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White House, transportation leaders push Congress to...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Jul 09, 2014

The White House, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and several industry associations are urging Congress to find a highway funding solution ...

Construction adds 6,000 jobs in June as industry retains grip on highest employment in 5 years

Construction adds 6,000 jobs in June as industry...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 03, 2014

For six straight months, the U.S. construction industry has added jobs and held tight to its highest employment figures in ...

If you don’t know how to build a house, how can you build a country?

If you don’t know how to build a house, how can...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 02, 2014

Last week the New York Times ran a story lamenting the loss of quality and craftsmanship in houses built today. ...

U.S. construction spending ticks up 0.1% in May despite dip in home building

U.S. construction spending ticks up 0.1% in May despite...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 01, 2014

Construction spending in the U.S. saw a slight increase in May and for the second straight month the gains are ...

Ritchie Bros. taps Beverly Briscoe as next Board of Directors Chair

Ritchie Bros. taps Beverly Briscoe as next Board of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 01, 2014

This morning Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers announced that its board of directors has appointed Beverly Briscoe to become its new Chair ...

Documentary “Tim’s Vermeer” shows how valuable the intersection of the arts and technology is to a nation re-learning how to make things

Documentary “Tim’s Vermeer” shows how...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jun 24, 2014

If you are any kind of craftsman, if you've ever had to build your own tools, jigs or fixtures to ...

Senate committee approves bill to bypass Obama, clear the way for Keystone XL pipeline construction

Senate committee approves bill to bypass Obama, clear...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 19, 2014

A bill that would temporarily bypass President Barack Obama and approve construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline passed a ...

Hard work, soft touch: 3 steps to becoming an effective, modern construction company leader

Hard work, soft touch: 3 steps to becoming an...

Posted by Amy Materson on Jun 17, 2014

As anyone who has ever owned a business can tell you, being in charge and being a leader isn’t necessarily ...

Study: Construction among America’s least depressing jobs

Study: Construction among America’s least...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 16, 2014

According to a new study, blue-collar jobs like construction, mining and those in the oil and gas industry are among ...

DOL reaches agreement with contractor for $5 million in back wages for 500 workers

DOL reaches agreement with contractor for $5 million in...

Posted by Amy Materson on Jun 10, 2014

Approximately 200 construction workers will receive $3.8 million in back wages and fringe benefits after a settlement between the U.S. ...

Construction worker’s detective work IDs jobsite bandit, recovers his company’s lost material

Construction worker’s detective work IDs jobsite...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 09, 2014

After a thief made his way onto Murfreesboro, Tennessee jobsite for an elementary school and then made off with between ...

Caterpillar to close 3 Illinois component plants, move work to Michigan

Caterpillar to close 3 Illinois component plants, move...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 09, 2014

Caterpillar has announced that it will close three of its plants in Illinois in order to consolidate the work at ...

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