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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 ...

John Deere reports record first quarter income of $650 million

John Deere reports record first quarter income of $650...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 13, 2013

John Deere released its first quarter earnings report this morning, announcing a record $650 million in income as of January ...

Dealers surveyed by GE Capital expect construction equipment sales to increase in 2013

Dealers surveyed by GE Capital expect construction...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 11, 2013

An encouraging 75 percent of construction equipment dealers surveyed by GE Captial Equipment Finance said they expect retail sales of ...

Little change in Volvo Construction Equipment net sales for 2012

Little change in Volvo Construction Equipment net sales...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Feb 06, 2013

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has released its fourth quarter and year­-end results, which report net sales for 2012 remained ...

Construction spending up 7.8 percent annually in December

Construction spending up 7.8 percent annually in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 01, 2013

Construction spending increased by 7.8 percent in the year between December 2011 and December 2012, to a three-year high of ...

Economist forecasts construction to add 140k jobs in 2013

Economist forecasts construction to add 140k jobs in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 29, 2013

Piggybacking off of news earlier this month that the construction industry added 30,000 jobs in December, a report from the ...

Caterpillar reports record sales, revenues, profits for 2012, despite Siwei charge

Caterpillar reports record sales, revenues, profits for...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 28, 2013

Despite continued economic uncertainty and a bad fourth quarter due to a $580 million charge taken after uncovering an accounting ...

How construction companies can leverage social media

How construction companies can leverage social media

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 24, 2013

A new article from Construction Executive provides a great crash course in social media use for those in construction. The article ...

Atlas Copco acquires MEYCO Equipment

Atlas Copco acquires MEYCO Equipment

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 24, 2013

Atlas Copco recently announced that is buying Swedish company MEYCO Equipment from BASF Construction Chemicals Europe AG. Atlas Copco says MEYCO will be ...

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