March 2011 News
Upbeat CONEXPO draws 120,000
Attendees from 150 countries attend triennial big iron bash.
Port infrastructure projects open up thousands of jobs in California
Thousands of workers are needed for port-related infrastructure work in California. This year alone, there is about $3 billion worth of work. Steelworkers, painters, engineers and general construction workers are all needed.
Pending Home Sales Rose in February
Pending home sales increased in February but with notable regional variations, according to the National Association of Realtors.
Bosch upgrades Joe the Pro Blog Site
Joe the Pro construction blog gets new address, changes format and expands capabilities.
Tompkins Industries Hires Chaney and Marshman
Chaney is new local outside sales rep for Kansas and Missouri; Marshman is Lead Application Engineer.
CSDA Elects 2011 Board and Officers
2011 Board members were elected at the 39th Annual CSDA Convention and Tech Fair, held March 10-12, 2011 in Bonita Springs, Florida.
CONEXPO draws the crowds
CONEXPO 2011 draws 2,000 plus exhibitors, 100,000 plus attendees.
Topcon launches social media sites
Topcon Positioning Systems debuts new sites on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
AGC Issues Plan to Revive U.S. Construction
Associated General Contractors of America outlines measures to boost private and public construction activity.
Global construction market will surge through 2020
The global construction market will swell 70% by 2020, driven by China, India and the U.S., according to a report by Global Construction Perspectives and Oxford Economics.
PHD Manufacturing Partners with ISAT Seismic Bracing
Strategic partnership will deliver attachment products and seismic bracing services that ensure building code compliance.
Mortgage Purchase Activity at Highest of Year
Mortgage applications for purchases rose to their highest level of the year last week, the Mortgage Bankers Association reports.