Small, start-up businesses find opportunity in Massey Ferguson compact and utility equipment
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Small, start-up businesses find opportunity in Massey Ferguson compact and utility equipment

Two small, independent businesses recently became compact and utility equipment (CUE) dealers for Massey Ferguson, a global brand of AGCO Corp. The opportunity to take on…

Construction Cost Data Shows Effect of Trade Disputes as Aluminum and Steel Costs
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Construction Cost Data Shows Effect of Trade Disputes as Aluminum and Steel Costs

New Labor Department Figures Demonstrate How New Tariffs Have Increased the Costs of Key Construction Materials, With Metal Materials Experiencing Double-Digit Percent Increases Construction costs…

Kohler Co. unveiled as principal partner of Manchester United
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Kohler Co. unveiled as principal partner of Manchester United

Manchester United and Kohler, a global lifestyle brand headquartered in Kohler, Wis., have agreed to a multi-year global partnership. The KOHLER brand logo will feature…

Kubota Announces Expanded Support for Farmer Veterans with Launch of Product Discounts through Geared to Give Program
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Kubota Announces Expanded Support for Farmer Veterans with Launch of Product Discounts through Geared to Give Program

Farmer Veteran Coalition Members are Now Eligible for Rebates on Select Kubota Equipment in Recognition of Their Military Service Kubota Tractor Corporation, in partnership with…

ASV Adds Willamette Valley, Oregon, Dealer to Network
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ASV Adds Willamette Valley, Oregon, Dealer to Network

ASV Holdings Inc., an industry-leading manufacturer of all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skid steers, has added Linn Benton Tractor to its dealer network….

Toro Forms Three-Year Partnership with Kinetic GPO
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Toro Forms Three-Year Partnership with Kinetic GPO

Agreement provides exclusive pricing and access for Kinetic GPO members The Toro Company just announced a new partnership with Kinetic GPO, a cooperative purchasing organization…

Milwaukee Tool Continues Rapid Growth in the United States with a $32 Million Headquarters Expansion Project
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Milwaukee Tool Continues Rapid Growth in the United States with a $32 Million Headquarters Expansion Project

Milwaukee Tool will begin construction on another major expansion of its Global Headquarters Campus in Brookfield, Wis. With a total investment of $32 million, the…

Builder Confidence Stays at Healthy Level in July, Says NAHB
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Builder Confidence Stays at Healthy Level in July, Says NAHB

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes remained unchanged at a solid 68 reading in July on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells…

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…