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Construction industry executives are more optimistic about nonresidential construction activity than they have been since the 21st Century, according to a nationwide survey of industry contractors and equipment distributors released today from Wells... Read Story
March 01, 2018, 07:25 AM

Overall construction spending reached a record high in October, although public-sector investments in infrastructure continued to lag earlier levels, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America.... Read Story
December 04, 2017, 07:28 AM

Construction costs rose again in August, according to IHS Markit and the Procurement Executives Group (PEG). The headline IHS Markit PEG Engineering and Construction Cost Index registered 54.0, up from 51.3 in July. Both material/equipment and labor... Read Story
September 01, 2017, 06:40 AM

Construction spending during May 2017 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,230.1 billion, nearly the same as (±2.5 percent)* the revised April estimate of $1,230.4 billion. The May figure is 4.5 percent (±2.5 percent) above the... Read Story
July 05, 2017, 07:00 AM

Construction industry executives have entered 2017 with increased optimism for nonresidential construction activity, according to a recent survey of industry contractors and equipment distributors released today from Wells Fargo Equipment Finance. ... Read Story
March 07, 2017, 07:18 AM

Technavio research analysts forecast the global construction machinery market to grow at a CAGR of close to 12% during the forecast period, according to their latest report. The study covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the global... Read Story
December 27, 2016, 07:00 AM

The construction equipment rental market size is expected to reach US$75.18 billion by 2024; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc.The practice of leasing instead of purchasing heavy machinery has proven to be beneficial... Read Story
September 27, 2016, 07:07 AM

Liquidity Services announced the launch of a new marketplace IronDirect® that provides construction equipment buyers a convenient online platform to purchase a large and growing number of value-priced and premium brand products – ranging from... Read Story
September 16, 2016, 07:04 AM

U.S. construction companies are not embracing technological advancements, such as drone aircrafts, robotics, RFID equipment and materials tracking, and data analytics, according to KPMG International’s Building a technology advantage – Global... Read Story
September 15, 2016, 07:10 AM

Total retail sales of 2WD and 4WD tractors and combines continue to track higher than their comparable 2015 levels and 5-year average, with strong under 40HP tractor sales offsetting significant declines in the larger production equipment, according... Read Story
May 31, 2016, 07:05 AM

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Construction Equipment Finance Market 2016-2020" report to their offering. The global construction equipment finance market to grow at a CAGR of 9.9% during the period 2016-2020. Global... Read Story
May 24, 2016, 07:20 AM

Research and Markets announced the addition of the "Construction Equipment Rental Market Analysis By Product (Earthmoving, Material handling, Concrete & Road Construction) And Segment Forecasts To 2022" report to their offering. The construction... Read Story
March 31, 2016, 07:30 AM

The construction industry is entering 2016 less optimistic than in 2015, but overall bullish about local, nonresidential construction activity, according to a recent survey of industry contractors and equipment distributors released today from Wells... Read Story
January 20, 2016, 07:05 AM

Construction spending in June recorded the highest year-over-year growth rate since 2006, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials cautioned, however, that those spending gains could be at risk... Read Story
August 06, 2015, 07:15 AM

Many timeshare industry professionals expect sharply increased demand for construction loans in the coming year, according to the fourth-annual Vacation Ownership Survey by Capital One. Thirty-three percent of those surveyed cited construction and... Read Story
June 17, 2015, 07:10 AM

Construction spending slipped in March from upwardly revised February totals but increased modestly from a year earlier, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America.  Association officials cautioned, however, that those... Read Story
May 04, 2015, 07:04 AM

Patriot Equipment Finance LLC (PEF) has provided a $2 million lease solution for a Toronto, Canada based construction company. The transaction consisted of Caterpillar equipment. The client turned to PEF after thoroughly reviewing and consulting with... Read Story
April 16, 2015, 07:17 AM

Credit Management Association® (CMA), Ansonia Credit Data and Southwest Business Credit Services released The Construction Credit Report, providing companies in the construction industry all the critical information they need to facilitate sales to... Read Story
April 13, 2015, 07:05 AM

Research and Markets announced the addition of the "North America Construction Vehicles Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2020" report to their offering. According to Research and Markets North America Construction Vehicles Market Forecast &... Read Story
April 08, 2015, 06:43 AM

The global market for construction equipment is expected to reach USD 208.36 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Growing number of infrastructure projects on a global scale is expected to be the key driving force... Read Story
August 29, 2014, 07:28 AM

Construction equipment dealers are optimistic that rental activity will remain strong, according to a survey recently conducted by GE Capital, Equipment Finance. In fact, they estimate that the rental segment of the industry will grow about 12... Read Story
May 23, 2014, 07:00 AM

According to analysts with Great American Group, a leading provider of asset disposition, valuation and appraisal services, the building materials industry experienced a trying first quarter due to harsh weather conditions, particularly in the... Read Story
May 02, 2014, 06:18 AM

Sageworks, a financial information company, recently released data showing that privately held residential construction companies entered this year with stronger financial fundamentals than in recent years.  Private residential construction companies... Read Story
April 04, 2014, 07:00 AM

Total construction spending increased between October and November and for the year amid growing private-sector demand, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted... Read Story
January 20, 2014, 06:50 AM

Caterpillar and Trimble, a global leader in technology solutions, today announced new agreements that will bring complete, technology-enabled construction jobsite solutions to the market.  Building on a partnership that spans nearly 20 years, the new... Read Story
January 06, 2014, 06:47 AM

According to GE Capital’s 3rd Quarter 2013 Construction Update, housing construction continues to experience a steady recovery, but at a slower pace than Q1. Reflecting uncertainties about future Fed policies on rates, the housing sector lost some... Read Story
November 18, 2013, 07:02 AM

Construction contractors and equipment distributors are optimistic that local non-residential construction activity will improve in 2013, according to a survey by Wells Fargo Equipment Finance.As part of its 2013 Construction Industry Forecast, Wells... Read Story
March 07, 2013, 07:20 AM

According to survey results released today by GE Capital, Equipment Finance, participants in the construction equipment industry are more optimistic about 2013, with 75 percent saying they expect retail sales of construction equipment to increase by... Read Story
February 08, 2013, 07:30 AM

Significantly more construction firms are planning to add new staff than plan to cut staff while demand for many types of private sector construction projects should increase this year according to survey results released by the Associated General... Read Story
January 16, 2013, 07:33 AM

According to the Wells Fargo Equipment Finance Construction Quarterly report for Q4 2012, the Construction Group at Wells Fargo Equipment Finance is modestly positive about the prospects for the construction industry for 2013.  The report says... Read Story
December 20, 2012, 07:40 AM

Volvo Construction Equipment reports that it has reduced production and inventory in its facilities along with inventories at its dealers in response to a drop in sales and an “uncertain outlook.”Volvo CE released its third quarter earnings report... Read Story
October 25, 2012, 07:19 AM

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) released its Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) for the first quarter of 2012. CBI declined 5.4% from the previous quarter, dipping from 7.8 months to 7.4 months, but is slightly higher compared to the... Read Story
May 18, 2012, 07:30 AM

Caterpillar Inc. announced it has signed an agreement that would result in Platinum Equity acquiring a 65% equity stake in Caterpillar Logistics Services LLC, the third party logistics division of its wholly owned subsidiary, Caterpillar Logistics... Read Story
May 11, 2012, 07:30 AM

GE Capital’s Industry Research Monitor for Spring 2012 indicates the construction industry experienced small but consistent quarterly improvements in virtually all metrics providing positive momentum for 2012.According to the report, total... Read Story
April 30, 2012, 08:10 AM

Caterpillar Inc. reported first-quarter 2012 sales and revenues of $15.981 billion, up 23% from $12.949 billion in the first quarter of 2011. Profit was a record $1.586 billion in the quarter, an increase of 29% from $1.225 billion in the first... Read Story
April 25, 2012, 07:30 AM

CNH Global announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. For the quarter, net sales increased 22% (25% on a constant currency basis) to $4.6 billion as a result of solid trading conditions for agricultural machinery and... Read Story
April 25, 2012, 06:30 AM

Ritchie Bros. set multiple records at its first-ever Mexico national auction held in Polotitlan, State of Mexico on March 28 & 29, 2012. The Company has been in business for more than 50 years and has been conducting unreserved heavy equipment... Read Story
April 09, 2012, 06:40 AM

FMI, the largest provider of management consulting and investment banking to the engineering and construction industry, announced the release of its Nonresidential Construction Index report for the first quarter of 2012.The NRCI gained 7.8 points... Read Story
March 16, 2012, 07:15 AM

The Q1 2012 Construction Quarterly published by Wells Fargo Equipment Finance, notes that despite chronically high unemployment and depressed public spending, total construction spending appears to have bottomed and construction executives are... Read Story
February 23, 2012, 08:00 AM

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers held the world's largest heavy equipment auction in Orlando, Florida last week (February 13 - 18, 2012) and, in the process, broke multiple Company records. New records were set for gross auction proceeds (US$203 million)... Read Story
February 21, 2012, 08:30 AM

Equipment World reported that Ritchie Bros. says it’s hoping to beat their previous 2008 record of $190 million in gross auction proceeds from one auction after reviewing the results of the first two days of a six day auction being held in Orlando... Read Story
February 15, 2012, 08:00 AM

According to the January 2012 Rouse Rental Report, December OLV index values for used equipment across the fourteen major rental category indices tracked by Rouse increased 0.1% from November values. For the six months ending December 31, 2011... Read Story
February 01, 2012, 06:30 AM

Construction equipment dealers are looking forward to improving trends in 2012 while acknowledging the challenges facing the industry, according to survey results released today by GE Capital, Dealer Finance. Forty percent of respondents said they... Read Story
January 31, 2012, 06:30 AM

The most recently released 2012 Construction and Hiring Business Outlook released by The Associated General Contractors of America’s (AGC) says the construction industry is mixed for 2012, as firms must balance growing demand for certain private... Read Story
January 31, 2012, 06:00 AM

American Cranes & Transport reported economic forecasts and analysis of the cranes and heavy transport sector point to a cautiously optimistic outlook for 2012, according to a webinar produced in partnership between the Specialized Cranes & Rigging... Read Story
December 12, 2011, 05:30 AM

Associated Builders and Contractors released its 2012 economic forecast for the U.S. commercial and industrial construction industry. “ABC’s analysis of construction trends indicates 2012 will be a year of gradual progress as advances in private... Read Story
November 23, 2011, 07:30 AM

The Manitowoc Company, Inc. reported sales of $935.4 million for the third quarter of 2011, an increase of 15.9% compared to sales of $807.1 million in the third quarter of 2010. The sales increase was driven by a 20.7% increase in Crane segment... Read Story
November 07, 2011, 06:30 AM