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Construction spending up 2.2% in April to $1 trillion, 6-year high
Big gains in nonresidential boosted total construction spending in April 2.2 percent, according to preliminary estimates from the Commerce Department. Spending rose to a seasonally adjusted ...
U.S. contractors optimistic about 2015 with 80% planning to make new hires, buy new equipment
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
President Barack Obama in his sixth State of the Union address made little mention of issues related directly to construction and transportation, ...
Feds to crack down on widespread construction tax evasion scheme in Florida
The federal government has announced a partnership with Florida state officials to begin cracking down on the widespread use of ...
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YOUR OPINIONS 2015—THE YEAR IN REVIEW
We appreciate your willingness to share your opinions across the various newsletter topics. In many cases we used them to…
Iowa contractor takes aim at employee retention and safety with hefty monthly bonus checks
Although still in its early days, a program implemented by J. Pettiecord, Des Moines, Iowa, in September is already having ...
Construction adds 48,000 workers in December to finish 2014 at nearly 6-year high
The construction industry added Americans to its workforce in every month of 2014, an employment streak capped by an addition ...
The Top 14 Construction and Heavy Equipment Stories of 2014
In these last hours of 2014, it's easy to look forward to getting 2015 underway, especially for those in the ...
Why we don’t run straight press releases and why you should care
We get press releases daily from companies who want to tell our audience about new products, initiatives and corporate changes. ...
VIDEO: Kip Moore re-releases music video with photos sent in by construction workers
Country star Kip Moore has re-released the music video for his ode to the construction industry, this time with photos ...
2015 Ford F-150 grabs best fuel economy of all gas-powered full-size trucks thanks to 2.7L EcoBoost V6, lighter aluminum body
Ever since Ford's unveiling of the 2015 F-150, the truck's aluminum body and the addition of a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 ...
Cement shortage in Michigan could delay some construction projects into next year
Construction projects across the state of Michigan that are dependent upon concrete are being delayed due to a cement shortage ...
AGC economist forecasts strong construction growth thanks to ‘shale gale’, Panama Canal expansion
The morning after Republicans won back the U.S. Senate, Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America, ...
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VIDEO: Entire Erques Bridge construction chronicled in beautiful time-lapse
VIDEO: Watch as a massive Komatsu PC8000 mining shovel is assembled in this time-lapse
John Deere unveils 2 large-frame skid steers, 2 CTLs in G Series power boost
Cat to end track drill production, intends to sell room and pillar underground mining machine business
Caterpillar to begin manufacturing mini excavators as market growth ends deal with Wacker Neuson
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