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Vos Glass Earns ABC’s STEP Award

Aug 24th, 2017

Vos Glass recently earned ABC’s STEP Award. Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Michigan honored Grand Rapids-based Vos Glass with a Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) Platinum Level Achievement Award. The STEP program’s purpose, according to a release from Vos Glass, is to analyze and further develop members’ safety programs; provide a valid method […]

Construction Unemployment Ends “Remarkable” Streak

Mar 29th, 2017

Construction unemployment rates were down in ten states and unchanged in three in January on a year-over-year basis, according to Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data. For the nation and 37 states, rates were higher than in January 2016, ending 75 consecutive months of year-over-year declines. “It was […]

Construction Prices Expand in February

Mar 21st, 2017

Construction input prices increased 0.3 percent from January to February and 4.8 percent from a year ago, according to analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data released by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). This represents the most rapid yearly growth in construction input prices in more than five years, ABC notes. “There is […]

Construction Employment Increases in October

Nov 8th, 2016

The U.S. construction industry added 11,000 net new jobs in October, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Industry employment increased 0.2 percent on a monthly basis and 3 percent on a yearly basis. Nonresidential construction employment added 3,300 net new jobs for the month […]

Construction Unemployment Improves in August

Sep 30th, 2016

Not seasonally adjusted (NSA) construction unemployment rates improved in 48 states and nationally on a year-over-year basis in August, according to analysis by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). The national NSA construction unemployment rate of 5.1 percent was 1 percent lower than a year ago and the lowest August construction unemployment rate on record, according […]