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Worker shortages, material prices impacting residential construction

April 20, 2021By

Homebuilders say filling positions is currently among their top concerns, ranking third behind high lumber prices and regulatory burdens.

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The arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine should invigorate consumer and business confidence and elevate employment levels. Photo: matejmo/ iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Why producers can expect a return to normalcy in 2021

January 14, 2021By

Businesses can look forward to an increasingly favorable operating environment this year as the economy gradually rebounds from the effects of the pandemic.

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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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