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U.S. Construction Equipment Exports Down 25 Percent

Exports of U.S.-made construction equipment fell 25 percent overall for the first three quarters of 2016 compared to 2015, for a total $8.2 billion shipped to global markets.

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Trump Taps Chao for Transportation Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump nominated former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao to head the Transportation Department. Chao is a former U.S. deputy transportation secretary who currently sits on the board of Vulcan Materials Co. Chao, the wife of Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, served as labor secretary under President George W. Bush and was the first Asian-American woman to hold a Cabinet position. 

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Cemex Custom Apps Designed for Best Customer Experience

Cemex plans an early-2017 release of custom apps designed in collaboration with IBM iX (Interactive Experience), creating the “best mobile-led customer experience in the building materials supply industry.” 

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Public-Sector Construction Needs Investment; Qualified Workers

Only 23 states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between September and October while construction employment increased in 35 states between October 2015 and October 2016, according to analysis of Labor Department data released by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Association officials said declining public-sector investments in infrastructure and other public projects were undermining construction employment growth in many parts of the country.

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