs in July; employment now at highest level in more than 5 years

Construction adds 22,000 jobs in July; employment now...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 01, 2014

The U.S. construction industry added jobs for a seventh-straight month in July, a streak that has propelled the sector's employment ...

U.S. construction spending drops 1.8% in June with losses in nonresidential and government projects

U.S. construction spending drops 1.8% in June with...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 01, 2014

Construction spending in the U.S. fell 1.8% in June for the first drop in one year. Construction spending fell to $950 ...

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 Aug 01, 2014

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

How adding services helped J&S General Contracting grow during the recession

How adding services helped J&S General Contracting...

Posted by Lauren Heartsill Dowdle on Aug 01, 2014

Neither lengthy winters nor a crippling recession slowed down Steve Mueller or Dan Thiel. Instead, they combined their business savvy, passion ...

H&E Equipment Services rental revenues up 18%, equipment sales up 20% in 2Q

H&E Equipment Services rental revenues up 18%,...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Aug 01, 2014

Integrated construction equipment distribution and rental firm H&E Equipment Services says its rental revenues increased 18 percent in its second ...

Senate passes highway bill with reduced funding; sends vote back to House with pressure for long-term solution

Senate passes highway bill with reduced funding; sends...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 30, 2014

On Tuesday the Senate voted to pass a bill that would stave off the looming insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund ...

Komatsu sees slight boost in sales and profit during 1Q

Komatsu sees slight boost in sales and profit during 1Q

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 29, 2014

Komatsu announced today increases in both sales and profit during the company's first quarter ending June 31. The company reported net ...

Terex sees big profit increase as AWP and MHPS segments boost sales

Terex sees big profit increase as AWP and MHPS segments...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 25, 2014

In its latest earnings report, Terex announced increases in both sales and profit during the second quarter of the year. The ...

Caterpillar profit up 4% in 2Q despite decline in sales; improves full-year forecast

Caterpillar profit up 4% in 2Q despite decline in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 24, 2014

Despite a dip in sales and continued soft demand for mining equipment, Caterpillar today announced a 4-percent increase in profit ...

In wake of safety manager’s death, California construction company continues to pay his salary; coworkers raise $120k to support family

In wake of safety manager’s death, California...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 24, 2014

A construction company in Milpitas, California is honoring a former employee by making sure his family is well taken care ...

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