Written by Associated Builders and Contractors Friday, 03 December 2010 "Today’s employment report is perfectly consistent with ABC’s prior statements regarding the still moderate pace of economic recovery in America." —ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu. The nonresidential construction sector lost 300 jobs in November, according to a Dec. 3 employment report by the U.S. Labor… Read more »
Caterpillar says the $300-million Tianjin, China, plant it is building to manufacture 3500 Series diesels for the Asia-Pacific market will not expected to affect workers at the company’s Lafayette, Ind., large-engine plant. Once operational in 2013, the Tianjin facility will be Cat’s third source for 3500 Series engines. It is Cat’s largest engine- facility investment… Read more »
Will heavy equipment operators get a boost from a high speed train project? A new study from the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group (MASSPIRG) shows that high-speed rail can boost our economy, save energy, curb pollution and provide a popular alternative to congested roads and airports. The report, A Track Record of Success: High-Speed Rail… Read more »
Solar Power The solar power industry doubled the number of people that worked in the industry from 2009 to 2010, from approximately 50,000 in 2009 to 100,000 in 2010, according to the latest reports. In 2011, it is expected to grow the number of jobs in the industry by 26%. “You’d be hard pressed to… Read more »
JCB is replacing 8 skidsteers and compact track loader models with eighteen "New Generation" skidsteers that are manufactured in the plant their Savannah, Ga., North American headquarters. Read more ….