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P&Q Profile: RB Scott’s John Mickelson

January 14, 2022By

P&Q visited with RB Scott president John Mickelson late last year, checking out his company’s new branch location while discussing the state of the supply chain and more.

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Factors that could shift 2022 construction markets one way or another

January 5, 2022By and

Dodge Construction Network is keeping an eye on four things in the new year that could influence construction markets for the better or worse. Chief economist Richard Branch shares the four in a visit with P&Q.

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What the latest construction jobs numbers say

December 27, 2021By

The Associated General Contractors of America reports that two out of three metro areas added construction jobs from November 2020 to November 2021.

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AGC: Lack of ‘qualified’ workers still plaguing construction

December 20, 2021By

Construction jobs decreased in 13 states and increased in 36 states from October to November, based on the Associated General Contractors of America’s (AGC) latest assessment.

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‘Acquiring’ labor as a solution

November 17, 2021By and

Labor is a significant impediment to aggregate producer growth, but mergers and acquisitions present a solution to this age-old industry problem. FMI Capital Advisors’ George Reddin explains why.

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Today’s supply chain is very much a global one, but pandemic-induced issues are contributing to a slowdown in equipment, parts and raw materials from overseas. Photo: taikrixel/E+/Getty Images

Five minutes with Applied’s Mark Kenyon

November 5, 2021By

P&Q sat down with Applied Industrial Technologies’ Mark Kenyon to discuss supply chain disruptions that continue into the month of November.

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Labor shortage weakening housing supply, affordability

November 4, 2021By

A new report from the Home Builders Institute says thousands of skilled workers are needed to meet current housing demands.

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Dodge Data: Total construction starts decline further

September 26, 2021By

Dodge Data & Analytics says August represents the third straight monthly decline for construction starts, pushing starts to an 11-month low.

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