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American Concrete Institute launches ACI University; online hub offers anywhere access to educational programs

American Concrete Institute launches ACI University;...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 03, 2015

Seeking to simplify access to the wealth of educational resources it offers for contractors and workers, the American Concrete Institute ...

New AGC of Washington president places emphasis on attracting younger members

New AGC of Washington president places emphasis on...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 02, 2015

As the newly elected president of Associated General Contractors of Washington, Gary Smith, a 40-year construction industry veteran and president ...

How a heavy equipment operator, mother of two went from no driver’s license to running her own construction crew (VIDEO)

How a heavy equipment operator, mother of two went from...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 29, 2015

“What am I doing here?” That was Patricia Hook’s first question when she arrived at J. Pettiecord two years ago. The ...

John Deere cuts 910 ag factory workers, adds 220 to construction equipment facilities

John Deere cuts 910 ag factory workers, adds 220 to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 23, 2015

John Deere announced today that it would layoff 910 employees across five agricultural equipment factories in Iowa and Illinois as the ...

Four red flags you’re ruining your construction crew’s productivity

Four red flags you’re ruining your construction...

Posted by Amy Materson on Jan 23, 2015

  "The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, ...

U.S. contractors optimistic about 2015 with 80% planning to make new hires, buy new equipment

U.S. contractors optimistic about 2015 with 80%...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 22, 2015

After finishing 2014 with employment at nearly a six-year high, hiring within the construction industry is expected to expand at ...

These 2 construction crews were instrumental in helping firefighters save lives in Baltimore, Minnesota house fires

These 2 construction crews were instrumental in helping...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 15, 2015

Construction workers in Baltimore and a small Maine town used their skills for a slightly different but heroic purpose earlier ...

Shortage of skilled construction workers delays completion of Iowa biofuel plant

Shortage of skilled construction workers delays...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 15, 2015

An Iowa biofuel plant is the latest major construction project to fall victim to the widespread shortage of skilled workers ...

Construction adds 48,000 workers in December to finish 2014 at nearly 6-year high

Construction adds 48,000 workers in December to finish...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 09, 2015

The construction industry added Americans to its workforce in every month of 2014, an employment streak capped by an addition ...

Houston construction worker shot in another jobsite robbery

Houston construction worker shot in another jobsite...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 09, 2015

For the third time in the last few weeks a construction worker has been shot by armed robbers while on the ...

Worker hit in head by bullet as construction crew is targeted in drive-by shooting in St. Louis

Worker hit in head by bullet as construction crew is...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 02, 2015

A subcontractor on a parking lot project in St. Louis has pulled out of the job after a drive-by shooting targeted ...

Sacramento worker no longer homeless thanks to NBA team’s construction apprenticeship program

Sacramento worker no longer homeless thanks to NBA...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 26, 2014

One of the main reasons the majority of contractors in the U.S. say they are unable to fill positions with ...

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