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Construction employment rises

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 09, 2012

The construction industry was up 21,000 jobs in January, likely due to two months of unseasonably mild winter weather. The Associated General Contractors of America released data attributing the higher temperatures to the two-year high in employment for the industry. However, ...

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Nonresidential construction employment increases

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 09, 2012

Nonresidential construction employment increased in December by 17,000 despite a 16 percent decrease in overall construction employment. Associated General Contractors of America officials said unseasonably warm weather likely extended the construction season, benefitting construction employment. “Nonresidential construction is clearly driving last ...

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I’d borrow for infrastructure says leading GOP candidate

John Latta - Dec 19, 2011

Guess who said this? "You have to prioritize those things which are most important to you and infrastructure and having good roads and bridges and rail lines and air traffic lines and so forth are essential for a strong ...

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2003, here we come!

John Latta - Oct 06, 2011

Here's one of  those sentences that you can't help but feel hit you in the face. "To put it in perspective, in 2012 we will nearly return to 2003 levels of construction in current dollars." Nearly? So what is being put into perspective?  ...

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Caterpillar announces new parts distribution center in Spokane, Washington

Katie Wood - Jun 24, 2011

Caterpillar Logistics Services today announced plans to open a new parts distribution center in Spokane, Washington. The new facility will span more than a half million square feet and is part of the North American multiyear expansion and enhancement of ...

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China builds up and builds fast

John Latta - Jun 08, 2011

In the transportation infrastructure industry we know that China is outspending and outbuilding us, making future trade competitiveness a scary nothing to consider. But how about this simple single sentence to help us put just how far we are falling ...

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Yokohama Tire Corp. names new president

Better Roads Staff - May 26, 2011

Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC) announced that Yasushi Tanaka will be the company’s new president and CEO, effective June 29. Tanaka succeeds Takao Oishi, who has been at the helm of YTC since April 2008. Tanaka, 52, comes to YTC from parent ...

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United Rentals to partner with National Hispanic Construction Association

Katie Wood - May 26, 2011

United Rentals announced its new partnership as an official sponsor of the National Hispanic Construction Association (NHCA). United Rentals will support the NHCA in its mission to provide educational, professional and technical resources to members of state and regional Hispanic ...

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SAF-Holland opens Aftermarket Distribution Center in Cincinnati

Katie Wood - May 19, 2011

SAF-Holland opens Aftermarket Distribution Center in Cincinnati

SAF-Holland recently opened its new 85,000 square foot Aftermarket Parts Distribution Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. The facility will supply replacement parts to SAF-Holland distribution centers and customers throughout the U.S., Mexico and Canada. The location of the new Aftermarket Parts Distribution Center ...

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John Deere updates construction website

Katie Wood - May 19, 2011

John Deere Construction & Forestry recently enhanced its North American construction website to better serve its key audiences. The new site’s features include easier-to-navigate functionality and even more interactivity. The update, which is part of a larger JohnDeere.com upgrade, features a more customer-friendly, ...

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That has to be a safety violation

John Latta - May 04, 2011

We know the Obama administration wants to build bike paths and nature trails and the like, and we we know this sort of work will create jobs.  Here's an example of how not to do it. Although, it will probably ...

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Yes, we should.

John Latta - Apr 26, 2011

Looking at the latest Washington Technology  it's hard not to jump back from the screen at the sight of this headline: Should we care if a contractor dies in a warzone? WT makes the point that military deaths are quickly well publicized, "Meanwhile, ...

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