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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 ...

U.S.-made construction equipment exports fall 25% in 2013, Canada the top destination

U.S.-made construction equipment exports fall 25% in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 26, 2014

Following three straight years of growth, exports of construction equipment made in the U.S. fell 25 percent year-over-year in 2013. A ...

How Ritchie Bros. set online records and sold $166 million worth of heavy equipment at its Orlando auction

How Ritchie Bros. set online records and sold $166...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 24, 2014

"The Big One" has once again lived up to its name for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. During its huge annual auction in ...

Ohio Gov. Kasich expands vocational education to middle schools

Ohio Gov. Kasich expands vocational education to middle...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 24, 2014

Previewing what he would discuss as part of his State of the State address Monday night, Ohio Gov. John Kasich ...

Milwaukee County dedicates $400,000 to construction, trades training

Milwaukee County dedicates $400,000 to construction,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 21, 2014

Using money from real estate sales, Milwaukee County recently provided a lot of help in the funding of a training ...

FMI nonresidential construction index reaches highest score to date

FMI nonresidential construction index reaches highest...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Feb 20, 2014

FMI’s first quarter Nonresidential Construction Index came in at 64.9 points, showing a 7.5 point increase from the fourth quarter ...

Much improved 4Q and stronger 2013 sales push Terex to “a good year”

Much improved 4Q and stronger 2013 sales push Terex to...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Feb 19, 2014

Releasing fourth quarter and full year results today, Terex said it had net sales of $7.1 billion during 2013, up ...

Why the numbers are important: Moneyball’s Billy Beane addresses the equipment, construction industries

Why the numbers are important: Moneyball’s Billy...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Feb 13, 2014

One definite perk of a free press pass is the exposure I get to high-priced talk. Filling a podium is ...

John Deere construction equipment profits rise 32% in another record-breaking Q1

John Deere construction equipment profits rise 32% in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 12, 2014

John Deere has announced record earnings for the 15th straight quarter, but it's outlook for the rest of the year ...

The Newbie’s Guide to Succeeding in Construction: 7 rules for your first week

The Newbie’s Guide to Succeeding in Construction: 7...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 12, 2014

Our industry needs young men. Young men need jobs. You would think these problems would solve each other, but there's a ...

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