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Maine Construction Industry Takes Measures to Respond to an  Increase in Accidents Across the Nation

Three Deaths Occurred on a Single Day August 20, 2015, Augusta, Maine-Fifteen deaths have occurred in Metal/Nonmetal mines, which include sand and gravel pits, across the nation this year. While none of the deaths occurred in Maine, the increase is a serious concern for the federal regulatory agency Mine Safety Health Administration and industry leaders. The [...]

August 21st, 2015|News, Press Releases|

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT DECLINES IN HALF OF THE STATES BETWEEN MAY AND JUNE AS CONGRESS SEEKS NEW WAY TO PAY FOR NEEDED TRANSPORTATION UPGRADES

Maine Gains 400 Construction Jobs, But Still 500 Jobs Fewer Than 2014 Construction employment declined in 25 states between May and June even as 39 states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between June 2014 and June 2015, according to an analysis today of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America. [...]

July 21st, 2015|News, Press Releases|

Maine Contractors Invest in Crane Safety and Training

July 16, 2015, Augusta, Maine - While the Federal Government prepared to roll out new crane operator standards, contractors in Maine teamed up to develop new training opportunities in anticipation of the changes. “Our Workforce Development Director Don Partridge suggested the industry would need a classroom and practical training course to meet changes in regulations [...]

July 20th, 2015|News, Press Releases|

Maine Slides to 48th in Construction Job Growth Nationally

700 Fewer Jobs in One Year’s Time: May 2014 to May 2015     June 21, 2015, Augusta, Maine - Maine is falling behind the rest of the nation in construction jobs. Recent employment statistics from AGC America ranked Maine 48th in the country for construction job growth. The ranking is a result of 700 fewer construction [...]

June 24th, 2015|News, Press Releases|

Design, Engineering and Construction Industry Leaders Urge Focus on Jobs and Infrastructure

June 11, 2015, South Portland, Maine-Business leaders representing Maine’s construction industry gathered today at a new Senior Housing Facility in South Portland that is currently under construction. The focus was quite simple, industry jobs, infrastructure challenges and current funding proposals. Members of the coalition included: Maine Better Transportation Association, Associated General Contractors of Maine, Maine [...]

June 12th, 2015|News, Press Releases|