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New financed construction equipment sales rise 16% in October, up 13 % year-over-year

New financed construction equipment sales rise 16% in...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Dec 01, 2014

The number of financed new units of construction equipment sold or leased in October increased by 16 percent compared with ...

John Deere makes huge gains in construction equipment sales during 2014, but ag slowdown brings full-year profit down 11%

John Deere makes huge gains in construction equipment...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 01, 2014

After smashing earnings records in 2013, three straight down quarters due to a global farming slowdown resulted in an unfavorable ...

Obama unveils immigration reform shielding 5 million from deportation; challenges Congress to “pass a bill”

Obama unveils immigration reform shielding 5 million...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 21, 2014

During a defiant speech from the East Room of the White House Thursday night, President Barack Obama unveiled sweeping immigration ...

Home starts dip 2.8% in October as builder confidence clicks back up

Home starts dip 2.8% in October as builder confidence...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 19, 2014

U.S. home starts fell 2.8 percent in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.009 million, according to preliminary data ...

Cement shortage in Michigan could delay some construction projects into next year

Cement shortage in Michigan could delay some...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 11, 2014

Construction projects across the state of Michigan that are dependent upon concrete are being delayed due to a cement shortage ...

AGC economist forecasts strong construction growth thanks to ‘shale gale’, Panama Canal expansion

AGC economist forecasts strong construction growth...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Nov 07, 2014

The morning after Republicans won back the U.S. Senate, Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America, ...

ARA: U.S. equipment rental market to grow 7.3 percent this year, slightly down from earlier predictions

ARA: U.S. equipment rental market to grow 7.3 percent...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Nov 05, 2014

Revising its forecast slightly down from the 7.6 percent growth predicted in July, the American Rental Association now sees 7.3 ...

Despite slight dip in profit during first 6 months, Komatsu revises full-year forecast upward on “brisk” equipment sales

Despite slight dip in profit during first 6 months,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 04, 2014

Sales and operating income at Komatsu are up during the first six months of the company's fiscal year, but the ...

Construction spending falls 0.4% in September due to dip in government projects

Construction spending falls 0.4% in September due to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 04, 2014

Construction spending in the U.S. fell for a second consecutive month in September, dipping 0.4 percent. According to preliminary estimates from the ...

Terex sells 51% of ASV to Manitex, resulting in skid steer, compact track loader joint venture

Terex sells 51% of ASV to Manitex, resulting in skid...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Nov 04, 2014

Terex is selling 51 percent of ASV to Manitex International, resulting in a joint venture that is 51 percent owned ...

Terex profit falls 30% in 3Q, reduces expectation for full-year earnings

Terex profit falls 30% in 3Q, reduces expectation for...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 03, 2014

Despite a slight sales boost, equipment manufacturer Terex saw earnings fall during the third quarter and has reduced its earnings ...

When the Marcellus Shale provided the opportunity, West Virginia contractor Dwaine Doss was ready

When the Marcellus Shale provided the opportunity, West...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Nov 01, 2014

Most contractors understand you don’t waste daylight. But by the time the sun breaks over the mountains of central West ...

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