If you’re a contractor and have sound advice on how to best build a complex bridge with an unusual design in a protected scenic waterway, Minnesota transportation officials want to hear from you.
The construction industry lost 1,000 jobs in July even though the its unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since 2008, according to analysis of new federal data by the Associated General Contractors of America.
A new report says Wisconsin lost more than 10,000 construction jobs in the last year.
Published: April 13, 2012
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Published: April 11, 2012
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Wisconsin’s 5 percent minority contractor participation goal has stood for nearly 30 years with no adjustments, no review and no justification.
Minnesota is raising the bar for minority hiring on construction projects paid for by the state, but some contractors say the new aggressive goals aren’t realistic — especially while unemployment is high in the construction industry.
Wisconsin lost 4,100 construction jobs from December 2010 to December 2011, according to the latest federal employment data.
Five months after the state government shutdown ended, the Minnesota Department of Transportation still is trying to settle more than half the contractor claims related to suspending road and bridge projects.
Published: October 25, 2011
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A national drywall manufacturer is bucking the economic principle that prices go up to match increased demand.
Published: September 13, 2011
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By Brian Johnson Dolan Media Minneapolis — Minnesota Department of Transportation officials experienced sticker shock when they opened bids for the long-anticipated U.S. Highway 14 project in the North Mankato area. The apparent low bid for the design-build project, which would improve safety and access on a well-traveled corridor, came in at $23.595 million — [...]