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Residential is up while infrastructure is status quo (at best)

Apr 05, 2013

Residential is up while infrastructure is status quo (at best)

The first quarter of 2013 closed with slow, but steady, deal activity — the same pattern we’ve seen in recent years. The demand from buyers is as healthy as we have seen in years and there remains a significant supply ...

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Cat, Vulcan would benefit big from infrastructure proposal

Sep 08, 2010

Caterpillar Inc. and Vulcan Materials Co. are among the companies that may benefit the most from President Barack Obama's $50 billion infrastructure proposal to rebuild U.S. roads, railways and runways, according to a Bloomberg report. (For a detailed analysis of ...

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Daimler Trucks brings back 540 workers in N.C.

Jul 06, 2010

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) plans to recall about 540 workers to three of its manufacturing facilities in North Carolina. Recalled workers are expected to be in place by mid-July at the company’s truck manufacturing facilities in Mt. Holly ...

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A new white paper: Jobs in the Asphalt Pavement Industry

Jun 07, 2010

The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) has released a new white paper, Jobs in the Asphalt Pavement Industry: A Profile of the Men and Women Who Build Our Nation's Infrastructure. The document highlights the varied jobs that are a part of ...

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ARTBA: Senate climate bill ‘shorts’ transportation sector

May 14, 2010

A majority of the revenue generated from a new transportation user fee included in a climate bill proposed in the U.S. Senate would be diverted to non-transportation purposes —- a departure from 54 years of federal policy, according to the ...

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Will the Equipment Industry Recover from the Recession?

May 10, 2010

A survey conducted by the Association of Equipment Distributors confirms impact of the industry depression and recovery priorities.  Compiled by Tina Grady Barbaccia, News/Digital Editor AED’s 2010 Government Affairs Survey, conducted during the first two weeks of April, provides important about the ...

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Lafarge brings back 77 employees before expected

May 10, 2010

Lafarge is recalling 77 of its employees as early as today because of an uptick in demand for cement, the The Alpena News reports. The plant's employees were laid off in early April when the plant had a full inventory of ...

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Granite to announce Q1 2010 results on May 3

Apr 05, 2010

Granite Construction Inc. announced today that it will release its first quarter 2010 financial results after the close of business on Monday, May 3, 2010. The company will host a conference call on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 8 a.m. PT/11 a.m. ...

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Construction spending down to $846.2 billion, lowest in 7 years

Apr 05, 2010

Construction spending in the U.S. fell in February to the lowest level in more than seven years, according to an April 1 Bloomberg report. The report noted that the 1.3 percent decrease to $846.2 billion, the lowest since November 2002, followed a revised 1.4 ...

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The Department of Labor: 45,000 jobs added in the first 3 months of 2010

Apr 05, 2010

Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 162,000 in March, and the unemployment rate held at 9.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on April 2. Temporary help services and health care continued to add jobs over the month. Employment in federal ...

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Caltrans awarded $2.7 million in stimulus job training grants

Mar 30, 2010

Caltrans today announced that the state has been awarded $2.7 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) job training grants for eight California workforce development centers. California received more than 20 percent of the national share of the grants ...

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Caltrans awarded $2.7 million in stimulus job training grants

Mar 29, 2010

Caltrans today announced that the state has been awarded $2.7 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) job training grants for eight California workforce development centers. California received more than 20 percent of the national share of the grants ...

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