Hino Trucks Announces ‘Ultimate Confidence’ Initiative

Hino Trucks Announces ‘Ultimate Confidence’ Initiative

Hino Trucks has acknowledged that the rapidly changing global health emergency is creating uneven economic effects across all industries. In response, Hino is introducing the…

Engcon Creates a Live Streamed Excavator Showcase

Engcon Creates a Live Streamed Excavator Showcase

The prevailing coronavirus pandemic has meant machine fairs this year have been either canceled or postponed worldwide. Fairs traditionally have provided an easy way to…

Allen Engineering Responds to COVID-19 With Calm, Decisive Operational Leadership

Allen Engineering Responds to COVID-19 With Calm, Decisive Operational Leadership

As a business leader, Jay Allen recognizes the importance of putting together well-conceived plans, projections and forecasts to position his company for sustained success over…

Broad Declines for Home Construction in April

Broad Declines for Home Construction in April

In a sign of the growing economic toll from the coronavirus pandemic, total housing starts decreased 30.2 percent in April to a seasonally adjusted annual…

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Availability of $11.5 Million In Worker Safety and Health Training Grants

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Availability of $11.5 Million In Worker Safety and Health Training Grants

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today announced the availability of $11.5 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants for nonprofit…

American Rental Association Releases ‘ARA Healthy Work Practices Guide’

American Rental Association Releases ‘ARA Healthy Work Practices Guide’

The American Rental Association (ARA) has released the ARA Healthy Work Practices Guide for construction equipment rental companies — part of a new “Clean. Safe….

Lessons Learned: How Overseas Operations Guided Titan International’s U.S. Response to COVID-19

Lessons Learned: How Overseas Operations Guided Titan International’s U.S. Response to COVID-19

It was right around the time of the Chinese New Year that Paul Reitz knew he had a serious problem on his hands. Titan International’s…

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Improves in May, New Data Reveals COVID-19 Impact

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Improves in May, New Data Reveals COVID-19 Impact

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

AEM Connecting Manufacturers with Safety Supplies as Businesses Plan to Return to Work

AEM Connecting Manufacturers with Safety Supplies as Businesses Plan to Return to Work

As communities, states, and companies decide whether and when to re-open for business in this unusual time of pandemic-induced isolation, one question weighs heaviest on…

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Falls in April, Contractor Confidence Rebounds from Historic Lows

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Falls in April, Contractor Confidence Rebounds from Historic Lows

Associated Builders and Contractors reported today that its Construction Backlog Indicator fell to 7.8 months in April, the series’ lowest reading since the third quarter…

Construction Industry Loses 975,000 Jobs in April as AGC Survey Shows Deteriorating Demand for Construction Projects

Construction Industry Loses 975,000 Jobs in April as AGC Survey Shows Deteriorating Demand for Construction Projects

Association Partner Procore Also Releases Near Real-Time Construction Data Measuring Impacts of Coronavirus as Association Calls for New Measures, Including Safe Harbor Provisions, to Revive…

AED Urges State Governors  Not to Cut Road Projects

AED Urges State Governors Not to Cut Road Projects

On May 7, AED delivered letters to the nation’s 50 state governors, highlighting the importance of transportation infrastructure projects and encouraging them to refrain from…

Housing Affordability Down Due to Economic Losses Stemming from COVID-19 Pandemic Economics, Says NAHB

Housing Affordability Down Due to Economic Losses Stemming from COVID-19 Pandemic Economics, Says NAHB

Surging job losses in March stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic contributed to a decline in U.S. median income and housing affordability in the first quarter…

John Deere Attractions Cancels Events at Its Tractor & Engine Museum and the John Deere Pavilion

John Deere Attractions Cancels Events at Its Tractor & Engine Museum and the John Deere Pavilion

We promote a lot of these great events that John Deere puts together for families, so we wanted to let you know they these two…

Decision to Extend Paycheck Protection Program Loan Return Deadline to May 14 Helps, But Clarifications Still Needed, Says AGC

Decision to Extend Paycheck Protection Program Loan Return Deadline to May 14 Helps, But Clarifications Still Needed, Says AGC

Construction Official Urges Treasury Department to Clarify Recent, Confusing, Guidance that is Prompting Many Construction Firms to Return Loans, Cut Staff Instead of Risking Prosecution…

Nonresidential Construction Spending Declines in March as Pandemic Halts Projects, Says AGC

Nonresidential Construction Spending Declines in March as Pandemic Halts Projects, Says AGC

Treasury Department’s Recent Changes to Paycheck Protection Program Loan Guidance Are Making It Even Harder for Firms to Maintain Jobs Amid Declining Private-Sector Demand for…

Builder Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market Drops Significantly in First Quarter on Coronavirus Pandemic Concerns

Builder Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market Drops Significantly in First Quarter on Coronavirus Pandemic Concerns

Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market dropped 30 points to 38 in the first quarter, according to the National Association of Home Builders’…

U.S. Economy Falls 4.8% in 1st Quarter of 2020 Due to COVID-19, Says ABC

U.S. Economy Falls 4.8% in 1st Quarter of 2020 Due to COVID-19, Says ABC

The U.S. economy contracted at an annualized 4.8% rate during the first quarter of 2020 as a result of the ongoing global pandemic, according to…

New Home Sales Fall 15.4 Percent in March on Virus Concerns, Says NAHB

New Home Sales Fall 15.4 Percent in March on Virus Concerns, Says NAHB

Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 15.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 627,000 units in March, coming off a downward revision…

Volvo CE Produces and Donates PPE to Local Healthcare Workers

Volvo CE Produces and Donates PPE to Local Healthcare Workers

Putting speed to need, in less than one month a cross-functional task force led by the technology team has prototyped and delivered more than 1,600…