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Construction deaths up 10% in preliminary 2014 report; total leads all industries

Nov 02, 2015

Construction deaths up 10% in preliminary 2014 report; total leads all industries

Nearly 4,700 people were killed on the job in 2014, according to preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, with the construction industry accounting for nearly one-fifth of those deaths. The number of construction workers killed on the job increased ...

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Allan Myers expands its presence in the Northeast with the purchase of new assets, including two asphalt plants

Sep 13, 2015

Allan Myers expands its presence in the Northeast with the purchase of new assets, including two asphalt plants

Heavy civil construction and materials company Allan Myers has expanded their presence in the Northeast with the purchase of new assets in the region. Allan Myers announced in a press release that the company had purchased major assets from Daisy Construction and ...

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Most U.S. contractors optimistic about 2015; plan new hires and purchases

Jan 23, 2015

Most U.S. contractors optimistic about 2015; plan new hires and purchases

After finishing 2014 with employment at nearly a six-year high, hiring within the construction industry is expected to expand at an even faster rate in 2015, according to a new survey and forecast from the Associated General Contractors of America. According to ...

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Construction adds 48,000 workers in December, employment up 5 percent YOY

Jan 09, 2015

Construction adds 48,000 workers in December, employment up 5 percent YOY

The construction industry added Americans to its workforce in every month of 2014, an employment streak capped by an addition of 48,000 workers in December. The U.S. construction workforce now employs 6.166 million people according to preliminary data from the Labor Department. ...

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Construction industry extends employment streak, adds 20,000 jobs in August

Sep 11, 2014

Construction industry extends employment streak, adds 20,000 jobs in August

The U.S. construction industry extended its streak of job gains in August, adding 20,000 workers. It was the eighth-straight month of gains for the industry which now employs 6.068 million Americans—the highest figure since May 2009, according to data from the ...

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Construction employment rises by 6,000 jobs in June

Jul 04, 2014

Construction employment rises by 6,000 jobs in June

For six straight months, the U.S. construction industry has added jobs and held tight to its highest employment figures in five years. However, there have been signs of slipping as growth of its workforce slowed considerably in May and fell ...

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Construction industry loses 6,000 jobs in July

Aug 06, 2013

Construction industry loses 6,000 jobs in July

The U.S. construction industry lost 6,000 jobs in July, according to a report from our sister site, Equipment World. The figures come from preliminary data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which show that the industry employs 5.793 million Americans. Despite ...

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Construction industry adds 13,000 jobs in June

Jul 08, 2013

Construction industry adds 13,000 jobs in June

The U.S. construction industry experienced a 13,000-job increase in June, boosting the industry to its highest employment rate in almost four years, according to our sister site, Equipment World. The figures come from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics preliminary data, which ...

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Construction industry fuel consumption increases 5.8 percent

Feb 27, 2013

Construction industry fuel consumption increases 5.8 percent

On Feb. 26, WEX Inc. and IHS together released the results of its WEX Construction Fuel Consumption Index (FCI). The WEX Construction FCI measures national fuel consumption statistics for the construction industry. WEX worked with IHS to capture and analyze transaction data ...

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Top construction industry editor inducted into Construction Writers Association Hall of Fame

Nov 07, 2012

Top construction industry editor inducted into Construction Writers Association Hall of Fame

During its annual Grand Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C., the Construction Writers Association (CWA) inducted Randall-Reilly Construction Media Editorial Director Marcia Gruver Doyle into its Hall of Fame. This highly prestigious award is presented to select individuals who exemplify true ...

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Making Transportation Progress in the 21st Century

Aug 01, 2012

Making Transportation Progress in the 21st Century

For daily news updates and web-exclusive news items, visit the “AggBeat Online” section of our website at www.aggman.com     After three years and nine extensions, the House and Senate both pass a 27-month, $105 billion surface transportation bill. Now the clock is ...

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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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