AGC Calls on Congress

The AGC called Congress to act on issues to increase construction employment. “Washington’s failure to pass long-delayed infrastructure bills, set annual tax rates or address costly red tape and regulations is undermining any benefits that came from the stimulus,” says Stephen Sandherr, the association’s CEO. “Our worry is that Washington’s failures will make a bad… Read more »

60,000 New Jobs Created in Florida

According to a new report, the federal stimulus act of 2009 paid for 61,000 jobs in Florida in the third quarter of 2010, the most of any state in the country. The federal report on stimulus spending says Florida now has spent $4.3 billion of the $11 billion in stimulus money awarded to it. In… Read more »

Walter Clough

The story of Walter Clough is not a rare one for many students that attended one of NAHETS member schools. Walter graduated from the Oklahoma College of Construction and is working for APAC in Missouri making 35/hr. He is an operator, but also doing site plans and other duties. This isn’t Walter’s first HEO job… Read more »

NAHETS Visits Ukraine

Last October, NAHETS Executive Director, Mike Martens was invited, by Ukrainian businessman Igor Kotovoy, to Kyiv (Kiev), the capital city of Ukraine, to meet with representatives from a cross section of Ukrainian construction materials and road construction companies.  In addition he also was offered the opportunity to present the NAHETS OPCAT (OPerator Certification Assessment Test)… Read more »