Entries by Mance Creative

Construction Industry Spends $1.6B to Train, Upskill Workers

By Gigi Wood | Originally posted on forconstructionpros.com ABC released its 2024 Workforce Development Survey, which found its member contractors invested $1.6 billion to provide craft, leadership and health and safety education to more than 1.3 million course attendees. Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) released its 2024 Workforce Development Survey, which found its member contractors invested $1.6 […]

Construction workers are dying by suicide at an alarming rate

By Shannon Pettypiece | Originally posted on nbcnews.com The construction industry has one of the highest suicide rates among professions, with an estimated 6,000 construction workers dying by suicide in 2022. In a swath of Arizona desert that will soon be home to a multibillion-dollar semiconductor plant, Justin Azbill stood before thousands of construction workers and […]

Heavy Equipment Sticker Shock? What Can Contractors Do?

By Dennis Howard | Originally posted on forconstructionpros.com This column offers advice about adjusting to higher sticker prices on most types of equipment. Whether you’re browsing construction equipment on the lot or food in your local grocery store, there’s a good chance you’ve done a double-take at prices within the last year. Unfortunately, construction equipment […]

ABC Responds to Biden’s Executive Actions on Immigration

By Construction Citizen | Originally posted on constructioncitizen.com WASHINGTON, June 18—Associated Builders and Contractors today released the following statement in response to President Joe Biden’s executive actions on immigration. “The U.S. construction industry faces a workforce shortage of more than half a million, and bipartisan solutions are imperative to address our legal immigration workforce needs,” said […]

‘Union Joe’ could be losing ground with another core voting bloc

By Terresa Monroe-Hamilton | Originally posted on bizpacreview.com President Biden’s mantra of “union-strong” appears to have lost its steel grip on unions and workers as that voting bloc is reportedly shifting to former President Trump and Democrats are panicking over it. “Democratic lawmakers in battleground states are worried that their long-running support from union voters […]

Aging Infrastructure of US Transportation Systems Could Cause a Construction Boom

By Wayne Nunziata | Originally posted on constructionbusinessowner.com By leveraging emerging technologies, contractors can position themselves to outperform competitors The construction industry has faced many hurdles, including an ongoing labor shortage, rising cost of materials, supply chain disruptions and evolving technology that has made it difficult for contractors to keep up. Meanwhile nonresidential construction is feeling […]

Plan Ahead: 2025 Construction Trade Shows and Conferences Set

By Jordanne Waldschmidt | Originally posted on equipmentworld.com Today’s construction business owners are up against numerous headwinds, from inflation to stubbornly high interest rates to skilled worker shortages. But navigating a challenging business climate is a little easier when you take time to invest in yourself and your business. One of the best ways to […]