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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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Parsons hires Sam Elters as road, highway leader

Apr 13, 2012

Parsons hires Sam Elters as road, highway leader

Parsons has hired Sam Elters as regional transportation director in Arizona and Nevada. In this position, he will be responsible for all road and highway projects in this region, and he will serve as the lead for major pursuits, including public-private ...

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Major Wire selects new territory manager

Apr 13, 2012

Major Wire selects new territory manager

    Major Wire named Jerry Teague as its new territory manager for the south central United States and Puerto Rico. Teague will work directly with Major Wire authorized dealers and aggregate, mining, and recycle customers in Arkansas, southern Illinois, eastern Kansas, Louisiana, ...

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LiuGong, Cummins form strategic alliance

Apr 13, 2012

LiuGong Construction Machinery and Cummins have formed a strategic alliance that provides LiuGong dealers with the opportunity to become certified and authorized Cummins Service Providers. Cummins has been a long-time partner and supplier of engines for LiuGong products. Dan Collins, deputy ...

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Ritchie Bros. conduct massive heavy equipment auction

Apr 13, 2012

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers plans to conduct a massive three-day heavy equipment auction in Edmonton, AB on April 24 - 26, 2012. More than 4,300 heavy equipment items and trucks will be sold in the auction, including one of the largest selections ...

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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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AGC: Construction material prices rise moderately

Feb 16, 2012

The cost of construction materials is showing signs of accelerating after moderating in January, according to an analysis of producer price index figures and recent market information released by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Ongoing price increases underscore the ...

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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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Data Mining August 2011

Aug 01, 2011

Data Mining August 2011

Fed grows pessimistic about economy By George H. Reddin Momentum for merger and acquisition activity cannot catch a break, and comments from the recent Federal Reserve Board meetings will not help spur on any additional activity. The Federal Reserve has grown more pessimistic ...

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State and Province News November 2010

Nov 01, 2010

To keep up to date with this breakdown of news in the United States and Canada, visit www.AggMan.com for daily updates. By Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief Arkansas State highway officials say that bids on transportation projects are lower than expected — allowing the state ...

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Stimulus funds boost April’s construction spending numbers

Jun 15, 2010

Construction spending rose to $869 billion between March and April this year thanks to stimulus funds, according to an Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) analysis of the Census Bureau’s latest spending figures. Total construction spending rose by 2.7 percent, ...

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