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John Deere 1Q profit plummets 43% as ag slowdown continues; further declines expected

John Deere 1Q profit plummets 43% as ag slowdown...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 23, 2015

In recent years, as the effects of the recession were hammering the construction industry and the profit margins of heavy ...

Contractor honors his father’s legacy with successful paving business

Contractor honors his father’s legacy with...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Feb 20, 2015

The TCW in TCW Construction stands for “Tony’s Cement Works,” a tribute to the company started by Joe Delgado’s father, ...

Caterpillar hit with $1 billion in penalties, taxes on Swiss unit as feds open new investigation into overseas profit shifting

Caterpillar hit with $1 billion in penalties, taxes on...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 19, 2015

If slumping mining demand and oil prices hadn't made things hard enough on the company's finances, Caterpillar is now facing increased ...

Created by a contractor, busybusy mobile app automates construction labor cost management

Created by a contractor, busybusy mobile app automates...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 18, 2015

You won't find too many contractors that consider themselves a "nerd." But very early on in my conversation with Isaac ...

Terex finishes 2014 with a 27% profit increase but expects sales declines in 2015

Terex finishes 2014 with a 27% profit increase but...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 18, 2015

Terex has released its fourth quarter and full-year earnings report and despite consecutive down quarters to finish the year, the ...

IronPlanet, Cat Auction Services hold joint auction while awaiting merger; discuss initial moves into market

IronPlanet, Cat Auction Services hold joint auction...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Feb 16, 2015

Still awaiting the completion of its merger announced in December, IronPlanet and Cat Auction Services held their first joint live ...

Just about every type of skilled construction profession got a raise last year

Just about every type of skilled construction...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 12, 2015

Wages for skilled construction workers are up nearly across the board, according to the latest wage survey from the National Center ...

NAPA launches asphalt plant “Diamond” best practices recognition program

NAPA launches asphalt plant “Diamond” best...

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 10, 2015

The National Asphalt Pavement Association has created the Diamond Terminal Commendation program to help asphalt terminal operations to “demonstrate their commitment to ...

First and 10 at the 50: Where things stand with Navistar

First and 10 at the 50: Where things stand with...

Posted by Jack Roberts on Feb 10, 2015

If you follow me on Twitter, you know I spent a day this week at Navistar’s Financial Meeting, where the company explained to ...

Precision Pipeline worked around the recession and desert turtles to become one of Utah’s top contractors

Precision Pipeline worked around the recession and...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 10, 2015

Landon Floyd grew up in construction. His father ran a small excavation and pipeline company in Southern California but moved ...

Construction adds 39,000 jobs in January

Construction adds 39,000 jobs in January

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 09, 2015

U.S. construction firms added 39,000 workers during January though the industry's unemployment rate rose for a third consecutive month. The industry now ...

Apple’s new $2 billion Arizona data HQ to create 500 construction jobs

Apple’s new $2 billion Arizona data HQ to create...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 05, 2015

Valued at around $700 billion and fresh off one of the company's most successful quarters in its history, Apple isn't ...

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