Tag: interest rates

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Dodge: Construction starts take a dive in November

December 20, 2023By

Dodge Construction Network says total construction starts declined 15 percent last month, with nonresidential plummeting 29 percent.

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AGC: More interest rate hikes likely

November 8, 2023By and

While the Federal Reserve opted to not raise interest rates in September, Ken Simonson with the Associated General Contractors of America foresees additional increases early in 2024.

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After beginning construction in March 2023, Montabert plans to open its expanded distribution and rebuild facility in late September. Photo: Montabert

How manufacturers are adjusting to meet demands

October 23, 2023By

As equipment manufacturers find themselves with ever-growing backlogs, they are seeking out ways to increase production and get more equipment into the field.

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P&Q Profile: Conn-Weld’s Marvin Woodie

September 22, 2023By

P&Q recently sat down with Conn-Weld president Marvin Woodie during a visit to the company’s facilities, discussing the current supply chain and aggregate industry dynamics.

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Evaluating the current state of construction

May 2, 2023By and

While the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act and a boon in manufacturing starts are helping some construction sectors, others are feeling more strain from rising interest rates, says Dodge Construction Network’s Richard Branch.

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How interest rate increases are impacting inflation

April 26, 2023By and

Dodge Construction Network’s Richard Branch says while increasing interest rates have helped to slow core inflation, another increase could be on the horizon.

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AEM: Long-term hopes remain high for equipment manufacturers

April 12, 2023By

An Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) survey shows that while member manufacturers are still experiencing issues, there is hope that they will be resolved.

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If companies need to borrow, they need to borrow – regardless of if the rate is higher than it was yesterday. Photo: Ngampol Thongsai/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

How businesses can make sense of rising interest rates

December 15, 2022By

Crest Capital’s Chris Fletcher looks at when the right time is for companies to borrow money in today’s high-stress environment.

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PCA: Cement consumption expected to drop in 2023

October 17, 2022By

Due to increasing inflation and interest rates, the Portland Cement Association (PCA) projects a 3.5 percent decline in cement demand in 2023.

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