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Highway users, road builders oppose bill to surrender federal highway authority

Sep 19, 2014

Highway users, road builders oppose bill to surrender federal highway authority

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 House and Senate last fall, transfers almost all authority over federal highway and ...

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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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Good news, bad news on construction employment front

May 07, 2012

The construction industry lost 2,000 jobs in April, following similar declines of 3,000 in March and 1,000 in February, but still added 63,000 jobs over the past year as the industry unemployment rate shrank to 14.5 percent — the lowest ...

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Treading Water

May 01, 2012

Treading Water

Another short-term extension of the highway bill prevented a shutdown, but the lack of long-term funding continues to undermine the construction industry. By Tina Grady Barbaccia, News and Digital Editor Just two days before the latest extension of the current highway bill ...

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New Holland reaches skid steer milestone

Apr 13, 2012

New Holland reaches skid steer milestone

      New Holland Construction celebrates 40 years of manufacturing skid-steer loaders. The company’s skid-steer loader category began in 1972 with the introduction of the L35. Today, New Holland skid-steer loaders are sold in 120 countries around the world through New Holland Construction ...

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Nonresidential construction employment increases

Jan 09, 2012

Nonresidential construction employment increased in December by 17,000 despite a 16-percent decrease in overall construction employment. Associated General Contractors of America officials said unseasonably warm weather likely extended the construction season, benefiting construction employment. “Nonresidential construction is clearly driving last month’s ...

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Stantec managing principal named Civil Engineer of the Year

Jul 18, 2011

Stantec managing principal named Civil Engineer of the Year

Stantec Managing Principal John Welsh was recently named “Civil Engineer of the Year” by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Truckee Meadows Branch. A member of Stantec’s Reno office, Welsh was recognized with the distinction in light of “his strong ...

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AGC recognizes Turner Construction for safety

May 04, 2011

The Associated General Contractors of America recognized Turner Construction Co. as one of the safest construction companies in the United States with a 2011 Construction Safety and Excellence Award (CSEA). This is the second time Turner, the ...

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Construction spending tumbles to 10-year low

Feb 01, 2011

Construction spending fell 2.5 percent in December to a $788 billion seasonally adjusted annual rate, the lowest level in a decade, reports the Associated General Contractors of America in analysis of Census Bureau data. All three major categories – private ...

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Construction firms plan to hire, not cut, workers

Jan 25, 2011

More construction firms are planning to hire workers this year than are planning to make layoffs, according to a survey released by the Associated General Contractors of America and Navigant. While 55 percent of firms laid off staff and only 20 ...

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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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