Revamped Common Ground Alliance DIRT Report Estimates Damage to Buried Utilities Has Increased Between 2015 and 2017
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Revamped Common Ground Alliance DIRT Report Estimates Damage to Buried Utilities Has Increased Between 2015 and 2017

Report analyzes when damages to the nation’s infrastructure are most likely to occur Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the stakeholder-driven organization dedicated to protecting underground utility…

Case SiteWatch Supports New AEMP Telematics Standard
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Case SiteWatch Supports New AEMP Telematics Standard

Case Construction Equipment announced that its Case SiteWatch telematics portal is now aligned with the new Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) 2.0/ISO-15143-3 standard. The…

Construction Employment Rises by 23,000 Jobs in August and 297,000 for the Year Even with Labor Shortages
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Construction Employment Rises by 23,000 Jobs in August and 297,000 for the Year Even with Labor Shortages

Construction Officials Urge Federal Leaders to Double Spending on Career and Technical Education, Reform Immigration and Improve Job Training Programs to Help Address Workforce Shortages…

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Hits a New High in Second Quarter of 2018
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ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Hits a New High in Second Quarter of 2018

Associated Builders and Contractors reports that its Construction Backlog Indicator expanded to a record 9.9 months during the second quarter of 2018. Backlog is up…

Regulations Account for Nearly One-Third of Multifamily Costs, Builders Tell Congress
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Regulations Account for Nearly One-Third of Multifamily Costs, Builders Tell Congress

Layers of excessive regulation translate into higher rents, reduced affordability for consumers and on average, account for almost one-third of a multifamily project’s development and…

$200 Billion in Tariffs Is Hurting U.S. Access to Global Markets, Says American Equipment Association
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$200 Billion in Tariffs Is Hurting U.S. Access to Global Markets, Says American Equipment Association

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) President Dennis Slater issued the following statement opposing the continued escalation of trade tensions with China as a result…

Public Nonresidential Construction Up in July, Says ABC
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Public Nonresidential Construction Up in July, Says ABC

National nonresidential construction spending declined 0.3 percent in July, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data released today. Total…

Simulation Training Event to be held in Anaheim, Calif.
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Simulation Training Event to be held in Anaheim, Calif.

CM Labs Simulations, developer of Vortex training simulators, invites community and technical college career and technical educators and industry workforce development leaders to a seminar…

Construction Material Prices Fell in August, Says ABC
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Construction Material Prices Fell in August, Says ABC

Prices for inputs to construction fell 0.5 percent in August but are 8.1 percent higher than at the same time one year ago, according to…

JCB North America Acquires West Coast Dealer, JCB of Southern California
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JCB North America Acquires West Coast Dealer, JCB of Southern California

JCB North America recently announced that it has acquired the business and goodwill of west coast dealer, JCB of Southern California (SoCal) from its current…

Housing Starts Hold Their Ground in July, Says NAHB
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Housing Starts Hold Their Ground in July, Says NAHB

Total housing starts inched up 0.9 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million units, according to newly released data from…

Association of Equipment Manufacturers Unveils Workforce Recruitment Tool Kit
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Association of Equipment Manufacturers Unveils Workforce Recruitment Tool Kit

Two million positions could be left unfulfilled over the next decade in the manufacturing sector unless steps are taken to start filling the talent pipeline,…

Case, Southeastern Equipment Work with Team Rubicon on East Cleveland Blight Removal
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Case, Southeastern Equipment Work with Team Rubicon on East Cleveland Blight Removal

Case Construction Equipment, and heavy equipment dealer Southeastern Equipment, donated the use of compact track loaders and excavators for blight removal in East Cleveland, Ohio,…

Construction Employment Retains Momentum in August, Says ABC
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Construction Employment Retains Momentum in August, Says ABC

The U.S. construction industry added 23,000 net new jobs in August, an increase from the 18,000 net new jobs added in July, according to an…

Check out 10 Ways to Keep Your Employees Happy
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Check out 10 Ways to Keep Your Employees Happy

Employee retention is no easy task for construction contractors today. It’s no longer enough just to pay competitive wages, keep employees safe and provide regular…

Takeuchi Announces SMS Equipment as a New Dealer, Serving Canada and Alaska
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Takeuchi Announces SMS Equipment as a New Dealer, Serving Canada and Alaska

Takeuchi-US, an innovative global leader in compact equipment, has announced SMS Equipment Inc. as a new dealer. Headquartered in Acheson, Alberta, Canada, the dealer has…

Volvo CE inaugurates new headquarters
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Volvo CE inaugurates new headquarters

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) officially inaugurated its new global headquarters at Campus Lundby in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Monday, Sept. 3. The company is now…

AGC Charities Provides More Than $100,000 to Puerto Rico Construction Workers to Help Cover Damages from Hurricane Maria
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AGC Charities Provides More Than $100,000 to Puerto Rico Construction Workers to Help Cover Damages from Hurricane Maria

AGC Charities Inc., the charitable arm of the Associated General Contractors of America, is providing 65 construction workers in Puerto Rico with $100,750 in donated…

CNH Industrial Joins DuPage Habitat for Humanity for 2018 Executive Build
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CNH Industrial Joins DuPage Habitat for Humanity for 2018 Executive Build

CNH Industrial assisted DuPage Habitat for Humanity on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, at Habitat’s annual Executive Build in Hanover Park, Ill. CNH Industrial executive team members,…

Ditch Witch Partners with MetaFLO Technologies
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Ditch Witch Partners with MetaFLO Technologies

Dumping liquid spoils from directional drilling is highly regulated, costly and time consuming. To combat these challenges, Ditch Witch, a Charles Machine Works Company, has…