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U.S. construction spending flat in February

U.S. construction spending flat in February

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 01, 2015

Construction spending in the U.S. was flat during February, the result of a slight increase in private construction and a ...

Holcim shareholders threaten merger plans with Lafarge…again

Holcim shareholders threaten merger plans with...

Posted by Kerry Clines on Mar 31, 2015

Shares in Lafarge fell by approximately 2 percent Monday after two Holcim shareholders voiced their discontent with the revised merger ...

More than half of heavy/highway contractors see bid volume increase for private work, HCSS survey finds

More than half of heavy/highway contractors see bid...

Posted by Chris Hill on Mar 30, 2015

HCSS, a construction estimating software developer, has released the findings from its “2015 Heavy Civil/Infrastructure Estimating Survey,” an annual review ...

Holcim-Lafarge merger back on track

Holcim-Lafarge merger back on track

Posted by Chris Hill on Mar 25, 2015

The short-lived hold on the Holcim-Lafarge merger has ended, with the cement companies jointly stating they have “reached an agreement ...

Caterpillar to cut 230 jobs from Illinois plant in move of 2 production lines to Mexico

Caterpillar to cut 230 jobs from Illinois plant in move...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 23, 2015

Caterpillar has announced that it will cut hundreds more manufacturing jobs, this time at its Joliet, Illinois facility as part of its continuing ...

How to de-clutter your construction office into a (nearly) paperless, more efficient work space

How to de-clutter your construction office into a...

Posted by Amy Materson on Mar 23, 2015

Spring is the time of year when everything is new and fresh, so now that the season has officially arrived, ...

Navistar sued by federal government for withholding documents from investigation

Navistar sued by federal government for withholding...

Posted by James Jaillet on Mar 23, 2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission filed in December a lawsuit against Navistar International Corp. claiming the truck and engine maker ...

Friendship morphs into a successful business venture between asphalt, concrete contractors

Friendship morphs into a successful business venture...

Posted by Amy Materson on Mar 18, 2015

Sean McDowell knows the ins and outs of asphalt. As the owner of McDowell Construction, a 17-year-old paving company in ...

Holcim board delays Lafarge merger over terms

Holcim board delays Lafarge merger over terms

Posted by Chris Hill on Mar 18, 2015

Holcim’s board of directors has determined that its merger with Lafarge will be delayed due to a disagreement of terms ...

After 40 years in business, Savannah firm J.T. Turner Construction to cease operations

After 40 years in business, Savannah firm J.T. Turner...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 16, 2015

In announcing that Savannah-based firm J.T. Turner Construction Co. Inc. is closing its doors, founder Jim Turner said his company is the ...

Plunging yen has boosted Komatsu sales; Caterpillar dealers report “aggressive” pricing

Plunging yen has boosted Komatsu sales; Caterpillar...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 12, 2015

With profit and sales declines in full effect for competitors Caterpillar, John Deere and CNH Industrial, Komatsu earnings reports been ...

Akron mayor, city council butt heads over $2 million in equipment for proposed city-owned construction company

Akron mayor, city council butt heads over $2 million in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 10, 2015

Discussion of a proposed city-owned construction company turned heated within the chambers of the Akron City Council Monday night over $1.9 ...

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