Hire a Vet

Nov. 11, 2019 – Today is Veteran’s Day. Aggregates operations, construction companies and manufacturers are all in the same boat when it comes to labor. Finding good people is difficult. One idea is to explore the new world of veteran recruitment. If you think that you’ve tried it, it doesn’t work for you, or there is no one to recruit in your area,…

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Housing, Economy to Continue Upward Path

A growing economy, pent-up demand, competitive mortgage rates and affordable home prices will keep housing on an upward trajectory through 2015. However, several obstacles including tight consumer credit, shortages of lots and labor and rising materials prices are hindering a more robust recovery, according to economists who participated in the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 2014 Spring Construction Forecast…

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Construction Industry Facing Labor Shortages

Nearly three-fourths of construction firms across the country report they are having trouble finding qualified craft workers to fill key spots amid concerns that labor shortages will only get worse, according to the results of an industry-wide survey released by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials called for immigration and education reform measures to help avoid worker shortages.

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Housing Starts Rise 5.9 Percent in July

Nationwide housing starts rose 5.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 896,000 units in July as multifamily construction rebounded from a dip in the previous month, according to newly released figures from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. Meanwhile, single-family construction recorded a modest decline from a rate that was upwardly revised for the previous month.

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