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Construction’s 48k jobs in February is industry’s highest gain in 6 years

Construction’s 48k jobs in February is...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 08, 2013

The construction industry continued its streak of monthly job growth, adding 48,000 jobs in February, the highest monthly gain in ...

Automakers prepare for truck war as housing and construction industries recover

Automakers prepare for truck war as housing and...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 07, 2013

As the housing and construction industry recoveries slowly build momentum, NPR reports automakers are preparing for an all-out truck war ...

Senate bill would create incentives for private transportation investment

Senate bill would create incentives for private...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 05, 2013

As the federal government continues to search for ways to grapple with the country's slowly crumbling infrastructure, two Senators have ...

Construction spending up 7.1% annually as nine-month streak of increases is snapped

Construction spending up 7.1% annually as nine-month...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 01, 2013

A nine-month string of increases in revised construction spending figures was snapped in January, falling 2.1 percent from December 2012 ...

Construction fuel consumption index up 5.8 percent in January

Construction fuel consumption index up 5.8 percent in...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Mar 01, 2013

WEX and IHS have released results of the WEX Construction Fuel Consumption Index (FCI), which indicated an increase of 5.8 ...

Time management, new strategies key to success in post-recession construction industry

Time management, new strategies key to success in...

Posted by Amy Materson on Feb 28, 2013

Lately we've been hearing the recession is finally over. Whether you agree or not, some negative lingering effects have already ...

Ritchie Bros. sees increased auction earnings, big boosts online in 2012

Ritchie Bros. sees increased auction earnings, big...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 26, 2013

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers announced today that it brought in net earnings of $82.6 million in 2012, a 12 percent increase ...

A dozer goes up for auction during a Ritchie Bros. event in Kissimmee, Florida. has brought in 9,500 pieces to be sold in an unreserved auction to some 1,800 bidders

Ritchie Bros. president sees turnaround for...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 21, 2013

The Ritchie Bros. equipment auction is in full swing here in Kissimmee, Florida, and given the robust nature of the ...

Economists forecast housing-fueled construction job growth

Economists forecast housing-fueled construction job...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 20, 2013

Goldman Sachs economists recently forecasted a housing recovery-fueled increase to the pace of added jobs each month to between 25,000 ...

Following four-year high, U.S. housing starts drop 8.5% in January

Following four-year high, U.S. housing starts drop 8.5%...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 20, 2013

After surging to a four-year high in December, much of the momentum in housing starts was lost in January though ...

Komatsu forecasts rebound of demand in China

Komatsu forecasts rebound of demand in China

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 18, 2013

Despite having seen sales in China fall for seven consecutive quarters, Komatsu President Kunio Noji told Bloomberg the company expects ...

Caterpillar CEO: Growth, immigration and tax code reforms key to job creation in U.S.

Caterpillar CEO: Growth, immigration and tax code...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 14, 2013

After receiving a mention during President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, Caterpillar's CEO Doug Olberhelman was invited to ...

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