May 3, 2013

Kansas construction employment down 3.2% from last year Kansas was among 19 states losing construction jobs from March 2012 to March 2013, the Associated General Contractors of America said in a report Friday. The state lost 1,800 jobs from year ago, a drop of 3.2 percent, the AGC’s analysis of U.S. Labor Department data shows…. Read more »

United Rentals Profits Go UP!

As the equipment rental business goes up, so goes the economy. Or at least that is what many say. United Rentals First-Quarter Profit Up 62% United Rentals’ quarter #1 earnings climbed 62% as the company’s revenue continued to gain strength. UR reported a profit of $21 million, up from $13 million a year earlier. GO… Read more »

April 14, 2013

Construction Sector Adds 18,000 Jobs in March Construction employment experienced an increase for the tenth month in a row in March, as the sector added 18,000 jobs, according to analysis of federal data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). The sector surpassed 5.8 million employees for the first time since September 2009. “The… Read more »

Terex Launches New All Terrain Product

As reported from www.cranestodaymagazine.com, “Terex’s Bauma 2013 stand will include the first appearance of a brand new family of all terrains. The new all terrain crane, due to be shown in a five-axle variant, will be joined by the first trade show appearances of the company’s new Quadstar rough terrain cranes and Superlift crawlers.” Cranes… Read more »