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Construction Employment Declines in March

Construction employment declined by 1,000 jobs in March but is still up by 282,000 compared to the prior year, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). The sector’s unemployment rate fell to 9.5 percent. “After … Continue reading

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February Construction Spending up for Year but Down for Month

Construction spending dipped slightly in February compared to January, but it increased year-over-year, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Spending in February totaled $967 billion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, less than 0.1 … Continue reading

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AGC to Close Facility in South Belgium

AGC Glass Europe announced at an extraordinary meeting of the Athus Works Council that it will close its South Belgium plant. The Athus plant, which specializing in production of laminated glass for the construction industry, “is faced with prohibitive handicaps … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Increases in 257 Out of 339 Metro Areas

Construction employment expanded in 257 metro areas, declined in 43 and was stagnant in 39 between December 2013 and December 2014, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released yesterday by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). … Continue reading

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Construction Industry Prepared to Hire in 2015

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Construction demand has grown steadily the past few years and, by most accounts, that trend will continue through 2015. So to meet the demand, firms across the country are prepared to bring in the necessary help—or at least as much … Continue reading

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AGC Launches Energy Select 20

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Following the introduction of its triple-silver Energy Select 28, AGC is now offering a new high-performing coating on three of its most popular tinted substrates: Pure Bronze, Pure Grey and Meadow Green. According to the company, Energy Select 20 provides … Continue reading

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December Yields Increase in Construction Employment

Construction employment totaled 6,166,000 in December, the highest level since March 2009, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). The month proved a 12-month gain of 290,000 jobs, or a 4.9-percent increase. Construction employers added … Continue reading

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Trulite Continues to Eye “Further Growth Through Acquisition”

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Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions closed out 2014 with yet another acquisition, and at the rate the company is currently moving, there may be more on the horizon. “We continue to see opportunities for consolidation in this market,” Trulite CEO … Continue reading

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November Construction Spending Down Slightly

Construction spending edged down in November on a month-to-month basis but remained on a positive track compared to 2013, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Construction spending in November totaled $975 billion at a seasonally … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Mostly Positive in November

The U.S. construction industry added 20,000 jobs in November, a quarter of which came in the nonresidential sector, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. October’s overall construction estimate was revised downward from 12,000 to 7,000 net new jobs, and … Continue reading

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