Category Archives: Industry News

Nonresidential construction adds jobs despite disruptions, ABC says September data very difficult to interpret

WASHINGTON, DC — The national construction industry added 8,000 net new jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis in September, according to an analysis by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of the October 6 release from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The nonresidential sector added 11,700 jobs for the month, which means that residential construction […]

Western Specialty Contractors restores masonry facade/concrete parking structure at Peoria, IL high-rise apartment building

Glen Oak Towers is a housing building in Peoria, IL that gives preference to seniors, veterans and people with disabilities. Originally constructed in 1954, the 15-story masonry structure and its attached 40-space parking garage were showing signs of deterioration and corrosion of the concrete surfaces, as well as weathering from salts and deicers brought into […]

Hey GrinderGuy, “We need grapple trucks”

I had 100 calls for grapple trucks for the Hurricane Irma cleanup. All the usual companies were already working in Houston after Hurricane Harvey and there was plenty of work there. The Hurricane Irma cleanup has been the slowest I have ever seen. Not because everyone is not working hard, but because there is not […]