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Supply Chain is Improving, with Exceptions, AGC Firms Say
Aug. 30, 2023
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Western Global’s New FuelCube Type-S Jobsite Refueling Option Fits in the Back of a Truck
Aug. 2, 2023
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New Cushman Utility Vehicles Can be Operated on Most Roads with Speed Limits Up to 35 MPH
June 13, 2023
Construction Jobs Increase from a Year Ago in 42 States
May 25, 2023
Construction Industry Facing Higher Borrowing Costs, Softening Residential Sector, Marcum Index Says
Oct. 8, 2022
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Dodge Momentum Index, ISM, Beige Book Send Mixed Signals about Economy
Sept. 22, 2022
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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 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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Milwaukee Tool’s High Dexterity Gloves Keep Contractors Hands Protected
May 17, 2022
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DICA Expands Ground Protection Mats to Include Access Mats
April 26, 2022
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Skilled Labor Shortage is Contributing to Construction Services Costs, Marcum LLP Says
March 8, 2022
Materials Costs and Bid Prices Jump as Dodge Starts Rise, AGC Reports
Feb. 24, 2022
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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...
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...
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 ...
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