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Nonresidential projects push construction spending to largest monthly gain in more than 2 years in July

Nonresidential projects push construction spending to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 02, 2014

After seeing its first drop in one year during June, construction spending in the U.S. fully recovered and then some ...

8 reasons why you pay too much for your equipment’s tires… and what you can do about it

8 reasons why you pay too much for your...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Sep 02, 2014

Contractors hate leaving money on the table at a bid letting. But how much money are you wasting by neglecting ...

Zeal for diversification, taking care of fleet key to Wm. Winkler Company’s success

Zeal for diversification, taking care of fleet key to...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Sep 01, 2014

"We love to do anything that involves concrete,” says Brian Winkler, 47, president of Wm. Winkler Company.  In fact, concrete has ...

The LA Sheriff’s Dept. melted thousands of guns to recycle them as road construction material (VIDEO)

The LA Sheriff’s Dept. melted thousands of guns...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Aug 28, 2014

Thousands of handguns, rifles and other weapons have been destroyed to eventually be used in construction of roads and bridges. Nearly ...

VIDEO: Country music star Kip Moore wrote a rocking Labor Day ballad for the construction industry

VIDEO: Country music star Kip Moore wrote a rocking...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 28, 2014

Kip Moore has penned his share of hits, most notably the platinum-selling "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck' which reached number 1 ...

Construction firms are turning down work due to the labor shortage, but most are willing to pay more to find workers

Construction firms are turning down work due to the...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 28, 2014

A majority of construction companies across the U.S. are facing a shortage in skilled labor and a large number of ...

It’s time for contractors to turn the tables on Angie’s List with a website that rates clients

It’s time for contractors to turn the tables on...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 27, 2014

A lot of contractors in the residential arena are steamed about the website Angie's List, where homeowners can rate ...

Construction worker survives after being impaled in chest by power saw blade

Construction worker survives after being impaled in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 26, 2014

While working atop a shopping center in Houston Monday morning, a construction worker was impaled in the chest by the ...

These 3 changes to your day-to-day will make you a more productive worker on the construction jobsite

These 3 changes to your day-to-day will make you a more...

Posted by Amy Materson on Aug 25, 2014

“Work smarter, not harder.” How many times have you seen that quote? Over time, the idea that your best performance is ...

Construction spending booming to record highs in Minneapolis

Construction spending booming to record highs in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 25, 2014

The city of Minneapolis has issued a combined $1.2 billion in commercial and residential building permits so far this year ...

VIDEO: Semi hauling an excavator plows through a guardhouse while pulling onto college campus

VIDEO: Semi hauling an excavator plows through a...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 22, 2014

At Bellhaven University they're referring to it as "the Guardhouse Incident." With construction having begun on a new on-campus apartment complex, ...

Home starts jump 15.7% in July as builder confidence strengthens

Home starts jump 15.7% in July as builder confidence...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 19, 2014

It would appear that despite a couple of rough months, homebuilder confidence in the U.S. housing market was not misplaced. Following ...

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