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Congress passes $1.1 trillion spending bill; cuts billions from federal construction accounts

Dec 15, 2014

Congress passes $1.1 trillion spending bill; cuts billions from federal construction accounts

Two days after the legislation was passed by a tight vote in the House, the Senate passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill Saturday night that includes both good and bad news for federal construction accounts in 2015. The bill keeps the ...

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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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Majority of construction firms can’t find skilled workers

Oct 28, 2014

Majority of construction firms can’t find skilled workers

The problem of not being able to find enough skilled craft workers is reaching nearly universal levels in the U.S. construction industry, according to a new survey. In response, the Associated General Contractors of America today released a workforce development plan aimed ...

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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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Dear Congress: Time to show some urgency

Oct 09, 2014

Dear Congress: Time to show some urgency

The Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) is urging Congress to pass a new long-term surface transportation measure as soon as possible. TCC says failing to do so will lead to another self-imposed funding crisis would undermine vital road, highway and transit ...

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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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