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Construction industry extends employment streak, adds 20,000 jobs in August

Construction industry extends employment streak, adds...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 05, 2014

The U.S. construction industry extended its streak of job gains in August, adding 20,000 workers. It was the eighth-straight month of ...

How one construction firm is using drag racing to recruit new talent (VIDEO)

How one construction firm is using drag racing to...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Sep 04, 2014

If you want to catch a fish you need bait. And if you want to catch the attention of a ...

Majority of skilled construction workers who lost jobs in wake of the recession have been rehired, but many are being paid less

Majority of skilled construction workers who lost jobs...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 03, 2014

As the U.S. construction industry faces a shortage of skilled labor, a new government study finds that the majority of ...

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 ...

Construction firms are turning down work due to the labor shortage, but most are willing to pay more to find workers

Construction firms are turning down work due to the...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 28, 2014

A majority of construction companies across the U.S. are facing a shortage in skilled labor and a large number of ...

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 ...

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