Construction Industry

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July 5, 2017

Economic Watch: No Consensus on Factory Activity; Construction Flat

There are conflicting reports on activity in the nation’s manufacturing sector. One report says it moved into high gear in June, hitting a near three-year high, while a separate one indicated conditions were the weakest since last September.

May 2, 2016

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Remains Weak, Construction Strong

Two new readings of the U.S. manufacturing sector for April show the second quarter began with a slowdown in production and new business growth, while a separate report indicates construction activity is booming.

February 5, 2016

Vacuum Equipment Available on Ford and Freightliner Chassis

Vac-Tron Equipment is rolling out a new series of Power Take Off truck driven systems for vacuum excavation that is available on Ford and Freightliner chassis.

October 2, 2015

Economic Watch: Employment, Manufacturing Disappoint; Construction Skyrockets

Despite a booming construction sector, the latest reports on jobs and manufacturing have some concerned that the U.S. economy is losing some of its steam.

September 23, 2015

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Still Sluggish, Construction Declines

September marks another month of relatively subdued growth across the U.S. manufacturing sector, according to a preliminary report, and construction activity in the U.S. retreated in August.

March 12, 2015

Double Coin RR706 Designed for Mixed Service

The new Double Coin RR706 mixed service is an all-position truck tire designed for the construction and refuse industries. The company will debut it at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville Ky.

February 5, 2015

Pumper Truck Market Revival Evident at World of Concrete

The economic recovery has revived construction activity, which was obvious at the World of Concrete show which took place from Feb. 2-6 in Las Vegas.

January 26, 2015

Economic Watch: New Construction Drops in December, Up for 2014

New construction starts in December retreated 16% from the month before totaling $568.2 billion, according to construction industry data provider Dodge Data and Analytics, but posted another annual gain.

December 19, 2014

Economic Watch: New Construction Jumps 13 Percent

New construction starts in the U.S. climbed 13% in November from the month before to an annual rate of $677.8 billion, according to industry data provider Dodge Data & Analytics.

December 2, 2014

Economic Watch: Construction Spending Up, Holiday Sales Start Off Slow

Construction spending in the U.S. posted its biggest increase in five months during October, according to a new Commerce Department report released Tuesday.

November 14, 2014

LED Combination Bar Casts Wide or Focused Beams

Buyers Products released new LED combination spot flood light bars in four different sizes for use on construction, utility, off-road and agricultural vehicles.

September 22, 2014

Economic Watch: Existing Home Sales Slip, Total U.S. Construction Falls

After four consecutive months of gains, existing-home sales slipped in August, according to the National Association of Realtors, but remains near its highest level so far this year.

September 10, 2014

NFI Breaks Ground on Million-Square-Foot Facility

NFI announced that it has broken ground on a new build-to-suit distribution center in New Jersey for retailer Five Below.

August 22, 2014

Economic Watch: Construction Starts Index Hits Highest Level of the Year

New construction starts in July climbed 6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $588.8 billion, according to industry date provider McGraw Hill Construction.

July 25, 2014

Economic Watch: Durable Goods Higher, Construction Advances

UPDATED -- Shipments and new orders for durable manufactured goods both increased in June following declines the month before, while total U.S. construction in June hit its highest level so far this year.

June 10, 2014

Commercial Lubricant Line

The new line of high performance lubricants has been specifically developed for the construction, over-the-road trucking, mining, agriculture, and heavy-duty fleet markets.

February 23, 2014

Economic Watch: U.S. Construction Starts Decline in January

The value of new construction starts fell 13% in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $485 billion, according to new figures released by industry data provider McGraw Hill Constructio

January 23, 2014

Economic Watch: Construction and Leading Indicators Rise, Home Sales Best in 7 Years

UPDATED -- Total new construction starts in the U.S. during 2013 increased 6% from the year before to $516.8 billion. This follows the 10% gain reported for 2012 and modest 2% gains in both 2010 and 2011, according to new data released from construction information services provider McGraw Hill Construction.

July 8, 2013

Section of I-20 Closing for About Three Months

Another phase of the I-20 reconstruction project in Alabama was set to begin at midnight, weather permitting, resulting in about a 10-mile section of the route being closed.

July 1, 2013

Economic Watch: Construction Spending and Manufacturing Growing, Consumer Sentiment High

Overall construction spending in the United States during May rebounded sharply from the month before, thanks in part to an uptick in spending on public construction projects, while an other report shows manufacturing returned to expansion mode in June.

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