WASHINGTON (July 13, 2023) — Construction input prices remained unchanged in June 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 were also unchanged for the month.


HAMILTON, N.J. (June 20, 2023) — Total construction starts rose 8% in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.11 trillion, according to Dodge Construction Network. Nonresidential starts rebounded following the decline in April, improving 8% thanks to a sizable gain in manufacturing starts. During the month, nonbuilding starts improved by 24%, while residential lost 4%.

WASHINGTON (June 13, 2023) — Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) reported that its Construction Backlog Indicator remained unchanged at 8.9 months in May, according to an ABC member survey conducted May 20 to June 7. The reading is 0.1 months lower than in May 2022.


Cincinnati, Ohio (May 25, 2023) — Kyocera Senco Industrial Tools (SENCO), a global provider of fasteners and power fastening tools, has announced the opening of its official global headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. The newly renovated facility will bring employees from all Senco divisions under the same roof, allowing closer collaboration and improved quality control, as well as fostering innovation.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (May 22, 2023) — Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc., distributor of Isuzu commercial vehicles in the U.S., announced that Matthew A. Mesick has been appointed as the company’s first director, EV strategies. The creation of the position comes just two months after the company announced that its first all-electric truck for the U.S. and Canadian markets will begin production late in the first quarter of 2024.

WASHINGTON (May 5, 2023) — The construction industry added 15,000 jobs on net in April, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. On a year-over-year basis, industry employment expanded by 205,000 jobs, an increase of 2.7%.