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Construction material costs rise in December

The price of nearly every major construction material increased last month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ December producer price index. The prices of four key construction materials increased in December and overall in 2010. Diesel fuel increased 2.3 ...

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Nationwide survey finds construction firms see additional layoffs in 2010

(Washington)—While the $27 billion dedicated to highway construction in the $775 billion stimulus package likely saved thousands of construction-related jobs, it was not enough to prevent widespread layoffs among road and transit construction businesses, according to a nationwide survey released ...

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Kolbe layoffs illustrate residential woes

By Paul Snyder The residential construction market’s slow recovery is putting jobs in peril at building supply and material companies. “Unfortunately, unemployment tends to lag with recovery,” said Jerry Deschane, executive vice president of the Wisconsin Builders Association. “Even though ...

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Kolbe layoffs illustrate building supply woes (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com Even though the residential construction market is experiencing a slow rebound, building supply and material company jobs could still be in peril. “Unfortunately, unemployment tends to lag with recovery,” said Jerry Deschane, executive vice president of ...

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