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Falling home-construction spending offers scant clarity on industry trajectory
Single-family housing did most of August’s damage and may be showing its hand, but nonresidential construction is hanging on to the past year’s gains
H&E Equipment Services expands into the Midwest with One Source acquisition
H&E Equipment Services will add One Source Equipment Rentals’ locations in Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama with a $130 million purchase
New 2024 Chevy Silverado HD adds power, hauling and safety technology
Redesign of Chevrolet three-quarter and one-ton pickups offers choices of harder-working and smarter-managing Silverado heavy duties
Fed raises rates .75% again but can it ‘correct’ housing?
With home prices and demand only starting to wobble, the Federal Reserve’s September meeting forecast a sustained war on inflation
$38B in CHIPS Act grants aim to build US microchip boom
Federal program needs to draw ‘many multiples’ of the incentive amounts in private investment to construct domestic semiconductor supply
Sunbelt Rentals’ 26% rental-revenue jump reflects rising rates
Rental as an equipment acquisition strategy is more attractive than ever as contractors aim to alleviate supply chain challenges associated with buying 
Turner establishes annual $70,000 grant for Tuskegee University construction programs
Renowned Alabama institution is one of eight historically black colleges and universities benefiting from professional development led by Turner’s diversity and talent-acquisition team
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
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
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
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
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
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
Women in construction: Why Brittany Gentilhomme is building a career in the field
This young female assistant superintendent wants encourages young people get their hands dirty and go to work
OSHA’s Covid vaccination/testing mandate suspended
OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard affecting all contractors with over 100 employees is likely to go to the U.S. Supreme Court for final ruling
$4.5-billion Louisiana hydrogen plant to create thousands of construction jobs
The facility is expected to be up and running in 2026 and will be the largest of its kind
The most expensive U.S. cities for construction
Only two American cities made the worldwide top 10, but those topping the U.S. ranking include few surprises 
When will lawmakers make a decision on infrastructure spending?
Contractors looking to expand into publicly funded projects continue to wait while lawmakers haggle over two related spending packages
Kiewit gets final nod in controversial Las Vegas interchange project
Despite a bigger price tag, Kiewit edged out two other contractors vying for the $270-million construction of key local infrastructure
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