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ARTBA Chairman Steve McGough makes case for infrastructure package with Trump administration

ARTBA Chairman Steve McGough makes case for infrastructure package with Trump administration

WASHINGTON, DC —  American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Steve McGough April 29 called on the Trump administration and Congress to take immediate steps to stabilize state transportation programs and enact a multi-year plan that dramatically increases federal highway, bridge and public transportation investment. McGough, the president and CFO of Houston-based HCSS, delivered his remarks […]

A message from NDA President Christopher Godek on membership

A message from NDA President Christopher Godek on membership

Dear Fellow Demolition Professional: To say a lot has changed in the past month would be a gross understatement. We find ourselves in a new reality. We are seeing and experiencing things that we have not seen in our lifetimes – and I hope never experience again. Although we are facing an unprecedented time, we have […]

U.S. economy falls 4.8% in 1st quarter of 2020 due to COVID-19, says ABC

U.S. economy falls 4.8% in 1st quarter of 2020 due to COVID-19, says ABC

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. economy contracted at an annualized 4.8% rate during the first quarter of 2020 as a result of the ongoing global pandemic, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The decline in GDP is largely a reflection of the […]

COVID-19 impacts on agenda for 12th Annual ARTBA Law and Regulatory Forum

COVID-19 impacts on agenda for 12th Annual ARTBA Law and Regulatory Forum

Virtual Event June 3-4    WASHINGTON, DC — The potential impacts of COVID-19 on current and future state transportation improvement projects and legal strategies for managing them will be a key part of the agenda for the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) 12th Annual Law & Regulatory Forum, held June 3-4. The interactive virtual […]

Liz Bothwell tapped as Content Director for Waste360

Liz Bothwell tapped as Content Director for Waste360

NEW YORK, NY — Waste360, the leading information, event, and education provider to the solid waste, recycling and organics communities, today announces that Liz Bothwell has been tapped as Content Director for Waste360. Bothwell will oversee content and editorial operations covering all aspects of the waste industry. Bothwell, who has been with Waste360 since 2012, […]

From AGC of America: Critical new PPP loan program guidance

From AGC of America: Critical new PPP loan program guidance

On April 23, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Department of the Treasury issued new guidance (see question #31) that puts Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) borrowers and potential borrowers on notice that they should be able to prove in “good faith” that “[c]urrent economic uncertainty makes this loan request necessary to support [their] ongoing operations” to […]

AGC NYS “NY Forward” recovery plan submitted to Governor Cuomo

AGC NYS “NY Forward” recovery plan submitted to Governor Cuomo

New York’s construction industry is a powerful economic engine during normal times; each $1 billion invested in non-residential construction spending adds about $3.4 billion to Gross Domestic Product (GDP), about $1.1 billion to personal earnings and creates or sustains 28,500 jobs. As Governor Cuomo takes steps to begin to “Unpause” New York, the construction industry […]

A message from AGC NYS Chairman Barry Fries

A message from AGC NYS Chairman Barry Fries

To all AGC NYS Members, I wanted to share with you the results of a recent survey undertaken by us to ascertain the impact and effects of the COVID-19 on our member’s businesses. I would like to share some of the findings for those of you that do not have the fortitude or the desire […]

Joint statement by SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza and Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin on the resumption of the PPP

Joint statement by SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza and Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin on the resumption of the PPP

WASHINGTON, DC – Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration Jovita Carranza and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin issued the following statement today on the resumption of the Payroll Protection Program (PPP): “We are pleased that President Trump has signed into law the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, which provides critical […]

Additional PPP loan funding a vital lifeline for construction industry, says ABC

Additional PPP loan funding a vital lifeline for construction industry, says ABC

WASHINGTON, DC — Associated Builders and Contractors Vice President of Legislative and Political Affairs Kristen Swearingen today issued the following statement on the signing of the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, which provides additional funding for PPP loans: “ABC applauds the important action taken by the White House and Congress to reach […]

Webinar: Getting back to work safely post COVID-19

Webinar: Getting back to work safely post COVID-19

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Time: 11:00 AM ET Duration: 30 Minutes Sponsored by: Avetta REGISTER NOW Source: EHS Today Cushman & Wakefield’s Recovery Readiness Task Force (RRTF) developed a comprehensive how-to guide to help businesses return to the workplace post-COVID-19. These Recovery Readiness Protocols outline best thinking and practices from more than 53,000 professionals across […]

CDRA member spotlight: Susanne Cobey, Eagle Crusher

CDRA member spotlight: Susanne Cobey, Eagle Crusher

What type of equipment do you produce? Portable and stationary crushers for the RAP, concrete recycling and aggregate industries. How did you get started in the business? I started at Eagle Crusher in 1974 as the Parts Manager, after leaving Ford Motor Co. At Ford, I was the first female to be hired into a […]

CDRA reacts to provide industry guidance during pandemic

CDRA reacts to provide industry guidance during pandemic

C&D recycling is unique and the industry faces different challenges than even curbside recycling. To help sort out those issues, the CDRA gathered via a videoconference recyclers from across the country to find out those issues, and try to help its members respond. Everything from construction bans to employees walking off the job were among […]

C&D World 2020 still a successful show!

C&D World 2020 still a successful show!

The room was full for the Annual Meeting of the C&D Recycling Association March 10 despite concerns about a possible approaching virus. And the attendees seem to have felt they got their money’s worth, as surveys of participants afterward gave the event high marks. The meeting started with economist Ed Sullivan, Vice President with the […]

Request for information for high-volume C&D recyclers list

Request for information for high-volume C&D recyclers list

Construction & Demolition Recycling (C&DR) magazine is putting together a list of high-volume mixed C&D recyclers throughout the U.S., and could use your feedback in making this list as comprehensive as possible. By submitting your facility’s total volume of materials sorted, processing capacity per hour and accepted materials, you can help generate essential data used to better […]

First-ever virtual National Stand-Down focused on construction “struck by” incidents

First-ever virtual National Stand-Down focused on construction “struck by” incidents

  Held in conjunction with annual Work Zone Awareness Week  WASHINGTON, DC — More than 650 industry professionals participated in the first-ever virtual event on April 20, aimed at highlighting and reducing the number of construction worker “struck-by” incidents, which result in 100 annual fatalities and 17,000 injuries annually, according to the Bureau of Labor […]

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator down in February

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator down in February

WASHINGTON, DC — Associated Builders and Contractors reported that its Construction Backlog Indicator fell to 8.2 months in February, a 7.7% decrease from January’s reading. Backlog for firms working in the infrastructure segment rose by 1.3 months in February while backlog for commercial and institutional and heavy industrial firms declined by 0.6 months and 0.7 […]

What does “appropriate social distance” mean on a construction site?

What does “appropriate social distance” mean on a construction site?

The number 1 question that AGC NYS staff has been fielding lately has related to the latest ESD Guidance relative to social distancing on construction jobsites. Effectively, the question is whether workers must maintain 6’ separation at all times or are there are instances where that distance can be reduced where necessary if other appropriate […]

New plans underway to celebrate International Compost Awareness Week across the country

New plans underway to celebrate International Compost Awareness Week across the country

RALEIGH, NC — Environmental and recycling businesses, organizations, community groups and individuals around the U.S. are making plans to celebrate the annual International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) coming up the week of May 3 – 9. Traditionally, ICAW is promoted by holding group activities and events but even though those types of activities will not […]

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023 Chair named: Phil Kelliher of Caterpillar

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023 Chair named: Phil Kelliher of Caterpillar

MILWAUKEE, WI — The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has announced Phil Kelliher, a vice president of Caterpillar Inc., will chair the next CONEXPO-CON/AGG, set for March 14 – 18, 2023, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, USA. In his role at Caterpillar, Kelliher has responsibility for Americas Distribution, Service & Marketing, […]

ABC helps author strategy for safe, strong recovery as part of Great American Economic Revival Industry groups

ABC helps author strategy for safe, strong recovery as part of Great American Economic Revival Industry groups

WASHINGTON, DC — Associated Builders and Contractors President and Chief Executive Officer Michael D. Bellaman recently issued the following statement regarding the Great American Economic Revival Industry groups: “ABC is honored to be collaborating with the White House and other industry leaders as a member of the construction industry group for the Great American Economic […]

Industry associations provide COVID-19 resources

Industry associations provide COVID-19 resources

COVID-19 has changed the way many of us will work and engage with others on the jobsite. The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) have collected resources on best practices and preparations to keep workers safe and healthy on the job.

Transportation project safety certification leaders provide boost with new website

Transportation project safety certification leaders provide boost with new website

WASHINGTON, DC – “The Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals program allows an individual to demonstrate their personal commitment to safety,” says Superior Construction Safety Director Bryan Stone. “The knowledge gained helps identify hazards and solutions to mitigate risks, which elevates safety for an individual and the whole project team.” Adds Lane Construction Safety Training […]

WEBINAR: Assessing your COVID-19 workplace/executive order compliance

WEBINAR: Assessing your COVID-19 workplace/executive order compliance

Join us as we hear from Certified Industrial Hygienist, Dr. David Duford, and Jennifer Harvey, Esq as they discuss the Governors Executive Order compliance affecting construction and the safety protocols you need to have in place in order to comply. Speakers Dr. Dave Duford, CEO, CanAm Environmental Safety Jen Harvey, Partner, Couch White, LLC Jim […]

A message from CDRA

A message from CDRA

In response to the challenges we have all recently faced as we navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic together, we wanted to take an opportunity to provide an update regarding what CDRA is doing to support our members, staff team and the entire C&D industry. The CDRA was formed to serve specifically the interests of the […]