‘Blast-off’ for Hillhead 2022

May 10, 2022 – The starting gun has been fired for Hillhead 2022, which takes place in Derbyshire, England, from June 21-23. Carried out by EPC-UK, two sections of the quarry face in the demonstration area at the north end of the site were recently drilled and blasted to produce around 30,000 tonnes of run-of-quarry stone for equipment demonstration purposes…

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Littelfuse Launches Industrial Shock Block Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter

Littelfuse Inc. launched its SB5000 Industrial Shock Block Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) to help protect workers from electrical shock by detecting leakage current, and interrupting the circuit for loads up to 60 A. In addition, the SB5000’s advanced ground check protection functionality monitors the ground wire for continuity, from the Shock Block to the load, to interrupt power or prevent…

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MAJOR Offers On-Site Technical Services to Maximize Screening Performance

High-performance wire screening media manufacturer MAJOR works closely with its dealer network to offer complimentary on-site technical services for end users. Each program is designed to help producers and contractors in the aggregates, mining, construction and recycling industries to maximize uptime with their screen media and include local screening performance assessments, technical assistance, training workshops and more. “We strive to…

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Simonson Says

April 18, 2022 – Ken Simonson, Associated General Contractors economist, noted that construction input costs outpaced bid prices again in March, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data. The producer price index (PPI) for material and service inputs to new nonresidential construction jumped 2.7% for the month and 21.5% year-over-year (y/y). The PPI for new nonresidential building construction – a measure of the price that…

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Construction Spending Ticks Up in February

The U.S. Census Bureau reported that construction spending during February 2022 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,704.4 billion, 0.5% (±0.7%) above the revised January estimate of $1,695.5 billion. The February figure is 11.2% (±1.2%) above the February 2021 estimate of $1,533.3 billion. 

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Total Construction Starts Increase in February; Highways Flat

Total construction starts rose 9% in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.013 trillion, according to Dodge Construction Network. Nonresidential building starts swelled 32% due to the start of three large manufacturing facilities. By contrast, residential starts fell 3%, and nonbuilding starts fell by less than 1%. Without the three large manufacturing projects, total construction would have declined…

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Total Construction Starts Increase in February; Highways Flat

Total construction starts rose 9% in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.013 trillion, according to Dodge Construction Network. Nonresidential building starts swelled 32% due to the start of three large manufacturing facilities. By contrast, residential starts fell 3%, and nonbuilding starts fell by less than 1%. Without the three large manufacturing projects, total construction would have declined…

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