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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
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
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
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
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