ORLANDO, Fla. (April 17, 2024) — Tenna, a construction technology platform for equipment fleet operations, and Boom and Bucket, an online marketplace for buying and selling heavy machinery, have announced a strategic partnership and integration for enhancing a construction business’s ability to manage the life cycle of its owned fleet.

BEDFORD, Mass (April 5, 2024) — The Dodge Momentum Index (DMI), issued by Dodge Construction Network, fell 8.6% in March to 164.0 (2000=100) from the revised February reading of 179.5. Over the month, commercial planning fell 3.2% and institutional planning dropped 17.2%.

GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 16, 2024) — Gordian, provider of data-driven solutions for all phases of the building life cycle, announced the appointment of Jonathan Miller as the new vice president of human resources. Effective immediately, Miller will spearhead Gordian's human resources strategy, focusing on nurturing a dynamic talent ecosystem and fostering a culture that supports business growth and enriching employee experiences.

SALT LAKE CITY (April 12, 2024) — CP Build Enterprises, an interior subcontractor specializing in large multifamily and commercial projects, announced the acquisition of Precision Carpentry and Design, based in Phoenix, Arizona.

WASHINGTON (April 5, 2024) — The construction industry added 39,000 jobs on net in March, 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 has expanded by 270,000 jobs, an increase of 3.4%.

CHANTILLY, Va. (April 4, 2024) — Cape Fox Corporation (CFC) announced that Jason Brown has joined the Cape Fox team as the senior vice president of construction services. Brown brings over 20 years of experience leading strategic growth in construction and infrastructure modernization.

KIRCHDORF AN DER ILLER, Germany (April 8, 2024) — Liebherr is launching a new portal specifically for the sale of used machines. On this digital platform, customers can find a wide range of used construction and material handling machines, used attachments and accessories as well as used spare parts – directly from certified Liebherr sales and service partners.

CINCINNATI (April 8, 2024) — Stack Construction Technologies, a cloud-based construction software platform, announced the launch of Stack Assist, its newest artificial intelligence (AI) functionality automating takeoff tools for contractors. The new component will first incorporate floor plan focused utility, powered by AI software and new integration partner, Workpack.

LOS ANGELES (April 2, 2024) — ServiceTitan, a software platform built to power the trades, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Convex, a sales and marketing platform purpose-built for the commercial services industry.

PORT ORANGE, Fla. (March 25, 2024) — Thompson Pump and Manufacturing Company was recognized with two  Florida business awards: University of Florida’s (UF) 2024 Gator100 Honoree and GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch 2023 Honoree.

Thompson Pump’s more than 50 years of experience in manufacturing heavy-duty bypass and dewatering pumps have earned the company a reputation for high-quality pumping equipment, innovation and entrepreneurship.

BEDFORD, Mass. (March 20, 2024) — Total construction starts fell 8% in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.07 trillion, according to Dodge Construction Network. Nonresidential building starts dropped 16%, while nonbuilding starts lost 3%, and residential starts fell by 2%.

Oklahoma City (April 1, 2024) — Carpenters in Oklahoma City are preparing for a Days of Action event to bring attention to the growing problem of employer tax fraud in the construction industry. Oklahoma carpenters, along with other carpenters across the U.S. and Canada, will be protesting fraud in the construction industry from April 13-19.

BALTIMORE (March 26, 2024) — A cargo ship lost power and rammed into a major bridge in Baltimore early Tuesday, destroying the span in a matter of seconds and plunging it into the river in a terrifying collapse that could disrupt a vital shipping port for months. Six people were missing and presumed dead, and the search for them was suspended until Wednesday morning.

DENVER (March 24, 2024) — ConstructReach, a construction industry workforce development initiative and consultancy, will host an “I built this!” event in partnership with Procore Technologies on April 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Stockyards Event Center. With construction underway next door, local high school students are invited to observe and learn more about the construction industry.

NEW YORK (March 21, 2024) — Coast, which offers a way for companies in the United States to manage fuel and fleet spending, has raised $92 million in new funding. The round includes $25 million in equity capital led by existing investors, including BoxGroup, Avid Ventures, Accel, Insight Partners and Better Tomorrow Ventures, as well as new investor Vesey Ventures.

March 21, 2024 — Effective April 1, José Cuadrado has been appointed Global CEO at Yanmar Compact Equipment (Yanmar CE), and Chairman of the Board at Yanmar Holdings Co., Ltd. Cuadrado replaces Giuliano Parodi, who is now transferring to manage the Yanmar Group’s Strategy Division as chief strategy officer.