Category Archives: Association News and Events

John Somers named AEM Vice President, Construction & Utility Sector

MILWAUKEE  – The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced it has named John Somers as its vice president, Construction & Utility Sector, effective immediately. Somers replaces Megan Tanel, who will succeed Dennis Slater as AEM President effective January 1, 2022. Somers will be responsible for the strategic direction of construction and utility programs and services […]

ARA forecast continues to call for significant increases in revenue and investment

MOLINE, IL— The outlook for equipment rental revenue, comprised of the construction/industrial and general tool segments, remains positive for 2021 and beyond. The updated third quarter forecast released by the American Rental Association (ARA) today at The ARA Show™ 2021 in Las Vegas, shows equipment rental revenue to exceed $47.6 billion in 2021, a 3 […]

Contractors from Virginia, Louisiana, and Illinois receive 2021 ARTBA National Contractor Safety Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Transportation construction companies from three states were recognized for their outstanding employee safety programs during the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) Annual Convention, held in Pinehurst, NC. The annual ARTBA “Contractor Safety Awards” were created to promote worker safety and health as core values of the transportation design and construction industry. The […]

Cooper Engineering President, WSP USA Vice President, T3 Design Corp., and Colorado DOT intern honored with ARTBA’s Women Leaders Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C.— A company founder and CEO, a vice president at WSP USA, a women-led engineering firm and a Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) intern are 2021 honorees of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation’s “Women Leaders in Transportation Design & Construction” awards. The awards were presented in three categories Sept. 27 at […]

Martin Marietta CEO Ward Nye elected ARTBA Chair

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Ward Nye, chairman and CEO of North Carolina-based Martin Marietta, has been elected 2021-2022 chair of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). The announcement was made during the association’s national convention, held Sept. 26-29 in Pinehurst, NC.

Join peers February 15 – 18 in Minneapolis, Minnesota!

Registration is Open! We can’t wait to bring everyone safely together again to learn and connect at the IECA Annual Conference and Expo  in Minneapolis, MN, Feb. 15-18, 2022. With over 100 preconference and education sessions, we’ll provide training on solutions to industry problems, feature leading research at the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory field tour, […]

Compass Network Preseason Tailgate

Preseason Tailgate

It’s almost “go” time. Snow season is around the corner, so it’s time to think about training and preparation to ensure operations run as smoothly as possible. The Compass Network Preseason Tailgate will feature four snow professionals presenting key tips to make sure everyone — owners, managers, team members and clients — is prepared. Review […]

2021 IECA Northeast Regional Conference

The IECA Northeast Chapter cordially invites you to join us Nov. 2-4 at our 2021 Regional Conference 2021. We will be meeting in historic and beautiful Plymouth, Massachusetts. The conference will be held at the incredible Hotel 1620 in the Plymouth Waterfront District. We are excited to once again meet in person to network, enjoy […]

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Survey of Economic Activity: Monthly Leasing and Finance Index

July New Business Volume Up 9 Percent Year-over-year, Down 5 Percent Month-to-month, and Up Nearly 9 Percent Year-to-date WASHINGTON, D.C. —The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $900 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new business […]

China Non-Road Stage IV Emissions Regulations: What manufacturers need to know

China Non-Road Stage IV Emissions Regulations: What manufacturers need to know

The full implications of China’s Non-Road Stage IV (NR IV) Off-Road Emissions Regulations are just now beginning to come into focus as manufacturers begin to understand the their requirements. And while they are widely – and rightly – perceived as engines emissions requirements, machine manufacturers need to possess a strong understanding of China’s NR IV […]

OSHA Recordables Relative to the COVID-19 Vaccine

OSHA Recordables Relative to the COVID-19 Vaccine

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has provided guidance to employers regarding recordables related to the COVID-19 vaccine. OSHA outlined when an employer is required to record an adverse reaction on its OSHA 300 Logs.In their document, COVID 19 – frequently asked questions (FAQs) issued on April 20, 2021, OSHA states that recordables incidents […]

President Biden’s tax plan would hit small and family-owned businesses the hardest: ABC

President Biden’s tax plan would hit small and family-owned businesses the hardest: ABC

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to reports that President Biden will tonight announce tax increases as he details his American Families Plan, Associated Builders and Contractors released the following statement: “The president’s anti-growth tax increases will not only fail to raise the revenue needed to support his new government programs but will also hit our […]

ABC statement on President Biden’s first 100 days in office

ABC statement on President Biden’s first 100 days in office

Ahead of President Joe Biden’s first congressional address, Associated Builders and Contractors issued the following statement from Michael Bellaman, its president and CEO, on key merit shop construction industry priorities that should be considered by the administration. “As President Biden prepares to address a joint session of Congress, Associated Builders and Contractors recommends that he […]

ABC reacts to Republican lawmakers’ infrastructure framework

ABC reacts to Republican lawmakers’ infrastructure framework

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Associated Builders and Contractors today released the following statement in reaction to the Republican lawmakers’ infrastructure framework: “Enhancing global competitiveness and creating jobs should be the cornerstones of any plan to modernize our crumbling roads, bridges, schools and utilities,” said Michael Bellaman, president and CEO of ABC. “The Republican infrastructure framework would serve […]

HNTB inks five-year deal to serve as exclusive sponsor of ARTBA Industry Leader Development Program (ILDP)

HNTB inks five-year deal to serve as exclusive sponsor of ARTBA Industry Leader Development Program (ILDP)

HNTB, one of the world’s leading infrastructure firms, is confirming its commitment to developing the next generation of transportation construction policy advocates with an exclusive, five-year sponsorship of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation’s Industry Leader Development Program (ILDP). The sponsorship coincides with the ILDP’s 25th anniversary. The ILDP provides attendees with […]

Substance abuse recognition program

Substance abuse recognition program

Instructor: Dawid Ditrich, CSP, Lead Instructor, Total Safety Consulting Training Academy NYS has just passed a law to legalize the use of cannabis and has restricted the ability to manage personnel in this area. Since the 2016-17 opioid epidemic took the lives of nearly 64,000 Americans, all industries are mindful of the risk that substance abuse poses […]

ABC: It’s second chance month, and construction is looking to hire reentering citizens

ABC: It’s second chance month, and construction is looking to hire reentering citizens

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Associated Builders and Contractors is committed to shaping an industry that welcomes all people. As part of Second Chance Month, ABC has highlighted the programs, partnerships and involvement of its chapters and members across the country in educating, upskilling and hiring reentering citizens. “Second Chance Month raises awareness around the value that reentering citizens can […]

Clemson University named overall winner of ABC Construction Management Competition

Clemson University named overall winner of ABC Construction Management Competition

Associated Builders and Contractors today announced the winners of its annual Construction Management Competition, held virtually for 12 teams of undergraduate students from colleges and universities nationwide. Clemson University was named the overall winner of the 2021 competition, with the highest cumulative points in the five competition categories. The four-person teams put their construction project leadership […]

New ad campaign pushes economic growth through infrastructure investment

New ad campaign pushes economic growth through infrastructure investment

The transportation construction, labor, and business community are jointly launching an ad and social media campaign to push for action this year by Congress and the Biden administration on a transportation infrastructure investment package that improves mobility and fuels economic growth. Beginning April 12, a television spot will run inside the Beltway aimed at members […]

Monthly Construction Input Prices Rise in March, Says ABC

Monthly Construction Input Prices Rise in March, Says ABC

Construction input prices rose 3.5% in March 2021, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data released today. Nonresidential construction input prices also increased 3.5% for the month. Construction input prices are 12.9% higher than in March 2020, and nonresidential construction input prices are up […]

Construction adds 110,000 jobs in March

Construction adds 110,000 jobs in March

The construction industry added 110,000 jobs in March, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The industry has added 931,000 jobs since April 2020, recovering 83.6% of the jobs lost during earlier stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. The construction unemployment rate fell to […]

ACI Foundation raises over $1 million for scholarships, research and tech

ACI Foundation raises over $1 million for scholarships, research and tech

Through generous donations from ACI members, and the concrete industry, more than $1 million has been raised for the ACI Foundation. Jeffrey W. Coleman, President of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) announced the challenge to raise $1 million in October, 2020, during his term as president. To date, over $1,320,000 has been generously contributed to […]

TOMRA Sorting Recycling to showcase leading metals sorting technology in virtual ISRI 2021 exhibit

TOMRA Sorting Recycling to showcase leading metals sorting technology in virtual ISRI 2021 exhibit

Platinum level exhibitor TOMRA Sorting Recycling, the global leader in sensor-based sorting, will feature its broad range of innovative metals sorting technology during the virtual ISRI 2021 Convention & Exposition, April 20-22 and April 27-29. Through a blend of video, product displays, customer testimonials and TOMRA team member interaction, the TOMRA ISRI exhibit will guide […]

ABC: The construction industry needs to hire an additional 430,000 craft professionals in 2021

ABC: The construction industry needs to hire an additional 430,000 craft professionals in 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In 2021, construction companies will need to hire 430,000 more workers than they employed in 2020, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today by Associated Builders and Contractors. The analysis also revealed that every $1 billion in extra construction spending generates an average of at least […]

Over 220,000 U.S. bridges need repair

Over 220,000 U.S. bridges need repair

More than 220,000 U.S. bridges need major repair work or should be replaced, according to an American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) analysis of the just released U.S. Department of Transportation’s 2020 National Bridge Inventory (NBI) database. That figure represents 36 percent, or more than one-third, of all U.S. bridges. If placed end-to-end, the length of […]