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South Carolina Lt. Gov. Evette Visits Mauldin, Champions Trade Jobs

Calder Brothers Corp. welcomed South Carolina's Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette April 16, 2024, to its Mauldin Paving Products factory in Taylors, S.C., to speak about manufacturing career opportunities available locally at the Bonds Career Center high school in the nearby town of Greer....


ARTBA CEO Dave Bauer's Statement On Courts Overturning Federal Greenhouse Gas Performance Standard

Federal Courts in both Texas and Kentucky have now ruled that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) lacks the statutory authority to impose a Biden administration greenhouse gas (GHG) performance mandate on state transportation departments....


Proposed Budget Boosts IIJA Transportation Construction Programs

Citing its vision to protect and build on the progress made over the past three years, the Biden administration released its proposed budget for the 2025 fiscal year. With almost $79 billion earmarked for highway, safety and transit programs, the budget also adds $9.5 billion to support the resilience, safety and sustainability of the nation's transportation network via the bipartisan infrastructure law....


Industry Calls FHWA's Arbitrary Emissions Performance Mandate an Overreach

The construction industry has declared its support of 22 states challenging the FHWA's greenhouse gas (GHG) performance rules, which went into effect this past December. The AGC and ARTBA believe the federal agency lacks the authority to impose performance measures and that FHWA has underestimated the administrative costs resulting from the mandate....


ABC: Government-Registered Apprenticeship Programs Not Keeping Up With Construction Industry Needs

At current rates of participation and completion, federal and state government-registered apprenticeship programs will fail to meet the construction industry's short- and long-term skilled workforce needs, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of recently released U.S....


Construction Associations Back State Challenge to Federal Rule

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) jointly filed amicus briefs in support of 22 states challenging the Biden Administration's new Greenhouse gas performance measure for state transportation departments....


Lawmakers Push for Expedited Bridge Permitting Process

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, ranking member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, and U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar recently led a bipartisan coalition of federal lawmakers representing Texas communities in sending a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken urging him to quickly implement a key provision they included in the recently enacted 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that advances several international bridge projects in Texas....


ABC: Final Independent Contractor Rule Will Create More Confusion, Litigation Chaos

Associated Builders and Contractors released a statement from Vice President of Regulatory, Labor and State Affairs Ben Brubeck opposing the U.S. Department of Labor's independent contractor final rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act....


Conn-Weld Industries Hosts U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito

The Association of Equipment (AEM) and its national grassroots campaign I Make America teamed up with Conn-Weld Industries to host U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W. Va.) at the company's manufacturing facility in Princeton, W....


Arkansas Lawmakers Okay Building New Walkway Beneath State Capitol

An Arkansas legislative panel signed off on a proposed Bureau of Legislative Research contract with a Little Rock builder in late August for the construction of an underground "secured walkway" between the state Capitol building and the Multi-Agency Complex just to the west....



Today's Top Stories

  1. Galveston Bridge in Need of Repairs After Accident  →
  2. Lone Star Constructors Progressing On I-35E in Texas  →
  3. Huntsville International Airport Receives $7M Federal Grant to Upgrade Its Terminal  →
  4. Jensen Oversees LA DOTD's Caddo Lake Bridge Replacement  →
  5. Construction On Texas I-35 Will Last Until 2033  →
  6. VIDEO: Crews Place Arch On Peoria's McClugage Bridge  →
  7. Liebherr Hosts Newport News Family Day  →
  8. Mustang Cat Conducts Red Tag Sale at Houston Facility  →
  9. Semiconductor Products to Be Made at New $600M Factory in Covington, Ga.  →
  10. Tennessee Valley Authority Moved 3,200 Tons of Rock to Restore River Island Ecosystem  →
  11. James Nekludoff Transfers to Monroe Tractor Westborough, Mass., Store  →
  12. Skanska, B. Bell Builders to Construct Rice Business School  →
  13. Carolina Cat Welcomes Guests to Its New, Improved Asheville, North Carolina, Store  →
  14. Mark Wisniewski Transitions to Equipment Sales at Monroe Tractor's Syracuse Location  →
  15. Monk JCB Celebrates Five Successful Years in Houston  →
  16. Georgia's Dustcom Limited Perseveres to Become Prosperous  →
  17. ROMCO Equipment Hosts EV Demo Event in Carrollton, Texas  →
  18. Renovations Likely to Begin in March 2025 On Chattanooga's Historic Walnut Street Bridge  →
  19. USACE Seeking New Bids to Complete Tennessee River's $954.4M Chickamauga Lock  →
  20. FAE Holds Power Days Demo Event in Fayetteville, Georgia  →
  21. Historic Paper Mill Demolition Nears Completion  →




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