ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Surges in March
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ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Surges in March

Associated Builders and Contractors reports that its monthly Construction Backlog Indicator expanded to 9.5 months in March 2019, up 0.7 months or 8.8% since February…

Minnich Manufacturing Expands Distribution in Canada through Montreal Tractor
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Minnich Manufacturing Expands Distribution in Canada through Montreal Tractor

Minnich Mfg., a leading manufacturer of concrete dowel pin drills, concrete vibrators and vibrator monitoring systems, has expanded distribution in eastern Canada through authorized distributor Montreal…

Construction Employment Increases in 43 States Between April 2018 and 2019, Says AGC
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Construction Employment Increases in 43 States Between April 2018 and 2019, Says AGC

Texas and West Virginia Have Biggest Number and Percent of Annual Job Gains as Louisiana and Vermont Lag; Illinois and Iowa Have Largest One-Month Gains,…

ORNL and Lincoln Electric to advance large-scale metal additive manufacturing technology
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ORNL and Lincoln Electric to advance large-scale metal additive manufacturing technology

Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Lincoln Electric recently announced their continued collaboration on large-scale, robotic additive manufacturing technology at the Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing…

Single-Family and Multifamily Starts Post Solid Gains in April, Says NAHB
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Single-Family and Multifamily Starts Post Solid Gains in April, Says NAHB

Total housing starts rose 5.7 percent in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.24 million units from an upwardly revised reading in March,…

Home Builder Confidence Posts Solid Gain in May, Says NAHB
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Home Builder Confidence Posts Solid Gain in May, Says NAHB

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose three points to 66 in May, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells…

Former Lincoln Electric Chairman and CEO, John Stropki Jr., Passes
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Former Lincoln Electric Chairman and CEO, John Stropki Jr., Passes

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. is mourning the loss of John M. Stropki Jr., former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, who passed…

Volvo Shares Five Things You Might Not Know About Batteries
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Volvo Shares Five Things You Might Not Know About Batteries

Batteries are an important part of modern life and now Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is starting to use them to power its machines –…

Hypertherm Announces 2019 Spark Something Great Educational Grant Winners
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Hypertherm Announces 2019 Spark Something Great Educational Grant Winners

Hypertherm, a U.S. based manufacturer of industrial cutting systems and software, is excited to announce recipients of its 2019 Spark Something Great educational grant. The…

AGC: Construction Jobs Increase by 33,000 in April and 256,000 Over 12 Months
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AGC: Construction Jobs Increase by 33,000 in April and 256,000 Over 12 Months

Construction employment increased by 33,000 jobs in April and by 256,000 or 3.5 percent, over the past 12 months, while the number of unemployed jobseekers…

Construction Input Prices Continue to Rise, Says ABC
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Construction Input Prices Continue to Rise, Says ABC

Construction input prices increased 0.9% in April on a monthly basis and 2.4% compared to the same time last year, according to an Associated Builders…

Pipe Fusion Icon McElroy Celebrates 50 years (Enjoy Some Historic Photos)
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Pipe Fusion Icon McElroy Celebrates 50 years (Enjoy Some Historic Photos)

McElroy, a 65-year-old company with small beginnings as a contract job shop, recently announced its 50th year as a leading manufacturer of thermoplastic pipe fusion…

Housing Affordability Holds Steady on a Year-Over-Year Basis, Says NAHB
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Housing Affordability Holds Steady on a Year-Over-Year Basis, Says NAHB

Lower home prices, declining mortgage rates and solid income gains contributed to a rise in housing affordability in the first quarter of 2019, according to…

Volvo Exhibition Celebrates Machines of the Future
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Volvo Exhibition Celebrates Machines of the Future

What will the construction machines of the future look like? And how will they perform? After inviting members of the public from around the world…

Equipment Trader Launches Mobile App with Market’s Fastest Search
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Equipment Trader Launches Mobile App with Market’s Fastest Search

Equipment Trader, a leading marketplace for industrial equipment with more than 115,000 listings for sale or rent, has introduced a mobile app enabling consumers to…

Construction Employment Increases in 218 Metros from March 2018-March 2019
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Construction Employment Increases in 218 Metros from March 2018-March 2019

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Ariz. and Monroe, Mich. Have Biggest Number and Percent of Annual Job Gains While Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights and Danville, Ill. Lag; Lack of Workers Keeps…

GSSI Releases Improved StructureScan Mini XT GPR Concrete Inspection Features with Software Update
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GSSI Releases Improved StructureScan Mini XT GPR Concrete Inspection Features with Software Update

GSSI, the world’s leading manufacturer of ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment, announces the release of a major software update for the StructureScan Mini XT —…

55+ Housing Market Opens First Quarter with Record High, Says NAHB
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55+ Housing Market Opens First Quarter with Record High, Says NAHB

Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market continued to strengthen in the first quarter of 2019 with a reading of 72, up six points…

Iron Age Footwear Expands Line of Groundbreaker Met Guard Boots
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Iron Age Footwear Expands Line of Groundbreaker Met Guard Boots

Iron Age Footwear recently introduced two new models to its Groundbreaker work boot line. The IA5011 adds extra puncture protection for scrapyards, fab shops, waste…

Dodge Momentum Index Dips in April
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Dodge Momentum Index Dips in April

The Dodge Momentum Index fell 0.5 percent in April to 144.3 (2000=100) from the revised March reading of 145.1. The Momentum Index, issued by Dodge…