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AEM spearheads opposition to Section 232 tariffs

AEM spearheads opposition to Section 232 tariffs

Editor’s note: The opinions and views expressed in the association’s commentary do not necessarily reflect those of Lee Newspapers Inc. and RockRoadRecycle. AEM continues to work on behalf of the industry to urge the Trump administration against implementing additional Section 232 tariffs or quotas. This week, AEM joined seven other trade associations in a letter […]

Construction sees minor job growth in March, says ABC

Construction sees minor job growth in March, says ABC

WASHINGTON, DC —The construction industry added 16,000 net new jobs in March, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. On a year-over-year basis, industry employment is up 246,000 jobs, representing a 3.4% increase. Nonresidential employment added 3,200 net new jobs last month, with the […]

ACE Mentor Program celebrates silver anniversary with dinner and awards

ACE Mentor Program celebrates silver anniversary with dinner and awards

Winners of three national competitions to be recognized  NBC White House correspondent to emcee anniversary dinner  On May 14, Presidents and CEOs of multi-billion-dollar design and construction industry firms will gather at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, MD, just outside Washington, DC, to celebrate the silver anniversary of the ACE Mentor Program of […]

American Concrete Institute announces winners of student competitions

American Concrete Institute announces winners of student competitions

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – The American Concrete Institute has announced the winners of its Mortar Workability Competition and Eco Concrete Competition, held recently at the Concrete Convention and Exposition in Quebec City, QC, Canada. Mortar Workability Competition Teams are challenged to create a mortar mixture with optimum flowability and stability. Students mix mortar at the […]

February construction unemployment rates down in 46 states year over year, says ABC

February construction unemployment rates down in 46 states year over year, says ABC

WASHINGTON, DC  April 3 — Estimated February not seasonally adjusted construction unemployment rates fell nationally and in 46 states on a year-over-year basis, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today by Associated Builders and Contractors. As the February 2019 national NSA construction unemployment rate fell 1.6 percent from a year […]