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From the AGC of America: W.S. BELLOWS CONSTRUCTION CORP. OF HOUSTON, TEXAS NAMED NATION’S SAFEST CONSTRUCTION COMPANY IN 2016

From the AGC of America: W.S. BELLOWS CONSTRUCTION CORP. OF HOUSTON, TEXAS NAMED NATION’S SAFEST CONSTRUCTION COMPANY IN 2016

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W.S. Bellows Construction Corp. of Houston, Texas was named the nation’s safest construction company in 2016 by the Associated General Contractors of America. The association, which oversees the Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Awards, an annual ranking of construction safety programs, noted that 51 other companies were selected as  … Read More

From the AED: Brennan to Congress – Mining Sector is Necessary for Equipment Industry Growth

From the AED: Brennan to Congress – Mining Sector is Necessary for Equipment Industry Growth

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WASHINGTON – A strong mining industry is integral to economic growth, job creation and the United States’ ability to rebuild its crumbling infrastructure, an Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) executive committee member told the House Energy & Mineral Resources Subcommittee today.

Michael Brennan, Bramco, Inc.’s president & COO and senior vice president of AED’s Board  … Read More

From the AGC of America: Construction Spending Slips in January As Public Investments in Infrastructure “Tumbled”

From the AGC of America: Construction Spending Slips in January As Public Investments in Infrastructure “Tumbled”

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Construction spending slipped from December to January but increased modestly from a year ago, as private construction grew solidly but public infrastructure outlays tumbled, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the January data indicates the need for new public investments in infrastructure  … Read More

News Alert: The New Construction General Permit

News Alert: The New Construction General Permit

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The EPA issued the final 2017 Construction General Permit (CGP) on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. The permit took effect on February 16, 2017 and will last for five years. The 2017 CGP is similar to the 2012 CGP it replaces and includes discharge limitations and requirements for self-inspections, corrective actions, staff training,  … Read More

Finding Balance in Construction Lending and Debt Structure

Finding Balance in Construction Lending and Debt Structure

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Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the July/August 2016 issue of Grading & Excavation Contractor.

Almost every contractor with a significant equipment fleet knows the company must balance working capital and cash flow requirements with the need to invest in a new and more efficient construction fleet. The contractor is  … Read More



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