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Construction Starts Surge in July, Dodge Construction Network Says

Aug. 22, 2022
Mega projects led gains, but details show broad-based construction expansion.
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Building Construction to Continue Strong Through 2023, AIA Forecasts

July 22, 2022
Construction spending on buildings is projected to increase just over 9 percent this year and another 6 percent in 2023, according to the mid-year update of the American Institute...
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Stickles has been promoted to the new regional business manager in the Northeastern region for Takeuchi.
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Stickles Replaces Barndollar as Takeuchi’s Northeast Region Business Manager

July 13, 2022
Mark Barndollar, is retiring after a career in construction equipment sales, including almost seven years with Takeuchi. Carl Stickles will now be responsible for all sales development...
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Volvo CE’s New Hydraulic Oil Increases Crawler Excavator Service Intervals by 50%

May 31, 2022
HO103 is a mineral-based hydraulic oil that is fully compatible with all mineral hydraulic oils currently recommended by Volvo Construction Equipment and system flushing is not...
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April Construction Employment Tops February 2020 Level in 32 States, AGC Reports

May 28, 2022
Seasonally adjusted construction employment in April topped the February 2020 level in 32 states, lagged in 17 states and the District of Columbia, and was flat in Alaska, according...
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Nonresidential Construction Employment Rises in November, Says ABC

Dec. 6, 2021
The construction industry added 31,000 jobs on net in November, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released last week by the U.S. Bureau of Labor...
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October Employment Lags Pre-Pandemic High in 33 States

Nov. 28, 2021
Seasonally adjusted construction employment in October trailed the February 2020 level in 33 states, exceeded it in 16 states and the District of Columbia, and was unchanged in...
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Construction Employment Rises in October; Material Prices, Vaccination Data Show Challenges to Filling Jobs

Nov. 15, 2021
Construction employment, seasonally adjusted, totaled 7,498,000 in October, an increase of 44,000 from the upwardly revised September total and a gain of 169,000 (2.3 percent)...
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Nonresidential Construction Spending Drops in August, Says ABC

Oct. 2, 2021
National nonresidential construction spending decreased 0.4 percent in August, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data published this week by the ...