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Home starts rise 6.3% in September as homebuilder confidence falls back to earth

Posted by Wayne Grayson on October 20, 2014

Home starts rise 6.3% in September as homebuilder confidence falls back to earth

The month-to-month volatility of new U.S. housing starts continued in September, while homebuilder confidence in the market saw its first dip in four months. Following a 13-percent drop in August, construction ...

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With Prop 1, Texas may break the logjam, spur innovation in highway funding

Posted by Tom Jackson on October 14, 2014

With Prop 1, Texas may break the logjam, spur innovation in highway funding

In November, Texans will go to the polls and vote on Proposition 1, which, in a nutshell, proposes to take half the money from the state's gas and oil revenues ...

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VP of New York construction firm charged with embezzling $266k in fuel, vehicles, supplies and labor

Posted by Wayne Grayson on October 13, 2014

VP of New York construction firm charged with embezzling $266k in fuel, vehicles, supplies and labor

The vice president of a Syracuse, New York, construction firm who rose through the ranks in 13 years with the company, has been charged with embezzling more than $266,000. According to ...

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Construction equipment dealer in San Antonio admits to bribing county officials, faces up to 10 years in prison

Posted by Wayne Grayson on October 10, 2014

Construction equipment dealer in San Antonio admits to bribing county officials, faces up to 10 years in prison

A construction equipment dealer in San Antonio faces up to 10 years in prison after admitting to bribing Maverick County, Texas, officials. German Garcia Cano, 54, appeared in federal court Thursday ...

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Thieves are plundering the world’s beaches for sand as global demand for concrete grows

Posted by Wayne Grayson on October 09, 2014

Thieves are plundering the world’s beaches for sand as global demand for concrete grows

Once-beautiful beaches in many parts of the world are losing their most distinctive feature at an alarming rate due to a rising demand for concrete. According to a report from German ...

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Hiring an accounting firm can save your construction company money. Here’s how to find the right one

Posted by Amy Materson on October 06, 2014

Hiring an accounting firm can save your construction company money. Here’s how to find the right one

Since many construction companies start out as just one guy with a truck and a piece of equipment or two, sometimes obtaining professional help such as accountants doesn’t come into ...

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Police bust crime ring’s year-long spree of construction site burglaries in Pennsylvania

Posted by Wayne Grayson on October 03, 2014

Police bust crime ring’s year-long spree of construction site burglaries in Pennsylvania

Several police departments in southwestern Pennsylvania worked together in bringing down a crime ring that had been stealing materials and appliances from construction jobsites in the area for more than ...

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John Deere names Max Guinn next president of Construction & Forestry equipment

Posted by Wayne Grayson on October 02, 2014

John Deere names Max Guinn next president of Construction & Forestry equipment

John Deere has named Max A. Guinn as the next president of its Worldwide Construction & Forestry equipment division. Guinn, who is currently the senior vice president of human relations, communications, ...

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Construction critical to growth of unconventional energy market

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on October 01, 2014

Construction critical to growth of unconventional energy market

Construction is a key player throughout the “unconventional” oil and gas supply chain, according to a just-released study by the Energy Equipment Infrastructure Alliance, and conducted by IHS Global Insight. The ...

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Construction spending dips 0.8% in August due to fall in nonresidential

Posted by Wayne Grayson on October 01, 2014

Construction spending dips 0.8% in August due to fall in nonresidential

U.S. construction spending saw its second dip of the year in August, falling 0.8 percent. Spending was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $961 billion in August, according to preliminary ...

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Impressive level of quality combined with a passion for his people keep Dallas contractor at the top of his field

Posted by Amy Materson on October 01, 2014

Impressive level of quality combined with a passion for his people keep Dallas contractor at the top of his field

After Vern Larman returned to the Dallas area from a two-year stint as a missionary in Bolivia, he found he had a passion and expertise for excavation. During his five ...

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It’s time for contractors to start financial planning for 2015. Here are 3 tips to get you started

Posted by Amy Materson on September 29, 2014

It’s time for contractors to start financial planning for 2015. Here are 3 tips to get you started

Now that the construction busy season is winding down, it’s time to turn your attention to those housekeeping tasks you need to do each year in the fourth quarter. You ...

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PCA forecasts steady growth for cement consumption through 2016 as construction activity increases

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 25, 2014

PCA forecasts steady growth for cement consumption through 2016 as construction activity increases

According to the latest forecast from the Portland Cement Association (PCA), cement consumption in the U.S. will see steady gains over the next three years. As far back as the World ...

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Ohio DOT’s first P3 construction project will be largest in state’s history

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 24, 2014

Ohio DOT’s first P3 construction project will be largest in state’s history

The Portsmouth Gateway Group is set to begin building the largest single construction project the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has ever seen. According to a news release from the ODOT, construction ...

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New ARTBA awards program to honor construction firms who serve their communities

Posted by Amy Materson on September 19, 2014

New ARTBA awards program to honor construction firms who serve their communities

Construction firms intent on giving back to their communities may now be honored for their good works. The Transportation Development Foundation, an American Road and Transportation Builders Association foundation that promotes ...

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Home starts dive 14.4% in August but homebuilder confidence rises to nearly 9-year high

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 18, 2014

Home starts dive 14.4% in August but homebuilder confidence rises to nearly 9-year high

Another down month in August continued what has been a very up-and-down year for construction of new homes in the U.S., largely thanks to the volatility of new apartment starts. Despite ...

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Road builders, construction groups oppose bill to lower gas tax, surrender federal highway authority to states

Posted by Equipment World Staff on September 18, 2014

Road builders, construction groups oppose bill to lower gas tax, surrender federal highway authority to states

Construction groups and transportation interests have written Congress to express opposition to the so-called “devolution” of the federal highway program and the proposed Transportation Empowerment Act. The bill, introduced in the ...

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3 tips for boosting employee relations at your construction company

Posted by Amy Materson on September 17, 2014

3 tips for boosting employee relations at your construction company

For construction company owners and supervisors, managing a team can be tricky. Often there’s a distinct separation between “in the field” and “in the office”—a situation that can create opportunities ...

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BlueLine Rental acquires Alabama’s JustRuss Rental

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 17, 2014

BlueLine Rental acquires Alabama’s JustRuss Rental

BlueLine Rental, formerly Volvo rents,  is growing its presence in the state of Alabama. The small- to medium-sized construction rental equipment provider announced the acquisition of JustRuss Rental Inc. JustRuss is ...

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Is construction “dead in the water”? Greenspan comment highlights industry’s mixed feelings about recovery

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 10, 2014

Is construction “dead in the water”? Greenspan comment highlights industry’s mixed feelings about recovery

Despite many positives in the industry right now, Alan Greenspan is pointing a finger of blame in construction's direction. According to a report from Bloomberg, Greenspan, who served as chairman of ...

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Tesla gigafactory will create 3,000 construction jobs in Nevada

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 10, 2014

Tesla gigafactory will create 3,000 construction jobs in Nevada

Tesla, the successful and growing American electric car company, has tapped Reno, Nevada as the site of its massive $5 billion gigafactory where it will make batteries for its vehicles. To ...

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Don’t mistake our Contractor of the Year program as just another giveaway

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on September 08, 2014

Don’t mistake our Contractor of the Year program as just another giveaway

Yes, our 12 finalists get a free weekend in Las Vegas. And it’s true they get VIP treatment from sponsor Caterpillar at the NASCAR Las Vegas race: tent hospitality, driver ...

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Construction industry extends employment streak, adds 20,000 jobs in August

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 05, 2014

Construction industry extends employment streak, adds 20,000 jobs in August

The U.S. construction industry extended its streak of job gains in August, adding 20,000 workers. It was the eighth-straight month of gains for the industry which now employs 6.068 million Americans—the ...

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Majority of skilled construction workers who lost jobs in wake of the recession have been rehired, but many are being paid less

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 03, 2014

Majority of skilled construction workers who lost jobs in wake of the recession have been rehired, but many are being paid less

As the U.S. construction industry faces a shortage of skilled labor, a new government study finds that the majority of skilled workers who lost their jobs in the wake of ...

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Nonresidential projects push construction spending to largest monthly gain in more than 2 years in July

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 02, 2014

Nonresidential projects push construction spending to largest monthly gain in more than 2 years in July

After seeing its first drop in one year during June, construction spending in the U.S. fully recovered and then some in July, with its largest monthly gain in more than ...

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Zeal for diversification, taking care of fleet key to Wm. Winkler Company’s success

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on September 01, 2014

Zeal for diversification, taking care of fleet key to Wm. Winkler Company’s success

"We love to do anything that involves concrete,” says Brian Winkler, 47, president of Wm. Winkler Company.  In fact, concrete has been Wm. Winkler Company’s material of choice since Brian’s grandfather ...

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Our 2015 Contractor of the Year contest is open for entries

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on August 28, 2014

Our 2015 Contractor of the Year contest is open for entries

Equipment World’s Contractor of the Year program—which  honors the forward thinkers, high achievers and just plain good people in construction—is now open for entries. Each year, the editors of Equipment World ...

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The LA Sheriff’s Dept. melted thousands of guns to recycle them as road construction material (VIDEO)

Posted by Equipment World Staff on August 28, 2014

The LA Sheriff’s Dept. melted thousands of guns to recycle them as road construction material (VIDEO)

Thousands of handguns, rifles and other weapons have been destroyed to eventually be used in construction of roads and bridges. Nearly 5,000 weapons were melted and converted into steel rebar as ...

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It’s time for contractors to turn the tables on Angie’s List with a website that rates clients

Posted by Tom Jackson on August 27, 2014

It’s time for contractors to turn the tables on Angie’s List with a website that rates clients

A lot of contractors in the residential arena are steamed about the website Angie's List, where homeowners can rate contractors on the quality of their work. A bad review can ...

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Vermeer names third-generation family member Jason Andringa incoming president, CEO

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on August 26, 2014

Vermeer names third-generation family member Jason Andringa incoming president, CEO

Vermeer Corporation has named Jason Andringa incoming president and CEO, taking over the position from his mother, Mary Vermeer Andringa, and continuing the Vermeer family's leadership of the company into ...

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

Posted by Amy Materson on August 25, 2014

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

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

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Construction spending booming to record highs in Minneapolis

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 25, 2014

Construction spending booming to record highs in Minneapolis

The city of Minneapolis has issued a combined $1.2 billion in commercial and residential building permits so far this year and is on pace to break $2 billion by the ...

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Recent toll road poll proves nothing; private financing of public roads is still a bad idea

Posted by Tom Jackson on August 22, 2014

Recent toll road poll proves nothing; private financing of public roads is still a bad idea

The Reason Foundation and the Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates recently traded jabs over a poll that purports to show Americans prefer toll roads as a solution to our declining transportation ...

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Master the art and science of telematics (and get inspired too)

Posted by Tom Jackson on August 20, 2014

Master the art and science of telematics (and get inspired too)

If you're trying to learn as much as you can about telematics you won't want to miss the closing keynote speaker for the Association of Equipment Management Professionals 2014 Asset ...

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Nonresidential construction starts fall 19.5% during July as builder outlook shrinks due to increased labor, materials costs

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 20, 2014

Nonresidential construction starts fall 19.5% during July as builder outlook shrinks due to increased labor, materials costs

Following an "exceptionally strong" June, the dollar value of nonresidential construction starts fell 19.5 percent during July, according to data gathered by Reed Construction Data. "A surge of project authorizations at ...

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Home starts jump 15.7% in July as builder confidence strengthens

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 19, 2014

Home starts jump 15.7% in July as builder confidence strengthens

It would appear that despite a couple of rough months, homebuilder confidence in the U.S. housing market was not misplaced. Following two months of decreases, construction on new homes in the ...

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