Aug
    03
    THE WEEK AHEAD – FROM IHS GLOBAL INSIGHT
    As predicted by IHS Global Insight, real GDP increased at a 2.3% annual rate in the second quarter. Consumer spending, up 2.9%, led the way with gains spread broadly across durable and nondurable goods and services. The first quarter of 2015 was revised up to 0.6% growth. These numbers are...

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    Aug
    03
    ABC Reports: Nonresidential Construction Spending Retains Momentum CEU2
    “Today’s release represents the largest year-over-year growth during a calendar year’s first six months since the Census Bureau began tracking construction spending in 2002.” —ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu. Nonresidential construction spending was unchanged on a month-over-month basis in June, but is up 11.5 percent on a year-over-year basis, according to a...

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    Jul
    31
    Caterpillar Announces New Strategy for Vocational Truck Product Family image id 2021300006
    Company to Bring Vocational Truck Production to a U.S. Caterpillar Facil Caterpillar Inc. recently announced it will begin independently designing and manufacturing its vocational truck product family at its plant in Victoria, Texas. The plant, which opened in 2012, currently produces hydraulic excavators. “The on-highway vocational truck product family is important to our...

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    Jun
    18
    New Wave of TV, Print, Radio & Digital Ads Target Members of Congress & General Public on Highway Trust Fund Fix ee0d071a-4431-491a-ae5f-0d9154114fae
    1982 Reagan Gas Tax Proposal Highlighted The Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) and industry allies have launched a new television, radio, print advertising campaign to put increased pressure on Congress to fix the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), and boost federal highway and public transit investment.  The TCC is also utilizing digital ads...

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    May
    04
    Goodbye Snow, Hello Spring RMG a
    By Greg Sitek No snow today or for the immediate future. That means spring has sprung and orange cones should start blooming everywhere. That means the sounds of construction equipment should be filling the air replacing the sounds of snowplows and salt spreaders – at lease in a majority of the...

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    Feb
    22
    Oil — The Elixir of Modern Living RMG1a
    By Greg Sitek Oil is one of nature’s more generous gifts. It is the lubricant of life as we know and live it. It is infused into virtually every aspect of our lifestyle. Here is a partial list: Clothing Ink, Heart Valves, Crayons, Parachutes, Telephones, Enamel, Transparent tape, Antiseptics, Vacuum bottles, Deodorant,...

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    Jul
    27
    Register by August 21 for ICUEE 2015 to Save Time, Money
    Preview the Utility Industry’s Future at ‘The Demo Expo’ Register by August 21 for the 2015 ICUEE-The Demo Expo to save 50 percent off the badge fee plus receive discounted education fees. You can now register via any mobile device. ICUEE 2015 will feature extensive hands-on equipment demonstrations in job-like conditions, best-practices...

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    Feb
    10
    Double-Digit Growth at World of Concrete 2015 Unknown-1
    Celebrating 41 years of industry excellence, World of Concrete 2015  exceeded expectations across the board. The signature event for the concrete industry drew 55,779  registered professionals, up from just over 48,000 in 2014, and featured more than 1,459 companies exhibiting across more than 675,000 net square feet of space, an...

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    Feb
    08
    TOPCON Layout Navigator Is Coming To You 4d2711e3-ee60-4df1-85fc-d3ed05573b16
      Layout Navigator is coming to you! Wednesday, February 18th, or Thursday, February 19th, Los Angeles, CA This is an opportunity to see for yourself how easy it is to do your own 3D layout. Whether you start from paper plans or advanced Revit® models, the Layout Navigator can handle your workflow. For more...

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