Chico, Calif. (Jan. 26, 2023) — Work Truck Solutions, an authority on commercial vehicles, released their 2022 analysis of the commercial vehicle market. Work Truck Solutions is the only company that collects national data reflecting the customization of commercial vehicles done after the chassis or van is manufactured by an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), which defines their unique commercial use case.

WASHINGTON (Jan. 18, 2023) — Construction input prices fell 2.7% in December compared to the previous month, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data released today. Nonresidential construction input prices also declined 2.7% for the month.

 

SUWANEE, Ga. (Jan. 18, 2023) — The familiar brand of orange construction equipment known as Doosan will now be called DEVELON throughout the world. Under the new brand name, the company will continue providing innovative products and solutions that exceed expectations, further cementing its status as a global leader in construction equipment and solutions for the infrastructure industry.

WASHINGTON (Jan. 6, 2023) — The construction industry added 28,000 jobs on net in December, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. On a year-over-year basis, industry employment has risen by 231,000 jobs or 3.1%.

 

HAMILTON, N.J. (Dec. 19, 2022 ) — Total construction starts fell 18% in November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $926.3 billion, according to Dodge Construction Network. During the month, nonresidential building starts lost 25%, nonbuilding shed 21%, and residential starts dropped 5%.

 

WASHINGTON (Dec. 14, 2022) — After four straight three-quarter-point interest rate hikes, the Federal Reserve is set to announce a smaller half-point increase in its key rate Wednesday, a first step toward dialing back its efforts to combat inflation.

HAMILTON, N.J. (Dec. 7, 2022) — The Dodge Momentum Index (DMI), issued by Dodge Construction Network, increased 3.8% (2000=100) in November to 207.2 from the revised October reading of 199.6. During the month, the DMI continued its steady ascent, with the commercial component rising 4.3%, and the institutional component ticking up 2.7%.

WASHINGTON (Dec. 2, 2022) — The construction industry added 20,000 jobs on net in November, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. On a year-over-year basis, industry employment has risen by 248,000 jobs, an increase of 3.3%.

STAMFORD, Conn. (Nov. 14, 2022) — United Rentals, Inc. today announced that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of family-owned Ahern Rentals, Inc. for approximately $2.0 billion in cash. The board of directors of United Rentals unanimously approved the agreement. The transaction is expected to close prior to year-end 2022, subject to customary conditions.

WASHINGTON (Nov. 15, 2022) — Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) reports today that its Construction Backlog Indicator declined to 8.8 months in October, according to an ABC member survey conducted October 20 to November 4. The reading is 0.7 months higher than in October 2021.

HAMILTON, N.J. (Nov. 7, 2022) — The Dodge Momentum Index (DMI), issued by Dodge Construction Network, improved 9.6% (2000=100) in October to 199.7 from the revised September reading of 182.2. During the month, the DMI continued its steady ascent, with the commercial component rising 13%, and the institutional component ticking up 2.9%.