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August new-home sales hold steady

Oct 01, 2012

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)  and the United States Census Bureau have released figures revealing the pace of new-home sales held virtually unchanged at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 373,000 units in August. This follows ...

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Summit releases DOT Drug Testing series

Aug 30, 2012

Summit Training Source has released two new interactive, multimedia online courses, DOT Drug Testing: Supervisor Training and DOT Drug Testing: Employee Awareness. These courses are intended to help companies understand the importance of drug and alcohol free employees, as well ...

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MHC Kenworth expands in Georgia

Aug 30, 2012

MHC Kenworth has opened a new parts and service facility in Augusta, Georgia. The new facility, managed by Randy Dowell, is located at 4318 Belair Frontage Road on two acres near I-20 Exit 194. The dealership is the company’s sixth in ...

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Volvo Rents expands in Ohio

Aug 13, 2012

Volvo Rents has opened a rental center in Cleveland, Ohio, located at 16000 Brookpark Road. The store is Volvo Rents’ fifth in the state; the other Ohio Volvo Rents are located in Columbus, Dayton, Hamilton and Zanesville. The Cleveland Volvo Rents ...

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Deister selects Process Machinery as new dealer

Aug 01, 2012

Deister Machine Company has appointed Process Machinery as its exclusive representative for the territory of Indiana, Kentucky, and the Ohio region south of I-70. The Shelbyville, Kentucky-based company has more than 30 years of industry experience and offers new and used ...

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Komatsu celebrates 60th anniversary

Jul 19, 2012

Komatsu Equipment is celebrating its 60th anniversary and will commemorate with customer and employee events throughout the year. The company originated in 1952 as Rocky Mountain Machinery Company in Salt Lake City, but it merged with Pioneer Equipment in 1997 to ...

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AGC of America reports 14 percent rise in year-over-year gains

May 22, 2012

Construction spending in February topped year-ago totals by 5.8 percent as a double-digit increase in private construction offset a small drop in public sector spending, according to a new analysis of federal data released April 2 by the Associated General ...

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United Rentals: RSC fleet sharing in place

May 14, 2012

United Rentals says two weeks past the close of its purchase of RSC its field leadership is in place and there is a cross-company visibility of fleet at the branch level, enabling easy sharing of equipment. The company said in at update ...

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New home sales slow by 1.6 percent in February

Mar 26, 2012

Sales of newly built, single-family homes slowed 1.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 313,000 units in February, according to data jointly released by HUD and the U.S. Commerce Department today."While many builders are seeing more traffic through ...

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FMI predicts 5 percent 2012 construction growth

Mar 21, 2012

Construction consultant FMI's first-quarter 2012 Construction Outlook Report shows a 5 percent increase over 2011 for total construction put in place, or $826.3 billion. According to the report, in order for residential construction to achieve the 8 percent increase projected and ...

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Home builder confidence index remains flat

Mar 21, 2012

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes was unchanged in March from a revised level of 28 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), released today.  This means that following five consecutive ...

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Home builder confidence index remains flat

Mar 20, 2012

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes was unchanged in March from a revised level of 28 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), released today.  This means that following five consecutive ...

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