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“Practical Guide” series highlights asphalt sustainability

“Practical Guide” series highlights asphalt sustainability

LANHAM, MD — The second book in the Sustainable Asphalt Pavements: A Practical Guide series, “Sustainability Specifics,” is now available. The 62-page book outlines 92 specific actions to boost sustainability for asphalt pavement projects, as well as in production and construction operations. “These documents provide a useful reference for asphalt mix producers, contractors, agencies and […]

Construction contractors confidence remains high in March

Construction contractors confidence remains high in March

WASHINGTON, DC — Construction industry leaders remained upbeat with respect to nonresidential construction prospects in March 2019, according to the latest Construction Confidence Index released today by Associated Builders and Contractors. All three principal components measured by the survey—sales, profit margins and staffing levels—remained well above the diffusion index threshold of 50, signaling ongoing expansion […]

Johnson to Trump: The time is now to fund infrastructure

Johnson to Trump: The time is now to fund infrastructure

NSSGA President & CEO Michael W. Johnson sent a letter to President Trump and Congressional leaders on Tuesday in advance of their White House meeting on infrastructure to take place Wednesday, May 22. In the letter, Johnson urged the leaders to fix America’s infrastructure. “Tomorrow is an opportunity for leadership of historic proportions to fix […]

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator surges in March

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator surges in March

WASHINGTON, DC — Associated Builders and Contractors reports that its monthly Construction Backlog Indicator expanded to 9.5 months in March 2019, up 0.7 months or 8.8% since February 2019 when CBI stood at 8.8 months. “The U.S. economy has been humming and construction backlog is correspondingly elevated,” said ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu. “While there was […]

Vermeer Corporation announces partnership with U.S. Compost Council to offer one-year complimentary membership

Vermeer Corporation announces partnership with U.S. Compost Council to offer one-year complimentary membership

PELLA, IOWA – Vermeer Corporation and the US Composting Council (USCC) are teaming up to give organic waste recycling companies a complimentary one-year membership with the purchase of a new Vermeer horizontal grinder, tub grinder, trommel screen or compost turner*. A membership to the USCC provides organic waste recyclers access to valuable educational resources and training, […]