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December’s strong Dodge Momentum Index predicts busy sectors in 2023
The 12-month preview suggests a few subcategories of work could keep nonresidential construction at current levels even in a downturn
U.S. construction spending surprises with November rebound
Stable and growing investment in nonresidential and multifamily housing construction outweighs a single-family home drop
How do wages and spending compare among the best states for merit-shop construction?
Find out which states rated the highest in this annual ranking based on policies that advocate for merit-shop competition on taxpayer-funded construction projects
Caterpillar partners with a customer to bring robot haul trucks to smaller sites
Adapting MineStar driverless haulage to smaller and fewer trucks is expected to improve safety and productivity as it does at autonomous mines
What two months of slowing inflation mean for construction and interest rates
Soaring construction backlog and rising wages complicate the Fed’s ongoing battle against inflation
U.S. hourly construction wage soars
November’s record construction employment reveals wages outpacing the general economy and employers wanting to hire more twice as many workers as it can find
U.S. mega projects boost Sunbelt Rentals revenue forecast
Parent company, UK’s Ashtead Group, expects dramatic increase in projects worth more than $400 million to buoy rental giants
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
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