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Shortage of skilled workers has pushed up construction costs

Shortage of skilled workers has pushed up construction...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 26, 2015

The immediate effect of the skilled worker shortage impacting the U.S. construction industry for the last two years was a ...

Is the golden age of underground construction upon us?

Is the golden age of underground construction upon us?

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jun 25, 2015

During the Great Recession, one phrase reached cliché status: “this is the new normal.” In other words, suck it up, things ...

John Deere to call back some laid off workers to Waterloo plant

John Deere to call back some laid off workers to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 25, 2015

John Deere has announced that it will ask between 50 and 60 workers laid off earlier this year at its Waterloo, ...

Caterpillar to lay off another 170 workers at East Peoria plant

Caterpillar to lay off another 170 workers at East...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 24, 2015

Caterpillar has announced it will lay off an additional 170 workers at its East Peoria, Illinois, plant where the company ...

Contractors face charges for defrauding PennDOT’s female/minority-owned business program

Contractors face charges for defrauding PennDOT’s...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Jun 22, 2015

The top executives at a Pennsylvania highway construction company are facing charges they defrauded the U.S. Department of Transportation to ...

Nashville may soon require contractors to hire significantly more local workers on metro projects

Nashville may soon require contractors to hire...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 19, 2015

An amendment that will be presented to Nashville voters in August is drawing the ire of some members of the ...

Senate Dems threaten to block all short-term highway plans

Senate Dems threaten to block all short-term highway...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Jun 17, 2015

Democrats in the U.S. Senate dropped an ultimatum on Republicans Tuesday, threatening to block any short-term extension of highway funding ...

Home starts tumble 11.1 percent in May following April’s big jump

Home starts tumble 11.1 percent in May following...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 16, 2015

Large ups and downs in the rate of new home construction have become somewhat of a trend halfway through the ...

House passes $55 billion spending bill for transportation and housing

House passes $55 billion spending bill for...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Jun 11, 2015

The House of Representatives narrowly passed a spending bill Tuesday night to fund transportation and housing projects. The $55.3 billion ...

DPR/Skanska to walk away from construction of Apple’s new campus

DPR/Skanska to walk away from construction of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 11, 2015

Though DPR Construction Inc. and Skanska USA have been the lead builders on Apple's much-talked-about Campus 2 since construction began ...

Construction adds 17,000 jobs in May; unemployment drops again

Construction adds 17,000 jobs in May; unemployment...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 05, 2015

The U.S. construction industry established for itself another streak in jobs gains during May, adding 17,000 jobs for the month. According to preliminary data ...

St. Louis construction firms help establish $10 million Contractors Loan Fund for minority- and women-owned businesses

St. Louis construction firms help establish $10 million...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 04, 2015

Aiming to boost the number of construction companies owned by minorities and women in the St. Louis area, a group ...

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