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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 ...

Cleveland construction on the rebound thanks to university, health care spending

Cleveland construction on the rebound thanks to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 10, 2013

For the first time in many years, contractors in the Cleveland metro area and the Northeast Ohio region are optimistic, ...

AGC: 74% of U.S. construction firms having trouble finding skilled workers; most expect trend to continue

AGC: 74% of U.S. construction firms having trouble...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 05, 2013

A recent survey done by Associated General Contractors of America found that 74 percent of construction companies are having trouble ...

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