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With December bump, U.S. home builders started 9% more homes in 2014

With December bump, U.S. home builders started 9% more...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 21, 2015

Despite an up and down year heavily-influenced by apartment construction, home builders in the U.S. began work on more new homes ...

Obama urges Congress to focus on improving infrastructure rather than Keystone XL in State of the Union

Obama urges Congress to focus on improving...

Posted by James Jaillet on Jan 21, 2015

President Barack Obama in his sixth State of the Union address made little mention of issues related directly to construction and transportation, ...

More reasons not to build toll roads

More reasons not to build toll roads

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jan 19, 2015

As a follow up to my earlier post on the Texas SH 130 toll road, I wanted to elaborate on ...

Shortage of skilled construction workers delays completion of Iowa biofuel plant

Shortage of skilled construction workers delays...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 15, 2015

An Iowa biofuel plant is the latest major construction project to fall victim to the widespread shortage of skilled workers ...

Iowa contractor takes aim at employee retention and safety with hefty monthly bonus checks

Iowa contractor takes aim at employee retention and...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 12, 2015

Although still in its early days, a program implemented by J. Pettiecord, Des Moines, Iowa, in September is already having ...

Caterpillar cost-cutting continues: company to clip 240 workers at Illinois mining plants

Caterpillar cost-cutting continues: company to clip 240...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 09, 2015

Caterpillar will lay off 240 workers across two of its Illinois plants as the company continues to cope with a ...

Construction adds 48,000 workers in December to finish 2014 at nearly 6-year high

Construction adds 48,000 workers in December to finish...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 09, 2015

The construction industry added Americans to its workforce in every month of 2014, an employment streak capped by an addition ...

Larry Weyers named president of Manitowoc Cranes, Etchart steps down to VP role

Larry Weyers named president of Manitowoc Cranes,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 07, 2015

Eric Etchart is stepping down from his role of president at Manitowoc Cranes and into a vice president role as part ...

Lifelong love of construction gives third-generation contractor Brad Phillips a distinct advantage

Lifelong love of construction gives third-generation...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 07, 2015

When you ask Brad Phillips when he first became interested in construction, his answer is straightforward: “I can’t remember when ...

States must take the initiative in environmental streamlining

States must take the initiative in environmental...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Jan 07, 2015

Even as the green movement expands its war against fossil fuels, it’s losing ground in its ability to use federal ...

Caterpillar shares fall after analyst downgrades stock due to falling oil prices

Caterpillar shares fall after analyst downgrades stock...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 06, 2015

While the falling price of oil has been delighting consumers at the pump across the U.S. for the last couple of ...

R. Barry Uber, former president of Ingersoll-Rand Construction and Mining Group, dies at 69

R. Barry Uber, former president of Ingersoll-Rand...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 06, 2015

Barry Uber, a 30-year veteran of Ingersoll-Rand, passed away on Dec. 31 in Springfield, Vermont. Uber began his career at Ingersoll-Rand ...

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