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Report: Four out of five states added construction jobs in 2022

January 26, 2023By

Associated General Contractors of America leaders say firms would have added more people last year if they could find workers.

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Says Anderson Columbia plant manager Daniel Barrs of the Tejas Quarry: “We’re steady at around 7,000 to 8,000 [tons] a day. We’re shooting for that 2 million-ton mark, but 1.7 million is probably what we’re realistically going to progress to [in 2022]. Every year, we’re getting bigger to implement the next phase of our plant, which would drastically increase our tonnage.” Photo: Daniel Barrs

P&Q Profile: Anderson Columbia’s Daniel Barrs

January 3, 2023By

Daniel Barrs, plant manager of Anderson Columbia’s Tejas Quarry in New Braunfels, Texas, paid P&Q a visit to discuss developments at his operation, industry issues and more.

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ABC: Construction job openings down in October

November 30, 2022By

The Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) says construction job openings dropped by 52,000 positions in October and 21,000 positions from a year ago.

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ABC: Construction employment up in October

November 7, 2022By

The construction industry added 1,000 jobs in October, according to the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC).

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ABC: Construction employment up in September

October 10, 2022By

The Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) says the construction industry gained 19,000 jobs in September, with nonresidential construction adding 13,100.

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Report: Construction employment up in most metro areas

October 3, 2022By

The Associated General Contractors of America says construction employment was up in 69 percent of metros in August versus a year earlier.

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AGC: Construction employment up in August

September 22, 2022By

Illinois, Arizona and Georgia were among the states that added the most jobs in the month, while Minnesota, California and Missouri lost the most in August.

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Skills shortages hindering construction workforce

September 14, 2022By and

While workforces in industries like hotels and restaurants are facing worker shortages as a whole, the construction industry’s workforce is lacking skilled labor specifically, according to Anirban Basu.

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Introducing drone technology to an aggregate operation can lower costs, minimize rework and increase operational efficiency. Photo: Propeller Aero

How drones can unlock potential within your operation

September 14, 2022By

Propeller Aero’s Richard Hordern-Gibbings points out the benefits that stem from adopting drone technology within pits and quarries.

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