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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 ...

Sales slump in China offsets gains elsewhere as Volvo CE operating income falls 43% in 2Q

Sales slump in China offsets gains elsewhere as Volvo...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 21, 2014

After kicking the year off with a sales boost and 29-percent increase in operating income during the first quarter, things ...

Building the future of your construction company: Matching tech-savvy, young employees in a mentorship with seasoned crew members

Building the future of your construction company:...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jul 18, 2014

When I listen to contractors tell me how they first became involved in construction—usually a tale of early exposure and ...

Home starts fall 9.3% to 9-month low in June, but builder confidence is on the rise

Home starts fall 9.3% to 9-month low in June, but...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 17, 2014

After gains in Spring jumpstarted what many hoped would be a high-activity construction season following a harsh winter, construction on ...

4 tips for developing a health and wellness program at your construction firm (and why you should)

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Posted by Amy Materson on Jul 16, 2014

Construction company owners are in a unique position when it comes to assessing and helping their employees manage their health ...

Granite Construction names Christopher Miller executive VP and COO

Granite Construction names Christopher Miller executive...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jul 16, 2014

Christopher S. MIller is Granite Construction’s new executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective August 4th. Reporting to James H. ...

Dire States hits the road to drum up support for Texas highway construction initiative

Dire States hits the road to drum up support for Texas...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 15, 2014

Nearly 180 years ago the toughest hombres ever to ride a horse and carry a rifle blazed a trail across ...

STEM graduates are finding a weak job market. Why that could be a big opportunity to fix construction’s skilled labor woes

STEM graduates are finding a weak job market. Why that...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 11, 2014

A recent article at Business Insider revealed an odd wrinkle in the job market. According to Census Bureau statistics, less than ...

House panel’s proposed $10.5 billion stopgap for highway funding meets disapproval of Senators, AEM

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Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Jul 10, 2014

The House Ways and Means Committee has proposed a stopgap to fund transportation projects for eight months, but Sens. Barbara ...

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