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Why are women in construction at a record high?
Females represent half of the population but still only 14% of the construction workforce, leaving plenty of hiring potential for innovative construction firms
Bechtel tapped to build largest private-sector investment ever in Ohio
Building a new Intel semiconductor factory near Columbus joins a surge in U.S. chip fabricating spurred by August’s CHIPS Act
Two leading construction-economy indicators just abruptly turned south
Architecture billings and nonresidential contractor backlog both showed their first recent weakening but it’s not all bad news
Merging Southwest Cat dealerships suggest consolidation season is upon us
Caterpillar dealer consolidation marches on, as Empire Southwest is expected to close its purchase of Cashman Equipment by year’s end
Most Illinois voters support ‘Worker’s Rights’ amendment
With 90% of Illinois votes counted, a ballot measure guaranteeing workers’ right to collective bargaining was closing in on the needed approval votes
Disputes cost $100 million per capital construction project
Crux Insight Report predicts Covid’s lingering impact of construction-claim disputes on costs and schedules
Kubota brings compact track loader production to Kansas
Grand opening of 750,000-square-foot factory is first step in launch of Kubota’s North American Construction Equipment design and manufacturing center
Bobcat cuts ribbon on its largest North American factory
600,000-square-foot expansion more than doubles North Carolina footprint and brings new manufacturing technology
Fed prepared to swing a bigger interest-rate stick before year’s end
Construction jobs, wages and input prices demonstrate how this resilient U.S. economy may require even more aggressive monetary policy to control inflation
Turner Q3 Cost Index shows materials and labor cost rising
Contractor’s nonresidential building-construction cost index measures some of the heated demand for skilled labor
BNSF to spend $1.5 billion building Barstow rail complex
First-of-its kind facility expected to create 20,000 direct and indirect jobs and reduce port and freeway congestion around the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach
Small Caterpillar dozer tech helps make smoother cuts and full blade loads with less track slip
Next Generation Cat D1, D2 and D3 get operator-assist technologies that make them more efficient at elemental dozer work, as well as remote-control capability
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
Caterpillar adding to construction lineup with four electric machines
As construction transitions to a lower-carbon future, Cat brings support with new compact and medium-sized loaders and excavators powered by new Caterpillar batteries
2023 Ford F-Series Super Duty pickups work harder with new power and tech
Ford adds a gasoline V8 and high-output Power Stroke rating to target the most towing, payload, torque and horsepower of any heavy-duty pickup truck, embeds 5G to speed business and safety technologies
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
Electrification of access machines is outpacing regulation’s drive
Greenhouse-gas reduction primed the pump but environmental investors and operating advantages are making electric power trains today’s dominant innovation in lifts and telehandlers
Volvo online tool lets you configure and price electric machines
New “build and price” configurator gives buyers interested in electric innovations an MSRP for Volvo’s electric compact excavators and loaders
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
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