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Withdrawal of independent contractor rule could hurt construction
The U.S. Department of Labor rescinds Trump-era measure meant to make it easier to classify workers as independent contractors 
Kiewit awarded $1.6-billion contract for Texas high-speed rail
Contract focuses on electrical systems for what will be the first high-speed rail line in the U.S.
PPP loan funds tapped out
Small Business Administration no longer accepting applications for loans from most lenders
Veit appoints its first female CEO
Kelly Veit, who has been part of the family-run business since the 1990s, focuses on ‘2030 vision’
5 ways to drastically increase safety on your job sites
In honor of Construction Safety Week, Associated Builders and Contractors releases report on proactive safety practices that can reduce incidents by up to 85%
Soaring lumber prices add nearly $36,000 to construction of new home
Skyrocketing materials costs serve as reality check on U.S. economy’s recovery and highlight supply chain woes
Renovation of home to New York Philharmonic to create 3,000 construction jobs
Some 30% of work will go to Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises
Production to continue as Kobelco finds solution to engine supply problem
Yanmar and Isuzu will provide EPA-approved engines for Kobelco USA model excavators and cranes
Bechtel completes nuclear power plant construction site in Georgia
Global contractor places 720,000-lb cooling water tank on Plant Vogtle Unit 4, a major part of the AP1000 reactor’s advanced passive safety systems
Republican infrastructure plan lacks specifics, but won’t raise taxes
The $568-billion proposal focuses more tightly on traditional transportation initiatives than President Biden’s expansive proposal
Who’s who in 2020: Top 10 contractors in the U.S.
Leading American construction firms - including Fortune 500 corporations as well as multi-generational, family-owned companies - all have their eyes on the future
Kobelco to lay off 75% of its workforce at South Carolina excavator plant
Issues with engine supplier obtaining EPA certifications led parent company to suspend production while it seeks alternatives
United Rentals acquires Franklin Equipment
United Rentals has acquired Franklin Equipment, a regional rental outfit with 20 Midwest and Southeast locations
Record jump in materials prices and supply chain disruptions threaten vital projects
Construction officials urge relief from tariffs as new data shows costs outstripping contractors’ bid prices 
Pennsylvania contractor accused of robbing staff of $20.6 million
Alleged offenses are being called the biggest prevailing wage fraud case in U.S. history
‘Tsunami of economic and employment growth’ to hit this year
ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu tells construction contractors it’s ‘all systems go’ for now as stimulus fuels the U.S. economy 
John Deere’s 2021 “Own It” progam helps grow small equipment fleets
Low monthly payment option lets customers pay for compact and mid-size equipment models without breaking the bank
Trench safety rental specialists merge to become largest supplier
National Trench Safety (NTS) and Trench Plate Rental Company will join forcecs under ownership of private equity firm
Details of infrastructure spending plan unveiled
Over half of funds will go toward building, repairing and developing the nation’s current and future transportation system 
Deadline for Paycheck Protection Program loans pushed to May 31
Congress approved two-month extension of the program designed to support small businesses and independent contractors through the pandemic
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