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You probably pay your operators more than the Navy pays SEALs. So why don’t you get more out of them?

You probably pay your operators more than the Navy pays...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Nov 26, 2015

In a recent conversation with a group of contractors the subject of operator pay came up. As is typical, the ...

Construction adds 31,000 jobs in October

Construction adds 31,000 jobs in October

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 09, 2015

After four months of relatively small employment gains, the U.S. construction industry had a big October, adding 31,000 jobs to ...

Continued homebuilding gains boost construction spending 0.6% in September

Continued homebuilding gains boost construction...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 03, 2015

Sizable gains in homebuilding again led to an increase in total U.S. construction spending in September. Construction spending increased 0.6 percent ...

Construction firms paying their bills earlier the latest indicator of U.S. industry’s strength

Construction firms paying their bills earlier the...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 12, 2015

Calling the findings evidence of a clear "upswing" in the U.S. construction industry, a U.K.-based credit reporting agency says American ...

Economists hail construction as strongest sector of U.S. economy

Economists hail construction as strongest sector of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 16, 2015

With construction spending at a 7-year high, single-family home starts up 19 percent year over year, and hiring at pre-recession ...

Allan Myers expands with purchase of new assets, including 2 asphalt plants

Allan Myers expands with purchase of new assets,...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Sep 11, 2015

Heavy civil construction and materials company Allan Myers has expanded their presence in the Northeast with the purchase of new ...

Rigid equipment strategy, social media parts of the formula this Texas contractor used to build a booming business in less than 10 years

Rigid equipment strategy, social media parts of the...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Sep 02, 2015

After a few years of working for other contractors in Austin, Texas, Dan Corrigan saw an opportunity 70 miles south ...

Georgia construction company files for bankruptcy, leaving road projects incomplete

Georgia construction company files for bankruptcy,...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Aug 14, 2015

A Georgia county is looking at a few incomplete road projects that were already paid for after an Augusta construction ...

New survey, hotel developers the latest severe signifiers of construction’s labor shortage

New survey, hotel developers the latest severe...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 13, 2015

In addition to the industry surveys and anecdotal evidence from states and projects all over the country, you can add ...

R.J. Allen made emissions regs work for them and now this California contractor doesn’t chase work

R.J. Allen made emissions regs work for them and now...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Aug 11, 2015

Andrew – or Andy – Allen chuckles when asked how he got his start in construction. “I guess you could ...

Construction spending inches up 0.1% in June

Construction spending inches up 0.1% in June

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 04, 2015

With no change to nonresidential spending, total construction spending in the U.S. saw its smallest gain in five months, according ...

U.S. construction spending continues climb; up 0.8% in May

U.S. construction spending continues climb; up 0.8% in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 02, 2015

Nonresidential projects again led to a sizable gain in U.S. construction spending during May, according to preliminary estimates from the Commerce Department. Spending ...

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