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Report: 82 percent of contractors have ‘moderate to high’ confidence in U.S. market

September 21, 2020By

Eighty-two percent of commercial construction contractors have moderate to high confidence that the U.S. market will provide sufficient business opportunities in the next 12 months, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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Work shortage solutions

February 24, 2020By

As both a millennial and a third-generation employee of his family company, Wm. D. Scepaniak’s John Scepaniak has a unique perspective balanced between old school and new school approaches.

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Ohio Cat sets example to successfully promote the industry

August 27, 2019By

A special event in downtown Cleveland this month provided parents and kids an opportunity to get up close with equipment from Caterpillar.

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MACC Tech is a two-year program designed to provide students with basic knowledge of aggregate production, asphalt and concrete production, and construction equipment and techniques. Photo: iStock.com/1715d1db_3

Ohio program to provide welcome workforce solution

July 31, 2019By

MACC Tech, a groundbreaking program on the horizon in the Buckeye State, aims to prepare the next generation of industry employees.

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Solving the industry’s people problem

July 30, 2019By

2019 Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference attendees discussed the many labor challenges they’re encountering these days, as well as solutions to solidify the industry’s workforce.

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Embracing diversity key to Vulcan Materials’ growth

June 24, 2019By

Vulcan Materials is now a part of an organization called CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, which strives to increase diverse representation of women and people of color throughout companies.

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The workforce challenge that isn’t going away

June 24, 2019By

While producers and manufacturers struggle to find quality people and keep them on board, progressive companies are getting creative to build their future workforce.

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While technology tends to pull job prospects to other industries, many aggregate producers have tech opportunities available that can lead to long-lasting careers. Photo: iStock.com/SeventyFour

Solutions to staffing challenges

February 27, 2019By

Leaders at Bond Construction, Cemex, Dolese Bros. and Martin Marietta discuss how they’re overcoming the worker shortage that’s prevalent across the industry.

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