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Nonresidential construction employment slows down in November, Says ABC

Nonresidential construction employment slows down in November, Says ABC

WASHINGTON, DC—Construction employment expanded by 5,000 net new jobs in November, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data conducted by Associated Builders and Contractors today. During the past 12 months, the industry has added 282,000 net new construction jobs, which translates into a 4 percent increase in total industry-wide employment. Nonresidential […]

AEM announces Advocates Program award winners

AEM announces Advocates Program award winners

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced the 2018 recipients of its annual Advocates Program awards, which recognize an outstanding commitment by AEM members to industry advocacy efforts through AEM’s national grassroots campaign I Make America. I Make America is AEM’s signature program building grassroots support and advocating for pro-manufacturing policies that create and sustain […]

Equipment manufacturers encouraged by US-China compromise on tariffs

Equipment manufacturers encouraged by US-China compromise on tariffs

Editor’s note: The opinions and comments expressed in the association’s commentary do not necessarily reflect those of Lee Newspapers Inc. and RockRoadRecycle.  WASHINGTON, DC — Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) president Dennis Slater issued the following statement Dec. 3, 2018, on the recently announced truce between the United States and China on tariffs:

How America voted on infrastructure

How America voted on infrastructure

Source: NSSGA  On Nov. 6, voters across the country decided on hundreds of ballot measures to invest in infrastructure. A majority of California residents voted against repealing the Road Repair and Accountability Act, which is known as Senate Bill 1. The bill was passed in 2017 and raised the user fee on gasoline by 12 […]

What a Democratic house means for the aggregates industry

What a Democratic house means for  the aggregates industry

Source: NSSGA  The results of the midterm elections are in, and significant changes are coming to Congress, especially to the House Transportation & Infrastructure (T&I) Committee.  After a record number of voters turned out for the 2018 midterm election, and with 20 races still undecided as of the morning of Nov. 7, Democratic candidates won […]