John Deere Names Black Forest Volunteer Winner of “Small Machines. Big Impact.” Contest
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John Deere Names Black Forest Volunteer Winner of “Small Machines. Big Impact.” Contest

After all online and text message votes were counted, Neil Behnke, a volunteer with the nonprofit organization Black Forest Together, was chosen by the public…

ABC Predicts Stable Nonresidential Construction Sector for Remainder of Year
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ABC Predicts Stable Nonresidential Construction Sector for Remainder of Year

Warns of potential downturn in 2020 due to rising material prices, interest rate Associated Builders and Contractors Chief Economist Anirban Basu predicts the nonresidential construction…

The Toro Company Launches Land. Water. Thrive. Initiative
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The Toro Company Launches Land. Water. Thrive. Initiative

Efforts seek to improve water use efficiency, enrich outdoor environments and drive sustainable agriculture in communities and among rural families in developing countries Whether in…

Dodge Momentum Index moves higher in June
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Dodge Momentum Index moves higher in June

The Dodge Momentum Index grew 0.8 percent in June to 165.5 (2000=100) from the revised May reading of 164.2. The Momentum Index is a monthly…

Construction Material Prices Increase Steadily in June, Says ABC
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Construction Material Prices Increase Steadily in June, Says ABC

According to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, construction material prices rose another 0.8 percent in June and…

AEM: Three Keys to Close the Construction Skills Gap
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AEM: Three Keys to Close the Construction Skills Gap

In the U.S., and globally, skilled jobs are the hardest to fill, according to Manpower Group. That’s no surprise to construction companies. However, if it’s…

Construction Employment Reaches 10-Year High as Industry Adds 13,000 Jobs in June and 282,000 for the Year
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Construction Employment Reaches 10-Year High as Industry Adds 13,000 Jobs in June and 282,000 for the Year

Construction Officials Say Tax & Regulatory Reform and Recent Increases in Infrastructure Investments are Helping Boost Employment, But Warn that Trade Fights and Labor Shortages…

Deutz Power Center Midwest expands to five service locations
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Deutz Power Center Midwest expands to five service locations

Deutz Power Center Midwest, located in North Kansas City, Mo., has added the entire state of Kansas to its coverage area, which also includes Missouri,…

Contractors Could Benefit from Never Idle and VeriTread Partnership and the Resulting Machine Transportation Logistics
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Contractors Could Benefit from Never Idle and VeriTread Partnership and the Resulting Machine Transportation Logistics

Never Idle LLC, the contractor-to-contractor rental and sales marketplace, and VeriTread For Business, have announced they are working together to ensure Never Idle’s clients get…

Construction Employment Retains Momentum in June, Says ABC; Unemployment Rate Increases as Labor Force Grows
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Construction Employment Retains Momentum in June, Says ABC; Unemployment Rate Increases as Labor Force Grows

The U.S. construction industry added 13,000 net new jobs in June after adding 29,000 net new jobs in May (revised upward from 25,000+), according to…

Happy July 4th! A day early…
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Happy July 4th! A day early…

Our mothership, Benjamin Media Inc., will be closed for the 4th of July, so our families and friends can celebrate everything American. In fact, we’re…

Nonresidential Construction Spending Remains Elevated in May, But Private Sector Falters, Says ABC
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Nonresidential Construction Spending Remains Elevated in May, But Private Sector Falters, Says ABC

Nonresidential construction spending inched 0.1 percent higher on a monthly basis in May, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Census Bureau…

Construction Spending Reaches Record High with 0.4 Percent Pickup in May Via Residential and Public Investment, Says AGC
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Construction Spending Reaches Record High with 0.4 Percent Pickup in May Via Residential and Public Investment, Says AGC

Continued Labor Shortages, Rising Materials Costs Related to New Tariffs Could Stall All Types of Projects; Construction Officials Urge Feds to Enact New Workforce Measures,…

The American Rental Association Unveils New Brand Identity (Check It Out)
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The American Rental Association Unveils New Brand Identity (Check It Out)

A new day, a new brand … Modern. Relatable. Collaborative. For the first time in more than 40 years, the American Rental Association (ARA) recently…

Winter Is Coming (Eventually), So Check Out Milwaukee Tool’s New Season of Heated Work Gear
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Winter Is Coming (Eventually), So Check Out Milwaukee Tool’s New Season of Heated Work Gear

This fall, Milwaukee Tool will kick off its ninth season of heated gear with a refreshed line of Heated Gear products. All gear will feature…

Construction Employment Increases in 263 Metros Between May 2017-18, Says AGC
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Construction Employment Increases in 263 Metros Between May 2017-18, Says AGC

Construction employment increased in 263 (73 percent) out of 358 metro areas between May 2017 and May 2018, declined in 47 (13 percent) and was…

Hitachi Construction Celebrates Grand Opening of New U.S. Corporate Headquarters
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Hitachi Construction Celebrates Grand Opening of New U.S. Corporate Headquarters

Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America Inc. (HCMA) celebrated the grand opening of their new U.S. corporate headquarters in Newnan, Georgia, with employees, local dignitaries, business…

JLG launches BIM Compatible Product Library
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JLG launches BIM Compatible Product Library

JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, recently announced it has launched a BIM…

Friday Accolades: Pennsylvania Contractor Donates $5K to Career and Technical School for Trades
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Friday Accolades: Pennsylvania Contractor Donates $5K to Career and Technical School for Trades

The Lebanon County Career and Technology Center (LCCTC) received a generous donation of $5,000 from B. R. Kreider & Son, a family-owned site management, excavating,…

Little Beaver Offers Efficient Solutions for Residential Foundation Repair
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Little Beaver Offers Efficient Solutions for Residential Foundation Repair

Little Beaver’s largest drill, the Big Beaver, offers an efficient solution for completing residential foundation repairs. The powerful rig is designed for one-person operation and…