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U.S. construction spending drops 1.8% in June with losses in nonresidential and government projects

U.S. construction spending drops 1.8% in June with...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 01, 2014

Construction spending in the U.S. fell 1.8% in June for the first drop in one year. Construction spending fell to $950 ...

How adding services helped J&S General Contracting grow during the recession

How adding services helped J&S General Contracting...

Posted by Lauren Heartsill Dowdle on Aug 01, 2014

Neither lengthy winters nor a crippling recession slowed down Steve Mueller or Dan Thiel. Instead, they combined their business savvy, passion ...

H&E Equipment Services rental revenues up 18%, equipment sales up 20% in 2Q

H&E Equipment Services rental revenues up 18%,...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Aug 01, 2014

Integrated construction equipment distribution and rental firm H&E Equipment Services says its rental revenues increased 18 percent in its second ...

Senate passes highway bill with reduced funding; sends vote back to House with pressure for long-term solution

Senate passes highway bill with reduced funding; sends...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 30, 2014

On Tuesday the Senate voted to pass a bill that would stave off the looming insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund ...

Komatsu sees slight boost in sales and profit during 1Q

Komatsu sees slight boost in sales and profit during 1Q

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 ...

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