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These 3 changes to your day-to-day will make you a more productive worker on the construction jobsite

These 3 changes to your day-to-day will make you a more...

Posted by Amy Materson on Aug 25, 2014

“Work smarter, not harder.” How many times have you seen that quote? Over time, the idea that your best performance is ...

AEM survey: Construction firms plan to grow staff and fleet size, but most have no plans to use telematics

AEM survey: Construction firms plan to grow staff and...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 18, 2014

According to a survey released this morning by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, U.S. construction companies are fairly optimistic about ...

Seattle may require construction companies to hire local workers

Seattle may require construction companies to hire...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 13, 2014

The Seattle City Council is mulling over creating an ordinance that would require construction companies contracted by the city to ...

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 ...

Second-career farming proves popular: Why not second-career construction?

Second-career farming proves popular: Why not...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 23, 2014

A recent article in the American Conservative talked up the merits and challenges of second-career farming, where middle age professionals ...

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 ...

Managers of largest heavy equipment fleets in America voice frustrations with telematics: torrents of data, unintuitive software

Managers of largest heavy equipment fleets in America...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jun 18, 2014

Last week I attended the Association of Equipment Management Professionals annual retreat and strategy session.  As chairman of the AEMP's ...

Construction job growth slows in May with 6,000 jobs added

Construction job growth slows in May with 6,000 jobs...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 06, 2014

The U.S. construction industry notched its fifth straight month of employment gains in May but saw growth fall off considerably. The ...

Wages for construction and other skilled trades are on the rise

Wages for construction and other skilled trades are on...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 04, 2014

Wages for skilled tradesmen in the construction and mining as well as those in logging and manufacturing are on the ...

How to survive your first month working in construction

How to survive your first month working in construction

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 30, 2014

In a previous post, I described the attitudes and behavior newbies need to survive their first week on a construction ...

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