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Komatsu sees profit jump 26% in FY 2013, but expects less demand in coming year

Komatsu sees profit jump 26% in FY 2013, but expects...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 07, 2014

Komatsu says an increase in demand for construction equipment in Japan, China and other regions offset a low demand for ...

EPA opens applications for DERA grants, drastically cuts emissions reduction program to $9 million

EPA opens applications for DERA grants, drastically...

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 02, 2014

Government fleets will have to make due with drastically reduced funding for diesel emissions reduction grants, as the Environmental Protection ...

Construction adds 32,000 jobs in April, unemployment rate drops again

Construction adds 32,000 jobs in April, unemployment...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 02, 2014

Showing signs of momentum after a slowdown from the harsh winter weather seen at the start of the year, the ...

Construction spending up 0.2% in March as homebuilding hits highest pace in nearly 6 years

Construction spending up 0.2% in March as homebuilding...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 01, 2014

U.S. construction spending was up slightly in March due mainly to increases in private residential construction, now at its highest ...

Reputation built upon speed, technology and old school skills makes Jeremy Hiltz our 2014 Contractor of the Year

Reputation built upon speed, technology and old school...

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 01, 2014

Although Jeremy Hiltz started his own company in 1996, his roots in construction go much deeper. When he was just ...

5 tips for hiring military veterans at your construction company

5 tips for hiring military veterans at your...

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 01, 2014

The economy is growing and construction contractors are scrambling for new employees. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction ...

DOT Chief Foxx sends long-term highway bill to Congress

DOT Chief Foxx sends long-term highway bill to Congress

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Apr 30, 2014

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced on Tuesday that Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx sent a long-term highway bill to Congress. The bill, dubbed ...

Cummins profit jumps 20% in 1Q due to growing demand in North America

Cummins profit jumps 20% in 1Q due to growing demand in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 29, 2014

This morning, Cummins reported sizable increases in both sales and profits during the first quarter and raised its forecast for ...

A year and a half after Sandy’s devastation, New Jersey leads nation in construction job losses

A year and a half after Sandy’s devastation, New...

Posted by Tina Grady Barbaccia on Apr 28, 2014

After Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on the East Coast in October 2012, pummeling the New Jersey shore in particular, businesses ...

CARB approves compliance extensions for contractors, small fleets in work truck powertrain upgrade regulations

CARB approves compliance extensions for contractors,...

Posted by James Jaillet on Apr 25, 2014

The California Air Resources Board voted April 25 to amend some of its emissions regulations deadlines, giving new alternatives to ...

In a digital age, survey shows contractors still value personal interactions with equipment dealers

In a digital age, survey shows contractors still value...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Apr 25, 2014

So how do contractors want to interact with equipment dealers today? A joint Associated Equipment Distributors/Randall-Reilly research project, conducted by our ...

Caterpillar profit rises 5% in 1Q due to surge in construction equipment sales

Caterpillar profit rises 5% in 1Q due to surge in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 24, 2014

After a rough 2013 that saw profits drop 33 percent, the momentum Caterpillar gained during a strong fourth quarter appears ...

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