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Contractors remain cautiously optimistic in 2023

February 20, 2023By

Contractors are upbeat about public funding in 2023, but ongoing labor shortages are still causing concern. Read what economists and contractors expect in the months ahead.

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John Scepaniak says his company saw a bigger push this year for aggregates that were sustainably sourced. Photo: P&Q Staff

Scepaniak: Expect a return to normalcy in 2023

December 5, 2022By

Wm. D. Scepaniak’s John Scepaniak reflects on the year that was in the aggregate industry while sharing his expectations for 2023.

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Why operators, contractors are tied together on safety

October 26, 2022By and

There are steps operators and contractors can take to improve safety compliance and reduce dual citations from the Mine Safety & Health Administration.

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ABC: Construction backlog steady, confidence up in August

September 14, 2022By

The Associated Builders & Contractors’ (ABC) Construction Backlog Indicator saw no change in August, while the Construction Confidence Index grew.

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Report: Economy, nonresidential construction down in second quarter

July 29, 2022By

The U.S. economy contracted last quarter, and nonresidential spending is down in 10 of the last 11 quarters.

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AGC: Construction input costs up in June

July 18, 2022By

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) says rising construction materials prices are adding pressure to contractors.

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ABC: Construction backlog, confidence down in June

July 13, 2022By

The Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) says both its Construction Backlog Indicator and Construction Confidence Index dipped last month.

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ABC: Construction backlogs, input prices up; contractor confidence down

June 15, 2022By

The Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) report its Construction Backlog Indicator was up in May, while its Construction Confidence Index was down.

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ABC: Construction employment up in April

May 6, 2022By

While nonresidential construction lost 2,000 jobs in April, the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) says total construction employment was up.

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