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How 2 construction companies (one large, one small) decided to close their doors

How 2 construction companies (one large, one small)...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Feb 04, 2014

Keith Andrews, president, RaCON Incorporated, looks at his nearly empty equipment yard from the driver’s seat of his pickup truck. ...

SPECIAL REPORT: The Future of Your Construction Company. How and when to walk away.

SPECIAL REPORT: The Future of Your Construction...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Feb 03, 2014

In the wake of the Great Recession, many baby boomer contractors are planning their business’s futures. Specifically, is this the end? ...

PCA chief economist Sullivan continues optimistic forecast; 8% cement consumption growth in 2014

PCA chief economist Sullivan continues optimistic...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 21, 2014

Echoing his forecast at last year’s event—where he passed out sunglasses —during the first morning of World of Concrete 2014 Ed ...

Construction industry loses 16k jobs in December, unemployment rate jumps

Construction industry loses 16k jobs in December,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 10, 2014

Diverging greatly from hopeful reports that came earlier in the week, the U.S. construction industry lost 16,000 jobs in December, ...

Housing starts soar 22.7% in November to nearly 6-year high

Housing starts soar 22.7% in November to nearly 6-year...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 18, 2013

Greatly defying expectations, U.S. housing starts soared in November to heights rarely seen since the housing collapse in 2006. Housing starts ...

3: Be Fair

3: Be Fair

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 12, 2013

Treating everyone fairly and treating everyone equally isn’t the same thing. If you treat everyone exactly the same, they’ll think ...

2: Be Open and Honest

2: Be Open and Honest

Posted by Amy Materson on Nov 12, 2013

Although it’s your company, you should want your employees to be interested and invested in the well-being of the firm. ...

1: Have the “Right” People

1: Have the “Right” People

Posted by Amy Materson on Nov 12, 2013

Attracting and retaining people isn’t enough. You have to hire and keep people who are a good fit for the ...

3 culture-changing steps contractors can take to combat the skilled worker shortage

3 culture-changing steps contractors can take to combat...

Posted by Amy Materson on Nov 12, 2013

There’s been no shortage of attention lately to the skilled worker shortage. Although industry advocates like Mike Rowe have been ...

Construction industry adds 11k jobs in October, though unemployment rate ticks back up

Construction industry adds 11k jobs in October, though...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 08, 2013

Despite several predictions that the government shutdown would lead to job decreases, the construction industry and U.S. economy as a ...

Forbes: Sany, fellow Chinese equipment makers’ move into foreign markets “isn’t working”

Forbes: Sany, fellow Chinese equipment makers’...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 07, 2013

It's been a rough year for Sany. Back in January, despite the fact that a decade-long infrastructure boom in China had ...

Washington town hosts Construction Career Day to give students hands-on introduction to the industry

Washington town hosts Construction Career Day to give...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 16, 2013

We're always happy to hear about folks who are being proactive when it comes to the shortage of skilled workers ...

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