Remodelers’ Confidence Holds Relatively Steady in Fourth Quarter, Says NAHB
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Remodelers’ Confidence Holds Relatively Steady in Fourth Quarter, Says NAHB

The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 57 in the fourth quarter of 2018, only one point…

CostTrax Introduces World’s First Time and Materials Tracking Software with Built-in Cost-Control and Compliance
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CostTrax Introduces World’s First Time and Materials Tracking Software with Built-in Cost-Control and Compliance

Powered by EquipmentWatch, CostTrax allows project owners to enforce compliance and prevent overpayment during cost-plus construction Construction project owners have a powerful new tool to…

Lower Interest Rates Stabilize Home Builder Confidence, Says NAHB
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Lower Interest Rates Stabilize Home Builder Confidence, Says NAHB

Buoyed by falling mortgage rates, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose two points to 58 in January on the National Association…

Bobcat Company Introduces New Authorized Dealer in New Hampton, Iowa
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Bobcat Company Introduces New Authorized Dealer in New Hampton, Iowa

Bobcat Company has expanded its dealer network with the addition of Mitko, LLC as an authorized new and used sales, service and parts provider of…

AGC Confirms Construction Costs Dip in December, But Most Material and Service Prices Accelerated in 2018
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AGC Confirms Construction Costs Dip in December, But Most Material and Service Prices Accelerated in 2018

Contractors are Raising Construction Prices Amid Tight Labor Market Conditions and Increases in the Cost of Many of the Materials they Use to Build Projects…

Construction Input Prices Continue to Fall in December, Says ABC
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Construction Input Prices Continue to Fall in December, Says ABC

Construction input prices declined 1.7 percent in December on a month-over-month basis yet are 3.5 percent higher than the same time last year, according to…

Allen Introduces the New HDX605 Hydra-Drive Extreme Riding Trowel
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Allen Introduces the New HDX605 Hydra-Drive Extreme Riding Trowel

Allen, a leader in concrete finishing equipment, announced the debut of their new HDX605 Riding Trowel. The HDX605 is a hydraulically-controlled, eight-foot class ride-on power…

Two-Year, 2,000-Hour Warranty Now Standard on New Bobcat Compact Equipment
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Two-Year, 2,000-Hour Warranty Now Standard on New Bobcat Compact Equipment

Bobcat Company is ringing in the new year with significant changes to its standard and extended compact equipment warranty offerings. Effective Jan. 1, 2019, select…

The American Rental Association Releases New Strategic Plan
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The American Rental Association Releases New Strategic Plan

To better support the success of its members and advance the equipment and event rental industry, the American Rental Association (ARA) has released a new…

JCB Dealer Network Expands in Indiana with Weaver JCB
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JCB Dealer Network Expands in Indiana with Weaver JCB

JCB recently announced that its North American dealer network is expanding with the addition of Weaver JCB. A division of Weaver Ag & Lawn Equipment,…

NAHB Study Shows Nearly 130,000 Households Priced Out of the Housing Market with Each $1,000 Price Increase
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NAHB Study Shows Nearly 130,000 Households Priced Out of the Housing Market with Each $1,000 Price Increase

According to a recent study by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), a $1,000 increase in the cost of a median-priced newly-built home pushes…

Takeuchi Celebrates 10 Years with Takeuchi Financial Services
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Takeuchi Celebrates 10 Years with Takeuchi Financial Services

Takeuchi-US, an innovative global leader in compact equipment, is celebrating 10 years with Takeuchi Financial Services (TFS), a program associated with Bank of the West….

Association of Equipment Manufacturers Unveils New Logo
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Association of Equipment Manufacturers Unveils New Logo

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), the North American-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers, unveiled a new brand identity to reflect…

November Construction Unemployment Rates Down in 44 States Year Over Year, Says ABC
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November Construction Unemployment Rates Down in 44 States Year Over Year, Says ABC

Estimated November construction unemployment rates fell nationally and in 44 states on a year-over-year basis, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics…

Construction Employment Rises by 38,000 in December, 280,000 in 2018 Overall
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Construction Employment Rises by 38,000 in December, 280,000 in 2018 Overall

Industry’s Job and Pay Gains Outpace Overall Economy; Association Survey Finds Contractors Plan To Add Workers, Invest in Training and Technology in 2019 but Expect…

Construction Employment Rises to Close Out 2018, Says ABC
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Construction Employment Rises to Close Out 2018, Says ABC

According to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction employment expanded by 38,000 net new…

Morbark Acquires DENIS CIMAF, Gains Global Mulcher Attachment Line
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Morbark Acquires DENIS CIMAF, Gains Global Mulcher Attachment Line

Morbark, LLC, recently announced that it completed the acquisition of DENIS CIMAF, based in Roxton Falls, Québec. This transaction represents the company’s second acquisition since…

OSHA Issues Statement Regarding Decline in Workplace Fatalities in 2017
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OSHA Issues Statement Regarding Decline in Workplace Fatalities in 2017

As thousands enter the workforce, there were 43 fewer workplace fatalities in 2017 than the previous year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ National…

Danfoss Acquires Hydraulik Nord Fluidtechnik
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Danfoss Acquires Hydraulik Nord Fluidtechnik

Danfoss recently signed an agreement to acquire privately held Hydraulik Nord Fluidtechnik, a well-established supplier of hydraulic steering solutions based in Parchim in Germany. Hydraulik…

Vermeer Southeast Dealership Offers Employee Stock Incentives
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Vermeer Southeast Dealership Offers Employee Stock Incentives

Vermeer Southeast, a full-service construction equipment dealer with locations in Florida, Georgia and Alabama, is now 100 percent employee-owned through an employee stock ownership plan…