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Industry stakeholders call on employers, workers to combat surge in construction suicides
Construction Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 5-9, aims to raise awareness of the unique challenges construction workers face that lead to suicide and what can be done to prevent it
Case to expand new E Series Excavator lineup with enhanced operator experience
Two entirely new models, improved engine performance and hydraulics, larger operator interface with more control customizations all drive greater performance
Slip in construction spending a sign of bigger problems facing construction
Industry officials are calling for public leaders to reform immigration policy to allow more workers to legally enter the country
Texas plans to spend record $85 million on road construction over 10 years
An additional $32 billion for routine maintenance contracts and project development for more than 7,000 transportation projects brings the total investment to $117 billion statewide
Construction struggles due to nearly universal lack of skilled and employable workers
Industry leaders urge federal, state and local leaders to invest in workforce development initiatives, and look outside the box at less-often tapped labor pools to get people to work
Economy: Strong income and jobs welcome September rate hike
Income side of the economy isn’t signaling recession but encourages the Fed’s war on inflation
Ohio needs 7,000 construction workers for Intel chip plants
Including overtime, pay for skilled tradespeople could hit $125,000 annually, according to Columbus Building Trades Council 
10 construction news stories you don’t want to miss
Looking back at the most-read news stories since January shows it’s been a big year for equipment introductions and OEM changes
3 used Ford F-150 model years best for towing
If buying new is out of the question, consider these three model years if hauling capacity is your top priority
New York City launches $18.6-million program to attract new construction workers
Mayor Eric Adams’ initiative addresses skilled labor shortage with a plan to put 2,300 people to work in construction and industrial fields
Housing starts fall sharply in July
A fifth consecutive month of declining new housing construction comes with a warning of continued single-family slowdown, signs of multifamily growth and slowing materials inflation
VIDEO: Case Minotaur is a compact dozer with a loader’s tools
Here’s why the 18,600-pound Minotaur DL550 compact dozer loader – a new machine category shipping now to Case dealers – can replace small dozers and outwork compact track loaders
MDU to spin off giant contractor Knife River
The independent companies would both offer construction services, with MDU crews contracting in utilities and Knife River working with products of its Top 10 U.S. aggregates operations
Bobcat brings big new telehandlers to round out R Series
Rated at 9,000 pounds and 7,056 pounds, the TL923 and TL723 are designed for faster boom speeds and heavier lifting
July employment ‘shock’ refutes recession rhetoric, encourages a September rate hike
Even construction employers hadn’t yet read the recession memo, and broad hiring and wage increases narrow the Fed’s inflation-fighting options
Top 10 U.S. construction companies in 2022
The U.S. has 33 of the world’s top construction firms, which have a combined total sales of $246 billion, or 12.5% of the world’s sales
New Chevy Colorado offers big-truck power at a lower cost
New tunings of a Silverado-proven engine deliver towing and off-road capability that could cut the cost of some field managers’ trucks
Researchers concur: 2023 will bring construction cost relief
IHS Markit’s June cost index suggests price momentum easing, forecasts six-month slowdown up to Linesight’s 2023 price-drop forecast
Construction slowdown, inflation, interest rates and shrinking GDP don’t guarantee recession
Economists agree U.S. growth is slowing from its 2021 surge but construction activity and larger economic factors balance the bad news
Volvo CE to showcase machines and services to help contractors succeed at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023
Attendees can expect to see Volvo’s lineup of electric construction equipment, as well as more opportunities to hop in and operate machines than ever before
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