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Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 01, 2014

There are two red chairs in Doug Thomas’ office. Sitting in one when Thomas closes the door is not where ...

Minnesota construction firms likely need to boost pay, reduce expectations to find enough workers to meet demand

Minnesota construction firms likely need to boost pay,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 27, 2014

Construction is Minnesota's fastest growing industry, and as demand continues to pile up, construction firms there are having a hard ...

5 steps to effective conflict resolution at your construction company

5 steps to effective conflict resolution at your...

Posted by Amy Materson on May 23, 2014

We all experience some conflict from time to time, whether it’s in our personal lives or on the jobsite. Minor ...

RER’s Top 100 firms reach highest-ever total equipment rental volume

RER’s Top 100 firms reach highest-ever total...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on May 19, 2014

The RER 100 topped $15.4 billion, the highest-ever total rental volume, according to RER magazine, which annually ranks North American ...

Senate committee approves 6-year highway bill but funding questions remain

Senate committee approves 6-year highway bill but...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on May 19, 2014

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously approved a six-year surface transportation reauthorization bill Thursday morning. Top committee members Sens. Barbara Boxer ...

Senate committee unveils text of highway reauthorization bill

Senate committee unveils text of highway...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on May 13, 2014

The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee on Monday night revealed the text of its surface transportation reauthorization bill. Dubbed the MAP-21 ...

Aerial Work Platform sales propel Terex to profit in 1Q

Aerial Work Platform sales propel Terex to profit in 1Q

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 09, 2014

Despite flat sales, Terex announced increased first quarter earnings thanks to the continued success of its Aerial Work Platform segment. Net ...

Komatsu sees profit jump 26% in FY 2013, but expects less demand in coming year

Komatsu sees profit jump 26% in FY 2013, but expects...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 07, 2014

Komatsu says an increase in demand for construction equipment in Japan, China and other regions offset a low demand for ...

EPA opens applications for DERA grants, drastically cuts emissions reduction program to $9 million

EPA opens applications for DERA grants, drastically...

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 02, 2014

Government fleets will have to make due with drastically reduced funding for diesel emissions reduction grants, as the Environmental Protection ...

Construction adds 32,000 jobs in April, unemployment rate drops again

Construction adds 32,000 jobs in April, unemployment...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 02, 2014

Showing signs of momentum after a slowdown from the harsh winter weather seen at the start of the year, the ...

Construction spending up 0.2% in March as homebuilding hits highest pace in nearly 6 years

Construction spending up 0.2% in March as homebuilding...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 01, 2014

U.S. construction spending was up slightly in March due mainly to increases in private residential construction, now at its highest ...

Reputation built upon speed, technology and old school skills makes Jeremy Hiltz our 2014 Contractor of the Year

Reputation built upon speed, technology and old school...

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 01, 2014

Although Jeremy Hiltz started his own company in 1996, his roots in construction go much deeper. When he was just ...

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