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Maine Construction Employment Grows to 30,700 a 5% Growth Since August 2016

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif. and Lewiston, Idaho-Wash. Have Largest Year-over-Year Gains; Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas and Columbia, S.C. Experience Biggest Annual Declines  Construction employment increased in 274 out of 358 metro areas between August 2016 and August 2017, declined in 52 and stagnated in 32, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today [...]

September 27th, 2017|News, Press Releases|

Doug Hermann of Wyman & Simpson, Inc. Selected as Recipient of Major Achievement in Construction Award

July 22, 2017, Phippsburg, Maine-The Associated General Contractors of Maine chose Doug Hermann, President of Richmond, Maine based Wyman and Simpson, Inc. as the winner of the Major Achievement in Construction Award. AGC Maine presented the honor at the Sebasco Harbor Resort where members celebrated the annual summer outing with their families. “Doug’s pathway to [...]

July 27th, 2017|News, Press Releases|

CONSTRUCTION SECTOR ADDS 16,000 JOBS IN JUNE FOLLOWING THREE-MONTH LULL AS INDUSTRY UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS TO LOWEST LEVEL IN SERIES HISTORY

  Contractors Struggle to Fill Jobs despite Hourly Earnings 10 Percent Higher than Private-Sector Average;   Association Officials Call for Measures to Make it Easier to Set Up Construction Training Programs Construction employment increased by 16,000 jobs in June to the highest level since October 2008, signaling a new burst of hiring after three months [...]

July 7th, 2017|News, Press Releases|

MAINE’S RURAL ROADS AND BRIDGES HAVE HIGH RATES OF DEFICIENCIES;

STATE’S RURAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM IN NEED OF MODERNIZATION TO BETTER SUPPORT ECONOMIC GROWTH AND CONNECTIVITY Eds: This report contains data for all 50 states for the percentage of rural roads in poor condition, the percent of deficient rural bridges, rural traffic fatality rates and the number of rural traffic fatalities. Click here for infographics. Washington, [...]

July 6th, 2017|News, Press Releases|