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Attention Congress: Two-thirds of jobs created by transportation investment occur in non-construction sectors

Dec 10, 2014

Attention Congress: Two-thirds of jobs created by transportation investment occur in non-construction sectors

  If Congress somehow lacks the motivation needed to agree on a long-term Highway Trust Fund, a new report from IHS Inc., a leading global source of critical information and insight, may lead to some more serious discussions. "Congress has decided to leave ...

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Workforce Development

Dec 01, 2014

As signs point to growth in the aggregates industry, one lasting impact from the Great Recession may be the lack of qualified workers to fill positions as demand grows. During recent weeks, worker shortage has been the topic of much ...

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Construction employment on the rise in 39 states

Oct 23, 2014

Construction employment on the rise in 39 states

Everyone in the construction industry will be happy to hear that construction employment increased in 34 states and the District of Columbia between August and September, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the  (AGC).  Construction firms added ...

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Construction materials prices slip 0.1 percent in June

Jul 17, 2013

Construction materials prices slip 0.1 percent in June

The average cost of materials consumed by the construction industry, including items like diesel fuel, slipped 0.1 percent in June, according to a report from our sister site, Equipment World. The data come from the Associated General Contractors of America’s (AGC) ...

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AGC to lobby GOP during July 4 recess

Jul 04, 2013

AGC to lobby GOP during July 4 recess

Officials from Associated General Contractors of America have plans to call and make office visits to certain GOP members during the Fourth of July recess to urge Congress to increase the visa limit, according to our sister site Equipment World. This ...

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Stop fooling around

Apr 01, 2013

Stop fooling around

February construction spending is up, particularly with regard to residential building, private non-residential building and public investment, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) reports. February construction put in place, valued at $885 billion, was up 1.2 percent from a month ...

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Associations support Clean Construction Act

Oct 06, 2011

The Associated General Contractors of America and the Clean Air Task Force say emissions from diesel construction equipment will be significantly reduced at major highway projects in the most polluted areas if the Clean Construction Act of 2011 introduced today ...

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AGC: Construction employment up in 29 states

Nov 29, 2010

Construction employment expanded in 29 states between September and October, while fewer people are working in construction compared to last year in 39 states, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) reported in an analysis of state employment data released ...

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