Construction Employment Is Down in Three-Fourths of States Since February, Says AGC
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Construction Employment Is Down in Three-Fourths of States Since February, Says AGC

New York and Vermont Post Worst Losses since February as Virginia and South Dakota Add the Most; Maryland Records Worst One-Month Job Losses, While California…

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association: October New Business Volume Down 9% Year-over-year, Up 6% Month-to-Month and Down Almost 6% Year-to-Date
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Equipment Leasing and Finance Association: October New Business Volume Down 9% Year-over-year, Up 6% Month-to-Month and Down Almost 6% Year-to-Date

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of…

Here Are Some Snow and Ice Tips to Protect Yards and Trees This Winter
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Here Are Some Snow and Ice Tips to Protect Yards and Trees This Winter

With the pandemic keeping people sheltering at home, more people are extending their outdoor time in the winter by adding fire pits, outdoor heaters and…

NAHB: Multifamily Construction Sentiment Showed Improvement in Third Quarter
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NAHB: Multifamily Construction Sentiment Showed Improvement in Third Quarter

Confidence in the market for new multifamily housing increased in the third quarter, according to results from the Multifamily Market Survey (MMS) released by the…

Monthly Confidence Index for Equipment Finance Industry Higher in November, COVID-19 Impact Survey Data Released
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Monthly Confidence Index for Equipment Finance Industry Higher in November, COVID-19 Impact Survey Data Released

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation recently released the November 2020 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). The index reports a qualitative…

AEM Announces 2020 Inductees to AEM Hall of Fame
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AEM Announces 2020 Inductees to AEM Hall of Fame

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Hall of Fame recognizes the pioneers whose inventions, ideas, leadership and courage have contributed to the industry and our…

Friday Fun: Let’s Make Some Paint Swirl Ornaments
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Friday Fun: Let’s Make Some Paint Swirl Ornaments

The holidays are coming up quick! Let us help with a fun gift idea for the grandparents or even some extra decor for your home…

Trade Hounds Launches Jobs Platform
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Trade Hounds Launches Jobs Platform

Trade Hounds, the largest professional community built exclusively for the construction industry, recently announced the launch of its Jobs platform, which connects contractors directly with…

BC’s Leavitt Machinery Is Awarded as a Top Performing Dealer for the Manitou Brand
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BC’s Leavitt Machinery Is Awarded as a Top Performing Dealer for the Manitou Brand

Manitou Group recently presented Leavitt Machinery located in Langley, BC, with the Manitou 2019 Top Dealer Award for North America. This prestigious award is based…

Kid’s Fun: Let’s Build a House!
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Kid’s Fun: Let’s Build a House!

Does the cooler weather have you stuck inside? Grab some mini marshmallows, toothpicks, straws and pipe cleaners and build some houses. Check out two projects…

John Deere Announces Contest to Meet Top Country Music Artists Performing at The Farm Must Go On
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John Deere Announces Contest to Meet Top Country Music Artists Performing at The Farm Must Go On

John Deere and top country artists Dustin Lynch, Maddie & Tae, Mickey Guyton, Travis Denning and Tyler Farr are coming together to raise money for…

Sales Growth Lifts Builder Confidence to New Record High, Says NAHB
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Sales Growth Lifts Builder Confidence to New Record High, Says NAHB

In another sign that housing continues to lead the economy forward, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes increased five points to 90…

Portland Cement Association to Further Sustainability Goals by Creating Carbon Neutrality Roadmap for the Cement and Concrete Industry
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Portland Cement Association to Further Sustainability Goals by Creating Carbon Neutrality Roadmap for the Cement and Concrete Industry

The Portland Cement Association (PCA), the leading association representing cement manufacturers in the United States, today announced an industry-wide ambition to reduce carbon emissions and…

Topcon GNSS and Survey Instruments Headed to Africa to Assist Bridges to Prosperity Efforts
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Topcon GNSS and Survey Instruments Headed to Africa to Assist Bridges to Prosperity Efforts

A shipping container with several pieces of key GNSS and survey instrumentation is bound for the East African country of Rwanda. The equipment, an in-kind…

Trimble Donates Two More Tech Labs to Illinois Institute and San Paulo
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Trimble Donates Two More Tech Labs to Illinois Institute and San Paulo

Trimble has been busy. Last week, the company announced it donated a new tech lab to CU Denver. Now you can add two more institutions…

Dealer News: H&E Equipment Services Gets into the Trench Safety Business
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Dealer News: H&E Equipment Services Gets into the Trench Safety Business

H&E Equipment Services Inc. just announced its entry into the specialty rental business by adding a trench safety product line and establishing an exclusive partnership…

Another Ritchie Bros. Auction Is Set for Orlando Feb. 15-20, 2021
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Another Ritchie Bros. Auction Is Set for Orlando Feb. 15-20, 2021

Feb. 2020 event featured 13,000+ items selling for US$237+ million; 18,000+ registered bidders With the dates recently set, Ritchie Bros. is already accepting consignments for…

Monthly Construction Input Prices Remain Stable in October, Says ABC
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Monthly Construction Input Prices Remain Stable in October, Says ABC

Construction input prices remained virtually unchanged in October compared to the previous month, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S. Bureau…

Bobcat Company Announces New Dealer Serving Windsor, Ontario
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Bobcat Company Announces New Dealer Serving Windsor, Ontario

The first Bobcat compact equipment dealer in Canada is now part of Oaken Holdings — the enterprise that owns Bobcat of Toronto and Bobcat of…

American Rental Association Forecasting a 13% Decline in Equipment/Event Rental Revenue in 2020
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American Rental Association Forecasting a 13% Decline in Equipment/Event Rental Revenue in 2020

ARA revenue forecast calls for modest growth in 2021 accelerating in 2022 and beyond Like that depressing headline says, the American Rental Association (ARA) is…