The process of winning a federal contract can be painstaking, long, overwhelming, and certainly competitive, but the potential payoff can be huge. If you are interested in government work, how can you get started? To read the complete article, click here.
By Bob Tita, Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES President Obama's administration is committed to completing the free-trade agreements started by the Bush administration, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk says. Agreements with Panama, Colombia, and South Korea are progressing. Caterpillar Inc. (CAT), the world's largest manufacturer of construction equipment, has lobbied aggressively in support of the trade … Continue reading U.S. is committed to completing free-trade agreements
Employment in the U.S. has increased by the largest rate in three years, while the unemployment rate remains the same at 9.7%. The construction industry posted its first jobs gain since 2007, though there is caution that the jobs "rebound" is due to better weather than the month of February, which suffered record snowfalls across … Continue reading March Unemployment Figures
February construction spending numbers were released Thursday, one day before the March unemployment figures are set to be released. Construction spending has decreased to the lowest level since November 2002. For more information, check here.
Welcome to the Spare Parts. This blog is geared toward those individuals in the construction industry, from contractors to operators to carpenters to business owners. It will challenge you. It will question your current practices and ideas. But most of all, it will hopefully provide you with the resources and motivation to overcome the challenges … Continue reading Spare Parts?