ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Increases Modestly in May
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ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Increases Modestly in May

Associated Builders and Contractors recently reported that its Construction Backlog Indicator expanded to 8.9 months in May 2019, up 0.2 months or 2.2% since April 2019,…

Single-Family Starts Increase in June, Says Homebuilder Association
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Single-Family Starts Increase in June, Says Homebuilder Association

Single-family gains helped offset a drop in multifamily production as total housing starts edged 0.9 percent lower in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate…

John Deere Announces New Registered Apprenticeship Program
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John Deere Announces New Registered Apprenticeship Program

John Deere has received approval from the U.S. Department of Labor for its new Registered Apprenticeship Program and is making it available to its Agriculture…

JCB Dealer Network Expands in Canada with Jade Equipment JCB
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JCB Dealer Network Expands in Canada with Jade Equipment JCB

Jade Equipment JCB is the newest addition to JCB’s growing North American dealer network. The new JCB dealership operates from the Jade Equipment premises at…

Builder Confidence Holds Firm in July, Says NAHB
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Builder Confidence Holds Firm in July, Says NAHB

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose one point to 65 in July, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells…

Vermeer Breaks Ground on Monument Commemorating Tornado Recovery Efforts
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Vermeer Breaks Ground on Monument Commemorating Tornado Recovery Efforts

Last Friday, Vermeer Corporation held the groundbreaking for a monument commemorating the buildings destroyed by an EF3 tornado last July, while celebrating the strength of…

John Deere Construction & Forestry Builds New Illinois Training Facility
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John Deere Construction & Forestry Builds New Illinois Training Facility

John Deere recently completed the construction of a 7,500 square foot facility in Coal Valley, Illinois, to better meet internal training demands, along with supporting…

Mud & Mergers: Operating Track Loaders and Discussing the Yanmar Buyout with ASV in Soggy Minnesota
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Mud & Mergers: Operating Track Loaders and Discussing the Yanmar Buyout with ASV in Soggy Minnesota

It’s been an especially wet spring and summer in the Midwest. Minnesota in particular, already the land of 10,000 lakes, had its third highest precipitation…

Construction Input Prices Plummet in June, Says ABC
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Construction Input Prices Plummet in June, Says ABC

Construction input prices decreased 1.3% on both a monthly and yearly basis in June, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau…

Watch: BOSS Snowplow Redesigns Its Latest Acquisition, Snowrator
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Watch: BOSS Snowplow Redesigns Its Latest Acquisition, Snowrator

Fully featured Snowrator offers improved dependability and reduces labor needs BOSS Products, a division of The Toro Co., acquired the Snowrator brand in March 2018…

CONEXPO-CON/AGG Wins Best Construction Podcast Again, Gets New Host, Maybe It’s Time You Started Listening
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CONEXPO-CON/AGG Wins Best Construction Podcast Again, Gets New Host, Maybe It’s Time You Started Listening

Beginning in August 2019, construction business owner and social media influencer Missy Scherber will take the mic as the host of CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio in a…

TruckIT Awarded First Runner-Up by Technology Association of Georgia’s 2019 SSA Impact Awards
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TruckIT Awarded First Runner-Up by Technology Association of Georgia’s 2019 SSA Impact Awards

TruckIT, a construction technology startup specializing in the innovation of on-demand hauling and fleet/dispatch management, was awarded first runner-up by the Technology Association of Georgia’s…

May Construction Unemployment Rates Down in 46 States Year Over Year, Says ABC
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May Construction Unemployment Rates Down in 46 States Year Over Year, Says ABC

In May, estimated not seasonally adjusted construction unemployment rates fell nationally and in 46 states on a year-over-year basis, according to an analysis of U.S….

Minnich Manufacturing Adds Farrell Equipment & Supply Co. to Dealer Network
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Minnich Manufacturing Adds Farrell Equipment & Supply Co. to Dealer Network

Minnich Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer of concrete dowel pin drills, concrete vibrators and vibrator monitoring systems, has added Farrell Equipment & Supply Co. to its…

Brokk Launches New Website
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Brokk Launches New Website

Brokk, a leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, has launched a new website, www.brokk.com. The new site provides quick access to detailed product information and an…

John Deere Acquires Golf Software, OnLink
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John Deere Acquires Golf Software, OnLink

Acquisition highlights John Deere focus on golf course technology solutions John Deere announces the acquisition of OnLink, an industry-leading golf course performance optimization software platform….

Construction Jobs Increase by 21,000 in June and 224,000 During the Past Year, Says AGC
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Construction Jobs Increase by 21,000 in June and 224,000 During the Past Year, Says AGC

Average Hourly Earnings in Construction Top Private Sector Average by 10.1 Percent as Construction Employers Cope with Tight Labor Market; Association Officials Call for New…

Doosan Bobcat Announces Opening of New Global Collaboration Center in Minneapolis
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Doosan Bobcat Announces Opening of New Global Collaboration Center in Minneapolis

Doosan Bobcat, a global leader in the compact equipment industry, officially announced the opening of a new Global Collaboration Center in downtown Minneapolis, Minn. The…

JLG Launches New Online Express Platform
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JLG Launches New Online Express Platform

JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, is launching a new version of its…

Dealer Watch: JCB Announces Its North American Dealers of Excellence
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Dealer Watch: JCB Announces Its North American Dealers of Excellence

Twelve JCB dealers recognized as Dealers of Excellence for exceptional customer service, sales, technical expertise and business development JCB North America recently announced the winners…