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Saint Gobain
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Thriving in the Global Green Economy: Companies to Watch in 2022

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Resource Erectors Industry Watch Q4-December 2021 The industry watchers here at Resource Erectors were happy to see the 11 November press release from construction materials and energy industry giant Saint-Gobain, announcing a substantial 400 million USD investment earmarked for expanding the US gypsum industry and more in the domestic construction…
Evergrande China
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Evergrande and Red China in the Red: Can China Deliver in 2022?

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  Resource Erectors Q4 2021-2022 Heavy Industry Review Part 1 China is facing soaring raw material costs, weakened manufacturing, a widespread power shortage, and the explosive Evergrande Effect in the real estate sector.  This November the inevitable Evergrande collapse looms large and ripple effects from China are beginning to rumble…
Construction Industry Trends
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The “Next Normal”: Construction Industry Trends That Are Here to Stay

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  While the pandemic wreaked havoc on supply chains and production output in mining, manufacturing, and construction it also provided an impetus for some long-delayed innovation. Even before Covid 19 reared its ugly head, the industrial world faced the ongoing challenges that continue to this day in the way of…
construction infrastructure
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Associated General Contractors Say Biden Policies Adding to US Infrastructure Crisis

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  The civil construction infrastructure sector is looking at a mass exodus of construction workers, with the Brookings Institute forecasting a yearly exit from the industry at 1.5 million workers per year, every year, over the next decade according to a June 16, 2020 article by Construction Equipment Guide correspondent…
2021 construction trends
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Big Spender Non-building Projects Prop Up 2% Drop in Dodge Index 2021 Construction Numbers

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  Once again the push to green tech is playing a role in 2021 construction trends, as the stagnant building sector is still recovering from Covid 19 supply overhangs. But there’s still some good civil construction news for the remainder of 2021.  National construction numbers overall logged a 2% drop…
tunnel construction upgrades
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Tunneling Projects 2021: 50-Year Upgrades and New Tunnel Spending

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  With the latest 1.9 trillion dollar Covid 19 relief spending bill now heading to the White House for approval, tunnel project spending has become quite the political football. House speaker Nancy Pelosi’s pet subway project in her California home district, ridiculed by opponents as “Pelosi’s tunnel of love”, lost…
COV cost of vacancies for your company
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The High Cost of Vacancies (COV) in Critical Positions at Your Company

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Calculating COV: The Business Impact of Talent Shortages COV, or Cost of Vacancy, is the most critical metric for determining the actual dollar impact of vacancies in key positions for industries across the board, and according to one leading HR expert, the COV metric is one quite often neglected. (more…)
mining construction equipment 2021
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Construction and Mining Equipment 2021: Bulldozing Over Covid 19 Setbacks

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  In the third AEM [Association of Equipment Manufacturers] member survey conducted since the pandemic started, 75 percent of CEO respondents predict industry-wide revenue growth through October 2021.- Construction Equipment Guide It’s hard to keep a strong industry down and civil construction and mining are two sectors showing impressive resilience…

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