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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
Genie founder ‘Bud’ Bushnell named to AEM Hall of Fame
A pioneer in the advancement of mobile elevating work platforms, Bushnell was an imaginative inventor and a leader in promoting safety while working at height
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
New products and services announced at Trimble Dimensions
Trimble Construction Cloud, powered by Microsoft Azure, is one of several noteworthy introductions made during the annual user conference
United Rentals to buy Ahern Rentals for $2 billion
Expected to close before the end of the year, the deal will add 106 locations and $890 million in annual revenue to United’s portfolio
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Volvo invests in e-hauler production, innovation
Volvo Construction Equipment plans nearly $37 million in facilities, automation and ergonomics upgrades to its articulated-hauler factory to allow for ‘a more sustainable construction future’
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
New flat-free Michelin Tweel UTV carries heavier loads
Design of the new-generation airless radial tire/wheel overcomes previous load and speed limits for better work-vehicle performance
World’s first underground structure built by robots
Technology company HyperTunnel revealed the world’s first entirely robot-constructed underground structure, built at its R&D facility in the UK
Gilbane and Turner to build another new NFL stadium
The two contractors have built more than 5.5 million square feet together over more than 25 years
Topcon to replace RL-SV lasers with versatile new RL-HV2S
The new RL-HV2S is capable of horizontal, vertical, single, or dual-slope applications and can be controlled and calibrated from a smartphone
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