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UAW defeat in Chattanooga ought to be a wake up call for unions: This ain’t Germany

UAW defeat in Chattanooga ought to be a wake up call...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 20, 2014

Last week when factory workers at Volkswagen's Chattanooga, Tennessee, facility voted against forming a union, the headlines characterized it as ...

VIDEO: Trucking company owner parodies Van Damme’s “Epic Split” to demonstrate the dangers of Obamacare

VIDEO: Trucking company owner parodies Van...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 09, 2013

A few weeks ago, an ad by Volvo Trucks took the Internet by storm. It featured action star Jean Claude ...

Ken Kesey, Obamacare and you

Ken Kesey, Obamacare and you

Posted by Tom Jackson on Dec 06, 2013

With the holidays approaching, the construction season winding down and the federal government flailing about trying to take over 1/6th ...

New bill would nearly double the federal gas tax to better fund transportation

New bill would nearly double the federal gas tax to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 05, 2013

While one duo of Congressmen contends that the gasoline tax should reduced by 80 percent and federal transportation funding eliminated ...

Slumping productivity, political football drive down Q4 Nonresidential Construction Index

Slumping productivity, political football drive down Q4...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 04, 2013

For the first time in five months, two of which brought its highest marks ever, FMI's Nonresidential Construction Index (NRCI) ...

Building permits up in October, but government delays housing starts data for second month due to shutdown

Building permits up in October, but government delays...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 26, 2013

Though the Commerce Department won't release data on housing starts and completions until next month, it reports that building permits ...

Fast Train to Nowhere: 5 reasons why high-speed rail is the next Obamacare

Fast Train to Nowhere: 5 reasons why high-speed rail is...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Nov 22, 2013

California is chugging along in it's crusade to build a high-speed rail system linking Los Angeles and San Francisco. How ...

Bill calls for the elimination of federal transportation funding

Bill calls for the elimination of federal...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 19, 2013

While most are trying to figure out a way to free up more federal funding for transportation, two Congressmen have ...

The RINOs charge: Republicans’ return to the middle signals hope for infrastructure funding

The RINOs charge: Republicans’ return to the...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Nov 06, 2013

With Chris Christie easily winning his second term as governor of New Jersey and Bradley Byrne winning his first election ...

In campaign to end the skilled worker shortage, Mike Rowe unafraid of reaching into both sides of the aisle

In campaign to end the skilled worker shortage, Mike...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 30, 2013

As part of his Profoundly Disconnected campaign to make students and, really, the country in general, aware of the opportunities ...

Government priorities and lack of infrastructure spending are hurting the American economy

Government priorities and lack of infrastructure...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Sep 25, 2013

Ever since the statistical end of the Great Recession an argument has raged about deficit spending by the federal government. Belt-tightening ...

Forecast for U.S. construction value at year’s end dropped due to 3 political uncertainties

Forecast for U.S. construction value at year’s...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 23, 2013

Citing three different political situations it expects to cause continued shifting in construction markets, FMI has again revised downward its ...

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