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Trump marks completion of 450 miles of border wall construction
In what is likely his last presidential engagement, President Trump visits Alamo, Texas
IPAF and SAIA announce alliance
The International Powered Access Federation and Scaffold and Access Industry Association have joined forces
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Second worker recovered from Ohio job site
Jamie Fitzgerald died along with colleague Doug Gray at Killen Generating Station last month
Fluor to sell Stork in Q1
Global contractor plans to offload maintenance services business as it builds its new structure 
New U.S. dealer for Denka
Service One Access will represent Denka manufactuer Rothlehner in U.S. and Canada
Fluor restructures to align with growth opportunities
U.S.-based global contractor will operate with three business segments: Energy Solutions, Urban Solutions and Mission Solutions
Firestone Building Products sold to LafargeHolcim for $3.4 billion
Swiss multi-national company calls sale a ‘strategic leap’ toward leading innovative and sustainable building solutions
John Deere to test electric backhoe concept
Leading OEM and power company National Grid working on electric backhoe concept
Construction Backlog Indicator drops to 7.2 months
Contractor confidence appears to be improving slightly, despite a lack of jobs in the pipeline
Confidence survey reveals positive expectations for access
Results suggest access rental companies and suppliers can expect a promising year ahead
Department of Labor revises independent contractor status
Associated Builders and Contractors calls the move a win for small businesses, free enterprise and economic growth
Aecom sells civil construction unit to reduce risk
Oroco Capital buys the entity, which includes Shimmick Construction, for undisclosed amount
Construction sector adds 51,000 jobs in December
Gains are likely temporary as new industry survey finds widespread pessimism for 2021
Construction spending reaches record high in November
Robust housing market and historically low mortgage rates driving growth
Nonresidential faces long-term struggle
Analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data shows lodging is hardest-hit sector
Half of U.S. contractors expect demand to drop in 2021
Survey reveals that over 50% of U.S. contractors do not expect business to return to pre-pandemic levels for more than six months
Safe loading & unloading webinar from IPAF
The program will focus on IPAF’s Safe Loading & Unloading Course and will take place January 20 at 7 a.m. EST
Time to acquire Ruthmann
Time Manufacturing, producer of Versalift products, is set to acquire Ruthmann early this year
GMG appoints general manager
Lance Sullivan was previously with Sunstate Equipment for 30 years, where he held multiple roles
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