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Is construction “dead in the water”? Greenspan comment highlights industry’s mixed feelings about recovery

Is construction “dead in the water”?...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 10, 2014

Despite many positives in the industry right now, Alan Greenspan is pointing a finger of blame in construction's direction. According to ...

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 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 ...

Construction pros have no doubts over 2015 F-150’s durability: aluminum truck’s weight savings outweigh questions over repair costs

Construction pros have no doubts over 2015...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 14, 2014

Even though the 2015 F-150 first appeared to the world from under a silk sheet, Ford's unveiling of what could ...

Workforce development program gives teens a small paid job with classroom time; could be model for construction industry

Workforce development program gives teens a small paid...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 11, 2014

The Wall Street Journal had an interesting article Thursday describing how a wire factory in Georgia employed high school kids ...

Expansion of Oklahoma fertilizer plant could put more than 1,000 contractors to work

Expansion of Oklahoma fertilizer plant could put more...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 06, 2014

The massive expansion of a fertilizer production plant in Oklahoma will likely have quite the impact on the construction industry ...

Wages for construction workers and heavy equipment manufacturing workers are on the rise

Wages for construction workers and heavy equipment...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 05, 2014

We're now five years into the economic recovery following the Great Recession and pay raises, according to a report from ...

U.S. construction spending drops 1.8% in June with losses in nonresidential and government projects

U.S. construction spending drops 1.8% in June with...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 01, 2014

Construction spending in the U.S. fell 1.8% in June for the first drop in one year. Construction spending fell to $950 ...

Construction newbies: How to find your place at the right company and launch a successful career in the industry

Construction newbies: How to find your place at the...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 17, 2014

In the previous installments of this series I wrote about what it takes to survive your first week and month ...

STEM graduates are finding a weak job market. Why that could be a big opportunity to fix construction’s skilled labor woes

STEM graduates are finding a weak job market. Why that...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 11, 2014

A recent article at Business Insider revealed an odd wrinkle in the job market. According to Census Bureau statistics, less than ...

Construction adds 6,000 jobs in June as industry retains grip on highest employment in 5 years

Construction adds 6,000 jobs in June as industry...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 03, 2014

For six straight months, the U.S. construction industry has added jobs and held tight to its highest employment figures in ...

If you don’t know how to build a house, how can you build a country?

If you don’t know how to build a house, how can...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 02, 2014

Last week the New York Times ran a story lamenting the loss of quality and craftsmanship in houses built today. ...

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