Press Releases of July 2018

Brooklyn, MS 07/11/2017- Winners of the 2018 National Auctioneers Association Marketing Competition, presented in partnership with USA TODAY, have been announced. Four emerged from more than 800 entries to take three “Best in Show” honors and the coveted “Auction Marketing Campaign of the Year” award.

One “Best in Show” award was awarded for Print, Digital, and... read more

NESCO, LLC announced July 3, that it has completed the acquisition of N&L Line Equipment. N&L manufactures many products related to the live-line maintenance of electric utility lines. The N&L offering includes transmission tools up to 800 kV, substation maintenance tools, as well as distribution hotline tools.

N&L has paired the manufacturing of their premium line of... read more

The IAAP legislative initiative to extend the sales tax exemption on mining equipment, HB 4415, was signed into law by Governor Rauner on June 29.

The exemption, which was scheduled to sunset in August of this year, has now been extended until July 1, 2023. The House previously approved the bill on a vote of 108-1 and the Senate passed the bill 58-0. Senator Don Harmon and... read more

July 3, 2018
Construction spending reached a record level of $1.309 trillion in May as monthly increases in residential and public investment outweighed a decline in private nonresidential outlays, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials warned, however, that continued labor shortages and rising materials... read more

Takeuchi-U.S., a manufacturer of compact equipment, has announced Clairemont Equipment as a new dealer. Based in San Diego, they will be serving Southern California and will carry the full lineup of Takeuchi products, including excavators, skid steer loaders, track loaders and wheel loaders, in addition to stocking parts and performing equipment repair.

In total, Clairemont has six... read more

In the United States and globally, skilled jobs are the hardest to fill, according to Manpower Group.

That's no surprise to construction companies. However, if it's difficult now, what can contractors expect to deal with a decade from now?

Companies unwilling or unable to effectively attract, engage and retain their workforce will pay the consequences in the not-so-... read more

June 26, 2018 AGC
Construction employment increased in 263 (73 percent) out of 358 metro areas between May 2017 and May 2018, declined in 47 (13 percent) and was unchanged in 48, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released June 26 by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials warned that the supply of qualified workers is dwindling and urged... read more