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California contractor sees latest emissions-compliant construction equipment as a competitive advantage

California contractor sees latest emissions-compliant...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 26, 2015

Andrew Allen, president of R. J. Allen Inc, has a different perspective on California Air Resources Board regulations, which require ...

Four red flags you’re ruining your construction crew’s productivity

Four red flags you’re ruining your construction...

Posted by Amy Materson on Jan 23, 2015

  "The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, ...

U.S. contractors optimistic about 2015 with 80% planning to make new hires, buy new equipment

U.S. contractors optimistic about 2015 with 80%...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 22, 2015

After finishing 2014 with employment at nearly a six-year high, hiring within the construction industry is expected to expand at ...

Obama urges Congress to focus on improving infrastructure rather than Keystone XL in State of the Union

Obama urges Congress to focus on improving...

Posted by James Jaillet on Jan 21, 2015

President Barack Obama in his sixth State of the Union address made little mention of issues related directly to construction and transportation, ...

Iowa contractor takes aim at employee retention and safety with hefty monthly bonus checks

Iowa contractor takes aim at employee retention and...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 12, 2015

Although still in its early days, a program implemented by J. Pettiecord, Des Moines, Iowa, in September is already having ...

Lifelong love of construction gives third-generation contractor Brad Phillips a distinct advantage

Lifelong love of construction gives third-generation...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 07, 2015

When you ask Brad Phillips when he first became interested in construction, his answer is straightforward: “I can’t remember when ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

The 7 latest trends in over-the-road Heavy Trucks that could impact your construction business

The 7 latest trends in over-the-road Heavy Trucks that...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Nov 01, 2014

Significant changes are taking place in over-the-road trucking industry, changes that contractors will also see. Some are inherent in new ...

VP of New York construction firm charged with embezzling $266k in fuel, vehicles, supplies and labor

VP of New York construction firm charged with...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 13, 2014

The vice president of a Syracuse, New York, construction firm who rose through the ranks in 13 years with the ...

Hiring an accounting firm can save your construction company money. Here’s how to find the right one

Hiring an accounting firm can save your construction...

Posted by Amy Materson on Oct 06, 2014

Since many construction companies start out as just one guy with a truck and a piece of equipment or two, ...

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