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The 6 habits of highly successful construction company owners

The 6 habits of highly successful construction company...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 28, 2014

In our recent special report, “The Future of Your Construction Company”, we focused so much on contractors retiring or transitioning ...

Report: Senate panel investigating Caterpillar for avoiding taxes

Report: Senate panel investigating Caterpillar for...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 27, 2014

A U.S. Senate panel that has investigated Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard and Apple for avoiding paying federal taxes has now turned its ...

Construction expected to grow 8% this year with “groundhog”-like growth from nonresidential

Construction expected to grow 8% this year with...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 27, 2014

Construction industry consultant FMI has released what it calls a "cautiously optimistic" outlook for the industry in 2014 in its ...

Dearth of women in construction deprives industry of good workers, women of good jobs

Dearth of women in construction deprives industry of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 24, 2014

Recently, Barbara A. Res penned an insightful column for the Baltimore Sun examining why there are so few women in the ...

Want to boost your construction business? Put a woman in charge

Want to boost your construction business? Put a woman...

Posted by Amy Materson on Mar 21, 2014

I saw something this week that caught my eye: A Tweet linking to a Harvard Business Review post said a ...

Housing starts fall 0.2% in February as builder confidence rises slightly

Housing starts fall 0.2% in February as builder...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 18, 2014

Despite a large upward revision to January's number, housing starts fell slightly in February, according to preliminary data from the ...

Divergence of construction spending and employment could point to “fundamental change” in the industry

Divergence of construction spending and employment...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 17, 2014

Recently, the folks at Business Insider put together a nicely done and comprehensive article on the skilled labor shortage affecting ...

Contractors from across U.S. swarm North Dakota for bounty of road work

Contractors from across U.S. swarm North Dakota for...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 12, 2014

The North Dakota Department of Transportation has more than $1 billion in projects slated for this year. But it's not ...

In first meeting with press, new Volvo president Weissburg highlights innovation, discusses recent transactions

In first meeting with press, new Volvo president...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Mar 06, 2014

In his first comments to the press after taking the reins as president of Volvo Construction Equipment on January 1, ...

Caterpillar CEO talks up prospects of highway bill, says U.S. has a lot to learn about public-private partnerships

Caterpillar CEO talks up prospects of highway bill,...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 04, 2014

What are the prospects for the federal government passing a multi-year highway bill soon? Doug Oberhelman, Caterpillar chairman and chief executive ...

Homebuilding propels U.S. construction spending 0.1% in January despite nonresidential losses

Homebuilding propels U.S. construction spending 0.1% in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 03, 2014

Construction spending in the U.S. again rose slightly in January, according to preliminary data released by the Commerce Department today. Spending rose ...

Contractors skeptical of Tier 4 resale value, say lack of consistent work will continue driving equipment rentals

Contractors skeptical of Tier 4 resale value, say lack...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 28, 2014

Skepticism around Tier 4 equipment and a continued lack of consistent work will contribute to continued momentum in the rental ...

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