Construction Employment at Highest Level in Nine Years

Construction employment increased by 5,000 jobs in April to the highest level in more than nine years amid strong demand for new construction services, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials cautioned, however, that a shortage of available qualified workers likely limited the number of new jobs added last month.

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Vulcan Materials' First-Quarter Revenues up 4 Percent

Vulcan Materials Co. announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017. Net earnings were $45 million and Adjusted EBITDA was $149 million. The company's first quarter results "reflect solid price growth in aggregates, the continuing recovery in construction materials demand and strong profitability in its Concrete and Asphalt segments," according to the company.

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Oklahoma Roads, Bridges Need Added Investment

Roads and bridges that are deteriorated, congested or lack some desirable safety features cost Oklahoma motorists a total of $5 billion statewide annually – $2,175 per driver in the Oklahoma City urban area – due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes and congestion-related delays. 

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NSSGA Engineering and Technical Committee Seeks Solutions

NSSGA’s Engineering and Technical Committee met during the association’s Annual Convention in Las Vegas to provide workable solutions to the industry’s challenges.

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