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Parsons hires Sam Elters as road, highway leader

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 13, 2012

Parsons hires Sam Elters as road, highway leader

Parsons has hired Sam Elters as regional transportation director in Arizona and Nevada. In this position, he will be responsible for all road and highway projects in this region, and he will serve as the lead for major pursuits, including public-private ...

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Michelin adds new Earthmover tire plant

Marcia Gruver Doyle - Apr 13, 2012

Michelin is breaking ground next week on a new Earthmover tire manufacturing plant in Anderson County, S.C. The company is also expanding its existing Earthmover tire facility in Lexington, S.C.The two projects represent a $750 million investment and will create ...

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Major Wire selects new territory manager

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 13, 2012

Major Wire selects new territory manager

Major Wire named Jerry Teague as its new territory manager for the south central United States and Puerto Rico.Teague will work directly with Major Wire authorized dealers and aggregate, mining and recycle customers in Arkansas, southern Illinois, eastern Kansas, Louisiana, ...

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AGC: Construction material prices rise moderately

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 16, 2012

The cost of construction materials is showing signs of accelerating after moderating in January, according to an analysis of producer price index figures and recent market information released by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Ongoing price increases underscore the ...

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Highway Contractor

Better Roads Staff - Jan 12, 2012

Highway Contractor

Another Testing 12 Months The recovery continues. Slowly. Slowly. It’s frustrating (again) to have to say it, but it appears that this new year will offer us more of the same. Last year virtually repeating itself, as did the year before that and ...

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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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Roadworks

Better Roads Staff - Jun 03, 2011

Roadworks

Before you can bid, tell me which candidates you contributed to. By John Latta, Tina Grady Barbaccia and Mike Anderson It’s always a good idea to keep an eye on what our government does that might be the thin end of the ...

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Stimulus funds boost April's construction spending numbers

- Jun 15, 2010

Construction spending rose to $869 billion between March and April this year thanks to stimulus funds, according to an Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) analysis of the Census Bureau’s latest spending figures. Total construction spending rose by 2.7 percent, ...

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