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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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Stage Set for Employment Cost Increase in Construction Industry

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As the U.S. construction industry continues its recovery, the much-discussed labor shortage will continue to change its scope. With that change will also come an increase in pay for workers, according to Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) chief economist … Continue reading

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AGC Technovation Centre Inaugurated in Belgium

The AGC Technovation Centre, serving AGC Glass Europe, was inaugurated by the King of Belgium Wednesday in Gosselies. According to the company, the AGC Technovation Centre brings together 250 researchers, technicians and engineers in “brand-new premises focused on improving the … Continue reading

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Survey Shows Correlation Between Worker Shortage, Training Pipeline

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As the words “worker shortage” have become louder and louder amid the discussion of the construction industry’s apparent recovery, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) has pushed for a more proactive approach in reinvigorating the pipeline of young talent. … Continue reading

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Companies Make Final Pitch as GlassBuild Comes to Close

The 330-plus industry suppliers at GlassBuild America 2014 wrapped up their exhibits in Las Vegas Thursday—some with a longer trip home than others. Onyx, which recently partnered with AGC Glass Company North America, was one of those companies, showing its … Continue reading

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Continuing Coverage of GlassBuild America

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Today we bring you a look at what glass manufacturers are featuring in Las Vegas. We also asked companies what they think of 2014 so far. Check out today’s video to learn more. Continue reading

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AGC to Make Big Investment in Indonesia Subsidiary

AGC announced it plans to invest approximately 16 billion Japanese yen (approximately $152.6 million USD) to PT Asahimas Flat Glass Tbk (AMG), one of AGC’s consolidated subsidiaries in Indonesia, and will set up a new float glass furnace there to … Continue reading

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Construction Spending Gets Big Boost in July

Nonresidential construction spending expanded strongly in July, growing 2.5 percent on a monthly basis and spiking 8.6 percent on a year-over-year basis, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Spending for the month totaled $617.8 billion on a seasonally adjusted, annualized … Continue reading

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Survey Shows Labor Shortages as Construction Employment Expands

As construction employment expands in many parts of the country, many firms are having a hard time finding enough qualified workers, according to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). A survey conducted by SmartBrief, in partnership with AGC, found … Continue reading

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Construction Recovery Has Industry Eager to Expedite Talent Pipeline

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The work is back. Now, it’s a matter of finding people to do it. By most accounts, the construction industry has been making steady progress in 2014 in its recovery from the economic downturn of the last decade. But the … Continue reading

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